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Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

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R 49 Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have struggled to find a way to describe to anyone quite what a perfect trip this was. The lodge truly feels like home whilst you're there, with the wonderful team of chefs, waiters and guides making you feel like you're welcomed into their family. The lodge takes on sustainable tourism in a responsible way so you can enjoy seeing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The accommodation was fantastic and the staff were terrific. We felt completely relaxed and nothing was too much trouble. I was apprehensive about food due to a gluten allergy but I was catered for superbly at every meal. The lodges are superbly located - lunch overlooking a watering whole that is frequently visited by herds of elephants! Our days were... More 

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Thank Steph W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If any place on tripadvisor deserves 6 stars or 7, it's this one. It's pretty hard to find a flaw with the royal madikwe. From the front of house staff, to the chefs, to the waiters, to the safari guides, to the nice young gentlemen that walk you to your room at night after dinner so you don't get taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Madikwe is a true paradise and a place I will not forget. My room was overlooking the watering hole which meant that I was spoilt with views of all kinds of wildlife throughout the day including Elephants, Zebra, Giraffe etc. We were taken by the rangers on two drives a day, one in the early morning and one... More 

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Thank Clara L
Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Clara, We would like to extend our sincerest thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on your stay with us at The Royal Madikwe. It pleases us to know that you had such an unforgettable safari experience with us! Our watering hole is still showing off with fabulous views of Elephant, Buffalo, Brown Hyena's... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Royal Madikwe with a big group of friends back in September and I have to say it was hands down the best trip I have ever been on. The staff were incredibly friendly, professional and attentive from the minute we drove up the driveway to the minute we left. In fact we all felt so at home,... More 

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

Dearest Jackie, We appreciate the time you have taken to write this lovely review of The Royal Madikwe. It is heart-warming to know that our Team made you all feel so special and at home. We will be sure to pass your comments onto them. The sightings have been outstanding and the reserve is looking wonderful! We do hope you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at the Royal Madikwe was the most incredible experience I have ever had. The staff are incredibly warm and welcoming. The food is delicious. The safari guides were incredibly knowledgable and very friendly. We were lucky enough to see all of the Big 5. I hope to be able to go back to the Royal Madikwe in the... More 

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

Dear Hannah, Thank you kindly for taking time out to write such a beautiful review. We are pleased to hear that you had such an amazing experience with us at The Royal Madikwe. We hope to be given the opportunity to welcome you back sometime in the near future in order to ensure your next safari adventure is just as... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words can't describe the trip we had! A week in paradise with all of your best friends is an experience we won't ever happen again. The lodge is beautiful and the attention to detail is amazing. It is the little touches which made our stay so special - notes on the pillows, cocktails by the pool and gourmet dinners. The... More 

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

Dearest Royal Madikwe family, We are truly grateful for the time you took to write such an amazing review of your stay at The Royal. We are truly blessed that you chose to share your Birthday celebrations with us. Our watering hole is still showing off an abundance of wildlife and the animal sightings on game drives have been fantastic!... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madikwe has beautifully designed and maintained lodgings, the staff are wonderful, both friendly and efficient, and the food is top-notch, served each meal at one or other location that allows you to watch animals arriving at or gathering around the waterhole.. The overall experience was superb. My only criticism lies with the surrounding land, this is the opposite of savannah... More 

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

Dear Royal Madikwe friends, We would like to express our gratitude on taking the time to write this lovely review on your experience at The Royal Madikwe. You will be pleased to know that Madikwe Game Reserve has had some rain over the last few weeks and the reserve is looking lush and beautiful! The animal sightings at the waterhole... More 

Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Best view, lots of animals, good and funny guides, lovely and helpful people, amazing rooms, fantastic pool with an awesome view, the food was very excellent, my favourite were the singer and the band❤️

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

Dearest Royal Friends, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a wonderful review about your exciting safari experience with us at The Royal Madikwe. We are delighted to hear how much fun you had with our team and sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another incredible safari adventure very soon! All the very... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The accommodation, service and food is impeccable. The safari drives are awesome. We stayed in Little Madikwe with superb wildlife views and regular visitors including elephants. Spacious accommodation and very comfortable.

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

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent experience at The Royal Madikwe. We truly appreciate your kind words. Our watering hole is still showing off with delightful sightings of Elephants and general Wildlife. We hope to be given the opportunity to welcome you and your family back... More 

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