Safari Holidays in Madikwe & The Waterberg

The Madikwe Game Reserve is an hour's flight from Johannesburg on the border with Botswana, while the Waterberg is a three hour scenic drive north-west of Johannesburg.

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Located on the edge of the Kalahari in South Africa's North West province, the Madikwe Game Reserve is a 290 square mile expanse bordering Botswana, and is a great alternative to the Kruger National Park. It is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa, and has a range of habitats allowing for a wide variety of wildlife to flourish. These include white and black rhino, a thriving population of endangered wild dog, lions, elephants, and over 350 species of birds.

Not far away, in Limpopo Province, are the Waterberg Mountains - an ancient escarpment rising dramatically from the surrounding plains. Like Madikwe, this is an interesting conservation story and a stunning wilderness area, with the mountains and ravines adding an extra dimension to the beautiful scenery. The area has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This area is particularly good for riding safaris as there is no big dangerous game here.


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Horizon Horseback Safari Lodge, luxury safari camp in South Africa

Horizon Horseback Safari Lodges

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Horizon Horseback Safaris have something for everyone. And at affordable prices too.

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Jaci's Safari Lodge

Jaci's Safari Lodge

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Jaci’s Safari Lodge is in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

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Leobo Private Reserve at night, luxury safari camp in South Africa

Leobo Private Reserve

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Private islands are so yesterday, it’s all about private reserves, in particular ones in South Africa called Leobo. This place is totally cool, not to mention chic and exclusive for guests wanting a little more privacy when visiting this magnificent malaria-free destination.

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Tswalu, luxury safari camp in South Africa

Tswalu

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Tswalu is a private, malaria-free game reserve situated in the Kalahari wilderness of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.

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Ant's Nest

Ant's Nest

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Ant's Nest is Ant and Tessa Barber’s unique bush home, situated on a private game reserve in the Waterberg, between Johannesburg and the Limpopo River.

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Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Three is the magic number at Madikwe Safari Lodge, which consists of three separate lodges for families, couples and private hire respectively, making it pretty much perfect for all-comers.

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