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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 91, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (2 adults plus 2 teenagers) had a wonderful 3 days at Royal Madikwe. The lodge was sheer luxury and we were looked after so well. The food was great, the game drives were great (thanks Kyle!) and the staff couldn't have been more friendly, even singing to us on our final evening! If you want a combination of safari... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just returned back from our 4 day break at the Royal Madikwe all I can say is WOW!!!! Everything exceeded our expectations and we had an absolutely unforgettable time! The lodge itself is sheer luxury and the staff are all so welcoming and helpful! The food was absolutely delicious and you really do feel like you have spent your... More

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for your lovely message and kind words! We are so pleased to read how much you and the family enjoyed your stay at Royal Madikwe. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you all back very soon! Until next time... Warmest wishes, Sara & Kyle And the Royal Madikwe Team More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on many a safari....but never have experienced anything like at Royal Madikwe. From the moment we arrived we were treated like Royalty. Adam was determined to show us the BIG FIVE on the Game Drives and we saw much more than that !!! The Management team showed a personal interest in making our stay as memorable as... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an unbelievable time at Royal Madikwe. From the very initial drive in from the airstrip we saw tons of animals. And the staff (including the chef and waitstaff, Cheri, Adam, Sara and our all world guide Kyle) were tripping over themselves to make us comfortable and ensure we had a great time. The food was... More

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you for your lovely words and wonderful review of our African Home. It means so much to all of us here to know that you enjoyed your special safari experience. We hope to welcome you both back in the near future, along with your new addition to the family! Wishing you both all the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really fantastic time at Royal Madikwe. The food was particularly spectacular and our safari guide Adam was really top notch. I would strongly recommend Madikwe - we met people who had been to Kruger and reserves in Botswana and not see rhino or leopards which we were fortunate enough to see more than once - primarily due... More

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, Thank you for your wonderful review of our very special lodge. We genuinely appreciate you spending the time to write us such a lovely note and look forward to welcoming you back to Royal Madikwe one day as dear friends! Warmest Regards, Adam & Cherie And The Royal Madikwe Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were hugely excited about our first safari trip to South Africa - and particularly excited about Royal Madikwe, which looked so beautiful on the website. The reality is even better. From the moment we arrived we were transported into a world which was like nowhere we had visited before. The setting is extraordinarily beautiful - right next to a... More

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and wonderful review of your experience whilst staying with us - it is so very appreciated! It warms our hearts to know that you and your lovely family had such a great stay with us. We are looking forward to having you all... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Royal Madikwe Lodge surpassed all expectations. It was the last of a number of game lodges we stayed in, we thought it would be very difficult to surpass Shamwari and Thornybush, but it did. Despite beautiful and quite luxurious accommodation, especially the Royal Villa where we stayed, it also felt very homely. The staff are quite amazing, great hosts,... More

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, What a lovely review. We sincerely thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your visit to Royal Madikwe with your family. We were delighted to host you all at our special lodge and look forward to doing so again in the near future. Come and visit us again soon! All... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had such a great holiday at Royal Madikwe. The staff really make you feel very special and the lodge itself is beautiful. The South of the reserve is quiet and the sighting brilliant. We will definitely be back soon!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Royal Madikwe Lodge is just to good for words. The accommodation is outstanding, we had 3 villas during our visit and all were perfect although suite four ( I think) was right in front of the water hole which always surprised us as herds of Elephant would arrive almost silently. Sara was a perfect hostess, the staff were outstanding,... More

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our African Home. We genuinely appreciate the time you have taken to tell us about your experience at Royal Madikwe. We are so happy that you all had such a fantastic time with us, and it was an absolute pleasure to host you all! We would love... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

How do you put into words an amazing three days staying at the Royal Madikwe Safari Residence. Our luxurious room overlooked a water hole were every day various animals including buffalo, impala, zebra and elephants to name a few came to drink, even during the night. One day I counted a herd of 33 elephants including calves drinking at the... More

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our African Home. We genuinely appreciate the time you have taken to tell us about your experience at Royal Madikwe and we are delighted that you have had such a memorable stay with us. We miss the enthusiasm and wonderful nature of the twins around the Lodge,... More

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Address: PO Box 91, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence 5*

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Royal Madikwe offers an absolutely unique safari residence in the heart of South Africa's game-rich, malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve where an unrivaled wilderness experience is silhouetted against a backdrop of 5-star luxury and unsurpassed hospitality. Member of ATTA - The African Travel and Toursim Association. Member of SATOA - Promoting Travel and Tourism to Africa. Winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010 and 2011 for the Luxury Game Lodge Category. ... more   less 
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