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Mammals in the Madikwe

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).

The Madikwe Reserve can easily compete with the likes of the Kruger National Park in terms of mammal density and sightings.

- African Elephant
- Cape Buffalo
- Hippopotamus
- Black Rhinocerous
- White Rhinoceros
- African Wild Cat
- Caracal
- Cheetah
- Leopard
- Lion
- Serval
- Aardwolf
- Bat-eared fox
- Black-backed Jackal
- Brown Hyaena
- Spotted Hyaena
- Cape Fox
- Wild Dog
- African Civet
- Banded Mongoose
- Dwarf Mongoose
- Selous' Mongoose
- Slender Mongoose
- Yellow Mongoose
- Cape Clawless Otter
- Honey Badger
- Large-spotted Genet
- Striped Polecat
- Striped Weasel
- Blesbok
- Blue Wildebeest
- Bushbuck
- Common Duiker
- Eland
- Gemsbok
- Impala
- Klipspringer
- Kudu
- Mountain Reedbuck
- Red Hartebeest
- Springbok
- Steenbok
- Tsessebe
- Waterbuck
- Bushpig
- Warthog
- Chacma baboon
- Lesser Bushbaby
- Vervet monkey
- Aardvark
- Burchell's Zebra
- Cape Pangolin
- Rock Hyrax
- Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax
- Scrub hare
- Cape hare
- Jameson's red rock rabbit
- Porcupine
- Springhare
- Ground squirrel
- Tree squirrel

Quick Enquiry
  • Jamala Madikwe

  • Jamala Madikwe
  • Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge is a firm favourite of ours, a small luxurious lodge that offers levels of service second to none. This is the ideal lodge for that romantic bush breakaway, the large private suites each with their own private plunge pool, out-door shower, large bath and superb views over the surrounding bush offer that feeling of unadulterate luxury.
  • Impodimo Game Lodge

  • Impodimo Game Lodge
  • Impodimo Game Lodge offers luxury at an affordable price, the lodges is located in the southern section of the park and is famed for its Wild Dog and Elephant sightings. Each one of the private suites offers indoor and outdoor showers, private verandahs and fantastically comfortable beds, all of this as well as incredible views out of the surrounding reserve.
  • Madikwe Safari Lodge

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge
  • The newly refurnished Madikwe Safari Lodge can now proudly rank up there with the best in South Africa. Located in the northern section of the reserve, safari lodge is completely child friendly even offering bush school and activities for the littles ones all the way through to child friendly meals and baby-sitting services. This lodges is also suited to larger groups of friends.
  • Jaci's Safari Lodge

  • Jaci's Safari Lodge
  • The legendary Jaci's Safari Lodge, one of the very first lodges to be built in the reserve is positioned deep in the bushveld of the reserve on the banks of a river. Jaci's is child friendly and offers a safari experience for the whole family with activities for all to boot, friendly service, fantastic food and experienced guides make this one of Madikwe's top lodges.
  • Mateya Safari Lodge

  • Mateya Safari Lodge
  • Mateya Safari Lodge with her 6 magnificently luxurious suites is in our opinion one of the most interesting lodges in South Africa. The artwork that is on display within the main lodge and the individual suites simply cannot be topped by any other lodge in the country. The suites are large with private pools and sala's, outdoor showers and marble bathrooms.