The Madikwe Reserve prides itself on the long strides it has made to not only preserve the animals within it, but to uplift and stimulate the communities around the area as well. The reserve’s presence has served as a testimony to the success of the region.
Many of the lodges are passionate about doing what they can to empower the local people. From supporting schools in the area by teaming up with Pack for a Purpose. The program allows the guests to make an impact by donating supplies to some lodges being entirely owned by a local community. This instance is the only kind in South Africa. By just being a guest at the reserve you become a part of the sustainability model.
The Madikwe Reserve has set the bar for other new reserves to follow in its elephant like footsteps towards skill development, creating jobs, education infrastructure, and the elimination of poverty.