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As Luck Would Have It…

Uncategorized | September 6, 2018

When you think of Madikwe Game Reserve, you might think of a wildlife wonderland known for its wild dog and big cat sightings. While lion sightings happen fairly regularly, that’s not the case with finding their more elusive cousins, the leopards. Leopards by nature are shy and secretive, which certainly makes them a challenge to …
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From Belgium to Madikwe with Filed Guide Annelies

From Belgium to Madikwe with Field Guide Annelies

Our People | August 31, 2018

If I had to tell you what question I’ve been asked most during the last couple of months, it wouldn’t be: “What’s the difference between black and white rhino?” or “Why does the elephant make that noise?” With my accent giving me away as a foreigner, I’m most commonly asked: Why and when did you …
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Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Safari Experiences | August 16, 2018

This story is a sad one and, unfortunately, doesn’t have a happy ending – or at least not the one we would have liked. But while nature might seem cruel, it is important to remember that the death of one life sustains another. A few weeks ago, a newborn baby elephant was found on the …
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Ultimate Winter Safari Experience

The Ultimate Winter Safari Experience at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Families | August 2, 2018

For those looking for a winter adventure I would highly recommend a safari experience at Madikwe Safari Lodge. Having done both summer and winter safaris, I can tell you that the chilly season holds a different, but equally special, allure… The lodge welcomes nature-loving couples, families, friend groups and solo travellers alike. Each day is …
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the Brown Family Safari

The Ups (and Downs) of the Brown Family Safari

Families | July 13, 2018

Every day in the bush is different. Each will always surprise you in multiple ways. I was lucky enough to guide the Brown family for six whole days, and to say it was an experience is an understatement, at least… Emrie Brown is the head of a finance firm and as such, lives a fast-paced …
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Cheetahs Are In With a Good Chance

Cheetahs Are In With a Good Chance

Wildlife | June 29, 2018

In 2017, the Endangered Wildlife Trust reported that there was an estimated 1 700 cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) left in South Africa. A year later, the good news is that, thanks to the many conservation efforts of various foundations, their numbers are increasing! On Madikwe Game Reserve, we currently have seven cheetahs. Four of these are …
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A new generation, a new day

A New Generation, A New Day

Families | June 22, 2018

Everyday, we as guides get to meet different people from all over the world. Some guests come on honeymoon. Some come to South Africa for work, and decide to extend their stay with a holiday. But the most important visits, in my experience, are those of families who bring their children to show them what …
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Best Time to Safari? Baby Season in the Bush

Best Time to Safari? Baby Season in the Bush

Safari Experiences | June 15, 2018

A common question asked by guests is: What time of year it is best to go on safari in Madikwe? Usually the answer we give is wintertime (from June onwards). Temperatures during the day are pleasantly cooler and, because there is very little rainfall, we often find animals congregating at the major waterholes on the …
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