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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unbelievable is all I can say. Wine tasting in the bush is the most amazing. A truly unique experience. From the moment Annie says hello you are cared for in every way. I can not say enough I pray to return. The kids programs were a bonus, they were busy all the time. From the fire place in your room... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time at madikwe lalapa lodge which is designed for families. Our guide and ranger Michael was amazing was fantastic with our kids aged 8 and 6 taking the time to answer all their questions their were two game drives stating at 6.30am and 4.30pm. During the day Michael took the kids on activities such as bush... More 

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

Game Ranger was a disappointment. No stopping on our evening game drive as well as the next morning. Rebecca the Lodge Manager was friendly, helpful and funny. The rooms are fantastic. A bigger variety of breakfast can be served.

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MOREfamily, General Manager at Madikwe Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your review on Tripadvisor (and via our online feedback system, to which I have also responded directly). This allows us the opportunity to constantly better our service and offering. I am very disappointed to hear that your time with us was not to your expectation, and I... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Lelapa for 4 nights in August 2015. We absolutely loved it and did not want to leave. If you are thinking about a safari in South Africa this is the place to go - it will lift your heart and soul. Madikwe is an amazing reserve but what makes Lelapa is the staff. Isaac looked after our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend the Madikwe Safari Lodge to anyone. My family has been on Safari many times before and our standards are very high but everything about Madikwe impressed us. The place itself is fantastic and the rooms are beautiful with every possible facility and great views. The game viewing was first class and the Rangers we had (Martin... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are gorgeous and large--separate "cabins", with some a 5-mintue walk or so from the dining and common areas. They overlook the plain below and are very well appointed. I also like the More property touch of always having a hot-water bottle at my feet at night. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The dining experience had both its... More 

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MOREfamily, General Manager at Madikwe Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and wanted to take the opportunity to address a few of your valid constructive points raised. 1. We accept full responsibility for the impaired speed of service while you were with us. As is the nature... More 

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything about this lodge, starting with the warm and welcoming Rebecca, Marie and Precious who greeted us with warm washcloths after every game ride and kept our glasses and plates full, from early morning to late evening. And Martin, our ranger, who's love of the land and animals came through in everything he showed us and explained to... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a four night stay here and it was superb. Amazing rooms- stunning views looking out over the reserve with giraffe and elephants wandering by. Staff were all friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Food was superb. Game drives led by an excellent ranger were thrilling and informative. This is not a place to go if you want Internet... More 

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

Where do I start??? Firstly, the Reserve is great. A fantastic variety of animals easily accessible with the help of a good ranger, which this Lodge has in numbers. More importantly, our experience at the Lelapa Lodge of MSL was fantastic. Amazing rooms & facilities - easily as good as Lodges at double the price. The welcomes of the staff,... More 

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

We were lucky enough to spend a long weekend at Lelapa Lodge and experience something special. The lodge and reserve is one of the best in the country and with service beyond our expectations. Our two young kids (both under 3) were excellently accommodated in every sense, what a pleasure. Hats off to the team!

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