Visit one of South Africa’s prime safari destinations! Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few malaria-free reserves in southern Africa. Located along the Botswana border and 20 kilometres from Gaborone, the reserve lies within a transition region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld and is is host to an incredible diversity of species from both these ecosystems. The landscape inspire you with its unique mixture of vast plains of open grasslands and woodlands with rugged mountain ranges and rocky hills. You can easily spot a wide variety of animals here as the area offers ideal opportunities for game viewing.


  • Landscape
  • Wildlife


  • Malaria-Free Reserve
  • Incredibly Diverse Wildlife
  • Rich Vegetation

Places to Stay

Jaci's Safari Lodge

Style: Lodge

Jaci's Safari Lodge has seven thatched rooms with canvas walls and large tented windows.

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Exterior view of a guest villa at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge Hotel, Madikwe in South Africa
Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

Style: Lodge

Jamala Madikwe, an owner-managed luxury lodge, is located right within the wildly beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve. The decor reflects colonial style architecture with luxurious Africa design sensibilities.

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Madikwe Lelapa

Style: Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the richly diverse, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve and approximately 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Gaborone, Botswana.

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Madikwe River Lodge

Style: Lodge

Surrounded by the malaria-free African sand veld, this lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Style: Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge consists of three exclusive and intimate camps, with a total of 20 chalets and suites ensuring total privacy.

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Thakadu River Camp

Style: Lodge

Thakadu River Camp is set along the banks of the Marico River and is comprised of eight large and spacious tented suites, each with an en-suite bathroom and a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.

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Activities in Madikwe

Activities at Jamala Madikwe

two game activities daily

Activities at Madikwe Safari Lodge

2 Game Activities

Activities at Thakadu River Camp

Game activities

Activities at Madikwe River Lodge

Game drives

Activities at Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Game drives

Activities at Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Safari activities


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