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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Buffalo Ridge Lodge
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, the lodge is fine and the staff are very friendly but it lacks the professionalism and edge which we experienced at other lodges in the Madikwe Our shower drained very slowly and as such our room was partially flooded. No harm done but I did not want to pretend to be a plumber on a weekend away.... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The routine: Up at 6h00 for game drive at 6h30, Breakfast at 10h00, Lunch at 14h00, Tea at 15h45, Game drive at 16h00, Dinner at 19h00. The lodge has 8 chalets, but not suitable for people with physical disabilities. Route taken: Swartruggens, Groot Marico, Zeerust, Madikwe Game Reserve, Wonderboom Gate, takes 4 hours from Pretoria, slow progress through built up... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I recently spent 5 days at Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge, and it was the most phenomenal experience. The lodge staff is friendly and helpful, and work as a team rather seamlessly. Every meal was generous and delicious, and I loved that the it was evident that 'minimal waste' is top of mind for the lodge. Franco, our... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My fiance and I purchased a stay to Buffalo Ridge at an auction where the lodge was marketed as a 5 star luxury experience. Clearly this was misleading as I see most websites rate this as a 4 star establishment. This was no where near up to par of a 4 star establishment. The staff were unfriendly and their communication... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

4 adults and 4 teenagers spent 1 night here while we where "speed dating" SA during 12 days. Buffalo have a fantastic location, nice and freindly staff, exellent guides and fantastic rooms with a view that is breathtaking. During our 2 game drives we manage to see "one in a million" events. A bit of luck but mostly thank´s to... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent on night at the Buffalo Ridge Lodge after a conference in Gaborone. It was an easy drive from Botswana and the border crossing was easy. We arrived at the Lodge which is beautiful and the rooms are luxurious. It's great how they are separate lodges and the outdoor showers are a nice touch. The game drives were well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We just loved Madikwe and Buffalo Ridge Lodge. Two sisters travelling together, we were a bit apprehensive about the Game drives - but Buffalo Ridge exceeded our expectations. Lazarus is the best - a great guide - he makes every effort to guarantee an exhilarating fantastic experience - he is very knowledgeable and you feel safe with him. Within one... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Where do I start..... Two friends and I were very fortunate to have a two night stay here at Buffalo Ridge approximately 2 weeks ago. From the moment we arrived to the day of our departure we were treated with the upmost courtesy.... Our fruit cocktail on our arrival (thank you Grace) was just the start of what can only... More

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 8
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