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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Sue B Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stayed with two friends this month for 2 nights. We had the most amazing time wish ,we had arranged to stay for a couple of more nights. The staff,accommodation and food all received top marks. The game drives fantastic, Game drivers shared all of their knowledge with us and gave us confidence when we care up close and personal... More

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Tampa, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We went to Buffalo Ridge as a group of 5 friends for a short weekend trip. Some of us had been on safari before but three in our group had their first game drives ever at Madikwe. This is a great place to see all the animals in just 2 days! Elephant herds, lion prides, cheetah families, a rhino, loads... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Lodge is a nice and comfortable lodge. Nothing upmarket, but comfortable and well serviced. The guides are professionals and kow their area very well. We have had seen the Big Five within the first two hours; amazing for that small territory but true. Madikwe is a Little bit commercial if it is compared to huge ame ressorts like private... More

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
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