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Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

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PO Box 91, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had the most fantastic and memorable time at Royal Madikwe. The setting, staff, facilities and food were outstanding. A very stylish lodge with beautiful interiors and lovely touches, hosted by the loveliest people. Our hostess Sarah was forever on hand to help, even waiting for us to return from a drive in the pouring rain to hand out umbrellas.... More 

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

Dearest Royal Friends, Thank you so much for your kind words! Wow, what a wonderful review you have written about our very special lodge! We truly appreciate the time you have taken to tell us about your experience at Royal Madikwe. It means so much to all of us when we get such a heart-warming review and knowing that we... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A fantastic stay at a wonderful lodge. The facilities were some of the best I have come across in Madikwe. The rooms and food were wonderful. Most rooms overlook a fantastic waterhole which provided excellent game viewing. Kyle, our ranger, was superb. Very knowledgeable and tried his best to provide great viewing. The highlight being the cheetah we saw on... More 

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

Dear Royal Madikwe Friend, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our African Home! We are thrilled to hear that our facilities are some of the best you have come across in Madikwe. We enjoyed having you stay with us, and hope that we will get a chance to welcome you back to our special Lodge in... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I travelled with my husband and 70yr old mother to join her on her first ever trip to SA and her first safari. From the moment we were met at the airstrip to leaving the staff were forever attentive - especially Sara. All rooms overlook the watering hole which is great for afternoon viewing between drives. The rooms are extremely... More 

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

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for your warm and kind words. We are so pleased that you had a such a wonderful stay at our special lodge and that your mother had such a memorable first safari experience! Thank you for your comments, we sincerely appreciate your feedback. I do wish you had mentioned the matter of... More 

Milford CT
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What else can be said that has not been said by the other reviewers. Accommodations, staff, booking experience, food, game drives and watering hole, service, logistics and all other aspects are all first class. Kyle and Sara were our hosts and they as well as all the other staff members go above and beyond to provide a memorable experience. The... More 

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

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and heart warming review about your experience at Royal Madikwe! We are delighted that you have had such an incredible experience, not only on safari, but in every aspect. We truly enjoyed hosting you at our very special lodge and we do hope... More 

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