|22 September 2022 - 26 September 2022||Space Available|
Madikwe Game reserve a 75,000 Ha reserve with amazingly opposing and varied habitats. The landscapes vary from riverine forest along the Marico river, Kalahari Sandveld to Bushveld with intermittent massive open plains. These are all divided by the 2 mountain ranges that cut through the reserve, the Dwarsberg in the south and the Rant Van Tweedepoort in the middle. The real enticement of Madikwe, is the diversity of species to see and photograph.
It has abundant predator viewing - with a healthy Lion population, Cheetah, African Wild dogs, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and the more elusive Brown Hyena. With more than 400 species of bird, the yellow throated Sandgrouse will also be a delightful possibility for birders. Both Southern Pied and Arrow-marked Babblers, White-fronted and Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters occur indicating this a reserve right in the middle of the moister east and the dry west.
it is one of South Africa's premier wildlife safari destinations, and at over seventy-five thousand hectares, is the largest Park in the North-West province. It is operated principally by the state, though in collaboration with the private sector and local communities. It lies on the Botswana border and is poised to hold an incredible diversity of animal life, as it lies along the arid Kalahari and moist savanna transition. Many a reserve boasts that they lie along that transition line, but Madikwe is the best example of one that actually does. All the big five are present - namely lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and both rhino species. There are other creatures, such as the endangered African wild dog, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena, and a multitude of plains game. The reserve boasts the largest elephant herd beyond the Kruger National Park system. The birdlife is prolific, with over three hundred and forty species having been identified. The vegetation is typically savanna, though being malaria-free, unlike other African savannas.