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Yorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, as a family of nine have just spent three nights at Madikwe Hills, it was amazing, the rooms had everything we needed, the food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Our guide Sam and his supporter Herman were brilliant, we saw four of the big five... the leopard was illusive... however we saw the...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hanjo4, Thank you very much for all the praises! We hope to see you and your family again soon! Regards,

seattle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge is by far one of the best we have ever stayed in. From the rooms, view and lodge, to their staff and guides... I couldn't recommend it more! Hannes took very good care of us and made our trip one to remember. We were not fans of the couple we were first on safari with - we had...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jacquelineSeattle, Thank you so much for all the compliments! It was a pleasure to have you both here for such a special occasion. Almost all problems/ uncomfortable situations can be resolved quite easily when communicated to us - thank you for bringing it to our attention so that we could solve the problem and ensure that you have an...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Lodge , Top Staff, Top facility, Top food, Good Safari we will visit again ! My only request: please but a log in the pool overflow at the main Lodge,so the frogs have a way to exit instead of drowning. Have pointed this out to our Ranger the first day, but by the time we left nothing had been...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear M_Moises, Thank you very much for your kind review. Thank you for pointing the pool overflow trough out - frogs are excellent climbers, on trees walls or even glass. We will keep an eye on them. Hope to see you again soon! Regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wide stayed there for 2 nights all i can is this is the best stay of my life till now.If there is rating which is more then 5 would give that. The hospitality they give is beyond imagination . Right from check till check out the way they take care of each and every thing is amazing....

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Deepak G, Thank you so much for your blessing! To mention that your stay at Madikwe Hills has been your best stay of your life is the biggest compliment you can give us. The sundowner stops in the afternoon are indeed special - best sunset bar ever! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards,

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My teenaged daughter and I spent three fabulous days at Madikwe Hills in early January. We stayed in lodge #5. It was definitely 5 star! The rooms were luxurious, the service by the staff amazing, and the food wonderful. Our ranger (Althi) and spotter (Charlie) were fantastic! They went out of their way to locate the animals we most wanted...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gerri R, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for all the praises. We hope to see you back at Madikwe Hills again soon! Regards,

Delaware
Reviewed 25 February 2017

These people do it right. We were met at the airstrip with our guides who were our hosts for our 1 week visit. The hospitality was personalized. The meals were excellent and would be customized if you wished. All was 5 star. We loved the wikd doga

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear umberto7, Thank you very much for your review. 1 week is a great length of time to visit for safari is one gets to experience so much! Thank you for the compliments, we try our best to accommodate all dietary requirements and/or allergies. We hope to see you again soon. Regards,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had the best vacation ever at Madiwke Hills. Our room (2 bedroom house/villa) was amazing and bigger than we were expecting. It was nice that this house/villa came with a huge living/dining room area as well as a big deck out back that had a great view of the watering hole where we were able to see so many...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear cutfam, Thank you very much for your kind and descriptive review. Little Madikwe is a special place, almost like a small lodge within the lodge. And it is perfect for families or photographers because of the privacy on game drives and in the suite, as well as the flexibility with meal times. We hope to see you again soon....

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

What an experience! If you can go - GO. The accommodation and staff are truly fabulous and the game drives are spectacular. I cannot say enough about Madikwe Hills. We had the most fabulous 3 nights. The food is wonderful and the staff cannot do enough to make this an experience you will treasure forever. We moved on to Leopard...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David and Sarah, It is such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit with us so much! Thank you for all the praises! It is always a great idea to mix the safari up a bit and experiencing the diversity between Sabi Sands (Leopard Hills), Timbavati (Kings Camp), Kruger (The Outpost) and Madikwe. We hope to see...

London
Reviewed 17 February 2017

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left the experience was sensational. The rooms are beautiful and so well appointed. Every detail is thought through and always good to have a Nespresso for a caffeine hit pre safari. We loved the bed with it's mosquito/bug/whatever net. The rooms have multiple windows from which to see the game and...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gablegirl, Thank you very much for your descriptive review and for all the praises. We can't wait to have you back with us again! After 6 years of drought we are very happy with this season's rain so far! All the dams are full and the bush is full of grass, ensuring enough food and water for the animals...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed at Madikwe Hills Game Lodge from February 5-8 and could have easily extended our stay as we were sad to leave. This place is so very special. The accommodations are spacious, well appointed and just plain beautiful. Nothing could beat the view from your terrace or private outdoor shower - it was such a peaceful oasis. We enjoyed...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nadia W, Thank you very much for your kind review. A bush experience is special and different to all other vacations. And definitely a trip that one can do again and again as it is different every time! We hope to see you again soon. Regards,

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality, where you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. Madikwe Game Reserve stretches all the way up to the Botswana border and is one the largest and most popular game reserves in South Africa. Once farm land, the Reserve has now been restored to its former natural environment with 86 mammals (from mice to elephant), 420 bird species (110 being rare) and 104 tree species. Predominantly grasslands and bushveld, intermingled with lone mountains and rocky outcrops, the Reserve is home to cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, hyenas, lion, elephant, black & white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and various antelope. • Two 3-hour game drives a day (morning and afternoon) • 'Big 5' game viewing in state-of-the-art game-viewers • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive • Drinks and canapes on afternoon game drive • Bush breakfasts and dinners on request for larger groups MAIN CAMP • 10 Secluded glass fronted suites (±150m2) • Uninterrupted views of the African bush • Private deck with plunge pool • Air-conditioning • Fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge Little Madikwe (Family Friendly Camp) Little Madikwe comprises of a 2 Bedroomed Suite (±390m2). An additional 2 Luxury Suites (±150m2) can be reserved to form a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests. • Private deck and swimming pool • Air-conditioning and fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge, verandah and dining room • Private kitchen with personal chef - set your own meal time • Private game drive vehicle and game ranger - set your own game drive time • Personal butler/child minder • Entertainment centre • Satellite television and DVD collection • Various CD's and children's games • Small library FACILITIES IN MAIN LODGE • Lounge • Dining Room • Bar • Wine Cellar • Local wines • Terraced viewing deck with umbrellas overlooking waterhole • Swimming Pool • Library - stocked with a comprehensive selection of books • Internet Facilities - desktop with wireless internet connection available 24 hours • Satellite Television at the main building in the Lounge • Traditional Boma • Curio Shop Well stocked with books, clothing, safari gear, handmade knives, shoes, bags, jewellery, postcards and local arts & crafts. WELLNESS Set the mind at ease and embrace the energy of the bush. Experience Spafaris with soul of Africa. From our enchanting world, secrets are revived and re-created to bring you, for the first time, a unique spa concept based on a fusion o f ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals from Africa. To reconnect to nature, to realise, to recover and to relax... In holistic therapy, our body "energy" is the universal life force that governs personal wellbeing and vitality. The signature treatments are concentrates on establishing and maintaining a balance between our body energies. The new range Wisdom of Africa blended indigenous botanical ingredients from all over the continent of Africa, that natures mind, body and spirit. They give us an idea of African healing traditions and a chance to re-awaken, to touch the inner self again. Fully Equipped Gym The fully quipped gym at Madikwe Hills, with treadmill, spinning bike, rowing machine, fitness flyer, weights and bench, dumbbells and barbells and aerobic mats, allows guests to keep up with their fitness regime, or a place to release the guilt built up after indulging in mouth-watering delights. ... more   less 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve | North West, Madikwe Game Reserve 2865, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 67,548 - ₹ 1,00,220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Get the 2 bedroom suite if it is available”
cutfam, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 5 which was stunning.”
3592david, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms lower down are near the watering hole.”
gablegirl, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent and all have good views.”
Tobasco44, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are perfectly located with their own veranda and private plunge pools,”
thembintingane2016, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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