Madikwe is a 75000 ha game reserve founded in 1991. It is an example of a successful collaboration between local communities, the private sector and government, to form a conservation area
which is sustainable.
It is primarily in the North-West Province, but overlaps a provincial boundary with Limpopo province.
Madikwe is home to the Big 5 along with Wild Dog, Giraffe, Zebra, Springbok, Impala and many others. It is malaria – free and boasts a wide variety of birdlife.
In addition to being able to traverse the 75000 Ha of Madikwe Game Reserve, guests to Hillhouse Lodge are afforded access to an additional 10 000 Ha of Private Game Reserve called the Madikwe Conservancy. This land is adjacent to Madikwe Game Reserve.