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    Buffalo Ridge Lodge

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent72%
    • Very good17%
    • Average8%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Free Wifi
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Impodimo Game Lodge
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    1 - 5 of 135 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The guide (Israel) was excellent. The hotel facility itself was unfortunately poorly maintained. Our first room had multiple malfunctions and a mouse. Thanks to the staff for changing our room, but the 2nd room also wasn't great. Food was very greasy. Because the place is...More

    Thank j889814672
    Response from Chris R, General Manager at Buffalo Ridge LodgeResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for your feedback. I am interested to hear you found the lodge maintenance poor. Please let me know when you stayed at the lodge as the lodge had a major refurbishment in early June which has been extremely well received by other guests. You...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

    Spend 3 nights at this great place to be. Very nice staff, good food and a relaxing atmosphere. Special thanks to Elliot our game driver. It was a pleasure to drive with him and spotting the big 5. This man has so much knowledge. Thanks...More

    Thank Freek B
    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    In the spirit of the many "big fives" in the South African Bush that we learned about at Madikwe, we present the Big Five reasons to come to Buffalo Ridge Lodge. We're a family of four, two late-middle aged parents of 59 and a daughter...More

    Thank Shai_Philly
    Response from Chris R, General Manager at Buffalo Ridge LodgeResponded 9 June 2017

    Thank you very much for this feedback, particularly the way in which you have taken the 'Lodge Big 5' and given your opinion of your experience. Much appreciated. Hope to see you again.

    Reviewed 30 May 2017

    We just loved our time in the bush ! The hotel chalets were SO beautiful and nice and private, I also had a brilliant massage on the deck. Food in the lodge was super delicious and we had such great service with all the gluten...More

    Thank Sandra M
    Response from Chris R, Operations Director at Buffalo Ridge LodgeResponded 31 May 2017

    Hi Sandra Thank you for your feedback and glad you had a good time at Buffalo Ridge. Regarding Wild Dog, there are Wild Dog in Madikwe and we do see them on a fairly regular basis. My inference from this is that he perhaps told...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    This is the first time we had done a safari. The accommodation was so posh and the service was excellent. We felt very special and pampered from the service we received. The staff were so friendly and the house keeping of our room was amazing....More

    Thank kat574
    Response from Chris R, Owner at Buffalo Ridge LodgeResponded 17 May 2017

    Thank you very much for the feedback. It is always useful to know where service and information is not being provided. Could you please forward a mail to reservations@buffaloridgesafari.com and let us know who your guide was. Thanks Chris Rightford

    Impodimo Game Lodge
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    Tau Game Lodge
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    Motswiri Private Safari Lodge
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$ 494 - US$ 1,347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
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    • North-West Province >
    • Madikwe Game Reserve
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    Traveller (140)
    Room & Suite (22)
    Dining (7)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (99)
    Family and Play Areas (7)
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    Room Tips
    "Room 7 & 8 are quite far from main lodge. Better to be closer."
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    "There isn't a bad villa"
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    "We were in a Lodge a short walk away from the main building. At night we were escorted back by one of the..."
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    "All the rooms are the same, but room 6 has the best view overlooking the valley."
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