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Magnificent and mesmerising Madikwe!

Explore the Big 5, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa while on a photographic safari with professional photographer, Matrishva Vyas.

A safari experience of a lifetime

A guest shares with us some of the incredible sightings he and his wife had while staying at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe, South Africa.

Is Madikwe the best malaria-free Big 5 safari experience?

The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in northern South Africa, is favored by those who want a Big 5 safari – but without the crowds sometimes associated with larger, more popular reserves. The reserve does not permit day trippers or self-drive game drives, ensuring the ultimate private safari experience.

Video: Hyena cubs play in the sun

Guests at Royal Madikwe in South Africa recently had the opportunity to watch three young spotted hyenas playing in the morning sun, giving them a chance to reflect on these fascinating creatures and find out more about them.

Getting ready for wild dog puppies

It has now been around two years since the resident pack of African wild dogs had puppies, but we have been cautiously optimistic that they would den again this year at Jaci’s Lodge in Madikwe, South Africa.

The mighty lion prides of Madikwe

In Madikwe Game Reserve, Jaci’s Lodges guide, Andrew, has encountered three lion prides with cubs in the area, and just like any family group, each of these prides have their own unique dynamics and stories to tell.

Madikwe safari delivers exciting predator encounters

The Madikwe Africa Geographic photographic trip is always a highlight for me as Madikwe is a special place with such a high diversity of animals and one just never knows what is in store for the photography group.

Photoseries: cheetah hunt zebra

We were incredibly lucky to witness something that I am sure many people want to see, and photograph, for themselves while on safari: a cheetah hunt!

Elephants make a splash at the local waterhole

It is incredible to watch the reactions of guests on their first safari when coming across great sightings. Reactions that we often take for granted. Many guests arrive at the lodge hoping to see a plethora of game, both big and small, and most of the times elephants are right up top of that list.

Lone buffalo bull enjoys a soothing mud bath

Preferring dense habitat, such as reeds and thickets, buffalos are rarely seen in the open woodland. Fortunately, luck was on their side when guests had a fantastic sighting while out on a game drive with Jaci’s Lodges.