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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve | North West, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday where we stayed at madikwe for 4nights, cape town 4 nights and mauritius 6 nights. The best part of our journey was staying at madikwe. I dont know where to start. We were greeted by Hannes, luna and missy with a welcome drink and cold refreshing flannels, which was a nice... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Madikwe hills is a beautiful lodge in a wonderful location but it surpassed by the service of everyone that works there. We were blown away by the attention and service from Hannes and the team. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a very special tour. Greg and Lebo were brilliant on the game drives and we had... More

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DJWHanna, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was such a pleasure to have you here on the special occasion! Hopefully next time the clouds will stay away so that you can experience the majestic sunset! Regards, Hannes and the Madikwe Hills Family More

Tasmania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at madikwe hills private game lodge and we were very impressed with everything about it! The accommodation, the meals, the staff and the game drives all exceeded our expectations! We would love to recommend Dwayne and Samuel as the ranger and tracker to everyone! They were the best we have ever had, giving us the most... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TasmaniaScott, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are looking forward to your next visit! Watch out for those noisy Tasmanian Devils! Bush Greetings, Hannes and the Madikwe Hills Family More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I wanted to do something special for our anniversary and my birthday a couple of days later and as we have been to Madikwe Game Reserve before it was no difficult decision to go back there to celebrate our special day. Madikwe Hills was recommended by other guests on a previous occasion and we were lucky enough... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear "Wirnessa" Thank you so much for your detailed review! You either have a fantastic memory or you must have taken all the menus home in order to remember all the lovely dishes you enjoyed so muchl! It is a pity that I wasnt here during most of your stay as I had to go to Johannesburg - great to... More

Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been on Safari before and coming to Madikwe was everything I hoped for and more. Our accommodation at Madikwe Hills was fabulous, and the staff were so kind and many of them went the extra mile to make us feel special. the food was great and plentiful. We were lucky to come after the rainy week so... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ani512014, You were indeed lucky with the weather! We had an unusual amount of rain during this year. Now it seems like winter is pouncing on us! Soon the hot water bottles and hand warmers will come out for game drive! We are looking forward to showing you those elusive rosetted cats next time! Regards, Hannes and the Madikwe... More

Dortmund, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 wonderful and very enjoyable days in the Madikwe Hills Lodge. We had villa # 1 which is wonderful, has great sight and also in close proximity to the restaurant. The place actually looks better in reality than on photos, something I find quite exceptional. The staff - all, absolutely all from management who takes very personal care... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tradergo, Thank you so much for the kind review! It is because of guests like you that we all really love what we do so much! Living in the bush is not just a job or a career, but a life style. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Hannes and the Madikwe Hills Family More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second lodge I have stayed at in Madikwe and would highly reecomend it. The staff where excelent especially out Ranger Sam and Johannes out tracker. Despite the rain (Africa?) we saw a good range of game with the highlight a group of Spotted Hyena trying to steal the remains of a kill from a price of 7... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Llew, Thank you for the kind review; and it is great to already have you back here on your second visit! Hope you have a great time here with us. Regards, Hannes Kruger & the Madikwe Hills Team More

Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend four days in Madikwe Hills Game Reserve, two of them in sunshine and two in continous rainfall, a special experience to observe the animals. We saw them with our Ranger Sam and Tracker Johann, the Big Five as well as the smaller ones like Spiders, Beetles on a great Bushwalk in the morning. The warm welcome , the... More

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Cape Town,
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I just returned from spending 2 nights at Madikwe Hills for our wedding anniversary. Having had the privilege of staying at some of the top game lodges in the country, I am always skeptical when visiting a new lodge. I was blown away by the incredible room, attention to detail and professionalism of the staff at Madikwe... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brin, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have had you here at Madikwe Hills and we hope to see you again in the near future! Regards, More

Male, Maldives
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We travelled 4,5 hours to Madikwe Hills after confirming the booking in the morning and neither the travel company nor the agent advised us to rather refrain from going as the two main routes were closed off due to strikes...so what a start to what should be a great getaway. We arrived at the gate, tired and worn out and... More

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HannesMadikweHills, Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Deonita, Thank you very much for your post on tripadvisor and for the compliments and praises with regards to the lodge and game drives. I unfortunately did not meet you personally as I was on leave during your visit. I am terribly sorry to read that you did not enjoy your dining experiences with us and I would like... More

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Additional Information about Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Also Known As:
Madikwe Hills Private Game Hotel
Madikwe Hills Private Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Address: Madikwe Game Reserve | North West, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality, where you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. Madikwe Game Reserve stretches all the way up to the Botswana border and is one the largest and most popular game reserves in South Africa. Once farm land, the Reserve has now been restored to its former natural environment with 86 mammals (from mice to elephant), 420 bird species (110 being rare) and 104 tree species. Predominantly grasslands and bushveld, intermingled with lone mountains and rocky outcrops, the Reserve is home to cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, hyenas, lion, elephant, black & white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and various antelope. • Two 3-hour game drives a day (morning and afternoon) • 'Big 5' game viewing in state-of-the-art game-viewers • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive • Drinks and canapes on afternoon game drive • Bush breakfasts and dinners on request for larger groups MAIN CAMP • 10 Secluded glass fronted suites (±150m2) • Uninterrupted views of the African bush • Private deck with plunge pool • Air-conditioning • Fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge Little Madikwe (Family Friendly Camp) Little Madikwe comprises of a 2 Bedroomed Suite (±390m2). An additional 2 Luxury Suites (±150m2) can be reserved to form a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests. • Private deck and swimming pool • Air-conditioning and fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge, verandah and dining room • Private kitchen with personal chef - set your own meal time • Private game drive vehicle and game ranger - set your own game drive time • Personal butler/child minder • Entertainment centre • Satellite television and DVD collection • Various CD's and children's games • Small library FACILITIES IN MAIN LODGE • Lounge • Dining Room • Bar • Wine Cellar • Local wines • Terraced viewing deck with umbrellas overlooking waterhole • Swimming Pool • Library - stocked with a comprehensive selection of books • Internet Facilities - desktop with wireless internet connection available 24 hours • Satellite Television at the main building in the Lounge • Traditional Boma • Curio Shop Well stocked with books, clothing, safari gear, handmade knives, shoes, bags, jewellery, postcards and local arts & crafts. WELLNESS Set the mind at ease and embrace the energy of the bush. Experience Spafaris with soul of Africa. From our enchanting world, secrets are revived and re-created to bring you, for the first time, a unique spa concept based on a fusion o f ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals from Africa. To reconnect to nature, to realise, to recover and to relax... In holistic therapy, our body "energy" is the universal life force that governs personal wellbeing and vitality. The signature treatments are concentrates on establishing and maintaining a balance between our body energies. The new range Wisdom of Africa blended indigenous botanical ingredients from all over the continent of Africa, that natures mind, body and spirit. They give us an idea of African healing traditions and a chance to re-awaken, to touch the inner self again. Fully Equipped Gym The fully quipped gym at Madikwe Hills, with treadmill, spinning bike, rowing machine, fitness flyer, weights and bench, dumbbells and barbells and aerobic mats, allows guests to keep up with their fitness regime, or a place to release the guilt built up after indulging in mouth-watering delights. ... more   less 
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