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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Buffalo Ridge Lodge
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gaborone, Botswana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three nights at Buffalo Ridge in the run up to christmas, and were very happy with the experience. The rooms are tastefully decorated, and the views over the escarpment were stunning. The staff were all extremely friendly, helpful and obliging, and the chalets were kept very clean. It is unusual that you have a "land line" telephone connection... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience at the lodge was wonderful. The staff was welcoming, the outdoor bar b que wonderful and the bungalow was not only comfortable, but beautifully decorated. This was one of four stops on an eight day safari though the Serengeti with a party of seven. We were all satisfied with the experience. I only wish we had more time... More 

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Stockholm
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bungalows were so beautiful! Nice and clean. Staff was very service minded and kind. Game drives was fun and we saw a lot of animals, big five except for leopard that we were unable to find these days. We took a massage in the bungalow and at the same time heard the elephants eating outside. I can definitely recommend... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

That's the question we kept asking ourselves! If this was semi-luxury, what could "luxury" possibly be like? Surely it can't be enough to make the extra cost worth it. We were originally booked to stay in Madikwe the weekend before, but one of the luxury lodges cancelled our booking last minute (which certainly screwed up our whole plan which was... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Living close to Madikwe we frequent the park quite often and have never disappointed. The rooms at Buffalo Ridge are spacious, private and have stunning views. We traveled as a group of 9 with some friends who had an 18 month old. The staff were exceptionally good with her, entertaining her whilst we ate and were on the drives. She... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great stay excellent view, great food and great staff. The rooms are first class and luxurous but what im there for is the game drive experience and the great pictures to sell in galleries. Franko my ranger and driver is a great person but lacks a bit of radio confidence and cant quite get my tongue around what else...thus could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were very impressed with Buffalo Ridge- the welcome was very friendly and the setting was incredible. We stayed in lodge 1 and it was much larger than we had expected, bedroom turned down in the evening and made up while we were out on our morning drives. Food was abundant and delicious, the service was warm and the staff... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

South Africa's indigenous flora and fauna up-close-and-personal. Peace-and-quiet. No risk of malaria. Facilities are good; mobile phone reception, airconditioning; all the mod-cons without detracting from an authentic 'bush experience'. Design and decor true to the bush-lodge theme. Interesting design details without being kitsch. Each bungalow is private and separate, with uninterrupted panoramic views. No fences. Abundant bird life and small... More 

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Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

From the delicious home cooked meals (gastro pub style) to the electric hot blankets at bedtime turndown and the hot water bottles for our morning game drive the attention to detail was great. We even found our car had been washed and polished while we were out on a drive. All of the staff were keen to make us comfortable.... More 

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Johannesburg, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One can never go wrong with Madikwe in general! Buffalo Ridge is owned and run by one of the local communities and a shinning example of empowerment and doing it for themselves. We loved it as they allowed our 4 year old to accompany us on our game drives (after assessment - our kids have grown up in the bush,... More 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 8
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