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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had an absolutely magical stay at Jamala and it was, hands down, the highlight of our two-week trip to South Africa. The entire guest experience is incredible - from the villas, to the food and drinks, to the staff, and of course the game drives and the setting. This was our first safari and Jamala set the bar so...

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

Dear jmcorson I am delighted that we could host you and be the highlight of your trip. I will pass the wonderful comments onto our team. We thank you for this review and await your return. Jamala

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Not quite sure where to start - we went with high expectations and excitement (first safari) and Nico and his team blew it out the park. We always treat ourselves to staying at very special places and Jamala really did excel on every front. Amazing staff (rangers incredible and clearly the Rolls Royce in the park so you will see...

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

Dear Jamie W I am sure this is the first time our team have been called the Rolls Royce of the park, we just love that comment!!!! Thank you for this wonderful review I am so pleased we could offer you such a wonderful experience. All the best The Jamala-ian's

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 17 December 2016

A stellar experience from start to finish. Rodney, Nico and the staff treat you as a member of the family and remember your preferences. The villas are truly private oases that afford first class luxuries in the middle of a wildlife preserve. Stunning.

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Dear glennesbitt Thank you for the kind comments and wonderful reviews. We appreciate all the feedback and look forward to your return. All the Best

Saddleworth, Lancashire
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our first time on safari, but the benchmark has been set very very high! What a fantastic place, wonderful accommodation, fantastic food and surroundings, and the game drives were brilliant, I think the waterhole creates an amazing setting where you can just sit and watch whats happening - lions, elephants, zebra, rhino, all just wandering around! But probably...

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Dear Mike We are thrilled that you enjoyed Jamala so much. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I hope we will have you visit us again in the future. The Jamala-ian's

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My wife tells me I kept using the word magical during our stay at Jamala Madikwe, and it truly was. 5 star service, one of the nicest accommodations we have every stayed in, amazing food, and the team at Jamala makes you feel like family - and to top it off the amount of animals we saw was unbelievable. This...

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

Hi Jonathan P Thank you for this most wonderful review. I am so pleased Jamala has touched you with her magic. We are so pleased that you could enjoy our beautiful little piece of Africa. We certainly look forward to your return in the future. All the best from the entire Jamala Team.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Jamala Madikwe is definitely the best lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve! We had a wonderful experience, the team is great and Rodney the best host you can wish for! The food is outstanding, the private Villa with the own pool so beautiful and we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast, where we watched 45 elephants at the waterhole, so close by!

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Dear Anke We are so pleased you could experience and enjoy our beautiful Jamala Madikwe. Thank you for all the kind words we will pass every comment on to the team. We hope to have you visit us again in the near future.

Philadelphia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Simply the best, From our guide JP who constantly amazed us with his knowledge and love for all animals - we were able to see the magnificent 7 - all within the first 24 hours of arriving, to the fabulous 5 star dining and the exquisite accommodations. Thank you to Rodney, Niko, JP, Happi, Precious and all the Jamala staff....

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Dear Heather I am so happy that you could enjoy Jamala Madikwe and its beautiful surrounds. Thank you for the wonderful review and kind comments. I hope that we will have you visit us again in the future. Enjoy the cookbook. All the Bests Jamala

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited Jamala Madikwe, seven times now, and we have always, without exception, been blown away, not only by the warm welcome, pampering and caring we receive, but by the elegant lodge and chalets, which are first class. The game drives are fantastic, the staff are amazing, and the game rangers extremely knowledgeable, and all at Jamala obviously love...

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Dear Pat As always thank you for this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge again and that you could share it with your family. We will pass all your kind comments on to the team. Thank you again The Jamala-ian's

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

From the moment we stepped off our Federal Air shuttle flight to be greeted by Lucky our guide, the next two days flew by in a haze of good food, luxurious surrounding and fascinating animal drives. Rodney and Nicos oversee the lodge and nothing escapes their attention, as in the rooms where everything you could require has already been thought...

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Dear Gary B What an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us I am thrilled at your wonderful review and kind comments. We so love to have guests enjoy every aspect of our gorgeous property. Thank you I will pass every comment to our team. All the best

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We recently stayed (October) for 5 nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It was our 3rd visit to the Madikwe game reserve, our first time at Jamala. We loved it & were very sad to leave! Great food at every meal; super staff throughout the lodge; good, spacious accommodation. We loved our breakfast & evening meals watching the waterhole,...

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The IrishPenguin Thank you for this very concise review. We are so pleased that you could enjoy your 3rd visit to this wonderful reserve. I hope that you will return in the future. All the best from the entire team.

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 80,377 - ₹ 1,03,155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All lodges are the same, but choose room one if you struggle to walk, and it is nearest to the water hole”
 of 5 bubbles 25ollyc, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms have good views and are all equally furnished to the same luxurious level. Room 1 has an excellent view of the water hole but this can be seen from all the rooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles SandraMU3887JV, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms 1 - 5 are stunning”
 of 5 bubbles simonj718, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa #1 is the closest to the lodge and best for viewing animals at the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles jmcorson, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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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