Discover luxury safari lodges and tented camps in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

A landscape of open plains, towering cliffs and rugged woodlands, the reserve sprawls from the basin of the Marico River to the border with Botswana. In-the-know visitors flock to this malaria-free corner of the North West Province for up-close encounters with the park’s top 10: lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos and native leopards, of course, but also hippos, giraffes, rare wild dogs, hyenas and cheetahs. With access restricted to those staying at the handful of lodges, this is a unique, intimate safari experience, committed to supporting the local communities and preserving this history-rich region; look our for Iron-Age ruins, ancient mines and rock engravings, if you can tear your eyes away from the natural spectacle.