Madikwe Nature Reserve, Zeerust

4.8
#5 of 22 in Parks in North-West Province
Must see · Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
See the "big five" game animals of South Africa--lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards--in the protected habitat of Madikwe Nature Reserve. An ex-farmland turned into a reserve, the park contains more than 10,000 mammals from more than 60 species of animals. The reserve emphasizes the protection of the animals in their natural habitat; visitors must respect restrictions on vehicles. Take time to see the highly endangered African wild dog. All the profits from this reserve go into uplifting the economy of the local communities. The site offers lodging as well. Add Madikwe Nature Reserve to your Zeerust travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Zeerust trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • We stayed at the Motswiri lodge, luxurious accommodation under attractive leadwood trees. The main lodge had very comfortable common areas, a small pool, pleasant bar, walkway to the water hole, etc.....  more »
  • We had an excellent time in the Madikwe Nature Reserve. We saw the Big 5 all on one game drive and wildlife was in abundance. So many elephants!  more »

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