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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed there for 2 nights and really wish we have stayed longer maybe 4 nights would be best, large private rooms with own deck and dip pool staff are the most friendly ever we had morning and evening game drives , what a wonderful experience Lazy our guide driver was always kind and made sure we saw the... More 

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

Dear Aous Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review we truly appreciate the wonderful feedback. We would recommend a four night stay definitely, that would give you enough time to see large areas of beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve and off course the beautiful lodge. With that said you could always return to this beautiful spot... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from Jamala and don't usually write reviews but am duty bound to share my experience from this absolutely amazing, enchanting place. From the moment we arrived - Rodney and his team made us feel welcome, relaxed - and greeted us in such a way we felt immediately at home. Whilst the atmosphere is relaxed - there is no... More 

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

Dear HJC66 I unfortunately did not have the opportunity to meet you but I am thrilled at this wonderful review and great comments. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I will pass all the wonderful comments to the whole team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rodney, Nico and Daniel create an amazing and personalised holiday experience that is truly special. My husband and I travel extensively, we have stayed in luxury hotels all over the world but Jamala was so special that I am actually depressed that we are leaving. The combination of animals, service and genuine kindness is world class. You will not be... More 

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

Dear Adamescobar78 Thank you for the wonderful review. We truly enjoyed the time spent together and we are so pleased you had a great time at Jamala Madikwe. We hope you will have the opportunity to return in the near future. All the best The Jamala-ian's More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Beautiful lodge, very well appointed, very large private rooms with own deck and dip pool. Staff were all so friendly and made for a very relaxing stay. Rodney and Nico were great hosts. The safari drives were excellent and we saw the big 5 plus a lot more. We will be back.

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

Dear anthonybellew Thank you for this kind review, I am so pleased you enjoyed Jamala Madikwe. We strive to offer kind efficient service, combined with a relaxed safari experience celebrating the best of Africa and Madikwe Game Reserve. I hope that you will have great memories of your time spent with us. Seasons Greeting from the entire Jamala team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was our third visit and we had no regrets. In many ways it was better than last time and we did not think that could be possible. The welcome, all the staff, the accommodation, the food, watching the wildlife pass the time of day at the water hole, all was fabulous. Our only sadness was to hear that the... More 

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

Dear CatGrant We absolutely loved having you visit us at Jamala Madikwe for the 3rd time, old friends by now who share a passion for our beautiful property. The park ecologist and management are working hard at re-establishing a healthy Cheetah population with two new cheetah just introduced and another two about to be included. In the next couple of... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We spent 3 nights at this wonderful luxury safari lodge. There were several highlights that stood out that make this lodge unique and a must visit. The rooms are some of the largest and most impressive I have ever seen and are on par if not better than some of the top Sabi Sands lodges. The rooms are totally private... More 

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

Dear Boristravels Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We truly appreciate the kind comments and generous feedback. Jamala Madikwe and Madikwe Game Reserve is certainly a special destination, Malaria-free, Big 5 reserve with Wild Dog and Cheetah. I am so pleased the Jamala team could make your Safari experience exceptional, hopefully filled with many fond memories. All the... More 

Crawley,West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Even when you know what to expect and where you are going - Jamala Madikwe under Rodney and Nico never ceases to delight and anticipate your every need. I love the 'Sofa Safari ' aspect with a chilled glass of champagne in hand - the over sized beautiful bungalow accommodation with all the personal nuances ( pre printed headed stationary... More 

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

Dear AndyDave What a pleasure to have you back with us again. Thank you for this great review we truly appreciate all the wonderful comments. The Jamala experience, all the staff, Rodney and I truly can't wait for your return visit. We will have to come up with some other fabulous ideas to entertain next time. Thank you for your... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Rodney (the owner) and Nico (the GM and chef) made us feel at home at this beautiful boutique lodge. The public areas face on to a water hole that draws a large number of big and small game. You can totally relax here. The rooms are enormous, lavish and unique, with private pools and aircon. The staff are attentive and... More 

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

Dear DaneBez Thank you for this beautiful review on our beloved Jamala Madikwe. I am so delighted that we could host you and that you truly enjoyed the time spent with us. Madikwe Game Reserve is certainly a great alternative to Kruger and really close to Johannesburg only (4hours from O.R.Thambo International Airport). Malaria free makes it a perfect big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

This one of the finest properties we have stayed at anywhere ! The architecture of the main lodge as well as the villas is most impressive. Facing a waterhole attracting game almost constantly, one chooses a safari on a comfortable sofa or an early morning ride or one in the late afternoon. The staff, the food and the total ambience... More 

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

Dear lojlomax Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We truly appreciate the great feedback and all the amazing comments. We take great pride in Jamala Madikwe, and we love sharing it with wonderful guests. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. The Jamala'ian's More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Our week at Jamala, 5-11 Nov, the last stop on a world tour was simply, OUT OF THIS WORLD. Utterly unforgetable.. Rodney and Nico, you have created an absolute paradise and those lucky enough to go there will never forget it as is obvious from the reviews.. Jamala has a wonderful, elegance with ease, feel about it, which surely, can... More 

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

Dear Linda, T and Bo We are so humbled by your incredible review of our beloved Jamala Madikwe. Thank you for the kind words we truly love that the magic of Africa and all its inhabitants touched you in such a magnificent way. I will pass all your wonderful comments to the entire team, thank you. We look forward to... More 

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