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Madikwe – A Hidden Gem

Madikwe Game Reserve.

Madikwe is currently considered the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is a 75 000 ha region of untamed beauty. 

Considered one of the best conservation areas in Africa, it offers the Big 5 and Super 7(witch include rare Wild dog and Cheetah). The reserve is relatively unknown a real hidden gem within South Africa.

The region where Madikwe now stands was previously used as farmland. The poor soil meant that farming was mostly unsuccessful and in 1991 the area was declared a national park to help economically uplift the disadvantaged area.

Madikwe is situated against the Botswana border on the cusp of the Kalahari. It is roughly 3.5 hours by car from Johannesburg International Airport. The park is home to approximately 66 large mammals and roughly 300 bird species. You will find all this flora and fauna in an area compromising of vast open plains, grasslands, woodlands, rocky outcrops and single mountains.

  • A big Elephant bull visiting Jamala Madikwe 😉🐘.
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  • Guests enjoying breakfast with spectacular waterhole visitors #elephants #safari #luxury #lodge #africa @africanendeavour @downunderendeavours @corinnegoodman
  • The Boma at Jamala Madikwe offers views over the waterhole whilst dining under African skies #safari #boma #dining #luxury #lodge #travel #bucketlist
  • “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” * Karen Blixen
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  • Wake up to the glorious African light, sights and sounds. The beauty of Jamala is always enhanced by its ever changing surroundings. .
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  • Pre-game-drive bubbles at The Jamala Bar #bar #drinks #champagne #safari #luxury #gamedrive
  • Let the Safari unfold from the comfort of the Jamala watchtower. #jamala #madikwegamereserve #watch #tower #safari #luxury #luxurytravel #southafrica
  • Madikwe Game Reserve. 
A true sanctuary for all species that find solace here. The lucky few who visit, those who can be still, those who allow themselves to experience, those few will observe her resplendent vivacity in moments of unsurpassed serenity and quiet beauty. .
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  • Enjoy lounging around the main lodge at Jamala Madikwe during game drives, surrounded by beautiful artifacts and old school African glamour. .
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  • Sunset Drink stops in Africa ....this is why we love Safari. .
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  • 12 Hour Sous Vide Pork Belly, whole grain mustard mashed potatoes, pickled apple, apple gel, radish and a pork soy jus.
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  • The beauty of dining under the stars with a chorus of frogs. Summer nights in the Boma at Jamala Madikwe. .
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