Just over 4 hours by car or 50 minutes by flight from Johannesburg, Madikwe, in South Africa’s North West Province is an incredible Big 5 safari destination with no risk of malaria, making it an ideal inclusion for families with younger children, pregnant families or elderly travellers. Home to lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo and over 360 bird species, Madikwe is also one of the largest reserves in South Africa and is blessed with many rare species inhabiting its varying ecosystems. Madikwe offers a superb range of luxury lodges adding to its internationally renowned status as one of South Africa’s favourite Big 5 safari destinations.
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Madikwe offers year-round incredible game viewing, with no one month better than the others. Rainy season is October to March/April however at Madikwe this does not detract from the wildlife you will undoubtedly see and for birding enthusiasts this is arguably the best time to visit with increased numbers of species present. July to September is dry season, with sparse vegetation & exceptional game viewing, warm days an cold nights.
Daily game drives in the comfort of your lodge’s luxury safari vehicles with highly qualified guides. Outstanding Big 5 game viewing without having to worry about malaria medication. Lodges provide swimming facilities and can usually organise bush walks and child-friendly bush activities.
Madikwe can be enjoyed as a stand-alone luxury safari destination or can be included in a tailor-made itinerary including neighbouring Botswana or a visit to South Africa’s Sun City. In close proximity to South Africa’s major air-hub, Johannesburg, one can reach any African destination easily and with hassle-free transfers from Madikwe to your next destination.