Madikwe Wild


Not scheduled – contact David Rogers for more information and bookings

  • great wild dog and predator action
  • mix of Kalahari Highveld and lowveld species
  • close proximity to Johannesburg

Madikwe Game Reserve is a 75 000 hectare reserve in northwest South Africa bordering Botswana. Madikwe is a fascinating ecotone between the Kalahari and the Highveld biomes so there is an interesting mix of desert and savannah species with 66 large mammal species including the Big Five as well as 300 resident birds species. Expect to see cheetah, brown hyeana and black rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo, elephants, rhino, hippo, hyeana, sable, eland and gemsbok. It is also known for its wild dogs. The reserve is malaria fee.

Geographically the region has enormous volcanic intrusions known as Inselbergs, wide open plains and the riverine environment along the Marico River in the east of the reserve. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers great photographic opportunities.

Amazingly Madikwe was once farmland and has been restored over the past decade into a great game reserve where the value of wildlife now provides a far better economic return than cattle ever did. It’s a conservation success story.