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Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve

Strydomblok Road | Hectorspruit, Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve
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    4 of 5 stars
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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The panorama from the Rock Camp of Manyette was beautiful, the accommodation was very good, unusual and very clean. There is a restaurant and bar. The location of this accommodation is not too far from the Kruger National Park.

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Southern Kruger Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent service and tranquil environment. rangers have very good knowledge of their environment..................................................................................................................

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Southern Kruger Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience... will definitely see us again! Best way to relax in the beautiful nature while experiencing friendly and helpful staff. Definitely recommendable to any person... Will be in contact to book our next stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The over all experience was amazing, however there are a few things that could be looked at to make it even more amazing. the food menus could be widened to give the guest at least 3 options to choose from (lunch and dinner). a few after dinner activities could be introduced to keep the guest entertained. the elephant interaction is... More 

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and I am glad that the Elephant Experience was a highlight and that it contributed to making your wedding proposal special and unique. Regarding the food, we do offer a Continental and English Breakfast and a choice between red and white meat at Dinner. We also cater for vegetarians if they inform us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Absolutely brilliant! We loved everything. The staff where fabulous and very friendly and helpful. Our guide 'big boy' was totally brilliant, his knowledge of the animals and places where second to none. cant wait to plan return again soon.

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it is always so nice for the staff to get such good feedback. We hope that you will return to Kwa Madwala soon. Kind Regards Tania Cilliers More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited here on two separate occasions to do several activities e.g. Elephant Walk/Ride, Horseback Safari, Night Game Drive and to use the Spa...each and every element of our visits were outstanding, couldn't have gotten a better experience, even if we wanted to. We didn't stay at KWA but if we are to go back to South Africa and stay... More 

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

We are so glad that you have enjoyed our activities! That is the idea of Kwa Madwala, a reserve where you can stay for 5 days and have enough activities to participate in. We hope that you will visit South Africa soon and stay with us next time. Kind Regards Tania Cilliers Kwa Madwala: "Where every day is a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellant place to visit a magical place would definitely recommend to my friends my parents really enjoyed there experience on riding on a elephant once in a lifetime experience they will be coming again I'm sure on there next visit

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review and I am so glad that you and your parents have enjoyed the Elephant Interaction and Elephant Back Safari. I must say this is also a magical experience for me. Kind Regards Tania More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What were you coming to Kwa Madwala for? A safari? Forget what you expect: this is a private zoo with 6 lions, 3-4 elephants and a couple of rhinos, along with a limited number of impala, zebra, wildebeest and giraffes. They don't keep them in cages, but let them roam free is 400 hectares of dense bush - which makes... More 

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Keith Thank you for leaving a review on Kwa Madwala's TripAdvisor page. This is by far the worst review we have ever had and I am really sorry that you have not enjoyed your experience at Kwa Madwala. The reserve is a private game reserve of 4000 ha and most of the private Game Reserve's are small. That is... More 

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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

What an experience our stay was, fabulous hospitality from the staff to the lizards on the rocks...all beginning with a homemade lemonade which had more soul than the fellow English staying at the reserve...Mike and his team couldn't do enough for us from disgracefully early breakfasts to lending phone chargers....The last evening was a particular favourite with dinner taking place... More 

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you will return to yet again enjoy this beautiful reserve and unique rock lodge. All the staff wishes you a wonderful 2015 Kind Regards Tania Cilliers More 

Bradenton, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Located on a hilltop with a sweeping view, this safari camp is WOW, yet misses in comfort. The public area and dining room are lovely. Meals are good but not great. The staff is cooperative and very friendly. The lodge falls short with its rooms; lighting is dim, insufficient; there is not a chair to sit in comfortably; the mosquito... More 

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KwaMadwala, Marketing Manager at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the positive feedback on the reserve and lodge itself. I am sorry that you were not entirely satisfied with your stay, but we are in the process of soft refurbishments in the rooms and do have deck chairs outside on the veranda where guests can sit and relax.... More 

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