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Mafikeng Game Reserve

Jacaranda Drive, Mafikeng, South Africa
27 (0)18 397 1675
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Mafikeng
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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59 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
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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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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5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We booked for one night and didnt want to leave! An amazing unfenced campsite in the middle of the game reserve just 3 km out of Mafikeng. Clean ablutions, electrified points and water taps with campsites under trees. We never needed to leave our site for game viewing although we did take a trip to the Komala dam one evening... More

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Mafikeng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

It does not have the BIG 5 but does have rhino, buffalo, giraffe and the normal antelope species. Reasonable barbecue and picnic spots with ablutions but you must bring everything from outside the reserve. No shop inside. To stay overnight you must book in advance with parks board.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I was in Mafikeng for the 2012 easter weekend. One of the attractions of this town is the Mafikeng game Reserve. Its a self-drive game reserve. The price is inexpensive. A wide variety of game can be found, however, the bigger ones might be hard to spot or not in view of the paths. We saw giraffes, buffalos, springboks, ostriches,... More

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