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Jamala Madikwe

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Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 10 cottages/villas on the property. All are lovely and reached by a smooth concrete path that is well lit. This was my first stop on a second trip to south africa. It was my intention to recuperate from the long flight. Little did I know that it would be one of the most wonderful parts of my journey.... More 

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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rod, Nico, Daniel and the entire staff were amazing. They made me feel like home. My lodge was personalized with my own letter head and special welcoming. The food was amazing and so well thought out. Our ranger Daniel was so professional and knowledge of the wildlife and game reserve. I'd recommend anyone to go to Jamala!

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Hannah B Thank you so much for this review. We are incredibly pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that you felt right at home in our beautiful property Jamala Madikwe. We always strive to make every guest experience a special and memorable one. We hope to see you return to us in the future The Jamala-ian's More 

Bermuda
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've just returned from my fourth stay at Jamala Madikwe and stayed for a total of 5 nights this time. I always save the best for last on my safaris and this trip was no exception. Jamala Madikwe continues to set the standards for elegance in the African bush. We were a party of 8 and had the lodge exclusively.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just returned from an incredible 5 days at Jamala and I can honestly say I am having withdrawal symptoms. Everything about it is truly magical. We have stayed in many places in SA, including several game lodges and none can compare. The setting and wildlife are all you could hope for and Lazarus and Daniel are brilliant at bringing these... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Melanie M Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so sorry about those withdrawal symptoms. I am delighted that you enjoyed the property so much and we look forward to having you return to us in the near future. We will keep the 101% going ! All the best More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you are wanting to see the true Africa whilst enjoying 5 star luxury then Jamala Madikwe is for you. Whilst you might not see the big 5 you will be spoilt with amazing animal sightings in a location where conservation is important. The staff are amazing and absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Bring along your appetite as the... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear teena61 Thank you for this review Teena & Karen. We truly enjoyed hosting you at our little gem Jamala Madikwe. I hope that we will have you return very soon. Thank you again for the wonderful comments and taking the time to review our property. All the best The Jamala-ian's More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Where do I begin? Firstly I think it is important to say that I have never until now written a review on tripadvisor but I feel I need to write something about this incredible place. My wife and I spent 4 nights at Jamala Madikwe on our honeymoon. Jamala is exactly what you imagine a 5 star lodge to be,... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear TRFLOYD1 Thank you, we so appreciate all the wonderful feed back and great reviews. I am especially thrilled that we could make your honeymoon trip a memorable experience. The entire team will be delighted at the great review. We look forward to having you stay with us again Thank you More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I returned for our second time inside twelve months. This time Jamala was the finale to our 4 week safari visit to South Africa and Tanzania. We stayed four nights. This lodge oozes class and elegance. Our villa was extremely well appointed, spacious and the evening fire was set to provide warmth at the end of safari... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Marg and Dick Thank you for this great review, we truly appreciate the wonderful response. I am so happy we could make your stay very memorable and spoil you once again. The watch tower dinner and romantic turndowns are always a treat and I am please we could surprise you with the special touches. I will pass all your... More 

lciester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Firstly a huge thank you to nico , rodney and the team for making our 6 days truly magical, we cannot wait to return next year with father in toe. I will try and keep this short and sweet as the previous reviews only cement what we experienced but I thought bullet point would like to highlight a few things.... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear pauliooh Thank you for this most wonderful review. The location can be challenging when it comes to fresh produce but we pride ourselves in creating a great dining experience at Jamala Madikwe every night. The private villas are very large and comfortable and we try to make every guest experience at Jamala a special one. Our staff are exceptional... More 

Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

AMAZING - Speechless at how stunning this lodge is, I had the most amazing time here, the host who is the owner has such a passion for his property as well as each guest spending time here, the game drive was spectacular saw almost the entire big 5...and the rooms are so huge, lots of space big enough for a... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear amina586 Thank you for this review, we were delighted to have you stay with us. I am so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of the lodge. The team at Jamala strive to make every guest experience a memorable one. Thank you again for the review. The Jamala Team More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was first taken to Jamala Madikwe for my fiftieth birthday, and the experience was so amazing, we go back there for special occasions, or to show someone else what we have been enthusing about. Each time a guest arrives, management and staff great you with warmth and professionalism, then lead you onto the deck overlooking the waterhole, where there... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear PatBosman Thank you for the review. We love hosting you at Jamala Madikwe, and the waterhole has been as active as ever, due to the dry winter climate. I am so delighted that you enjoyed Jamala again we strive to offer amazing cuisine, great service and a memorable safari experiences in the exquisite setting that is Jamala Madikwe. Thank... More 

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