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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at Jamala on 8th Sept and were fortunate to have the place to ourselves. All the staff at Jamala are superb and in those first 3 days of our holiday when we on our own we felt like Royalty. The food is excellent and the game drives are wonderful. On our first day we returned... More

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

Dear GeorgeTyson It is very special to have the whole of Jamala to yourself. I am so pleased that you enjoyed all the staff, our food and the game drives. The waterhole has been very busy during the dry season and we can not wait for the rains to arrive. Once again thank you for the kind comments we hope... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 days at Madikwe with my mum visiting from the UK for her birthday. Very blessed to have chosen such a fantastic lodge and really can’t fault it in anyway. We have done safari’s in the past but safe to say hands down this was the best. Rodney was a great host – always there to meet you after... More

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

Thank you Mark, we strive to be the best at all times and are thrilled that the experience was exceptional for you and your mum visiting from the UK. The whole experience of a safari has to be reflected in not only the staff, lodge and cuisine but also for the game drives out in the park which Madikwe has... More

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent four wonderful days at Jamala with my wife. Everything was superb starting with the refinement of the location, the delicious food, the friendliness of the staff and of course the beauty of the area. Rodney, Nico and Daniel we would like to thank you again for the wonderful experience and for showing us the soul of Africa with... More

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

Dear Mattia Thank you for the wonderful review, we were so happy to be able to share this beautiful place with you on your honeymoon. The entire team hope that you and Viola are well and we look forward to you visiting us again. 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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