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Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. The Reserve has seven things going for it: it is large (750 square km); it is malaria-free, which is very important, particularly when travelling with kids; it is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria (about a 4 hour drive); it has around 30 lodges to choose from at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the hotel for the first time in September for 4 nights and returned again end of November for another 3 nights. Yes, I agree that the hotel does need a bit of revamping (which has just started and will be complete by middle December) I found that the room are comfortable and lack nothing. I am far more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I travelled to Gaborone for business however drove across the border to Madikwe with a work colleague. It was only a 45 minute drive including the border crossing and we arrived at Madikwe River Lodge by 3pm for the high tea which commenced at 3.30pm. Given we were only there for the game drive, I really enjoyed the rustic nature... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I visited the Lodge in October which is a fantastic time as it is not too hot or too cold. I agree with some of the earlier reviews that the Lodge is in desperate need of an upgrade. My wife and I have travelled to numerous game reserves across South Africa and whilst the location is amazing... More 

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Yes, the hotel is old but we enjoyed the old feel. Keep in mind the it was the first lodge to be built in Madikwe. No, there is no one to greet us on returning from the game drives with cold towels and Amarula liqueurs and there are no messages or water bottles in the room - Madikwe River Lodge... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

On arrival at the lodge, we were greeted and given a refreshment while we checked in. After check in, we walked to our car and were told we would be helped, unfortunately this did not happen until our wonderful ranger Jerry, helped us. Our room was nice, however it looked tired and needed a paint and I don't think the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights as a couple. The lodge advertises as a luxury lodge but is more basic than many of the other lodges we have stayed at across South Africa. The setting is lovely with all the rooms along the riverbank.The rooms are individual thatch chalets, rustic in design and spacious, clean and comfortable though the bathrooms could... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stayed here with my husband and 3 children aged 2,5,and 7. one of the only places in the area to include small children on their game drives. We had Benson as our guide. his knowledge of animals , their behaviour and how to spot them was second to none.Our accomodation was beautfiful and all meals were fantastic.Our charter flight in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had an amazing experience of the two nights we spent at madikwe game reserve. Excellent hospitality, service and food. Strongly recommend Benson our ranger for all the game drives coz he is very jovial and enthusiastic and we spotted all the big 5. Must visit to enjoy the wild and stay where you can spot animals playing near the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were so looking forward to this Safari, so were completely disappointed and annoyed at the quality and condition of the Hotel, the attitude of the catering staff and the complete lack of Supervision and the invisibility of the Management. In fact we can barely recognise the Hotel from the previous reviews, which to be honest appear to be more... More 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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