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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from an incredible 5 days at Jamala and I can honestly say I am having withdrawal symptoms. Everything about it is truly magical. We have stayed in many places in SA, including several game lodges and none can compare. The setting and wildlife are all you could hope for and Lazarus and Daniel are brilliant at bringing these... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are wanting to see the true Africa whilst enjoying 5 star luxury then Jamala Madikwe is for you. Whilst you might not see the big 5 you will be spoilt with amazing animal sightings in a location where conservation is important. The staff are amazing and absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Bring along your appetite as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I begin? Firstly I think it is important to say that I have never until now written a review on tripadvisor but I feel I need to write something about this incredible place. My wife and I spent 4 nights at Jamala Madikwe on our honeymoon. Jamala is exactly what you imagine a 5 star lodge to be,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I returned for our second time inside twelve months. This time Jamala was the finale to our 4 week safari visit to South Africa and Tanzania. We stayed four nights. This lodge oozes class and elegance. Our villa was extremely well appointed, spacious and the evening fire was set to provide warmth at the end of safari... More 

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lciester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly a huge thank you to nico , rodney and the team for making our 6 days truly magical, we cannot wait to return next year with father in toe. I will try and keep this short and sweet as the previous reviews only cement what we experienced but I thought bullet point would like to highlight a few things.... More 

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

Dear pauliooh Thank you for this most wonderful review. The location can be challenging when it comes to fresh produce but we pride ourselves in creating a great dining experience at Jamala Madikwe every night. The private villas are very large and comfortable and we try to make every guest experience at Jamala a special one. Our staff are exceptional... More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AMAZING - Speechless at how stunning this lodge is, I had the most amazing time here, the host who is the owner has such a passion for his property as well as each guest spending time here, the game drive was spectacular saw almost the entire big 5...and the rooms are so huge, lots of space big enough for a... More 

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

Dear amina586 Thank you for this review, we were delighted to have you stay with us. I am so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of the lodge. The team at Jamala strive to make every guest experience a memorable one. Thank you again for the review. The Jamala Team More 

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

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

Dear PatBosman Thank you for the review. We love hosting you at Jamala Madikwe, and the waterhole has been as active as ever, due to the dry winter climate. I am so delighted that you enjoyed Jamala again we strive to offer amazing cuisine, great service and a memorable safari experiences in the exquisite setting that is Jamala Madikwe. Thank... More 

Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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

Dear jayjayjay56 Thank you for the kind review, we are delighted at the kind comments. The Jamala experience is truly special and we strive to make it memorable for very guest. Thank you again The Jamala-ian's More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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

Dear eudiceg Thank you for the kind review, we hope to be able to host you and have you visit Jamala again and again. I am delighted that you enjoyed every aspect from the safari to the private villa's. I will pass all the wonderful comments on to the entire team. Thank you again. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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

Dear Derryck C Thank you for this review. The lodges location is always a hit, waterhole views all the way around with incredible animal activity as you experienced. The team will be delighted to here how much you enjoyed your time spent with us. Thank you All the best the Jamala'ian's More 

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