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The real facts about cheetahs

Cheetahs of Madikwe | November 3, 2017

Cheetah Facts | Madikwe Safari Blog When guiding guests from all over the world, I often pick up on different facts or stories that have somehow incorrectly been modified and passed on to them. Sometimes we get misinformed by our peers or social media about a topic and all of a sudden “elephants get drunk …
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Guiding A Blind Young Woman

Guiding A Blind Young Woman on Safari

Our People | October 27, 2017

Field Guide Josh Duffus shares what he learned during a profound experience of guiding a blind young woman. “As a guide you experience many things — some that will take your breath away and others that will bring a tear to your eye and make you appreciate life a little more. I was allocated to the Valla …
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‘Handsome Harry’ and the Horseshoe, by MJ Tickle

Tales from Madikwe | September 29, 2017

Our Field Guides love to share their stories and experiences with guests, and sometimes our guests reciprocate with their own unique and wonderful ones. Madikwe Safari Lodge Field Guide, MJ Tickle relays one such experience he had recently… “When you are in the guiding industry you get to meet all kinds of people and all …
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Inside The Rhino Crash

Inside the Crash…. By Gerhard Pieters

Special Days | September 22, 2017

Inside The Rhino Crash The Rhino. As iconic as a warm African sunset; part of our heritage; part of Africa and ultimately part of us…. . Known as one of the ‘Big 5′, the rhino is most certainly a species that every traveler to Africa wants to see. But for how much longer will this …
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Fascinating Wild Dogs Sighting

Fascinating wild dogs sighting at Madikwe

Wildlife | September 20, 2017

On a recent trip to Madikwe, our Operations Support Manager, Pieter Joubert and some guests were enthralled by a fascinating wild dogs sighting they experienced during a game drive. He shares his account of this adventure. “I was visiting Madikwe Safari Lodge for a week in September with Lesley Fox on a trip to train …
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Busting some myths about lion behaviour

Lions of Madikwe | September 8, 2017

When it comes to animal behaviour, never say never. In fact, most people who spend a lot of time in the bush continuously witness behaviour that is believed not to happen or has never been recorded. The reality is that animals act of their own free will, and don’t always follow the rules of textbooks. …
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Interesting facts about the agile springbok

Wildlife | September 1, 2017

The springbok is South Africa’s national animal. They are a medium sized antelope found in the dry areas of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and parts of Angola. Virtually guaranteed to see on safari here, we have a strong population of springbok at Madikwe because of a drier climate that is the perfect habitat for them. …
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Special time spent with Madikwe’s elephants

Wildlife | August 25, 2017

Elephants are always a highlight on safari. No matter the number of times you see an elephant, you’ll never tire of the magical feeling in their presence. It’s not just their size (although their size is very impressive)… For me, it’s their gentle natures and the way they interact with each other. To see a …
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