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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first safari so we didn't know what to expect and Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge didn't disappoint. From the moment we arrived every detail was completely on point - fantastic, friendly service, delicious food and gorgeous villas. Our ranger Kagiso was so...More

Thank Twits71127
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded 1 week ago

Dear Twits71127 Thank you for the great review. We are passionate about delivering a great Safari experience and I’m delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best Jamala

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge is unique in my experience. An intimate hotel with only five guest villas situated fifty yards from what must be one of the busiest watering holes on the entire Madikwe Game Reserve. Exclusive, well appointed, with five star dining, generous...More

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Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LouPaskalis Thank you for this review we are delighted that you could enjoy your time spent with us. The pool is definitely an incredible new asset and with the free self service bar we do not for-see any additional services required, staff are always...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

Although the weather could have been kinder the stay was great. The service excellent and the people very friendly. We especially like the fact that as a National Park with only a few lodges you did not feel that you were impinging upon the animals...More

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Thank tonyb532018
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tony Thank you for writing this kind review. We look forward to hosting you in the future. All the best

Reviewed 9 March 2018

Jamala Madikwe is, quite simply, superb. At this end of the market, of course your guide should be the best (thanks KG) and the accommodation luxurious - but Rodney and Nico and their team deliver myriad small touches that add up to a simply excellent...More

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Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded 11 March 2018

Dear Michael We truly enjoyed hosting you and your family.I am delighted that we could make your Safari experience a memorable one and we hope to see you return in the future. All the best The Team at Jamala

Reviewed 15 February 2018

I loved my time so much, that I cried when having to go. Best animal spots, best food, best guides, best everything, incredible comfortable lodge... Big. Love. Want to come back asap. Drove from JBurg by car easily...

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Thank Aemaenda P
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded 19 February 2018

Dear Aemaenda Thank you for this kind review. We are thrilled at your enjoyment of our beautiful property Jamala Madikwe. We look forward to your return in the future.

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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US$1,527 - US$1,838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Erwinamoo
24 January 2017|
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Response from Rodney S | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, a transfer with a driver taking three and a half hours from OR Tambo International is available. Car rental and self drive is also a easy options. Please contact us directly via our website... More
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kuzbara
7 September 2016|
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Response from Nico V | Property representative |
Hi kuzbara Thank you, yes we can accommodate most dietary needs. We do get fresh fish weekly and we can accommodate vegetarians.
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AOUS_Salloum
8 May 2015|
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Response from Nico V | Property representative |
Hi January is a great time to visit as we are in rainy season and all the new born plains game babies have dropped, the park will be beautifully green. In terms of rain we have afternoon thundershowers lasting about 2 hours... More
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"We stayed in villa 1, which we loved for the closeness to the watering hole, but you can't go wrong with..."
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"Room Five is my favourite as its located in a good position"
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"Request the rooms closest to the lodge area as you can see the very busy waterhole from only these rooms"
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"All Accommodation same."
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