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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

 
Excellent game viewing. Superb bird watching. Dramatic scenery. Terrific guides. Safari lodges to fit every budget and style. Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa's best-kept secrets, affords an unforgettable safari experience. So why take the kids? Here are 6 reasons. 1) Many reserve lodges and camps cater to families. Several offer family game drives as well as special activities for children under the age of 8. 2) The safari guides at this game park excel at explaining the bush to kids. 3)... Read More Thanks to Operation Phoenix, the largest game translocation operation in the world, Madikwe is home to a large variety of animal species including the African big five - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros - and three of South Africa's most endangered species - brown hyena, African wild dog and black rhino. 4) Roughly 300 bird species, including many raptors, have been sighted at Madikwe. 5) The reserve's diverse landscape - inselbergs or rocky hills, acacia studded grasslands and thick riverine forests - make it ideal for wildlife viewing. 6) Madikwe is malaria free.
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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Madikwe Game Reserve Slide Show

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Madikwe reviews
 

One of South Africa's best kept secrets

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Submitted on 26 September 2007 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy

When we first decided to take our 5-year-old daughter on safari we had no idea where to start. So we put together a wish list: fenced lodge, game drives for kids, malaria free, African big five and ideal in August. The 4 days we spent at Madikwe exceeded our expectations in every way even if we didn\'t spot a leopard or a hippo. We watched elephants, lions, cape buffalo, rhinos, wild dog, cheetah, caracal, zebra, giraffe and plains game and listened to a variety of birds. And while we occasionally shared the sighting with another jeep, more often than not we were the only vehicle on the road.

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