Madikwe is one of those places that just gets into your skin, and makes you want to keep coming back. The dry red earth; the thick acacia woodland, and towering inselbergs (rocky outcrops) combine to create a dramatic landscape for safaris. The reserve is also packed with wildlife, including rare wild dogs and the elusive and endangered black rhino...
Madikwe is only about four hours from Johannesburg, so it's more accessible than other National Parks and there are around 40 of lodges in the reserve, but it's still one of the best safari experiences you can have, and great value for money. Get involved in the planning of your own Madikwe safari online. Mix and match lodges to create a safari that suits your style and budget.
With so much to do and see, planning a Madikwe safari can be daunting, but our safari experts will help you create and refine your trip until you’re completely happy.
Look below at our suggested trip ideas and favourite lodges in Madikwe or read our guides on planning your own South Africa safari and how to save money using Timbuktu.