The 60’000 ha Madikwe Game Reserve is a Malaria Free reserve. It is situated against the Botswana border, just three hours' drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is now one of South Africa's prime safari destinations.Madikwe has the distinction of being one of the few game reserves in the world to be proclaimed purely on the grounds of being the most appropriate and sustainable land use for an area.
One of South Africa’s largest Game Reserves, Madikwe is home to 66 large mammal species including the Big Five and approximately 300 resident and migrant bird species.
Madikwe represents an extension to this philosophy in that it is run as a joint venture between the State, the private sector and local communities.
The Madikwe reserve consists of vast plains of open woodlands and grasslands, dissected by the rugged Rant van Tweedepoort, and bordered in the south by the Dwarsberg Mountains. The area is dotted with huge rocky hills.The entire reserve has been enclosed in a 150 km perimeter fence which has been electrified to prevent the escape of elephants and the larger predators. Guests are taken on conducted day and night game drives or bush walks. Excellent accommodation is available at various private lodges in the reserve. There are no day visitor facilities; only residents at a lodge may enter the reserve.