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Reviewed 1 week ago

The safari was brilliant and the staff extremely helpful. The food was good and in particular the breakfasts. We had our own vehicle for 5 of us and Amos our guide made each safari special. We didn't see the leopard but go so close to...More

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Response from guestrelations552, Guest Relations Officer at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences after your visit at Madikwe River Lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve. The fact that you mentioned our lodge without doubt, we love to read that you have enjoyed all the services that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at two different lodges during our stay at Madikwe, (Tao and the River Lodge), on opposite ends of the park... I really liked the experience of both, and they both bring a different experience to the table... The River Lodge felt more personal...More

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Response from guestrelations552, Guest Relations Officer at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear Si/Madam Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences after your visit at Madikwe river lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve. The fact that you mentioned our lodge without doubt, we love to read that you have enjoyed all the services that you...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

60th Birthday, so my first safari was one for the bucket list. I’m sure their are some very expensive options available for safaris in Madikwe but I can only say that the service given by the River Lodge was superb throughout.The location on the river...More

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Response from guestrelations552, Guest Relations Officer at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences after your visit at Madikwe River Lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve.The fact that you mentioned our lodge without doubt,we love to read that you have enjoyed all the services that you have been...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

My fourth or fifth visit. Chalets and property have been upgraded a bit. All new vehicles. Great game guides. Although dining options have been reduced (they were primarily buffet in the past but now meals are selected from two options), the food is still very...More

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Response from guestrelations552, Guest Relations Officer at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 16 March 2018

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your visit at Madikwe River Lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve.The fact that you mentioned our lodge without doubt,we love to read that you have enjoyed all the services that you have been...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place has very knowledgeable rangers, and the whole park has rules, such as never more than 3 jeeps at a sight, don't disturb the animals, no private cars - so a great experience is guaranteed. People who have been at Krueger were jealous when...More

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Response from Pertunia M, Internal Marketing Assisstant at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Valued Guests Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Madikwe River Lodge, The feedback shows that you have enjoyed your stay with us and all the services that you have been offered, much appreciate the positivity of it. Looking forward to host...More

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Marco P
25 March 2018|
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Response from londoncritic2014 | Reviewed this property |
You stay mainly in the truck, there is however one stop on the drive where you can get out and stretch your legs. But I did not see any viewing platforms on any of the drives that I had.
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rohmi17
16 October 2017|
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Response from guestrelations552 | Property representative |
Good Day, thank you for taking the time to write to us, English is preferable at Madikwe River Lodge or any around as it is easy to communicate.Hope you going to enjoy your stay at the lodge. We cannot wait to meet you.
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aka_cookie
31 May 2017|
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Response from Pertunia M | Property representative |
The minimum age for kids permitted on game drive is 7 years and above and below we offer them 1 hour kiddies game which start at 11h00 after breakfast and parents are welcome to join the kids.
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"Higher number lodges are close to the waterhole for animal spotting including lots of elephants"
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"If you want a different experience, ask for Chalet #17. It has an outdoor shower that overlooks the river."
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"Room 17 is an excellent location with views of animals around the river bed."
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"Rooms need a little upgrading"
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