One of South Africa’s fastest-growing safari destinations.

Madikwe Game Reserve is located in the country’s North West province on the border of Botswana. A short 45 minute flight from Johannesburg and easily accessible by car, this lush reserve spans 75 000 hectares. Home to the big 5 and other endangered species in a Malaria-free environment, Madikwe is an ideal African wildlife safari destination for the whole family.

Its unique location, a transition zone on the edges of the Kalahari, provides distinctive game viewing and a habitat where rare species occur naturally. It is known as the only natural meeting place of the Springbok and the Kalahari Gemsbok in Africa. A rich biodiversity of mammals, including Africa’s Magnificent Seven (The Big Five plus cheetah and African wild dog) as well as brown and spotted hyena and oryx, are all found here.

With all the abundant game and over 350 colourful bird species living in this diverse geological environment, Madikwe offers visitors a spectacular, yet safe and convenient African travel experience they won’t soon forget.

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Stay in Madikwe Game Reserve

Discover our selection of the top accommodation offerings in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Set on a hilltop at the edge of the Marico River, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge offers the ultimate in indulgence and hospitality.

Etali Lodge

In the heart of the pristine bushveld of the Madikwe Game Reserve is Etali Lodge.

Morukuru Family Madikwe

The award winning Morukuru Family Madikwe consists of 3 sole-use safari houses in a private concession.

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Home to the Big 5 and famous for its incredible wealth of rare and endangered Wild Dogs.

Molori Safari

Offers tasteful design and ultimate relaxation with breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains.

Jamala Madikwe

Set in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Jamala Madikwe provides the ultimate Big 5 safari experience.

Sanctuary Makanyane

This Big 5 private reserve offers a maximum of sixteen guests personal attention and exclusivity.

Motswiri Private Safari Lodge

Situated in the western side of the 75 000 hectare, Big Five, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Set on a hilltop at the edge of the Marico River, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge offers the ultimate in indulgence and hospitality.

Etali Lodge

In the heart of the pristine bushveld of the Madikwe Game Reserve is Etali Lodge.

Morukuru Family Madikwe

The award winning Morukuru Family Madikwe consists of 3 sole-use safari houses in a private concession.

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Home to the Big 5 and famous for its incredible wealth of rare and endangered Wild Dogs.

Molori Safari

Offers tasteful design and ultimate relaxation with breathtaking views of the Dwarsberg Mountains.

Guest Feedback
"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We spent 10-nights in South Africa and would have loved to extend the trip and continue exploring. Our two most favorite parts of the trip were hiking Table Top Mountain with our fabulous, very knowledgeable and polite guide Nick one early morning (5am pick up!) and our time on Safari. Seeing all of the animals in their habitat and being a part of their world was a memory we will never forget."

Paige & Matt, USA | Honeymoon in South Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | TAS Adventure

Guest Feedback
"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We spent 10-nights in South Africa and would have loved to extend the trip and continue exploring. Our two most favorite parts of the trip were hiking Table Top Mountain with our fabulous, very knowledgeable and polite guide Nick one early morning (5am pick up!) and our time on Safari. Seeing all of the animals in their habitat and being a part of their world was a memory we will never forget."

Paige & Matt, USA | Honeymoon in South Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | TAS Adventure

Guest Feedback
"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip