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Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012
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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

If you are a first time visitor to Madikwe & intend driving there, DO NOT use the Deerdepoort entrance! It is possibly the worst road I have ever been on! Rather take the longer route via the Abjaterskop Gate. The Lodge itself was good but needs attention to detail, or rather the staff need a bit of guidance eg. you... More 

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Yateley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here with our 10 year old son for three nights in August 2011. Quite simply the place was amazing. I'm quite fussy when it comes to accommodation, the rooms are. Very nice, well appointed with very comfortable beds. The outside shower is great, standing there naked with hippos in the river in front of you, wowowwowowo. The general... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Dempseys from Australia, England and South Africa decided to make the Madikwe River Lodge the place to stay over five nights for Christmas. What an amazing holiday we had. We choose here as it seems an authentic South African experience, but still receiving the five star treatment. The lodges were large, clean, comfortable and had everything you needed. You... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

This was our second safari after being in Entabeni and once again received a warm welcome with a drink and cold towel to clean our face with (much needed after a 5.5 hour drive along bumpy dusty roads). The chalets we stayed in were luxurious and very comfortable, beds were very soft and pillows huge. There was also complimentary water,... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We stayed at the Madikwe River Lodge in September 2011 and had a very good time. The food was very good, although the service a little slow. We had a great guide for the game drives, he explained a lot and drove on each of the 4 drives a different route. The morning drives were a bit cold but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Sited on the Groot Marico River in a pretty belt of greenery- this super holiday destination was just what we expected. Spacious rooms, very clean with friendly staff The game viewing /guiding by Charles was outstanding.We could not have wished for more. Thanks so much to the Madikwe team

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed at the Madikwe River Lodge in July, which proved to be a wonderful season to be here. Yes, it was really, really cold during the morning safaris, but we had brought warm winter clothes and they provided us with warm ponchos. There were no leaves on the trees and it was easy to see all the animals. Furthermore,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This lodge is very well organized, there are tours at sunrise and sunset for the animals and the animals are often seen. Near the lodge there is a pack of 60 lions, so it's easy to spot them. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean and tidy. You can take a shower outdoors in the forest (an experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Madikwe River Lodge in September 2010. Our decision to go was on the spur of the moment, so we didn't do a lot of advance research before booking the reservation. Happily, the Madikwe River Lodge was everything that we could have hoped for. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and were warmly greeted... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

I recently spent a weekend away at Madikwe River Lodge & thourouly enjoyed my stay. We saw lots of animals and our guide Jerry was incredibly knowledgable so I learnt a lot. Our chalet was comfortable and we had a nice deck overlooking the river where we could see buck drinking water and some buck were grazing right outside our... More 

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