The malaria-free Madikwe is one of the prime game reserves of South Africa and is particularly known for its wild dog sightings & family safaris.
Madikwe is the foremost malaria-free game reserve in South Africa. It lies north-west of Johannesburg in the wide open plains of bushveld. If you are looking for a malaria-free safari in South Africa, then Madikwe should be top of your list. Madikwe offers quality game-viewing and African ambience.
The malaria free Madikwe Reserve is one of the largest and finest game reserves in South Africa. There are several luxury game lodges to choose from. This 75,000 hectare game reserve boasts a healthy wildlife population. Included is plenty of the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo) as well as over 360 recorded bird species. You may also be lucky enough to see packs of wild dog on a Madikwe safari, a rare and privileged sighting. Given its open terrain, Madikwe safaris give sightings of elephant, lions and plains game including sable, gemsbok, springbok and giraffe, possibly even cheetah.
If you are a honeymoon couple or a family, there are plenty of lodges to suite all tastes. Some Madikwe lodges are offer as ‘Safari Houses’ on an exclusive use basis which is ideal for a group of friends or a larger family party.
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Impodimo was probably my favorite of all the safari lodge I visited in Madikwe. With its wild, true bush feel and spectacular views over Madikwe.
It has a brand new hide at their waterhole with an abundance of game. We enjoyed lots of animal activity in and around camp which I loved.
It is very family-friendly with a great kids programme. But I would say that it is not ideal for small kids as it’s unfenced. There are eight suites plus a two bedroomed family suite & a deluxe safari suite.
They had a great management team with a very enthusiastic manager, Jacques. They really went the extra mile with brunch, lunch and dinner at an old fig tree near lthe odge; specialized gin stops; bush spa and so on.
Pros: Great kids programme for older kids, Bush Spa, Spectacular views over reserve, Arm chair safari & lots of wildlife activity in camp. Plus attractive but not over the top rooms