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Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Royal Madikwe was the most incredible holiday we've ever taken! We chose it based on location (malaria-free game reserve) and it's kid-friendly nature. Our 6 and 8 year old daughters looked forward to the afternoon Kids Club, and the backpack of activities provided for them during our stay was an added bonus. The staff made us... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, It warms our hearts to hear that your recent stay with us was a holiday of a lifetime! Thank you kindly for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your experience at The Royal. Our watering hole is still frequented with many animals and game drive sightings have been phenomenal. We do hope you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was simply excellent. Delicious food. Amazing views. It is right by one of the watering holes so every time we sat down for breakfast, lunch or dinner we saw family of elephants, zebras, even a lioness were just steps away! It was an amazing experience! Staff were friendly and polite. We stayed at one of the huts and... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, We would like to express our gratitude on taking the time to write this lovely review on your recent experience at The Royal Madikwe. It pleases us to hear that our guests have such a fantastic time with us and that animal sightings are simply amazing! We do hope you will join us soon so that we... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Royal Madikwe and it could not have been more perfect. The lodge is set in the most beautiful location, with early morning and sunset game drives to start and end the day, and wonderful staff with incredible attention to detail. We will definitely return! - The Glovers

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, We are truly honoured to have been given the opportunity to celebrate this special occasion with you! We would like to express our sincerest thank you for taking the time to write about your safari experience. We are always pleased to hear such lovely feedback from our guests and it warms our hearts to know that... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our sons 21 st birthday at Royal Madikwe, it was a truly amazing experience 6 star service and accommodation, magical game drives, incredible bird life, abundant game viewing, we were made to feel at home in an incredible lodge

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your safari experience at The Royal Madikwe! We are pleased to hear that your sons 21st birthday celebration was special and amazing! We do hope to be given the opportunity to celebrate many more special occasions with your family in the future. Until next time, Chris &... More 

Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Stayed here last weekend taking a three day break from a business trip to Jbrg. Despite being the quiet season I could not have asked for a warmer welcome. My room was just beyond beautiful only yards from a watering hole where I was a herd of elephants drinking and playing. Just surreal. The place is nothing short of elegant... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, We would like to express our sincerest thank you for taking the time out to write this amazing review on your recent stay with us at The Royal. It pleases us to hear that your experience was one to remember! The sightings at our waterhole have been phenomenal of late with the herd of Elephants still... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My birthday celebration at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the highlights of my lifetime. It was a royal celebration perfect for a real life Princess, vacationing with her Prince - our annual escape and sojourn to disconnect from city life, and to reconnect to ourselves - to recharge, rejuvenate, reconnect, in a sanctuary... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Family, It gives us immense pleasure to know that your birthday celebration and stay with us was a truly magical experience! We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for taking the time to write this remarkable review of your recent visit to The Royal. We felt honored to be included in your special day and... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Hospitality, food, environment, experience - all flawless. Tightly run operation, full of surprises with excellent excellent team. Could not have been more pleasant or accommodating. Special place - highly recommend it.

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, Thank you so much for the warm and kind review of your stay with us. We truly appreciate the time you took to write a review of you experience at The Royal Madikwe. We are especially delighted to hear that you enjoyed the surprises! Sending warmest regards from the team and we hope to welcome you back... More 

Potchefstroom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My wife son and I had a lovely time at Madikwe courtesy of our awesome parents. When we were't out on game drives with Doctor, seeing the Big Five on two separate occasions in two days, we were at the lodge enjoying the beautiful view and facilities with the most polite and efficient staff that we have ever encountered. This... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a lovely and kind review about your recent visit to The Royal Madikwe! It truly means the world to us to hear about your wonderful experience with our team and that you enjoyed it so much that you would like to return to your... More 

London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Phenomenal place - exceptional in every way ... Location, food, rooms, activities and last but by no means least - wonderful, wonderful staff and service! I simply cannot recommend this place enough - more fabulous than i could ever have dreamed!

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Family, We are blown away by your incredibly kind review! It was truly a delight to host you and your family at The Royal and we are so grateful to you for taking the time to write such a warm review. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back for another incredible safari getaway with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We stayed here for a week and could have stayed forever - The Royal Madikwe is a paradise of relaxation. The Lodge is pure luxury and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were looked after like royalty. What makes the RM so special is the Staff. Lauren and Eva looked after our every need whilst... More 

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, We are so taken aback by your beautiful words and kind compliments of our team and your incredible and exciting safari experiences at The Royal Madikwe. It was such a wonderful privilege to host you and your special family at our little piece of heaven in Africa. We have so many fond memories of the week you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the African Bush. Situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, just a 1 hour flight or 4 1/2 hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa's famous Big Five as well as the endangered Wild dogs and Cheetah! Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun! Winners of the "World Luxury Hotel Awards" in 2010, 2011 & 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category, Royal Madikwe offers accommodation on a per person shared basis to a maximum of 12 guests in 3 free standing Luxury Suites and 1 Royal Villa with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving our guests the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush. Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

Address: R 49 Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,089 - $1,881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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