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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heaven on earth, they really create magical things over there. Very caring stuff, you have anything you might need. We had the best guide, Wienand. Very proffesional, obviously had a huge passion and knowledge about his job, his storytelling was so interesting, so kind and smart. Johan, made us feel like home, and I truelly felt like a princess thanks...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to stay 5 nights at The Lelapa lodge in a family room and having seen the photos and reviews were looking forward to our stay . Sadly it was not what we had expected. The staff were very welcoming and friendly but the standard is not 5 star and this is not an inexpensive resort.The rooms are...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at the Madikwe Safari Lelapa Lodge! The game drives and the accommodation were fantastic. The catering was excellent. The pool area next to the waterhole provided exceptional wild-life viewing. The staff was super friendly. In short, this was an ideal stay for a family! Many thanks to the whole team for this highly memorable vacation!

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to many safari lodges but this was one of the best I've ever visited. The service, food, accommodation and safari were all amazing. Management and staff went out of their way to make guests happy. The swimming pool overlooking the waterhole was just incredible. A huge herd of elephants came to drink while we were there. Kids are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 3 nights at the Safari Lodge over Easter and could not fault a thing! In that time we went on 6 safari drives with our excellent guide who managed to find us not only the Big 5 but the Magnificent 7 which included both wild dogs and lions feasting on their kill eating. The staff were all friendly...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. This property is simply stunning. We received a lovely warm welcome and the staff proved themselves to be professional and very friendly. The public areas were beautiful and our room/chalet was very large with a separate room with bunk beds for our 2 boys (7 & 8), it's own plunge pool and an amazing outside shower. Our bed was...

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Lexington, MA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were an extended family of 19 people, including older folks like my husband and me, and grandchildren from 8 years old to 25. We stayed in Lelapa Family Lodge, where the tents are outstanding, the staff very hospitable and accommodating from the general manager, Alan, and Sean, who supervises the staff, to everyone we encountered. Water was waiting for...

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Bruetten, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an absolute amazing Part of our Holiday. We saw a lot of animals very close, like elephants, Giraffes and Lions. We Had a lot of fun as well. The Lodge Looks very, very Nice with lot of lovely Details. Everybody make us feeling very comfortable!!!

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I must admit when we originally booked this safari experience many months ago I thought it was a very expensive holiday but now having spent 3 days at Madikwe/ Lelapa Lodge and the associated and inclusive 2 free nights at More Apartments in Cape Town I think it is outstanding value for money. The experience we had as a family...

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our group of 2 families (8 in total) stayed in the Kopano Lodge for 3 very short nights. We wish we could have stayed the entire month! The lodge itself is beautiful, and the fact that we had it all to ourselves truly made it feel like our home. The common areas are beautifully decorated and inviting. The suites are...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, overlooking game-filled plains intersected by the Marico River and framed by the Dwarsberg Hills, just 20 suites are clustered in three intimate camps. With circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite, and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate, while large pizza ovens add a fun twist to meal times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madikwe Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,223 - $1,829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Madikwe Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe Safari Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
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“Every room is amazing!”
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“A magnificent room overlooking the African bush! The outdoor shower was well worth the experience Tranquility at it's best!”
stewartc711, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“i'm guessing all the rooms at Kopano are super and the other lodges within the group cater to different groups (families or others).”
MikeHSFO, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All suites face the bush and are completely private (except for inquisitive animals!)”
DiscerningNEEngland, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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