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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was first taken to Jamala Madikwe for my fiftieth birthday, and the experience was so amazing, we go back there for special occasions, or to show someone else what we have been enthusing about. Each time a guest arrives, management and staff great you with warmth and professionalism, then lead you onto the deck overlooking the waterhole, where there... More 

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we arrived we felt welcome.The staff was superb and very friendly. Our game drives with Lazarus were well worth the long trip getting to South Africa. The food was great. Nico, the manager, was very helpful and caring.The lodge suites were large and cozy at the same time. We look forward to a return trip.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words are truly inadequate to describe both the beauty of Jamala Madikwe, or the quality of service. It is a place that we would like to visit again and again. Tucked away in the northwest corner of South Africa, it is a situated on a magnificent game preserve with the availability to view African wildlife on its own terms. Our... More 

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

There should be a category above excellent on Trip Advisor for this lodge, all previous reviews have said how outstanding it is and they are all 100% correct. From the moment you arrive the superb team are very welcoming. The location of the lodge is second to none opposite a waterhole, on our first afternoon there were eight giraffes drinking... More 

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I may have lied, I actually wish, my home felt like Jamala Madikwe. And by home I mean exactly that, Rodney, Nico and the team make you feel like you always belonged here. The casual elegance of the decoration has the personal touch of an old friend or (wishful thinking) my own. The memorable evenings by the fireplace in our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

"We need places and moments that makes us pause and take time out. Time to think. To listen . To return a smile. To write a letter. Things that make us focus on what really matters in life. On friendship and feelings. Thought and dreams. Jamala Madikwe is that place" Such was the vision of the late Shaun Roe, co-owner... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Despite this being our first (hopefully not last) stay, we were welcomed like old friends to Jamala by Nico and the team. This beautiful lodge is tastefully styled to hark back to an earlier era, yet provides every modern luxury and comfort. The friendly, relaxed yet perfectly balanced service set the tone for the whole of our stay and we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We just arrived home and remain stunned by our experience at Jamala Madikwe. It seems superfluous to add another "Excellent" rating; however, we feel compelled to communicate our feelings about Jamala. There was nothing we would change! Absolutely zero! We were welcomed graciously by Lazarus (Lazi) at the airstrip and were road blocked by 3 rhino on the short drive... More 

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

Dear MBRTexas Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience of Jamala with us. I am delighted that you managed to see so much game on your way from the airstrip, this happens often, and it is a real treat to experience the African bush and its animals as soon as you land in the reserve. I am very happy... More 

hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stayed at Jamala for 5 nights for a special birthday and anniversary treat, and what a treat it was. It is hard to explain how amazing the place is, and the staff. In all our travels, we have never had such a perfect experience. The Villas are spacious, beautifully appointed, and fitted with everything you need, or might need,... More 

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

Dear Moscovy Thank you for such a generous review on our special property. I am truly delighted at your enjoyment of Jamala Madikwe. We always strive to make every experience a special and memorable one for very guest. It was an absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the kind comments from the entire team at Jamala. More 

seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband has been planning our South African adventure for almost a year. Having talked about it for so long, and knowing how much research my hubs had but into this trip I was a little afraid that the reality would not live up to our dreams. But our three days at Jamaal far exceeded anything we hoped for. What... More 

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

Dear kerwriter I am so pleased we could make your dream Safari a reality. There is nothing better than beating every expectation guests have. You mentioned the incredible value for money offered by Jamala. The beautiful accommodation, award winning cuisine, local wines and beverages, twice daily Safari's, mini bars, impeccable service and off course free WiFi. This has to be... More 

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