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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. I would recommend Madikwe Safari Lodge to anyone. Was quite an experience and we will never forget the time we had there. We were welcomed by the manager Alan and everyone made us feel so welcome.

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1Thank phillycampbell
Zurich
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We spent 4 nights in this amazing place as a family of four (kids aged 12 and 10). We had never been to South Africa before and never been on a safari before so everything was new to us. We transferred from Jo'burg to Madikwe on the Fed Air flight and had to go around at the time of landing...

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2Thank ClarkeFamilyCH
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I enjoyed every moment of my trip,the staff had a welcoming smile at all time,the ranger was helpful on explaining to us.More over everything was perfect I enjoyed my anniversary.keep up the good job guys and the standard

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1Thank kelebogilemashaba
Tenerife, Spain
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was are last lodge on our trip in Africa this year .. But before I write anymore I've had a email from this lodge apologizing for the way the Driver/guild behaved towards us.... and the time we had 8 people in our vehicle !! The lodge itself I thought was very good .. service from the staff was second...

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MOREfamily, General Manager, MORE Operations at Madikwe Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 'robertah2014' Thank you for submitting your review following your stay with us at Madikwe Safari Lodge. As mentioned, we have already engaged directly with you regarding the negative aspects of your experience with us. I'd like to address the point regarding the maximum number of passengers on each of our safari vehicles. This is, in fact, not unique to...

Reviewed 27 September 2016

This lodge is the pinnacle of luxury, from the moment you arrive, the service, the food, the game drives, just completely spoiled in absolute luxury, breakfast was amazing, choices from a menu plus the addition of a huge board filled with smoked salmon, granola and yoghurt, fresh fruits, orange juice, cheeses, ham and all that complimentary before you even got...

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2Thank Alison T
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a premium-priced lodge where I expected a 5-star-plus experience but did not get one. The rooms and facilities were excellent so nothing to fault there. The game-viewing was poor but I do not fault the lodge there (it's mainly luck). The staff were ok/fair. Acceptable at a 3-4star venue but not enough attention-to-detail for a premium resort. Maintenance...

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1Thank drcolinburns
Pennington, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Well, what can I say about this wonderful place, from the time you step out your vehicle, you are welcomed with big smiles and lovely beautiful people. Loved everything about Madikwe Safari Lodge everything is pretty much beautiful and spotless and everyone does a professional job, the rooms, the food, the lodge itself all first rate. My drives were also...

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1Thank Ortigia100
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed at Kopano Lodge, beautiful rooms with Elephants strolling past our windows! Wildlife was incredible, we were able to get within a couple of metres Cheetah feeding on a fresh kill as well as follow two male lions of a Buffalo hunt, sit beside endangered Wild Dogs as well as a 1 hour old Giraffe. So exciting! Staff went...

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1Thank Janet B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Madikwe didn't disappoint in any way. We did tick of the big 5 over 2 days/4 drives but frankly it's not all about the big 5.... This is a great example of re-wilding, where farmland that was never that productive anyway has been allowed to return to being a well-stocked private reserve. The flight over from Jo'burg was in an...

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1Thank moseleyfan2015
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed for 3 nights with our family with two children aged 10 and 13. From the moment we arrived at the lodge we were met with a warm welcome. The food was fantastic, I particularly liked that there was a small menu at brunch at which the kids could choose what they wanted, which made things easier. The evening...

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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 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,319 - $3,231 (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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