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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Shrewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Dithaba, for the second time. All the family (all over 18) wanted to go back again. The second time did not disappoint. We where guided by Donald this time. He was very knowledgable. The food was lovely. We went in june and although a bit cooler, there were not many bugs. Lovely fires in all the rooms... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful lodge to stay at while in Madikwe National Park. Martin, our ranger, was so knowledgeable and anxious to share his knowledge. The staff are very friendly and anxious to please. I highly recommend this lodge.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You'll be torn between spending time in your beautiful room (plunge pool, outdoor shower, lots of windows to the view, fireplace, private deck) and the lovely public areas. Food is great and any special needs are carefully met. At night, the place is beautifully lit by fires and lanterns. It's a terrific home base for great game drives: we saw... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our personal ranger and the wonderful staff at Dithaba lodge made our trip a truly special experience. The housekeeping staff Rebecca, Isaac and everyone else could not have been more welcoming - every consideration had been dealt with and yet done in the most gracious and friendly way imaginable. Even this was overshadowed by the most spectacular scenery and the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the amenities of a high end hotel with a distinct feel of the African wild. The safari drives are an incredible experience to see African animals in the wild. We were able to see lions, a leopard, giraffes, elephants, zebras, cape buffalo, black & white rhinos, cape buffalo, and a wide variety up close. Each safari ended with a... More 

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is has a special formule. The Balete people and eco-tourisme safari lodge have together, after 5 years, been able to start this project. The Balete people run the lodge prefect. The interior is so beautiful and so the service. We had a big terrace and a nice look-out. Everything was clean, somethings a little special attention. The elephants... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the ultimate safari experience with a supreme service oriented attitude from the staff and owners which is unrivaled. Nothing is too much for them and all with a smile and immediately!! The rooms, game drives, cuisine and facilities are the best I have encountered. Perhaps the gym equipment could do with some renewal but that is small change... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in Dithaba lodge. Our stay was really fantastic. Private fire place in our room that was always prepared for us, hot water bottles in the bed to stay warm and an amazing room layout with full opening doors. We spent one afternoon with a massage followed by hot bath with doors opened listening to the elephants... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accomodations were luxurious and inviting with more than the necessary amenities. Food was excellent and available throughout our stay. Safari drives were up close and personal with very informed rangers.Staff were available and always willing to assist. I enjoyed the whole experience - a once in a lifetime opportunity. Dinner under the stars was special.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

less than an hour from the Botswana/South Africa Border to the door this place wins you over very quickly. The rooms are great, the food genuinely first class, lovely staff with big smiles and good memories and the game excellent. Great touches throughout included a welcome note on a blackboard where you can write your requests, a hot water bottle... More 

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