Overview

The 76,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South  Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries and is home to the Big 5 and  over 340 bird species. It is especially famous for its packs of  African Wild Dog – and it is malaria-free. It is about 4 hours by  road from Johannesburg. Madikwe is situated in the transition region between two vegetation types: Lowveld bushveld and  Kalahari thornveld. As a result, the region is able to host to an  incredible diversity of species. 

 

 

4 Nights 5 Days 25 Jul, 26 Jul, 27 Jul, and more South Africa
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • * Road transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to Etali Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve
  • * Entrance Fee’s to Madikwe Game Reserve
  • * 4 nights in Etali safari Lodge. on a All-Inclusive basis (includes accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, soft drinks , house wines & local beers,)
  • * two game drives
  • * Road transfer from Madikwe Game Reserve to OR Tambo International Airport
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What is NOT included in the tour

  • All flights
  • All meals not specified above
  • Optional activities
  • Personal items, visas, tipping, personal refreshments and extras
Highlights
  •  - Visit The hidden gem Madikwe.
  • - Game drives viewing the Big 5
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Madikwe Game Reserve

Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you are met by one of our representatives and transferred through the rolling hills of the North West province to your lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Upon arrival at Madikwe Game Reserve, you are met by the ranger and assisted with your check in at your lodge for your 4 night stay.

Transfer time – OR Tambo International Airport to Etali Safari Lodge: 4 ½ hours

Days 1 to 5: Madikwe Game Reserve (4 nights)

The 76,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries and is home to the Big 5 and over 340 bird species. It is especially famous for its packs of African Wild Dog – and it is malaria-free. It is about 4 hours by road from Johannesburg. Madikwe is situated in the transition region between two vegetation types: Lowveld bushveld and Kalahari thornveld. As a result, the region is able to host to an incredible diversity of species.

In addition to wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, Madikwe is home to a wide range of plains game, such as giraffe, zebra and many antelope species.

Madikwe’s game viewing is of a very high standard, aided by the fact that all game rangers are in radio contact with one another. There is a strict code of conduct and animal sightings are generally limited to a maximum of 3 vehicles at one time in order to maintain the feeling of exclusivity and to ensure the animals’ well-being.

Accommodation:

Etali Safari Lodge or similar

Activities:

Included: Day 1 to 5 - Daily Safari Programme in Madikwe

Day 5: Madikwe Game Reserve & Departure

After your morning game drive, you bid farewell to this African wonderland. You are met by one of our representatives at Etali Safari Lodge and transferred by road to OR Tambo International Airport.

Transfer time - Etali Safari Lodge to OR Tambo International Airport: 4 ½ hours

 

Pickup point
Directions.
Madikwe Game Reserve, R49, South Africa View on Map
Amenities & Facilities

Etali Safari Lodge 

Built in harmony with nature under the vibrant African sun, Etali Safari Lodge is an exclusive, intimate  haven, where body and soul are rejuvenated in surroundings created by people who understand luxury. 

The 5-star Lodge provides 8 luxury, thatched chalets, spaced apart to provide guests with total privacy Decorated in natural and earthy tones, guests can unwind on the extra length king-sized beds with fine,  crisp linen to provide a perfect night’s sleep. To accommodate all seasons, each suite is air-conditioned to  provide refuge on hot days and has a fireplace for the cooler winter’s evenings. Or, if you prefer, you can  cool off in your own private whirlpool on the private viewing deck. 

Etali Safari Lodge offers game drives with highly skilled Rangers, a wellness spa with professionally  trained therapists, and excellent cuisine. 

The Main Lodge Area comprises of a large open deck where guest can enjoy a meal.