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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Couldn't fault this place if I tried. The accommodation was amazing. Staff were warm and welcoming and the food was brilliant. The safari guides were really passionate and informed on all the wildlife and area. We can't wait to go back.

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Kris What a pleasure to have you stay with us at Jamala Madikwe. I really enjoyed spending time with you and our chats regarding food photography. I hope that you will definitely join us again in this magical place in Africa soon. All the best. The Jamala-ian's

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 21 October 2016

small place. Very luxurious. Inside the game reserve. All meals and game drives are included. Dedicated and friendly staff. Star chef in the kitchen. Relationships are formed on a personal level. A vibrant mix of luxury pleasure and adventure 😄 Was a lovely portion of my honeymoon 🙂

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear 113ouj It was an absolute pleasure for us to have you as our guests especially as part of such a wonderful time in your lives. I am so pleased you could enjoy your honeymoon with us and we hope that you will return to visit us in the future.

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very friendly staff, the food was exquisite and the ranger was very informartive and passionate. The lodge was nice clean and spacious.. The whole experience was beyond amazing, I really can't wait till my next visit.

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear laya We would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our stunning property Jamala Madikwe. I am delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of the lodge. We hope to be able to host you again in the future. All the best.

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us arrived at Jamala on September 29th for a week. We had Lazarus as our Ranger. We had a wonderful time and we saw plenty of game including leopard, cheetah,lion, hyena cubs,huge numbers of elephant, zebra,giraffe, wild dogs, Oryx etc and also plenty of birds. The food was excellent and during one evening meal there was a male...

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Salmonfisherfrank Thank you for this kind review, the game viewing certainly has been impressive during this time of the year. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to have you return here in the future.

Swellendam, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Words cannot accurately express how grateful we are to Rodney, Jaco, Happi, Lazarus, Engela and Precious for making our anniversary weekend truly unforgettable. The personal attention, the small caring touches, the delicious food, the luxuriously large and comfortable villas, the incredible game sightings, both on drives and simply sitting on the 'stoep' overlooking the waterhole, and the pure wonder of...

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Dear Alison What an absolute pleasure to have had you visit us and enjoy your anniversary at Jamala Madikwe. I am so pleased you enjoyed every aspect and that we could make your time in this special place a memorable one. The entire team thanks you for the kind comments. We hope to have you visit us again in the...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Jamala is about playfulness, relaxation and attention to detail. It's visual, it's gastronomical, it's rejuvenating. It's about the lazy sofa safari watching elephants bathing in concert from the deck; the excitement of tracking wild dog with Lazarus and Lucky; the spoil of being waited to hand to foot by Happi or any of the other staff members who happen to...

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Dear Derek Thank you we truly appreciate this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to hosting you again at our beautiful property in the future.

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The perfect combination of being constantly taken care of in every detail and yet having all the privacy you can wish. Rodney masters the art of both making you feel like visiting a close friend and providing the most exclusive and luxurious accomodation. Each of the 5 beautifully decorated and spacious villas, as well as the main lodge, face a...

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Dear Patty Thank you for this review. We are delighted at your kind comments and will share all of this with the entire Jamala team. Thank you again

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were a group of five, including one with special needs, staying 3 nights. Nico and his team are superb, and I wish there were a stronger word to describe their hospitality and graciousness. The cottages (only 5) are wonderful, the main lodge has warmth and comfort, the drives are beautiful and exciting, the food is excellent and elegantly served....

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Dear KenRo Thank you for this wonderful review. It was our pleasure to be able to share this wonderful place and Africa with you.

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Well, where to start...... One of the most fabulous places to stay in Madikwe. We had two marvelous days of excellence - brilliant game sightings, expert guiding, top notch cuisine, superb expansive rooms with every amenity imaginable and to top that all - superb hosting by the owner Rod. He is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, very approachable, witty...

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Dear Angela Thank you for this great review, I am so pleased you enjoyed every bit of your stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Africa is calling!

Pleasantville, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I was there one year ago.The rooms and dining area were top notch to say the least. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten anywhere in the world. The staff was very, very friendly and the spa was awesome to boot The safaris were out of this world, my guide was Laz, his knowledge and friendliness...

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Dear tommylamotta Thank you for this review. We appreciate the kind comments on all aspects of our beautiful lodge. I will pass your comments to Laz and the entire team. We hope you will return to visit us again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jamala Madikwe is an intimate and elegant safari lodge located within the 75 000 HA malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province. Each of the five sumptuous and elegantly appointed suites offer private decks and rim-flow swimming pools. Madikwe is home to all of the Big 5 and most of Africa's top game species which includes a spectacular array of general game in addition to a very successful breeding program for the endangered wild dog. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jamala Madikwe

Address: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,559 - $1,857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Villa #1 is the closest to the lodge and best for viewing animals at the watering hole”
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“All of the rooms are amazing - lovely villas with bedroom, dining room, sitting room and deck with pool! Perfect! ”
 of 5 bubbles jamiewG6855WI, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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