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Madikwe Game Reserve lies between the transition zone of the dry west and moist east. This brings a large variety of habitats with their associated bird and animal species. It is a Big Five reserve that is malaria free.

Luxury accommodation is available at various lodges. Access may only be via the lodges and through game drives undertaken by knowledgeable guides.


Best Time to Photograph
Early mornings and evenings are best and this is subsequently when the game drives take place.
Type of Photography
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife General
  • Birds
Best Time of Year
  • Winter
  • Spring
Photographic Tips
Set up your tripod in the game drive vehicle and keep your camera at the ready on your lap.
Recommended Gear
Tripod set up in the game drive vehicle. Mounting clamps are also useful.
Telephoto lenses are a priority for bird and animal photography


Season and Weather
Summer months are hot and humid and with afternoon thundershowers expected. Winter weather is very pleasant with cooler temperatures and more stable weather patterns.
Other Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Viewing
  • Night Drives
  • Guided Walks


Closest Town
Getting There
From Pretoria and Johannesburg, follow the N4 through Rustenberg and Swartruggens to Zeerust. In Zeerust turn right on the R47/R49 to Gabarone and Madikwe Game Reserve. It is approximately 90km’s to Abjaterskop Gate of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Madikwe Game Reserve


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Arne Purves
Author: Arne PurvesWebsite: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.