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Getting to Madikwe Game Reserve

For the most part those lodges in the western part of the Game Reserve are accessed by the Wonderboom Gate. Lodges located in the central and eastern part of the Game Reserve are accessed via the Abjaterskop Gate.

Entrances to the Madikwe Game Reserve

  • Abjaterskop Gate
  • Wonderboom Gate
  • Tau Gate
  • Derdepoort Gate
  • Motledi Gate

On confirmation of your lodge booking we will provide you relevant directions to your lodge.

  • From Johannesburg head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll road.
  • Take the N4 Toll road north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust.
  • Once in Zeerust turn right at the second stop street into President Street. There is a signpost on the left. that says "Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone" and a First National Bank on the corner to the right.
  • Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km.
  • The first entrance to the reserve is Abjaterskop Gate.
  • The second gate to the reserve is the Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from the first gate.

Distances

  • Gaborone Airport (Botswana) - Madikwe 28km
  • Johannesburg - Madikwe 360km
  • Pretoria - Madikwe 400km
  • Zeerust - Madikwe 100km

Day Safaris

An executive daily air shuttle service operates from the Johannesburg International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve. Departing from the Federal Air Executive Lounge at Johannesburg International Airport, the service is operated with aircraft from the latest model Cessna Grand Caravans as well as twin-engine piston aircraft's.

Chauffeur Drive

  • Transfers, provided by a our preferred suppliers, can be arranged at an additional cost
  • Quotes can be provided on request.
  • Transfers costs range from 3 000.00 - 5 000.00 ZAR, one way, subject to the number of guests travelling, the pick-up point, availability of a driver.
  • Transfers are payable upfront, along with accommodation.

Madikwe Air Charters

  • Please note that flights can only be booked along with accommodation.
  • Flight bookings are subject to a non refundable 10% administration fee and must be booked and paid upfront.
  • Transfer between airstrip and lodge will be provided by the lodge.

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Important Information

  • Rates (including VAT):
    • Children aged 2 – 11 years, accompanied by an adult, less 25% off fare
    • Infants aged 0 – 2 years, accompanied by an adult, less 75% off fare – no seat
  • Departure times may vary day to day depending on actual lodge and guest requirements as well as landing conditions
  • Departure times subject to change without notice
  • Luggage is restricted to one (1) standard piece of hand baggage (maximum 5 kilograms), and one (1) piece of standard sixed soft-sided checked-in hold baggage (maximum 20 kilograms). Excess baggage charged at ZAR 400 per 10 kilograms.
  • Onward connections:
    • Inbound flights:
      • Domestic: 1.5 hours prior to shuttle departure
      • International: 2.0 hours from estimate shuttle arrival
    • Outbound flights:
      • Domestic: 2.0 hours from estimate shuttle arrival
      • International: 3.0 hours from estimate shuttle arrival
  • Carrier will not be held responsible for late arrivals
  • Shuttle price is exclusive of any passenger administration fees charged for entering the Madikwe Game Reserve
  • All bookings to/from Madikwe require a minimum of 2 guests. Bookings for 1 guest carry a single supplement of ZAR 1 980
  • Federal Air operates a Shuttle Service and is NOT a Scheduled Carrier

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 – 8 days: 50%
  • 7 – 4 days: 75%
  • 3 days – day of travel: 100%
  • Executive Meet and Greet will be available at an additional charge

MADIKWE SHUTTLE TIMETABLE
1 April 2015 – 31 December 2015
Low Season Schedule
Months – May, June, September, November
Airport Standard times Other information
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Day of week Available seats Stops Rate
Madikwe Johannesburg 11:15 12:15 1234567 24 Direct R 2675*
Johannesburg Madikwe 13:00 14:00 1234567 20 Direct R 2675*

IMPORTANT: New time table comes into effect 1 April 2015
IMPORTANT* Fare excludes a fuel surcharge of R200
• Seat capacity – 10 seats for JNB to MAD
• Seat capacity – 12 seats for MAD to JNB
• Additional seats will be accepted on the Supplementary basis - subject to T’s and C’s

High Season Schedule
Months – January, February, March, April, July, August, October, December
Airport Standard times Other information
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Day of week Available seats Stops Rate
Johannesburg Madikwe 10:00 11:00 1234567 20 Direct R 2675*
Madikwe Johannesburg 11:15 12:15 1234567 24 Direct R 2675*
Johannesburg Madikwe 13:00 14:00 1234567 20 Direct R 2675*
Madikwe Johannesburg 14:30 15:30 1234567 24 Direct R 2675*

IMPORTANT: New time table comes into effect 1 April 2015
IMPORTANT* Fare excludes a fuel surcharge of R200
• Seat capacity – 10 seats for JNB to MAD (Total 20 for the day)
• Seat capacity – 12 seats for MAD to JNB (Total 24 for the day)
• Additional seats will be accepted on the Supplementary basis - subject to T’s and C’s
• As per the 01st April 2015, there will be no Single Supplementary on any Madikwe flights.**

With the above Schedule, we will always be able to offer the below for agents/lodges:
• Connections to/from Tswalu • Connections to/from Lowveld
• Connections to Rovos Rail
• Connections to/from International and Domestic flights

SUPPLEMENTARY FLIGHTS
These flight options are available all year round, subject to operations discretion and may operate before or after the shuttle times.
• R3450 pp one way, excluding the R200 Fuel surcharge
• Subject to a minimum of 6 guests per booking.
• NO Child or Infant rates apply
• Non-Exclusive basis.

MADIKWE SHUTTLE TIMETABLE
1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016
Low Season Schedule
Months – May, June, September, November
Airport Standard times Other information
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Day of week Available seats Stops Rate
Madikwe Johannesburg 11:15 12:15 1234567 12 Direct R 3250
Johannesburg Madikwe 13:00 14:00 1234567 10 Direct R 3250

• Seat capacity – 10 seats for JNB to MAD
• Seat capacity – 12 seats for MAD to JNB
• Additional seats will be accepted on the Supplementary basis - subject to T’s and C’s

High Season Schedule
Months – January, February, March, April, July, August, October, December
Airport Standard times Other information
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Day of week Available seats Stops Rate
Johannesburg Madikwe 10:00 11:00 1234567 10 Direct R 3250
Madikwe Johannesburg 11:15 12:15 1234567 12 Direct R 3250
Johannesburg Madikwe 13:00 14:00 1234567 10 Direct R 3250
Madikwe Johannesburg 14:30 15:30 1234567 12 Direct R 3250

• Additional seats will be accepted on the Supplementary basis - subject to T’s and C’s
• As per the 01st April 2015, there will be no Single Supplementary on any Madikwe flights.**

With the above Schedule, we will always be able to offer the below for agents/lodges:
• Connections to/from Tswalu
• Connections to/from Lowveld
• Connections to Rovos Rail
• Connections to/from International and Domestic flights

SUPPLEMENTARY FLIGHTS
These flight options are available all year round, subject to operations discretion and may operate before or after the shuttle times.
• R3900 pp one way.
• Subject to a minimum of 6 guests per booking.
• NO Child or Infant rates apply.
• Non-Exclusive basis.

What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Self-drive - R180 Adults
Self-drive - R 80 Child under 12
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight landing fee R240 per Adult
Flight landing fee R150 per Child
SUBJECT to change without notice