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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room and views exceptional allowing us to see many wild animals close up. Our safari guide was very knowledgable and gave us a memorable experience seeing all of the big five and much more. The staff were all very friendly and made us feel at home. The facilities were very good. The standard of food was very high, however more... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

To Our Royal Friends, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of your experiences during your stay at The Royal Madikwe. We are so grateful for your feedback which allows us to ensure we are constantly improving our service to all our wonderful guests. You will be delighted to hear that we have taken steps to... More 

Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have spent 4 days with our whole family from grand parents to grand children and we had a wondefull time. Everybody was so nice, the rooms are beautiful, the rides showed us many many animals, lions, rhinos, impalas, spotted hyenas, leopard, and we could even follow the wild dogs whiles they were hunting! Just incredible! And back to the... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Family, We were so delighted to welcome you and your family back to The Royal in August and have the opportunity to share so much more with you all! We are truly taken aback by your kind review and lovely compliments about our passionate team and energetic guides. The nature surrounding us is so incredibly special and we... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are probably planning to go on a safari to see the big 5 and you will see them here - lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and elephants - along with a host of other animals including hyenas, kudu, etc. The one big animal you won't see are hippos because there is not enough water, but you will likely see everything... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

To Our Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, Wow! How kind you are to write such beautiful compliments about our very special team! I must share with you, that when i read this review to our team, they cheered and sang and as i'm sure you are aware in the Tswana culture that is a very powerful way to celebrate. We are... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are planning a trip of a lifetime to South Africa, and are looking for a beautiful, and most memorable experience, please look no further. Between the staff, the scenery, the accommodations, and the wildlife, this trip was just amazing.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff, food, location, rooms, everything was perfect! We spent 2 nights there and everything went lovely, I have to say that the current managers are doing a great job. Greetings from Barcelona, Spain.

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Israelandia, GO
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the lodge for 4 days in August 2016 with our two sons (ages 12 and 8.5). The lodge is a 5 star level with an amazing staff, all very warm and friendly. Our room, which was more like an apparent was spacious with everything one might need, food was fantastic and the chef made special meals for... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Please accept our sincerest gratitude for your wonderful compliments about Adam, our kind and caring team as well as all your amazing experiences at The Royal in August! It is delightful to hear how much you enjoyed your beautiful view of our very busy waterhole from the Emperor Suite and that your family safari experiences were... More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's almost impossible to put into words how amazing this place is. From the attentive staff to the incredible guides to the stunning views, the Royal Madikwe is a must if you're traveling to South Africa. The food was amazing and our sunset picnic with our guide was out of this world. Do yourself a favor and splurge if you... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, We are so taken aback by your incredible review and thank you so much for taking the time to write to us about your wonderful experience at The Royal Madikwe recently. It truly means the world to us to hear about what an amazing experience you had on your safari's and at the lodge with our vibrant... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Madikwe reserve boasts so many fine lodges but surely at the top of the tree when it comes to class in terms of sheer luxury, food and service The Royal Madikwe stands head and shoulders above all others. The level of service you will enjoy is without doubt as good as any 5 star hotel in the world. Chris... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, We are truly grateful for the time you took to write such a warm and detailed review about your incredible experience at The Royal recently. We are so blessed to be surrounded by the most spectacular wildlife, some of which are right on our doorstep, and that our vibrant and caring team had the opportunity to... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

My family and I recently celebrated my wife's birthday with 5 nights at the Royal Madikwe. It was our first time there and hopefully will not be our last! From the very first day we had a wonderful time, starting with lunch overlooking the waterhole surrounded by elephants and followed by a game drive where we saw both rhino and... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review on your recent stay with us at The Royal Madikwe! We are so pleased to hear that your Wife's Birthday was such a special celebration and our staff are truly appreciative of your kind words on their singing. We hope to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The team at Royal Madikwe work tirelessly to personalise your safari vacation. Having never been on a safari before I had no idea what to expect. What I experienced was a team of passionate, caring and knowledgeable people who love what they do and where they do it. Every game drive showed us something new. Lions, leopards, rhino, elephants, zebra,... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Family, We are delighted to read this breathtaking review regarding your safari experience at The Royal Madikwe! It certainly pleases us to know that your expectations were met and that our Team went above and beyond to ensure your stay was a magical one. Your kinds words are appreciated by everyone here and we do hope to... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the African Bush. Situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, just a 1 hour flight or 4 1/2 hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa's famous Big Five as well as the endangered Wild dogs and Cheetah! Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun! Winners of the "World Luxury Hotel Awards" in 2010, 2011 & 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category, Royal Madikwe offers accommodation on a per person shared basis to a maximum of 12 guests in 3 free standing Luxury Suites and 1 Royal Villa with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving our guests the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush. Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

Address: R 49 Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 65,392 - ₹ 1,33,251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The rooms are very luxurious, the honeymoon suite is the one with the best view, and then the villa, even if each of them has a view on the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles AgnesD_11, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the villa if you can swing it!! Private jeep and guide comes with it, and it's worth every penny.”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You will not find a bad room anywhere at this lodge”
 of 5 bubbles MalmesburyDave, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The water hole”
 of 5 bubbles HubertAudifred, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room next to the watering hole (e.g., the honeymoon suite). You just sit there and the animals come to you.”
 of 5 bubbles briguy2006, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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