Is Madikwe Game Reserve Open?
Gates open at 06h00 and close at 18h00. Gates open from 18h00 to 21h00 with escorted game drive vehicle only. Many of the lodges offer gate entrance at an earlier or later time with an escorting vehicle and additional charge.
How can I enter Madikwe Game Reserve?
The easiest way to get to Madikwe is to fly from Johannesburg. The flight takes about 1 hour. It is also possible to rent a car and drive to the reserve, which is situated adjacent to the Botswana border about 360km/ 223mi from Johannesburg. The trip takes about 3.5 hours.
Where is Madikwe Game Lodge?
The Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West Province and bordering Botswana in the north is approximately 40km from Gaborone, 90km north of Zeerust, and 3 – 4 hours drive from Johannesburg / Gauteng.
Which of the Madikwe Safari Lodge camps is available for exclusive use?
Lodges with Exclusive Use Option
- Jamala Madikwe. Jamala Madikwe offers 5-Star ultra luxury.
- Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge. Located atop a hill in the heart of malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
- Madikwe Safari Lodge.
- Makanyane Safari Lodge.
- Mateya Safari Lodge.
- Molori Safari Lodge.
- Morukuru Farm House.
- Morukuru Owner’s House.
Where to stay in the Madikwe Game Reserve?
Beautifully situated on the banks of the Groot Marico River in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve, the Madikwe River Lodge offers guests a place to relax and unwind. Madikwe River Lodge also provides the ideal venue for intimate wedding ceremonies. Madikwe River lodge provides accommodation in 16 split-level, secluded, thatched chalets.
How long is the drive to Madikwe River Lodge?
About 4-4.5 hours by private vehicle by road, of which 45mins+ is on a gravel/dirt road. Comfortable accommodation – not fancy or luxurious but definitely clean, comfortable and honest. Food was probably the weakest part of the weekend, its ok just not great. Drinks are priced reasonably for a safari/lodge experience.
Where are the Big 5 at Madikwe River Lodge?
Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of African sand veld, this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River, and is home to the Big 5, wild dog, cheetah and vast open spaces. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in sixteen secluded split-level thatched chalets set in the cool tranquility of a riverine forest.
How is Madikwe Game Reserve helping the Painted Dog?
Madikwe Game Reserve’s conservation efforts to protect the ‘painted dog’ are in place to help conserve this majestic diminishing species. Madikwe Game Reserve operates a community-based wildlife conservation system. This involves a three-way partnership between North West Parks, the local community and the private sector.