Madikwe Nature Reserve, Zeerust

4.7
#6 of 26 in Parks in North-West Province
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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See the "big five" game animals of South Africa--lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards--in the protected habitat of Madikwe Nature Reserve. An ex-farmland turned into a reserve, the park contains more than 10,000 mammals from more than 60 species of animals. The reserve emphasizes the protection of the animals in their natural habitat; visitors must respect restrictions on vehicles. Take time to see the highly endangered African wild dog. All the profits from this reserve go into uplifting the economy of the local communities. The site offers lodging as well. Add Madikwe Nature Reserve to your Zeerust travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Zeerust trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • This game reserve is truly fantastic. They have done an amazing job of protecting the rhinos and keeping the resident pack of wild painted dogs healthy and thriving. On my stay there, I saw all of... 
    This game reserve is truly fantastic. They have done an amazing job of protecting the rhinos and keeping the resident pack of wild painted dogs healthy and thriving. On my stay there, I saw all of...  more »
  • Most of our stay was plagued by rain so my assessment isn’t quite fair. We met some wonderful people that we were enjoying, but the staff called curfew and we all had to adjourn to our own private... 
    Most of our stay was plagued by rain so my assessment isn’t quite fair. We met some wonderful people that we were enjoying, but the staff called curfew and we all had to adjourn to our own private...  more »
  • Nice reserve, even if you are used to the reserves in Botswana as us. Good to know is that self drive is not allowed unless for going to your lodge and that guides don't allow more than 3 vehicles at....  more
    Nice reserve, even if you are used to the reserves in Botswana as us. Good to know is that self drive is not allowed unless for going to your lodge and that guides don't allow more than 3 vehicles at....  more »
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  • Wow ... what an awesome experience... absolutely loved everything. This is a must must do for everyone. Most beautiful lodges, amazing food... fantastic game rangers... the wildlife is everything you would hope to see. I love this place.
  • One of the best memories I will treasure ever experienced. Nature at its best...genuine and tranquil...
  • Best place I've stayed in. Friendly staff. Magnificent room . 5 sat view.
  • Had the best time here, would highly recommend if you want a super special holiday. The whole experience was just amazing.
  • The warm reception delicious food and the hospitality. Our stay was overwhelming. The staff makes the stay enjoyable. Putting cherry on everything was the surprise for my birthday. Wow the chocolate cake was delicious thanx to the team for birthday song the memory that will stay with me for ever. The game drive was tops seeing animals and big 5 real and not on animal planet TV show

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