Makanyane Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West South Africa, South Africa | 5 star lodge
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Travel Blogs from Madikwe Game Reserve

One Last Adventure in South Africa

A travel blog entry by geosan.479


... We come across a trail of Matabele ants that have a vicious bite. RJ tells us that they are returning from a raid on a termite mound because you can see eggs that are being carried in the mouths of some of the ants. They are named after an African tribe that destroyed everything in their path as they swept through south and central Africa in the 1800’s on raids and military campaigns. ...

Madikwe Safari Lodge - great!

A travel blog entry by luc.larocque


Friday, April 12th 2013

We are in the northern most part of South Africa, on the border of Botswana. At night, we can see the lights emanating from the border crossing. Since we are so remote, we had hardly any access to Internet. Therefore, this blog entry was created on the fly and covers three days.

The Madikwe Safari Lodge was quite impressive. Our room and amenities meet the five-star rating it deserves. We arrived ...

Walking in the Bush

A travel blog entry by jcastellan


... we were there. They were about 10 metres away from us. After about ten minutes we moved on. We walked up a little hill. From here we had a great view of part of the reserve. We then walked back to the car. It was a great walk and it was very nice to stop along the way and focus on the small things. On the drive back to the lodge we saw a bull elephant and some waterbuck.

Later in the afternoon, the three of us went for a short game drive. We didn't see much at ...

Releasing the Cobra

A travel blog entry by jcastellan


This afternoon Paul caught a Mozambique Spitting Cobra at the lodge. We do the right thing and relocate snakes that are found in the lodge grounds. We drove for about 15 minutes and Paul carefully kicked open the coolerbox so that it could get out and hopefully not come back to the lodge!
We then took the long way back to the lodge. Didn't see much except when we turned down a track on the side and there ...

The Search for the Mighty Lion

A travel blog entry by pbandjgoround


... him to the grass on the other side of our car. Soon after they both started to walk south of us. We followed them for a while - but our hearts were still racing and our hands were shaking from the whole experience! It was such an adrenaline rush!!! Needless to say our experience with the king of the jungle was an exciting one!

As we prepare to leave The Bush House we are both sad to go. We saw 4 of the Big 5 and will have to come back to see ...

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This 5 star lodge, located in Madikwe Game Reserve, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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