Madikwe Game Reserve is, with nearly 750km2 , South Africa’s fifth largest game reserve and is a hidden gem as it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa. Bordering Botswana and close to the Kalahari Desert. Madikwe Game Reserve is declared as malaria free and is only a 3.5 hour drive from Johannesburg. The reserve is an area with open plains, woodlands, rocky outcrops and single mountains and is home to the Big 5! Approximately 300 bird species have been counted in the area and 66 large mammals, including the endangered Wild Dog!
Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge
Within the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve you find the 3-star family owned, rustic and intimate Mosethla Bush Camp Eco Lodge. The lodge accommodates only 16 guests in its unfenced bushcamp, giving you an unique wilderness experience. The traditional bush style cuisine is prepared by renowned chefs and will not leave you unsatisfied. All wooden cabins have partly open sides with a fenced bathroom outside and are adjoined or detached double rooms. Children over the age of 6 years are welcome at Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge.
Thakadu River Camp
Thakadu River Camp is a 5-star lodge, located on the banks of the Marico River within the canopy of the riverine forest. It is an unique tented camp, reflecting a strong Afro-Asian ambience, and is owned and operated by the local community. Thakadu River Camp offers 12 luxurious tents with en-suite bathroom and a private viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. In the lodge you can relax in the lounge, boma and bar or on the sun deck and in the swimming pool. Activities offered by the lodge are guided game drives, tracking, bush dining, stargazing and birdwatching. Children of all ages are welcome at Thakadu River Camp but children under 6 years are not permitted on game drives.