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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful time at Madikwe Safari Lodge in March 2017. We booked last minute, as I was doing some work in Botswana and it was about a 90 minute drive from Gaborone (45 min of which were driving through the park). Immediately, I realized how well taken care of we were going to be We were treated to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comfortable rooms, loved the view and the private plunge pool, the staff was friendly & attentive. The breakfasts were delicious. JP, our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, excellent elephant sightings.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at this lodge, excellent rooms overlooking the river where you sit on the stoop and watch the animals come down to drink. The food is excellent and afternoon tea to die for. We couldn't use the main pool because of recent flooding and this caused the pump to fail,shame as it has a lovely setting....

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Thank Tim A
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent three nights here after our safaris in Botswana and were impressed with staff, setting and expertise of the rangers. It's a spa like setting in that everything is quite finished, complete and the service is impeccable. If you don't have much time but want to have a safari experience in South Africa, this is the best of both...

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Thank MikeHSFO
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return trip to the Safari Lodge. The chalet was fine and staff cheerful and helpful. However Safaris very poor. Too many in vehicle, inexperienced Guide and no tracker. We were very disappointed.

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MOREfamily, General Manager at Madikwe Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 'Maddie A', Firstly, thank you for choosing to return to Madikwe Safari Lodge. We enjoyed hosting you during your visit in 2014, and again now in February 2017. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed the service you received at the Lodge, and were satisfied with your accommodation. I do, however, regret that you found our safari experience...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge from 28th February until 3rd March,This was a first time safari for us and we were unsure what to expect but we were not to be disappointed. From the moment we disembarked from the Federal Air Flight from Jo'burg to be met by Johann and Mitchell and a welcoming glass of champagne...

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Zurich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Lelapa Lodge and we were so happy to return. Last time we used the Fed Air transfer and this time we chose to drive after a short stay at Sun City. The drive in was fun if a little challenging in arts purely because it was a hire car. We loved seeing the animals...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my seventh safari trip. I have been to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and India before for safaris but I have never met a ranger so impolite, aggressive and disrespectful as I did here. So, if a plan to visit Madikwe, go - but ask any ranger besides Gerard!!

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Dear 'fabioalpero', Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We understand how critical a good Field Guide is to a successful safari, and take this aspect of our operation very seriously. We have investigated the circumstances surrounding your experience with Gerhard, and have included our feedback below. You spent a total of 5 game drives...

Paris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff, facilities, landscape and the staff are so exceptionnel !!!! We have seen a lot of animals in a beautiful landscape For a family with a little children is very good very good. We make a strong recommendation

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Place, Friendly people. Great Ranger! all the experience was beyond our expectations. We were there for 3 nights with our two children of 4 and 5. We all spend a great time. They were very flexible with us with a problem and that made our experience unique.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, overlooking game-filled plains intersected by the Marico River and framed by the Dwarsberg Hills, just 20 suites are clustered in three intimate camps. With circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite, and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate, while large pizza ovens add a fun twist to meal times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madikwe Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 64,856 - ₹ 1,00,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“i'm guessing all the rooms at Kopano are super and the other lodges within the group cater to different groups (families or others).”
 of 5 bubbles MikeHSFO, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All suites face the bush and are completely private (except for inquisitive animals!)”
 of 5 bubbles DiscerningNEEngland, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beautifully styled and comfortabel lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles happyobserver, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view to game walking past and privacy with outdoor shower and plungepool”
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