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Northwest province

Visit Northwest province


The vast, semi-arid Kalahari and bushveld habitats of the Northwest Province, near the border with Botswana, were the scene of the world's largest game translocation exercise: Operation Phoenix.

The area is the least visited safari destination in South Africa and provides an authentic, off-the-beaten-track experience.

Free from malaria it offers visitors exceptional Big Five viewing.

Top itineraries in Northwest province

Johannesburg, Madikwe and the Cape

11-day tailor-made holiday from £3,420 pp incl. flights

Explore in luxurious comfort with private transfers throughout, expert-led guided tours and stays in some of the country’s finest hotels as you combine South Africa’s city greats – Cape Town and Johannesburg – with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.

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Top places to stay in Northwest province

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Traditional safari lodge

Situated within the Madikwe Game Reserve – a haunt of the fabled Big 5 – the Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge mixes unapologetic luxury with some of South Africa's finest wildlife encounters.

Molori Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

Situated within the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa on the border of Botswana, the secluded lodge ensures privacy and luxury

Madikwe Lelapa Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

Lelapa offers a family-orientated safari with specialised rangers and facilities for young naturalists.

Madikwe Dithaba Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

Dithaba Lodge is located in the eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve upon the mountain, offering incredible views of the plains.

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Where to go in Northwest province

Pilanesberg National Park

The fascinating Pilanesberg National Park is located in the transition zone between the Kalahari and Lowveld, offering a thrilling big game viewing in a malaria-free environment.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Herds of elephant, giraffe, impala and wildebeest can be seen within Madikwe Game Reserve, as well as large numbers of other reintroduced species.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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