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Madikwe Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Antiesenhofen Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated on the border to Botswana this Game Reserve offers not only the Big Five but also Wild Dogs which was quite an experience seeing them when they were out for a kill! The Lodge is beautiful - stylisch cottages nicely decorated, excellent food - Overall very well managed and extremely experienced Rangers.

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Houston, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 3 days at Madikwe Safari Lodge as part of my South Africa trip. From the wonderful greeting upon arrival to the spacious room with separate plunge pool, to the delicious and never ending food to the vast knowledge of our guide, Lucky, everything was perfect. The game viewing was incredible and Lucky worked tirelessly to ensure that we saw... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For my wife and me, this was our first safari, and the team from the Madikwe Safari Lodge made sure it was a five-star experience. The food was wonderful (felt like we were always eating!), the rooms were luxurious (especially considering we were in a remote area of South Africa) and the game drives were very educational and exhilarating. Martin... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having never been on a safari, I researched for months on where my husband and I should stay. We chose Madikwe Safari Lodge based on reviews and we were not disappointed. We were picked up at the airstrip only 10 minutes away from the lodge and every detail from that point was 5 star. On arrival, we were greeted by... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Madikwe. Our ranger Nicky was simply the best. Tireless, she would do anything for us to spot the big 5 and even the big 7! Accommodation was also great, the room is very spacious and we stayed in a family lodge with a separate room for the kids. The decor is very tasteful. Food... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great experience. My son and I flew into Madikwe and were picked up in a jeep with guide from the lodge. On the way to Lelapa Lodge we saw elephants and lions. What a great start. Arriving at the main lodge we were greeted with warm wash clothes to freshen up. Every time we returned we were greeted... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our stay at the Madikwe Safari Lodge was superb. The staff was so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The food was fantastic. The cabin was more than we could have imagined. Spacious with an amazing view. Our guide was "Lucky" and he was excellent. We had lots of fun on our drives and got to see everything we... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Thank you Lion World for including the amazing Madikwe wildlife preserve and safari lodge in our itinerary. Quite honestly, I didn't want to leave! The entire staff was friendly & accommodating, the chef excellent and prepared extra vegetarian options without being asked, and our "cabin" was absolutely one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed while traveling. Every cabin... More

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge, arranged through Lion World Travel, was fantastic. It was a blend of the elegance of the lodge and accommodations with superb game viewing. Our ranger, JP, was knowledgeable, responsive to our desires, and so passionate about the animals. That wonderful outdoor adventure -- and seeing the Big Five, coupled with the excellent food, service... More

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Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My husband & I were on safari at Madikwe from the afternoon of February 16 through the morning of February 19. We stayed at Kopango Lodge where we found accommodations fantastic and service exceptional. Godfrey, our host, was surely "the host with the most." I have some special needs, and he went out of his way to make me feel... More

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Additional Information about Madikwe Safari Lodge

Also Known As:
Madikwe Safari Hotel
Madikwe Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Safari Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, overlooking game-filled plains intersected by the Marico River and framed by the Dwarsberg Hills, just 20 suites are clustered in three intimate camps. With circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite, and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate, while large pizza ovens add a fun twist to meal times. ... more   less 
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