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Buffalo Ridge Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Buffalo Ridge Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The safari guided by Franco was the best experience I ever had. Franco is so knowledgeable and really goes out of his way to make every trip an unforgettable experience! We saw three hunts in one day and he took us to the outer perimeters of the park to make this possible for us. Every minute of our trips were... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Third time round and still as wonderful! the staff so welcoming and friendly, the food delicious and the game drives memorable. Lazarus was our wonderful guide and we saw the big 5 and cheetahs on our first drive. The next morning we saw lions mating, quite a sight. Perfect place to bring all our overseas guests. I'll be back!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Buffalo Ridge is beautiful. The staff are generous and polite, and anything you may want, you can have. The food was beautiful, and home made with love. Our hut was very private. Great view. Loved the pool too. Our guide, Lazereus, was awesome. He knows where the animals are, but loves to leave you in suspense ;-) Thanks also to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not a luxury lodge but everything you need - very friendly staff, knowledgeable rangers, good food and a schedule that lets you both relax and experience the Madikwe game reserve. Went there with a large group but the accommodation and facilities would suit couples and families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I love Madikwe Game Reserve, so under-rated and in the shadow of the Kruger Park but it's a beautiful reserve on the border of Botswana. From our chalet we could look out and into Botswana, at night we could clearly make out the lights of Gaborone. What a beautiful place, what extraordinary staff, they sang a traditional African happy birthday... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Buffalo Ridge Lodge was everything me and my friend hoped for. Beautiful and very private lodge that was clean and fresh. Both fan and AC but no fridge. Fantastic gamedrives with professional ranger. We saw lion, cheetah, elephant, rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, kudu, wildebeest and much, much more. The staff was very helpful and kind. Breakfast was great. 3-course... More 

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Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What an amazing experience at Buffalo Ridge lodge in Madikwe game reserve. Everything about the place was first class. The stay was made even better because of the staff. I have to start with Lazarus, our ranger who ensured we caught the big 5 Cheetah, Black Rhino and much more. He picked us up at the airstrip after landing in... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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 January 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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