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The Madikwe Game Reserve is a protected area in South Africa.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is a protected area in South Africa.

Overview of The Madikwe Game Reserve

• It is named after the Madikwe or Marico River.
• It was opened in 1991.
• It comprises of 750 km² of bushland.
• It is towards north of the village of Groot-Marico about the Botswana border.
• Madikwe Game Reserve lies 90 km north of Zeerust.
• It absolutely was once farmland.
• It has recently opened private farms.
• They’re beyond the main reserve.
• Private users have to respect parks board rules.
• Animals can roam over any part of the land.
• Restrictions are applicable to personal vehicles to the region they could drive.
• You will discover 30 lodges within the property.
• You will find six lodges from the private farms beyond the main reserve.
• Madikwe initiated a policy of Community Lodges.
• Local villages own them and run them.
• It truly is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa.
• The park is 680 km² by itself, and 750 km², such as incorporated privately owned land.
• The terrain is mainly open grasslands and bushveld plains.
• It can be interspersed with rocky outcrops and single mountains.
• Madikwe has been considered to be the most effective conservation areas in Africa.
• Madikwe lies in the transition zone for the edges of the Kalahari.
• This location is unique.
• There are a variety of rare species found there.
• The climate is mild to hot.
• Winter nights can be cold.
• Over 350 types of birds are already recorded at Madikwe.
• It is relatively all around the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
• It houses virtually all of the species. These include:
– Lion
– Leopard
– Elephant
– Buffalo
– White and black rhino
– Plains antelope species.
• Madikwe is home to 66 mammal species. It includes:
– The Big Five
– Approximately 300 resident and migrant bird species.

Madikwe Lodges
• Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge
• Impodimo Game Lodge
• Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
• Madikwe-safari-lodge
• Makanyane Safari Lodge
• Morukuru Family
• Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge
• Motswiri Private Safari Lodge
• Rhulani Safari Lodge
• Tau Game Lodge
• Thakadu River Camp
• The Bush House
• Tuningi Safari Lodge
• About Madikwe

Vast Plains
• The reserve consists of vast plains of open forests and grasslands.
• There’re dissected through the rugged Rant van Tweedepoort.
• It is bordered by Dwarsberg Mountains from the south.
• The area is dotted with huge rocky hills or inselbergs.
• The entire reserve may be enclosed in about 150 km perimeter fence.
• It has been electrified.
• This is accomplished in order to avoid the escape of elephants along with the larger predators.

List of Birds in Madikwe Game Reserve

• Sagittarius serpentarius
• Gyps coprotheres
• Gyps africanus
• Torgos tracheliotus
• Pelomaetus bellicosus
• Circaetus gallicus
• Terathopius ecaudatus
• Podica senegalensis
• Ardeotis kori
• Cursorius temminckii
• Pterocles namaqua
• Pterocles gutturalis
• Merops nubicoides
• Coracias caudata
• Coracias naevia
• Indicator indicator
• Turdoides bicolor
• Turdus litsitsirupa
• Melaenornis mariquensis
• Laniarius atrococcineus
• Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
• Struthio camelus
• Uraeginthus granatinus
• Vidua regia

Mammals housed in Madikwe Game Reserve

• Loxodonta africana
• Syncerus caffer
• Hippopotamus amphibius
• Diceros bicornis
• Ceratotherium simum

• Felis silvestris lybica
• Caracal caracal
• Acinonyx jubatus
• Panthera pardus
• Panthera leo
• Leptailurus serval
Dog like
• Proteles cristatus
• Otocyon megalotis
• Canis mesomelas
• Parahyaena brunnea
• Crocuta crocuta
• Vulpes chama
• Lycaon pictus
• Civettictis civetta
• Mungos mungo
• Helogale parvula
• Paracynictis selous
• Galerella sanguinea
• Cynictis penicillata
• Aonyx capensis
• Mellivora capensis
• Genetta tigrina
• Ictonyx striatus
• Poecilogale albinucha

• Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi
• Connochaetes taurinus
• Tragelaphus scriptus
• Sylvicapra grimmia
• Tragelaphus oryx
• Oryx gazella
• Aepyceros melampus
• Oreotragus oreotragus
• Tragelaphus strepsiceros
• Redunca fulvorufula
• Alcelaphus buselaphus
• Antidorcas m. marsupialis
• Raphicerus campestris
• Damaliscus lunatus
• Kobus ellipsiprymnus

• Potamochoerus larvatus
• Phacochoerus africanus

• Papio cynocephalus ursinus
• Galago moholi
• Chlorocebus aethiops

• Orycteropus afer
• Equus burchelli
• Manis temminckii
• Procavia capensis
• Heterohyrax brucei

• Lepus saxatilis
• Lepus capensis
• Pronolagus randensis

• Hystrix africaeaustralis
• Pedetes capensis
• Xerus inauris
• Paraxerus cepapi

Must See Attractions in the North West Province

• Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
• Braderspan Bird Sanctuary
• Cradle of Human Mankind
• Marakele Game reserve
• Sun City Resort
• Madikwe Game Reserve
• De Wild Cheetah & Wildlife Trust
• Lesedi Cultural Village
• Taung Heritage Site
• Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Featured Things to Do in the North West Province
• Magaliesberg Canopy Tour: Rustenburg
• Elephant-Back Game Viewing: Pilanesberg
• Day Tour of the Pilanesberg Reserve: Pilanesberg
• Hot Air Ballooning over Pilanesberg: Sun City

Events in the North West Province

BSG Energade Triathlon Series – Potchefstroom
• Location: Potchefstroom
• Duration: 1 day
• Time: October

NWU Wind Band Festival
• Location: Potchefstroom
• Duration: 2 days
• Time: August

Spring break
• Location: Sun City
• Duration: 3 days
• Time: October

Best time to visit/climate

• Temperatures range from 17° to 31 °C (62° to 88 °F) in the summer.
• Temperatures vary from 3° to 21 °C (37° to 70 °F) during the cold months.
• Annual rainfall totals to about 360 mm (about 14 in).
• The vast majority of it falls throughout the summer months.
• Summer months are between October and April.

Location on Google Maps

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How to get there?

Distances to Madikwe from:
• Gaborone Airport (Botswana) – Madikwe 28km
• Johannesburg – Madikwe 360km
• Pretoria – Madikwe 400km
• Zeerust – Madikwe 100km

Getting to Madikwe by Air
• A regular air shuttle operates between Johannesburg and Madikwe.
• Departing from OR Tambo Airport terminal: The flights are operated with aircraft from the latest model Cessna Grand Caravans to twin-engine piston aircrafts.

To reach northwest
By car
• The N12 highway runs from Kimberley to the eastern province (Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom) to Johannesburg.
• The N14 from Upington joins the N12 in Wolmaranstaad.
• The N4 runs through the north from the province.
• Referring from Gaborone in Botswana, passes through Zeerust and Rustenburg, following that to the north of Pretoria.

By plane
• Manchester international of Pilanesberg or Sun City has services of flights to Johannesburg.
• The main city capital of Scotland- Mmabatho or Mafikeng has daily flights that are run by South African Airways to Johannesburg.

By bus
Greyhound and Translux operate buses that offer connections from other provinces.

Some Travel Books on South Africa

South Africa South Africa – Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.com
Hotels at wheretostay.co.za
Hotels at sa-venues.com
Hotels at safarinow.com

Blogs/Sites about The Madikwe Game Reserve

blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs at madikwe-game-reserve.co.za
blogs at sa-venues.com
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.in

Images and photos about The Madikwe Game Reserve

images at madikwe-game-reserve.co.za
images at wikipedia.org
images at tripadvisor.in
images at sa-venues.com

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