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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 NEW via mobile

Thank you Rodney and Nico for this wonderful experience. The lodge is BEAUTIFUL ...you're great taste and care in every detail is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I was really surprised also by the cuisine....DELICIOUS!!! It was really hard leaving today. What to say?? Definitely a place to go πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Again thank you for everything ..a big hug to all the staff and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved our stay at Jamala Madikwe. Everything about our stay was exceptional: the rooms, the people, the food, the safari drives (saw so many animals - including the Big 5!). Before we arrived Rodney and Nico went out of their way to help us with arrangements. They quickly answered all the questions we had (even the silly ones). When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to private safari camps in Kruger and I would rate the Jamala experience as "top rate". Nico is the kindest person and knows customer service. He made sure all our needs were met and goes the extra mile to make your experience awesome. Bring your Canon camera because he even lets you borrow his 400 zoom lens to... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent accommodation, animals by the waterhole all day long. Jamala Madikwe is a very special place. I have been to quite a few lodges in South Africa but this one ranks right on top. Thanks to Rodney and Nico to make my birthday so special. I would recommend Jamala to anyone and would return any time as well.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top 10 reasons why you need to book Jamala right now. In no particular order. 1. The owner (Rodney) and manager (Nico) are onsite and do a spectacular job of making you feel at home instantly. We wanted to take them home with us, they are that enjoyable and full of stories and excitement over the animals! 2. Game drives... More 

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

Dear KDB8914 Thank you for this great review, we love the Top 10 reasons to visit Jamala, brilliant! Rodney and I truly enjoyed your company, and I am glad you found each game drive private and special. The waterhole is an absolute plus with huge amounts of game still visiting everyday. The Villas are very special, and the outdoor showers... More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Sun City for 4 nights and amazing Jamala Madikwe 2 nights, we so wished we had of done it the other way around. Rodney ,Nico and there staff treat you as if your family and you've come to stay with them, and what a beautiful family they are. The meals and drinks are sensational,... More 

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Rodney S, Owner at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Thank you Cher and we too wish it was the other way round. The Christmas and New Year time period are mostly booked up 18 months in advance and the two night gap you found still made for a fantastic visit and we are very happy to have met you both albeit giving you just a small taste of the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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Rodney S, Owner at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Thank you Jay W, an absolute pleasure to meet you both at last and we (and the other guests here at the same time as you) thoroughly enjoyed your company. The waterhole and our 'Sofa Safari" experience have become synonymous with Jamala Madikwe's charm offering great game viewing and photographic opportunities from the comfort of the deck and "Watch Tower".... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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Rodney S, Owner at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Thank you Ross for your very kind review. We were very honoured to part of both your surprise and celebratory occasion. We are even happier that you enjoyed the experience. The is no greater compliment to us that you enjoyed your time at the lodge as much as you did out on drive. Your ability to relax and experience our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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

Dear jphamlin Thank you for the review and recommendation. The lodge is truly opulent and its surrounding a special slice of Africa. I am glad the team took such good care of you and that I could assist in helping you with your medical emergency. We hope that you have recovered and we look forward to your return to Jamala... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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

richard_s_NZ Thank you we had some large shoes to fill considering how well travelled you and your family are with regards to Safari lodges. I am so glad we could meet and exceed your expectation. Your review certainly points out al the wonderful things that make Jamala such a special property, thank you for the kind comments and we are... 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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