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Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

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PO Box 91, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cherie, Adam, Chantelle, Gift, Eunice, Amos, Beauty, Margaret and the rest of the RM team gave us a truly memorable few days - too few! It really was the most wonderful break and we could not have asked for more. The drives with Adam were wonderful and full of unexpected experiences! The waterhole was right there and full of exciting... More 

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful lodge, with a very active water hole- right outside our room. The three rhinos were a real treat! The customer service is 2nd to none and the food is delicious! Our 4 game drives were always an adventure! Following a lion to the waterhole through the bush in the dark is something I'll never forget! It was an amazing... More 

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting relatives in johannesburg and decided we wanted to make sure that we saw some of the wildlife while we were over. After some time checking out parks and hotels we decided that we wanted to do it properly this time and Royal Madikwe would be the ideal place to go for. We were not disappointed. I was... More 

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Stockholm, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Look no further..... The Royal Madikwe is beyond magical ! Our outstanding hospitality started with our warm welcome upon arrival with Chantelle Terblanche. Her attentiveness throughout our entire stay was delightful, professional and full of special attention to detail. The tranquil lodge and luxurious accommodations also captured us immediately, not to mention the waterhole in front of the lodge teeming... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed as a family of 7 adults and 3 kids.. The chalets are tastefully decorated, very spacious with a private deck and plunge pool. The royal villa was gorgeous too with a kitchen and big deck to watch the game! The best thing about this lodge is it's very busy waterhole. We saw Ellie's everyday, rhinos, all sorts of... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe guest Thank you for the excellent review especially from a well traveled guest we truly appreciate it. It was lovely having you and your family here with us over your fathers birthday. Thank you for the advice on food portion, we strive to deliver the best possible service and we will make a note of this. We... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My experience at the Royal Madikwe was an unforgettable one. The views are breath taking and I was so impressed with how much wildlife I got to see. Elephants love frequenting the watering hole situated next to the lodge. The staff are so friendly and professional. They were very welcoming and friendly from the moment we arrived up until we... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hugo We thank you for the excellent review and complements. We are truly grateful for this. We are always so excited to hear what stood out for our guest and you did that. Thank you for the gorgeous photos. With game drives, we have to agree as there is nothing comparing to the beauty that is Madikwe. Truly a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Perfection in every respect. The hotel is truly a luxury resort; the guides are extremely knowledgeable, and everyone goes out of their way to make this the best experience in your life time. Loved the water hole next to the infinite edge pool - you will see things that you can't experience on a game drive (eg, elephants fighting). Super... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sebastian Thank you for the excellent review and beautiful complements. We truly enjoyed having you and Jasper here with us. He was a joy to work and paint with. Truly glad you enjoyed our infinity pool and the entertainment at the waterhole. Thank you for the lovely photos, everyone truly enjoyed them. Do hope to see you and your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights with our 10yo grandson. We were looked after extremely well throughout. Fortunate to be upgraded to one of the suites after the first night. All the staff were simply superb. Attentive, but not in your face. Looked after our grandson well and took time out to make him feel special which was much appreciated. The food was... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest We thank you dearly for the lovely review and complements, all our staff truly appreciated it. We are glad your grandson had a wonderful time as we strive to keep our cubs well entertained in the camp. We are extremely delighted to hear that you enjoyed our wine selection as we strive to only serve our guest the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Royal Madikwe is a truly fantastic place. It is intimate with only four villas and the waterhole attracts loads of animals. Upon our arrival an elephant bull was eating fruit from the tree just in front of the main lodge. In our villa we could enjoy a bath in the outside pool while watching zebras, giraffs, impalas and elephants come... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Olsson Family Thank you for your wonderful review and beautiful complements. We are truly grateful that you made use of the outside bath as nothing can compare to the sighting you had from the Royal Villa. We will most certainly look into more traditional meals for our guest as we strive to bring guest the best possible experience of... More 

Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Actually I cannot add anything to the former reviews so I will keep it short: The lodge is beautiful, our room was spacious and with a perfect look at a waterhole, the food was excellent and the stuff outstanding. The drives with our ranger Kyle were so much fun and the highlight was a lepard view on our very last... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate the time you have taken to let us and other travelers know about your experience at Royal Madikwe. We hope that we will get the opportunity to welcome you both back again someday. Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.... More 

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