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Madikwe Game Reserve reviews

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“The wild dogs have provided us with the most highlights - we photographed two kills and the wild dogs pups at the den!” - Kruger2Kalahari

Madikwe is one of our favorite a 'super-seven' parks

Views: 263 Visited: Jan 2016 Reviewed: Feb 01, 2016

There are many good reasons to visit Madikwe Game Reserve:

It is just a 3-hour drive from Johannesburg.
It has the 'Super-Seven' animals - big-five plus cheetah and wild dog.
It is malaria free.
The park is most well-known for its wild dog sightings. Leopard sightings used to be scarce but since the lion population was reduced the leopard sightings have started to increase.
It is not a busy park as self-drive is not permitted - game drives are guided with field guides.

There are about 21 commercial lodges in the park and we have stayed at 12 of them. They are all unique and to give you an idea of the diversity. The Bush House has an amazing underground hide, Makanyane Lodge is situated on a private concession so you get to have the animals all to yourself, Madikwe River Lodge faces the Marico River so you get to see hippos, crocodiles, water birds as well as the super-seven animals, Buffalo Ridge Lodge has superb views over the park, Mosetlha Bush Camp is a rustic camp that provides a true wilderness experience, and Jamala Madikwe Lodge is an elegant colonial lodge.

Go and check them out for yourself!

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