This 4 600 hectares reserve, which can be described as Kalahari, with acacia dominated and sourish mixed bushveld, is a real experience. The emphasis is on game, being plainsgame, and you can, with relative ease, observe the following species - giraffe, small and large antelope, white rhino, warthog and ostrich.
The bird life is prolific, with many species of the waxbill and finch families. There are two visitor facilities in the form of barbeque/picnic sites and an entertainment lapa. Situated close to the park is a chalet complex, which has comfortable rooms, with breakfast being the only meal supplied. There is a well established restaurant at this complex.
Situated adjacent to Mafikeng Game Reserve is Cookes Lake, on the Molopo River. A unique system of using recycled water, to keep the dam full, can be viewed. There is a large selection of waterfowl resident on the lake. The reserve has a large caravan and camping site, with full ablution facilities.