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  • See the young lions on your Madikwe Game Reserve safari.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is very unique. Situated on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in North West South Africa not far from the border with Botswana, this reserve did not exist prior to 1991. It was decided, for economic reasons, to convert low-yield cattle farmland to a high-yield conservation area. This was called Operation Phoenix Madikwe. Herds of breeding animals were relocated here and now consist of all the major game animals one would wish to see on a South Africa vacation. There are in total around 10,000 animals and 60 different species. In addition, there are 350 species of bird life. The reserve is now the 5th largest game park in South Africa and an ideal option for South African safaris.

This malaria-free game reserve has 30 lodges located within the park plus additional lodges immediately outside. The reserve consists of open grasslands and bushveld plains. 



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Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.


Madikwe Game Reserve

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