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Jamala Madikwe

5.0 of 5 Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous, spacious accommodation, wonderful and attentive staff and guides and 5 star cuisine. Having spend the past 20 years traveling in Africa and visiting over 70 different lodges, I assure you you will find none better! The waterhole in front of the lodge is constantly active - day and night. While there last weekend, during dinner one evening we buffalo... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you Rodney, Nico and team for the most amazing holiday. Your lodge was nothing short of food for the soul and created the perfect environment to clear the mind and recharge the batteries. Your attention to detail and dedication to making sure that our stay was nothing short of amazing is truly appreciated. The food, lodge and luxuriously large... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at the lodge last week. The service was attentive and the quality of the surroundings are excellent. The fact that there is a watering hole right in front of the lodge is a huge bonus as there is a great amount to be seen simply having breakfast and supper. I would thoroughly recommend this lodge... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This safari lodge exceeded my expectations in every respect, and we have already been to Mala Mala, Londolozi, River Lodge and Ngala (all luxury private lodges in the Sabi Sands Reserve) as well as luxury lodges in Kenya and Tanzania. It is owner operated by Nico and Rodney who live on-site and manage the lodge, providing a genuine personal service... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent five days at Jamala Madikwe with our 14 year old daughter and all loved it so much. The most special thing about Jamala is the people and the wonderful atmosphere and ambience that they have created. The villas are very luxurious and are like a home away from home, with a dining, sitting area, large bathroom and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I truly memorable and fantastic lodge, loved the luxurious accommodation and the fantastic food. Hosts Raymond, Nico and the team are absolutely professional and gracious . The little touches of exquisiteness are beautiful to witness. Dinner was always a sensory and gastronomic feast.

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

Dear Chikreta Thank you, as you know, we are a luxury safari lodge and it is all about the details everything is considered from the food to the villa's. Thank you for the gracious comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time and experience at Jamala. We look forward to your return and some more gastronomic feats. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently experienced the fabulous & outstanding Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge. I have been to many 5 star lodges in Southern Africa but Jamala tops them all by far, unquestionably!! I often look for the unique selling features and what makes the one stand out from the other, and it's so apparent at JAMALA Madikwe. Where do you experience... More 

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

Dear Glenn Thank you for this wonderful review I really appreciate the positive feedback, especially coming from someone as well travelled as yourself. We do try and make every guest experience a memorable one and I am glad you enjoyed it so much. The food is and alway will be something we strive to perfect, getting great quality produce out... More 

Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge. Our first visit in Nov. 2012 was a wow trip in every respect - the amazing lodge, outstanding service, fine dining, sensational villa accommodation and unbelievable safari experiences. Our return visit was even better since facilities had been enhanced (new observation tower and a spa) and the rains had... More 

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

Dear Budkiri Thank you for this generous review and your continued support of Jamala Madikwe. We are so pleased to have had you back with us and over new year ! I am so glad you enjoyed the local schools kids performing, traditional dancing, at the lodge on new years eve. We are always trying to enhance the lodge our... More 

Bermuda
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tough to add any more superlatives to all the other amazing reviews but I will try. We stayed 4 nights at Jamala but I regret not staying longer and next time (oh yes it's that good!) we will book for 7 nights! The lodge is so beautiful; every single item of furniture, painting and decor has been so carefully thought... More 

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

Dear Queen Thank you for this outstanding review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the comfort of the Lodge and Villas, and that the team took such good care of you. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and we can't wait for your return. You are correct there is a gym next to the spa, usage optional ;) We take great... More 

Glen Rock, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first safari trip and really cannot find the words to express how incredible our experience was. Everything was perfect - from the lodge, villas, staff, food, game drives, etc. Could not recommend the Jamala Madikwe more!

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

Dear 25thanniversary1111 We are so pleased to have been able to make your anniversary a special one. Thank you for taking time out to write this review and recommending Jamala Madikwe. We look forward to your return and we hope 2015 is filled with great memories. More 

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Address: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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