Madikwena Game Farm

Location for Madikwena Game Farm


South Africa



City / Town: 

Groot Marico

Street Address: 

Main Road, Skuinsdrift, 2851
Directions: OPTION 1
FROM JOHANNESBURG – NO TOLLGATE (Not recommended because of the bumps in Pella)
Through Magalies – Fork left to Boons/Derby/Koster
Through Koster – turn Right to Swartruggens
At T-Junction turn Left into Swartruggens (N4)
At stop street (Choppies on right hand side)
Turn Right to Lindleyspoort (20km to crossing)
Turn Left to Riekertsdam through Silwerkrans and Pella (32km)
At T-Junction turn Right to Straatsdrift,
Almost immediately left to Skuinsdrift
At T-Junction turn Right to Skuinsdrift
± 10km to Madikwena Game Farm on left hand side.

Through Magalies, fork, turn Left to Koster
Alternatively go the longer road to Rustenburg
As above directions until Swartruggens
Go through Swartruggens to Groot Marico (Zeerust)
Neat Groot Marico you will pass Platinum N4 Service Station
Turn off on bridge to right Skuinsdrift/Madikwe signboard
23km to Madikwena Game Farm on left hand side.

From Pretoria on N4 (bypass Brits) to Rustenburg – Swartruggens – Zeerust
To avoid Tollgate follow instructions of first option to Swartruggens or use Tollgate
route from Swartruggens.

GPS Coordinates
GPS 25 24’ 24. 09 S
26 22’ 05. 67 E

Please adhere to the speed limits, especially near Swartruggens & Groot Marico
Description for Madikwena Game Farm
The malaria free Madikwena Game Farm & Crocodile Ranch lies in the heart of the Groot Marico Bushveld where you are welcomed by irrigated pastures, surrounded by citrus trees, olive groves and table grapes. This splendid bushveld is home to crocodile breeding and other wildlife ranching. An inspiring combination of modern day equipment on a vintage site intertwined with "Bloubuffel grass", Apiesdoring and Camel thorn trees.

The town Groot Marico, situated in the North West Province, is named after the Groot Marico River, one of the few perennial rivers in this area. The town was formed by the Voortrekkers in the 1850 ‘s and was only proclaimed in 1948. The word “Marico” is well know because of Herman Charles Bosman’s writings of this area “There is no other place I know that is so heavy with atmosphere, so strangely and darkly impregnated with that stuff of life that bears the authentic stamp of South Africa”.

The land of mampoer, South Africa’s ‘moonshine’. Made from fruit, (mostly peaches or marulas) and named after the Pedi chief Mampuru.

The Reader Family’s existence in the Marico has been traced as far back as the 1880’s, to the days of Livingstone himself. Marico was then known as the Old Transvaal and its neighbours to the north known as Bechuanaland, Rhodesia (Northern) and Nyasaland.
Great grandmother Reader was the first white woman to sign the register at Victoria Falls. Great, great grand father Reader was a well known big game hunter and tradesman and his playground was Lake Ngami. His adventures are noted in a number of publications by James Chapman “Travels in the interior of South Africa”.

We are passionate about our history and our heritage and we invite you to come and experience the spirit and hospitality of the Marico firsthand. The Marico region is truly captivating and a perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Info for Madikwena Game Farm

Pet friendly for

Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Cats, Caged Birds

Accommodation Type

Self Catering, Guest Farm, Game Lodge


Dogwalking, Bird Watching, Hiking, Game Viewing

Pet Accommodation Types

Sleep inside

Pet Bedding

Bring your own

Pet Bowls

Bring your own

Pet Food Supplied


Enclosed Garden Option


Nearest Vet Name

Dr Roselle Hartwigsen

Vet Phone Number

Requirements for Madikwena Game Farm
Pets must be kept on a leash when visiting us: No Pets must be treated for ticks and fleas before they get here: Yes

Name tags are important for all visitors: 


Rules for all our Best Friends visiting: 

Upon arrival, please keep your pets secured in your vehicle until our Manager has established communication with you. All pet owners are responsible for their pet faeces and clean up afterwards. Poop scoops will be available at the office. During your stay with us, your pets are not to be left alone in the car or the room. Please inquire about our Pet Sitting Services at the office. Please ensure your pets have sufficient food and water at all times. No pets are allowed to climb onto or sleep on any of the beds or furniture.
Cost for Madikwena Game Farm (Subject to change)

Cost for human guests


Small Dogs Cost Per Day


Medium Dogs Cost Per Day



Cats Cost Per Day


Birds Cost Per Day


Contact for Madikwena Game Farm
Phone: 087 820 3746
Cell phone: 083 293 7090
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