A mere few hours from Sun City, the Madikwe Private Game Reserve is fast becoming a firm favourite safari destination.
Its 75 000 hectares are populated with a wide variety of species, including the Big 5, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo and various antelope.
Madikwe Game Reserve is only a few hours drive from Sun City and is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. The reserve is fast becoming one of the country’s prime safari destinations.
Madikwe is a region dominated by Kalahari thornveld and is punctuated by rugged hills and seasonally flooded pans.
However, if a guided safari is what you’re after, there are a number of private game lodges that offer guided game drives in the company of knowledgeable rangers.
Madikwe lies outside the Southern African malaria belt, making it an ideal family safari destination.
Since the reserve was proclaimed in 1991, its 75 000 hectares have been restocked with animals indigenous to the area. Species introduced here include all of the Big 5, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, hippo, zebra and a wide variety of antelope and other herbivores.
A Madikwe safari is the perfect add on to a Sun City family holiday.