Phone : +27 (0) 13 790 4214
Alternative : +27 (0) 82 779 2153

Wilderness Drives – Kwa Madwala


The wilderness drives at Kwa Madwala are uniquely personal. Undertaken in open 4x4s, these safari vehicles offer a second-to-none open and panoramic experience. The drive takes you into the 2,000 hectare Kwa Madwala Private Conservancy. These drives offer an excellent overall game and wilderness experience.

Visitor Submitted Wilderness Drive Video

Morning Wilderness Drives

A two hour early morning safari which includes coffee and rusks before departure. This safari departs at 05.30 in the morning in the summer months and at 06h00 in the winter months. Guests return in time for a hearty breakfast back at Camp.  All drives commence with a safety briefing and introduction to the reserve.

Afternoon Wilderness Drives

A two hour late afternoon safari which includes pre departure tea, fruit juice and cakes (traditional High Tea) as well as sun-downer drinks and snacks which are served in the bush while on the drive. The afternoon safari departs at 16.30  in summer and at 16.00 in winter.

Please note:

Summer months: 1st October to 30th of April
Winter months: 1st May to 30th of September

The drives depart and traverse through the Kwa Madwala reserve focusing on large game, many other animals, birds, flora and fauna. Expect to get close to elephant, giraffe, warthogs, kudu, zebras and general game.

Kwa Madwala tries wherever possible to employ people from local communities. As a result the majority of our guides are from under privileged and previously disadvantaged backgrounds. They are without a doubt very entertaining and will relate fascinating facts and stories along the way. Each one of them has exceptional knowledge of the bush and has excellent tracking skills and consequently is more than able to answer questions on the bush and its inhabitants. However, you may experience a lack of knowledge on worldly events and issues. We ask that you kindly respect this.

Wildlife Sightings


It should be noted that whilst every effort is made in terms of finding sightings on a Kwa Madwala game drive, and guides will do their absolute best for you, in certain cases sightings can be poor. If this does happen it is important to try and be patient, it is seldom that a combination of three drives will give an overall result of poor game viewings.

For the best viewing results we highly recommend you participate in at least three game drives at Kwa Madwala and a Kruger National Park Safari option . Should sightings for whatever reason be poor in Kwa Madwala the chances are they are unlikely to be poor in Kruger simultaneously. The opposite also applies in that poor sightings in Kruger are unlikely to occur in Kwa Madwala at the same time. The combination of both gives the best possible opportunity of big game viewings.