Bushveld meets the Kalahari

Madikwe is famous for its big skies, wide open plains and is the meeting spot of the mixed bushveld and arid Kalahari savannah. This enchanting and little visited part of the country offers big rewards for those who venture off the tourist track.

Located on the western border of North West Province South Africa, Madikwe boasts 75,000 hectares of malaria free wilderness. Even more impressive, this relatively young (opened 1991) reserve boasts the big five, a healthy population of Wild Dog and cheetahs, often spotted hunting on the open grasslands thanks to the success of Operation Phoenix, one of the world's largest wildlife translocation exercises in the world.

Madikwe is a unique set up - run as a three way partnership between the state, local communities and private sector. Here, the priorities in equal weighting are conservation of wilderness and wildlife and the needs of its people to ensure a sustainable future.

There is a diversity of accommodation on offer in Madikwe, from affordable lodges to luxury safari camps. Whatever the budget, you're guaranteed a phenomenal African safari holiday. 

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