The Mafikeng Game Reserve is located against the municipal boundary of Mafikeng Capital City, extending eastwards to cover an area of 4 600 ha of open Kalahari grassland and acacia thorn scrub.
Not only is the Reserve an important recreational area for the western regions of the province, but is also a breeding centre for a wide variety of game species.
The Mafikeng Game Reserve conserves large populations of plains game including white rhino, buffalo, gemsbok and giraffe which can be viewed and photographed on the open plains. Numerous sightings of all the principal species is a special feature of the reserve.
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. Other facilities include barbecue and picnic sites and an entertainment Lapa. An educational programme for young people has been introduced giving a valuable insight into the role and needs of conservation in society.
School touring parties are encouraged to use the park and facilities.