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Enjoy six days on a luxury safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa’s largest reserves, and home to the Big 5.

Visit two exceptional lodges where you can head out on game drives to search for the Big 5 in this malaria-free reserve.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Search for the Big 5 in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Experience two unique lodges within the reserve
  • Spot the endangered African wild dog
  • Relax on your private deck & plunge pool
  • Unwind with a range of beauty treatments
  • Indulge in dinner under the African stars
  • Enjoy personal service & expert guides

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Encounter the Big 5 in the the Madikwe Game Reserve

Your safari adventure begins at the OR Tambo International Airport where you will catch your connecting flight to Madikwe Game Reserve, bordering Botswana in South Africa's North-West Province.

Settle into your beautifully decorated private room at Motswiri Private Safari Lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing and taking in these pristine surroundings from the wooden deck. You also have the option of going on your first game drive in the afternoon.

The following day will be dedicated to exploring this, the largest game reserve in South Africa, on morning and afternoon game drives and looking out for the Big 5 as they roam these lands.

Between drives you can laze around the swimming pool or relax on the large wooden deck that overlooks a waterhole frequented by elephant families and other big game.

Days 3-5

Enjoy ulimate luxury and relaxation

After one last breakfast, you will travel west to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge. Set amongst giant boulders and age-old tamboti trees, this lodge offers you the ultimate luxury safari experience.

When you're not enjoying life at the lodge, you can go on more game drives and nature walks to find the animals you haven't yet spotte. This park is one of the few homes for the African wild dog, a highly endangered species.

Return to the lodge in the afternoon; enjoy a dip in your private pool or a drink on the deck before heading to the outside boma to enjoy a delicious African-style dinner under the stars.

Day 6

Say goodbye to the wilderness

Fly back to OR Tambo International Airport where your connecting flight awaits you. Contact your Go2Africa travel expert about extending this itinerary to include another of South Africa’s excellent destinations.


  • 2 nights at Motswiri Private Safari Lodge on a full board basis
  • 3 nights at Madikwe Hills - Main Camp on a fully inclusive basis
  • Transfers
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Madikwe


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 27 Nov 2014 $3205
  • 28 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015 $3205
  • 25 Jan 2015 - 23 Mar 2015 $3560
  • 24 Mar 2015 - 20 May 2015 $3560
  • 21 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015 $2815
  • 18 Jul 2015 - 13 Sep 2015 $2815
  • 14 Sep 2015 - 10 Nov 2015 $3560
  • 11 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $3560

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"With an easy fly-in safari to two magnificent luxury lodges, this trip is a fantastic extension to a beach holiday."



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