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Royal Madikwe Exclusive Safari Residence

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 91, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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kent
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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

Hønefoss, Norway
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Staying at Royal Madikwe was truly a unique experience. The warm welcome we received from Cherie made us feel like we were part of a small family. She being pregnant and expecting in March enhanced that feeling. Adam, her husband, took us on some unforgettable game drives. We were waken up at 05:30 in the morning, the jungle still dark... More

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Onsala, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Royal Madikwe is for real heaven on earth. The safari-trips are outstanding, the staff is polite, professional and nice beyond everything. The manager and the ranger, people you never thought existed, other than in fairytales. The lodges are like castles, more than you would ever need. This place......I cannot give a review that is good enough for this place. I... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This has to be on everyone's bucket list, and not only visiting Madikwe Game Reserve, but staying at the incredible Royal Madikwe Lodge! This place was truly one in a million. I had booked a stay to propose to my girlfriend, the staff were absolutely incredible! They made it one of the most memorable weekends of my life, for both... 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 and we are delighted that you have had such a wonderful stay with us. We wish you both all the best on your new journey together, and... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The staff make you feel at home, they anticipate your needs and go out of their way to provide an incredible stay. Their professionalism and dedication on making your stay and unforgettable experience is superb. The quality of the food is amazing, everything I tasted was delicious. The table settings, the different ambiances created in every meal, all details looked... More

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Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Royal Madikwe is truly REGAL! We absolutely loved this unique safari lodge as well as its wonderful staff and serene surroundings -- and yes, we would go back in a heartbeat! We spent the first few days of a very long trip to several southern African countries there and it was such a fantastic introduction that we did not want... 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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