Madikwe Hills Private Game Reserve

discover the Big Five of Africa

Madikwe Hills is a private game reserve in South Africa. The reserve offers stunning safaris and the big game five. This is not a fishing destination. Each lodge provides glass fronted suites with spectacular views and private plunge pools so that you can further enjoy the sounds of Africa.


a safari adventure

Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

Situated on the Botswana border, just three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Madikwe is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa. The safari reserve consists of vast plains of open woodlands and grasslands, dissected by a ridge of rugged hills and bordered in the south by the Dwarsberg Mountains. The area is dotted with huge rocky outcrops known as inselbergs.

Stunning Surroundings

The reserve is only open to to guest booked in the lodges. Each private lodge within the reserve offers guest a memorable safari experience.

“Our thanks to all who made our stay at Madikwe Hills so memorable.  Particularly for those in the family who had never been to Africa it was a truly unforgettable experience” V.M. Hook

Explore South Africa

Set within 75,000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa.

Ingeniously located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure, where you will be enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.