Madikwe Nature Reserve, Zeerust

#5 of 22 in Parks in North-West Province
Must see · Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • With 6 game drives we were able to see the Big Five and so many other gorgeous animals. We came upon a water buffalo kill with lions and lionesses eating and napping. Another day we came upon a zebra....  more »
  • A fantastic game reserve. We got to see so many wild animals, including the cheetah and her cubs. We also saw lions, elephants, rhinos, warthogs .... so many animals.  more »
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