The Dempseys from Australia, England and South Africa decided to make the Madikwe River Lodge the place to stay over five nights for Christmas. What an amazing holiday we had. We choose here as it seems an authentic South African experience, but still receiving the five star treatment.
The lodges were large, clean, comfortable and had everything you needed. You had to latch the door, no locks needed, because the naughty monkeys were able to open the doors and get in to steal the fruit. The bathroom had a large picture window facing the river so as you showered you could watch the scenery, however no-one could see you. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and even sang and danced for us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The food was good and we never seemed to stop being fed. The cooked breakfast was served to us but lunch and dinner were help yourself to as much as you wanted. There were also pre-game drive snacks and high tea in the afternoon. The game drives were the best we had ever been on, getting within touching distance to many animals, even the lions, as you can see from my photographs. The drive is about four hours from Jo'burg but it is possible to fly to the small airstrip, which if we went again we would do. I would highly recommend the Madikwe River Lodge for an amazing holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Madikwe River Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve