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Buffalo Ridge Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A potentially fantastic lodge, just lacking a few wow factors. The views are second to none, the rooms furnished to a very good standard, with plenty of privacy. The food was of a good standard and is certainly plentiful. Drinks were also very reasonably priced. Game drives were comfortable although we were fortunate one guest missed a few drives otherwise... More 

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1 Thank David H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buffalo Ridge is one of the two lodges in Madikwe which operates in partnership with the local community. It is set in a spectacular location, overlooking a large part of Madikwe reserve and affording great views of the primary geological feature - the inselbergs. The lodge itself is very attractively designed and the rooms are well appointed. We particularly enjoyed... More 

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2 Thank ndstock
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place, kind people, perfect food and extraordinary service during safaris. Our sixyearold was treated like a princess. The guide Elliot was very good, kind and serviceminded. Our daughter loved the food - that is the best recommendation I can give!

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

While the setting and accommodation was first class, it seemed there was no hands-on manager in attendance. As a result fans were out of order in the dining area and lounges, we had to go into the kitchen to find the barman if we needed drinks, when we sat down to lunch at 1.00 we were told it would only... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My company booked six chalets to accommodate 12 staff at the lodge. The trip is reasonable taking 4,5 hours from Joburg. On arrival, we were greeted by an elephant right next to the path we walked to get to our chalets. We got a huge shock but were very excited! We went on morning and evening game drives daily, and... More 

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1 Thank DawnFryer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

If you live in Gaborone, Madikwe is a perfect weekend getaway. Buffalo Ridge has an understated combination of luxury and safari at an affordable price. Being community run this lodge has all local staff including wonderful guides. Our room had an amazing outlook and was beautifully appointed. The meals were elegant and the service was excellent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We were supposed to stay here for two nights but lost our car keys so after Percilla tried her hardest to get us back home by car or plane we decided to stay another night and wait for our son to bring spare keys. The staff here can not do enough for you Elliot the game driver was so good... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We traveled to South Africa for a ten day trip and wanted to make the most of our safari experience in 3 days. We choose Madikwe because it was close in proximity to Joberg and a smaller game reserve. Buffalo ridge lodge was an intimate lodge with only about twenty guests which was really wonderful. Our guide was Godfrey who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My husband and I along with 2 professional photographers visited Buffalo Ridge last February as part of our honeymoon trip. I searched high and low for the perfect lodge... and Buffalo Ridge was it! The property is quaint, well kept and offers PLENTY of food at every meal and snack time. The real reason for being there, the game drives,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Spent an amazing 3 days at Buffalo Ridge. Great food , atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent lodges. We saw giraffes and an elephant as we were driving through the Reserve to get to our accomodation which was fantastic. Franco was a super guide and we saw everything we wanted except the leopard. Highly recommend Buffalo Ridge and Madikwe Reserve :)

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