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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
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Madikwe River Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yonn14 Neydens, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Neydens, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives (3-day stay): our ranger Benzen was simply great (key when safaris are the only thing u do!). Staff in general was v kind. Rooms very nice & spacious. Negs: the massage girl was terrible, food ok/avg, poor wifi, lobby/restaurant too dark.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at Madikwe for 3 nights in Feb 2014, it was nothing short of wonderful, the lodge that we had was great everything that you could need, the rock pool was great for cooling off and catching some sun, with antelope running around!!! the food was very good, and as we were the only guest there for 2 of... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

This was my third trip to Madikwe River Lodge since 2010. Even though I always enjoyed the property's staff and ambience, recent upgrades have further enhanced this wonderful game lodge. Two daily rides are augmented with amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as late afternoon high tea. Game drives always include a coffee/tea stop in the morning and a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed over Madikwe River Lodge in Dec 2013 for our holidays. The trip to Madikwe Game Reserve wasn't a pleasant one. It was about 6+ hours from Johannesburg airport I think. But all the time taken for travelling was worth it when we alighted from our transport. The staff were helpful and friendly. When we were brought to our... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

From our arrival to our departure we were looked after like royalty by the staff and management there. The Lodge is in a beautiful setting, where you can watch birds flying down the river and see a hippo if you are lucky. We were incredibly well fed and pampered. There is a lovely rock pool in which to relax during... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Madikwe river lodge was just perfect for our family reunion visit. Staff bent over backwards to make it a fantastic stay for every family member from 7 months to 67 years and they succeeded. Especially our Ranger Benson. He left no bush unturned to show us the amazing wildlife. I would not have been surprised had he found us a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We recently visited Madikwe River Lodge and enjoyed our stay. Game/Safari Lodges in RSA are not cheap and we chose MRL based on TA reviews and fact we could get a 'pay 2 stay 3' deal. Most Chalets have a view of the river and one relax between game drives on the chalet verandahs and look across the water. Chalet... More

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Gurgaon, India
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were a group of 20 and had the pleasure of being the only group staying at the lodge during those two days. The staff was very hospitable. They were there to accomodate our requests to change a lunch to brunch and high tea based on delay in arrival at the lodge as well as arranging a bonfire and barbecue... More

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18 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Family of 3 (one 8yr old),we very much enjoyed our stay here. This is a comparison review with our earlier stay down near Port Elizabeth, so some of this may be irrelevant to some readers ! First off, it's much warmer here in winter, perfect weather for us Brits, and as such you get longer and more pleasurable game drives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We had such an amazing time at Madikwe River Lodge. Such excellent value for money compared to other lodges at Madikwe. The food was amazing and plentiful and rooms great. We were lucky to have the end room which had great views over the water hole. However the best part of the experience were our game drives with Jerry. He... More

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Also Known As:
Madikwe River Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe River Hotel
Address: Madikwe Game Reserve | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #18 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madikwe River Lodge 3.5*
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