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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2014

On arrival at the lodge, we were greeted and given a refreshment while we checked in. After check in, we walked to our car and were told we would be helped, unfortunately this did not happen until our wonderful ranger Jerry, helped us. Our room was nice, however it looked tired and needed a paint and I don't think the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We stayed for 3 nights as a couple. The lodge advertises as a luxury lodge but is more basic than many of the other lodges we have stayed at across South Africa. The setting is lovely with all the rooms along the riverbank.The rooms are individual thatch chalets, rustic in design and spacious, clean and comfortable though the bathrooms could...

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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Stayed here with my husband and 3 children aged 2,5,and 7. one of the only places in the area to include small children on their game drives. We had Benson as our guide. his knowledge of animals , their behaviour and how to spot them was second to none.Our accomodation was beautfiful and all meals were fantastic.Our charter flight in...

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Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing experience of the two nights we spent at madikwe game reserve. Excellent hospitality, service and food. Strongly recommend Benson our ranger for all the game drives coz he is very jovial and enthusiastic and we spotted all the big 5. Must visit to enjoy the wild and stay where you can spot animals playing near the...

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ARBROATH
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We were so looking forward to this Safari, so were completely disappointed and annoyed at the quality and condition of the Hotel, the attitude of the catering staff and the complete lack of Supervision and the invisibility of the Management. In fact we can barely recognise the Hotel from the previous reviews, which to be honest appear to be more...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is a nice lodge in a good game reserve . What made it for us was the amount of game we saw and our tracker, Benson from Zimbabwe who was excellent. He made the extra effort to find the animals we were looking for including leopard. We saw a lion and hyena standoff over a kill which was very...

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Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

From the moment we arrived we were taken back by the the set up and the service. We were met with a cold refreshing drink and a cold towel and shortly after afternoon tea was served was served (all meals were fantastic) and then we went out for our first game drive with Takura (charles). What this man did not...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I have to say of the 17 safaris we have been on in south africa 4 of which have been in madikwe this was by far our BEST based solely on our sighting ...leopard from our deck...all big 5 in an an afternoon plus cheetas , wild dogs and hyenas. Our guide Jerry listend to what we wanted to see...

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JHB
Reviewed 9 June 2014

A group of us spent 3 nights at Madikwe River Lodge.It was wonderful. We had the best Ranger we have ever had, Charles (Takura). What an asset to a super lodge! He was so knowledgeable and so helpful with a great sense of humour!. He did his best to find us everything we wanted to see including cheetah,wild dogs, leopard...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a 3 night stay at the River Lodge and were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality shown by the staff, the accommodation and the food. From our arrival until our departure, all our needs were attended to. Violet celebrated her birthday whilst we were there and the whole staff did a special song and dance for...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Madikwe River Lodge is positioned in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve and offers attractive comfort in sixteen split level suites with an outdoor dining boma located on a central Island,accessed by a wooden bridge,this luxurious Lodge invites guests to enjoy the sights & sounds in mother Africa's land of brilliance. Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of malaria-free African sand veld.Each suites is individually decorated to create a rich African feel,and offers en-suites bathroom with a full range of guests amenities as well as a private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river. Madikwe Game Reserve, is world of breathtaking scenery and endless African bush. At Madikwe River Lodge the guided game drivers and trails are thrilling to be a part of with Africa offering you and incomparable experience in the wild. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge

Address: | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $520 - $828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Madikwe River Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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“Pick a different game reserve”
 of 5 bubbles dwh24, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for your room not to be too far from the dining area if you don't like walking in scorching heat !”
 of 5 bubbles 201sylvainb, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Amazing staff, great deserts, free wifi, peaceful location, abundance of wildlife, great game viewings, off road driving, great rangers”
  • Bathroom with a view over the river (Photo by Drive South Africa, #TrekSouthAfrica)
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 of 5 bubbles DevonKrantz, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“excellent views to the river”
 of 5 bubbles mhz1303, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get room 17 and you have the best view of the river where elephants are walking - or some lions may rest with their recent catch.”
 of 5 bubbles charlotteblou, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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