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Address: Jacaranda Drive, Mafikeng, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 (0)18 397 1675
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Animals were easy to spot

The Mafikeng Game Reserve was a fun experience to see animals like giraffe and rhinos. You drive your own vehicle through the park so make sure you have someone who is good at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
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Midvale, Utah, United States
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Logan, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although this reserve is smaller, there is still plenty of wildlife to see. Many of the typical animals- kudu, impala, wharthog; but they also have plenty of giraffe, zebra, and rhino! Each time I've gone it has not failed me!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Drove in for an afternoon visit, and immediately came upon a number of kudu, blesbok, and hartebeest, with warthogs and Meer cats dashing across the road in front of me. The real encounters were with the rhino, buffalo, wildebeest and giraffe. It was as though I had the whole 5,00 hectares to myself. Conditions were perfect for game viewing, and... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed a very economical and self guided game drive here. We saw many zebra, and giraffe, kudu and springbok, warthog and two rhinos! Wildebeest too. We even went in our Mazda 5 that is low to the ground and had no problems. If you are in Mafikeng, its is a small park but a great place to take visitors... More 

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Midvale, Utah, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Mafikeng Game Reserve was a fun experience to see animals like giraffe and rhinos. You drive your own vehicle through the park so make sure you have someone who is good at spotting the animals, not that they are hiding, but it can be easy to miss them in plain sight.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After an afternoon appointment had just an hour in Mafikeng to explore the game reserve before sundown. Well worth it - good map with an accurate indication of what to expect to see - and not disappointed. Within a matter of minutes had logged rhino (mother and baby) up close and personal. Wow! Although for me thy were the stars... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This reserve is a must do for us whenever we are in Mafikeng, a town not otherwise hugely renowned for its vibrant and burgeoning tourist industry. The park is relatively small but is pretty well laid out with good dirt roads, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. The Reserve is also inexpensive, a nice change in a country where the... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Went on a mid-morning game drive. Loved seeing the rhinos, blue wildebeests, giraffes, zebras and other wildlife. The roads are very nice and probably even a sedan would be fine. 4x4 is not necessary. They were probably the nicest roads of any game drive I have been on. Our only complaint, which is minor, is that it is mainly a... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a great small game park, we went in the last afternoon and we saw and photographed a good number of animals. Locating the entrance is tricky as the brown signs are misleading and the impressive entrance gate close to the Mafikeng information centre which has the Game Park sign on it, is not in fact the entrance!

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Mmabatho, North-West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I joined the North West Parks and Tourism Board 'ambassadors" on the promotion of Tourism North West as a packaged destination.The theme of the promotion Mahikeng was: " I Love Mahikeng" . I was invited to join the group on the visit to the Game Reserve as one of the award winner:s "North West Provincial Tourism 2012 Best Guest House.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The game reserve is hard to find with no signs to the entrance located out of town through a residential area. However we sawa a good selection of game close up including White Rhino, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Kudo, Zebra and Impala. A very pleasent Braai and Picnic area in the middle of the park makes a nice spot for a sundowner... More 

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