This 75,000 hectare reserve is the result of a fascinating project: economists – not conservationists - chose the location because they felt it would most benefit the local community. Over a six-year period, more than 8,000 individual animals were brought in and they have thrived.
Reasons to visit Madikwe Game Reserve include:
A small luxury lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, especially good for family safaris.
Makanyane Safari Lodge is an exclusive and luxurious lodge set in private land within the Madikwe Game Reserve.
A stylish safari lodge in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, offering game drives and walking safaris.
Rhulani means "relax" so stay here and enjoy the malaria free Madikwe Reserve and superb African hospitality.
Time: GMT +2 hours
There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.