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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
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Jamala Madikwe
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
CatherineAnne201408 Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've just spent a weekend at Jamala which can only be described as perfect. From the minute we arrived, we were totally spoilt. The private villas are exquisite, spacious and beautifully designed, with flower petals everywhere to welcome you. The beds are so fresh and comfortable it's like sleeping on marshmallows and a hot bubble bath to greet you after... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first safari trip and it is hard to imagine how the experience could have been any better. The lodge and private villas are so beautiful, well thought out and very comfortable. It is clear from the first greeting that Nico, the General Manager, and the staff are entirely committed to making their guests feel cared for and... More

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

Dear Sally S I am so glad we could host you at Jamala on your first Safari, and have you experience the splendour of Africa together. The 5 private Villas and the Main Lodge were always meant to feel relaxed and comfortable, as your own home. Jamala is a slice of luxury in the African bush. I am really glad... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you arrive, you are surrounded by exceptional people committed to making your stay most memorable in every way!! Owners Rodney and Nico have created a luxury Safari experience in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and will do EVERYTHING possible to make your stay one to never forget!! The accommodations are done in grand style, and the Staff are... More

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

Dear mrflyer Thank you we are committed to make every guests stay as memorable as possible, sharing the beauty of Africa its animals and our beloved Jamala with every one. We always try and make the experience as comfortable as possible. Every guest need anticipated in an effort to make Jamala one of the finest Safari lodges in South Africa.... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Jamala Madikwe, our second safari experience but first at this lodge. The tone of your visit is set right from the beginning as you arrive and are promptly greeted. No detail is left out from the design to execution of this exquiste lodge. The common areas are beautiful and the private villas allow you to feel at... More

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

Dear EJS_USA Thank you for this incredible review. I am so pleased you felt welcome and right at home in our intimate Jamala. We are blessed with incredible staff, all employed for their generosity of spirit. The waterhole is still booming and we have seen Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo this evening. Fingers crossed for some more lion activity soon. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are multiple-stay visitors at Jamala and already looking forward to getting back! On top of the incredible game viewing and the superior cuisine, Rodney and the team make you feel like part of the family. A truly special place!

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

Dear TPS56 Thank you so much for the review. We love having you stay with us at Jamala Madikwe, and this has truly become your African home away from home. We cant wait for your next visit. Thank you for the kind comments The Jamala'ian's More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple spent several days at Jamala Madikwe in late September/early October. In short, our trip to Madikwe and stay at Jamala Madikwe was amazing. The lodgings were beautiful and well kept, the staff was warm and constantly attending too our every need, and the food was some of the best we had during a... More

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

Dear paul Thank you for these awesome comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed the Villas and that the Jamala-ian's looked after you so well. Madikwe Game Reserve is indeed a treasure trove of animals and seeing a new born elephant as you arrived is very special. The rains have finally arrived mid October and the bush is turning lush... More

France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second review of Jamala. We loved it so much last February we had to go back. This time our visit was in September & the surrounding countryside looked so different & barren it was hard to believe it was the same place. However Jamala has not changed. Amazing place, people, food and of course animals. Each evening... More

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johannesburg
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73 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jamala Madikwe excelled in every area: The villas are superb - all have grand views of the animals approaching the waterhole, are spacious, have a fireplace, plunge-pool and are most comfortable - we reluctantly left our villa each day for the game drives! The meals are excellent with the high-teas being the highlight. Many other lodges give little thought to... More

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

Dear KrugerYoKalahari Thank you for this gracious review. The Villas are large giving lots of space and time to relax in we totally understand leaving them to go on safari can be a difficult choice. Thank you for your kind comments on the cuisine at Jamala Madikwe I take great pride in the food and with my Chefs Prayer and... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to have friends that stayed at Jamala last year and they returned enthusing about it so much we decided to book for February 2014. Unfortunately, I had an accident and broke my leg one day before we were due to leave. So our South African trip had to be cancelled. The reason I mention this is... More

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

Dear Sandra M Thank you for this gracious review. I am so glad you could experience Jamala Madikwe with friends and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the time with us so much. Jamala was always meant to be a home away from home for our guests. Comfortable, luxurious and most of all a place to explore and experience the... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I along with my parents were priveleged to spend 3 MAJESTIC nights at beautiful Jamala. We are South African and have grown up spening holidays in the bush and have visited many great reserves/lodges... but never anything close to the experience of Jamala. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like royalty and yet... More

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

Thank you Terri and great to have you visit again and to have your husband and mom & dad with was such a treat. One of the most frequently asked question is "Do you not get bored?" and the simple answer is no. It is great when we hear the game viewer coming back and we can feel (and hear)... 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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