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Madikwe Self Drive

A selection of self drive safaris featuring one of South Africa's hidden gems, The "Big 5" and "Malaria Free" Madikwe Game Reserve. Just 3 hours drive from Johannesburg, the Madikwe is located in one of the more remote regions of South Africa bordering Botswana.

The Madikwe offers up safari lodges for all budgets and tastes (see below for our selection of safari lodges in the Reserve).

Family friendly and suitable for children going on safari or for those adults who are simply not interested in taking anti-malaria medication, the Madikwe Game Reserve offers up wildlife and birdlife that second to non. In fact it is true to say that this is our favourite game reserve, ask any one of our consultants and management team.

Our safari consultants are waiting to organise a Madikwe safari tailored to suit our ever desire.

Madikwe Safari options


Northern Malaria Free Safari

Northern Malaria Free Safari
Rates on Request, budget dependant
Duration: 6 Days
A six day safari to the Malaria free "Big Five" game reserves in the Northern regions of South Africa, all located within a few hours drive of Johannesburg. These two reserves come by the names of Madikwe Game Reserve and Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Visiting: Madikwe & Welgevonden Reserves.

Madikwe North & South Safari

Madikwe North & South Safari
Rates on Request, budget dependant
Duration: 6 Days
Explore the malaria free and "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve on this 6 day safari. Experience the northern and southern sections of this magnificent reserve whilst staying in fantastic safari lodges and viewing wildlife second to none.
Visiting: Madikwe Game Reserve.

Cape Town & Malaria Free

Cape Town & Malaria Free Safari
Rates on Request, budget dependant
Duration: 13 Days
This 13 day self drive safari explores all that the Cape Town and Cape Winelands region has to offer before heading off into the Malaria Free Game Reserves of the North Western region of South Africa; the Madikwe Game Reserve and Marakele National Park.
Visiting: Cape Town, Madikwe & Marakele.

Lodges in Madikwe

Lodges in Madikwe
From ZAR 3260.00 to ZAR 11000.00 pp
A luxurious collection of safari lodges and camps all within the Madikwe Reserve ranging from family orientated to small romantic accommodation options. All the lodges in Madikwe have been visited by us here at Uyaphi on our numerous journeys into the region.

  • Madikwe Map

  • Madikwe Map
  • A map of the Madikwe region with a comprehensive safari lodge listings portfolio. This is a great way orientate oneself as to where individual lodges are situated as well as where the reserve is in relation to Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Kruger National Park and even Cape Town. All the lodge list on this map are offered by us at Uyaphi.com.
  • Madikwe Mammal List

  • Madikwe Mammal List
  • One of the best reserves in South Africa for photographic safaris! All thanks to the high population numbers of wildlife found within the reserve; 66 mammal species including 23 carnivore species Wild Dog, Lion, Leopard and Spotted and Brown Hyena as well as an amazing 26 species of snake (technically not a mammal but a special moment when one sees one).
  • Madikwe Bird List

  • Madikwe Bird List
  • For those interested in birding, Madikwe offers up a real treat in this department; 360 individual species have been recorded here from the large old Ostrich to incy wincy Finches and every conceivable size in between. For those with keen interests in ornithology, we can tailor-make a safari with a private guide who specialises in this area.
  • Madikwe Travel Info.

  • Madikwe Information
  • Madikwe is a real alternative wildlife option to the often crowded and overbooked Kruger National Park. Being Malaria free makes this the ideal destination for young families or those concerned about Malaria without having to sacrifice that typical African bushveld feel and more importantly wildlife sightings.
  • Getting to Madikwe

  • Getting to Madikwe
  • Daily air and road transfers operate between Johannesburg and the reserve, depending on your budget or interests we will advise on the best options. The fly-in option is the most popular as it adds 3 hours to your safari, the flight it-self is in the region of 60 minutes and lands at the main Madikwe tarred runway where a transfer to your private lodge awaits you.