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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Madikwe Safari Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed April 2015 in a two bed family room. This is an amazing safari lodge. I really don't think the website does it justice. We spent 3 nights there. we were collected from the airstrip by our safari ranger, Nicky and then driven back to the lodge where we were met by Thula and Helen. The first impression was great,... More 

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three Nights at the Madikwe - Just wished we had booked for a full week. Definitely the best Safari Lodge by a long shot that we visited during our holiday in Africa. Accommodation was so special, Food Fantastic and such a wonderful Staff. JP our Ranger was outstanding for his absolute love of his wildlife - which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived at Lelapa Lodge in Madikwe the experience was fantastic. Elaine, Odetta, Maria and Donald were waiting to greet us when we arrived after a very long drive and made us very welcome from the beginning. Everything was great, from the location, communal areas, our room, the balcony and plunge pool, service, to the amazing game... More 

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

The Madikwe Lodge is 5 star luxury with a friendly and homely feel. Service is outstanding as well as warm and welcoming. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed devine food and wonderful accommodation. The lodge is beautifully crafted from natural materials and lit with lanterns and candles to create a soft glow. The individual houses are spacious with a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire staff at Madikwe is outstanding! They all went out of their way to ensure I had a memorable experience. During my 4 days, I saw all of the Big 5, including a leopard! Loved the lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and baboons. I'm not even a birder, and the birds impressed me! Would return in a heartbeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Lelapa Lodge for 3 nights from 20th March 2015 with our 2 kids.The staff were fantastic in every sense; helpful, polite, caring and attentive. Loved the out door shower watching and hearing Elephants go by! Our kids were never bored for 1 second. The spread they laid on for meals was very generous. Our Ranger, Michael, was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't usually write a review until the trip is over - but this is a no brainer. From the minute we arrived it's been a fantastic experience. Collected from the landing strip by our amazing guide Noelle we were whisked to the Lodge only 5 minutes away. The experience of landing in a tiny plane in the middle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Dithaba Lodge for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The staff were all very attentive, friendly and helpful. Our room (4) was huge, well furnished, spotlessly clean and had, I think, the biggest bed I have ever slept in. We loved the additional outdoor shower with the nesting birds in attendance. We also had 2 friendly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Feb 2015, we (a group of 4) spent 4 incredible nights here. The safari lodge is divided into 3 sections. We stayed at Dithaba, which is basically for adults. There is absolutely nothing that I would change. The "rooms" are extremely private individual suites, complete with luxurious bathrooms, super comfortable beds, a sitting room with a fireplace (for cooler... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The welcoming at the Madikwe safari lodge(Kopano) was very pleasant and relax. Ourt room was beautifull and very complete with with everything we needed. Also the veranda with the plungepool was o.k. The only small minor was that in the whole villa(Except the bedlamps) there was no reading light. The food was delicious and the cook José directly understood our... More 

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