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Jamala Madikwe

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about Jamala was perfect. Jamala's accommodation was luxurious and spacious, private and comfortable - it is hard to imagine better accommodations. The food was fantastic. The attention to the guests was impeccable. Phone ahead to ask about the best time of year for game viewing.

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear EmmiDM Thank you for this review. We are so happy you enjoyed the lodge its accommodation and off course the cuisine. Game viewing is off course not an exact science mother nature plays by her own rules. During our winter May to September - we have very low rainfall so the Jamala private waterhole is almost always thriving with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africak
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

No detail is overlooked at Jamala. The staff are so friendly and helpful. One could not ask for more when it comes to the rooms. They are huge and gorgeously decorated! The food is mind blowing. We literally couldn't stop eating. Best bush experience to date.

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1 Thank heatherpetzer
Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear heatherpetzer Thank you for this review, we strive to make every guests stay a special one. We also appreciate the kind comments on our cuisine. Thank you again and we hope to have you stay with us again in the near future. More 

Ponta Mamoli
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel genuinely welcome by the owner Rodney Steyn and his team. Truly unsurpassed hospitality, in the most sublime setting. Utterly luxurious without being pretentious. The attention to detail in every aspect is phenomenal. From the spacious private villa, to the game drives with rare sightings and the fine fine dining. Nothing... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Sue L Thank you so much for the kind review we truly appreciate the wonderful comments. On behalf of Rodney, the team and I thank you very much. More 

plettenberg bay
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and I travel a great deal throughout Africa, and this was our first visit to Madikwe in South Africa, on the border of Botswana . I admit I never get tired of observing the wildlife that Africa is so privileged to own and kindly open tourism to the world. I must admit, I am a “foodie” and Jamala... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear oboolsen We thank you for this incredible review. I am so happy to have been able to share our wonderful property with you both. The entire team will be thrilled at your kind comments about Jamala Madikwe. Thank you again Regards More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Jamala Madikwe is an absolute gem. The lodge is beautiful, comfortable, and very classy. The waterhole is a draw for all sorts of game and to sit in the luxury of the lodge deck, viewing platform, or even inside the elegant lodge and view elephants, rhinos, giraffe, kudu, and other game of all sorts is mesmerizing. I almost didn't want... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear KJBentham Thank you for the review. We truly loved all your wonderful comments. I will pass every kind word to the entire team. I hope we are able to host you again in your future Safari endeavours. The Jamala-ian's More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Jamala Madikwe lodge is extremely luxurious, and with the constant attention of the staff, you will feel very well taken care of during your stay. The main lodge house has a number of opulent sitting rooms, including some comfortable couches out on the deck overlooking the waterhole. The waterhole has a fairly consistent flow of a variety of different... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear BrendonV We thank you for the wonderful review. Jamala is indeed a great romantic breakaway and I am sop pleased you enjoyed the property, staff and all the wonderful sightings. i hope we can host you again in the future. All the best More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Upon arriving at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge, you are not only greeted by warm and friendly smiles by the staff, but also the spectacular view of the waterhole that is viewed from the comfort of the couches on the deck. Actively sought-out by wildlife, there is nothing better than sitting and observing them from the couches, or whilst enjoying... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear OryxPhotography We are so great full for your kind comments and recommendation of our beautiful Jamala Madikwe. Thank you for taking the time to review us and the wonderful comments. I hope we can host you in the future again. I will pass your kind comments to the entire team. Thank You Jamala Madikwe More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Jamala is one of those places where you know the minute you arrive you made a mistake...that you should have splurged out, bitten the bullet and booked at least two more nights. The minute you step down of the vehicle into the courtyard the sight of the main sofa area draws you hypnotically and you find yourself gravitating helplessly towards... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Christian We adore this great review. Thank you for taking the time to send us such wonderful comments. I am so happy that the lodge felt like a home away from home in Africa. We look forward to your return in the future and some more Black Rhino spotting. All the best Jamala Madikwe More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We spent 5 days at Jamala Lodge, traveling in a larger group and thus occupying the whole lodge. I can only recommend this place to everyone seeking for a friendly, luxurious, peaceful hideaway! The service was extremely friendly and perfectly organized. Our kids (aged 5 and 8) were perfecly taken care of, too. Especially remarkable was the quality of food:... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Munichd2016 Thank you for this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed every element of our beautiful property. We take great pride in the food, service and all round guest experience. I hope that we have created some wonderful memories to be cherished by you and your family. Regards Jamala Madikwe More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Faultless. Perfect. Special. The 3 words I would use to describe Jamala Madikwe Safari Lodge. What an incredible place. Thank you so much Rodney and Nico for your warm reception and hospitality, and to the dedicated team at Jamala - those that we saw regularly (Happi, Peterson and Lawrence to name but a few) and also those working incredibly hard... More 

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

How we love those three words. Thank you for the review, the team will be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time spent with us. I hope Jamala and Africa has left you wanting more. The Jamala'ian's More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jamala Madikwe is an intimate and elegant safari lodge located within the 75 000 HA malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province. Each of the five sumptuous and elegantly appointed suites offer private decks and rim-flow swimming pools. Madikwe is home to all of the Big 5 and most of Africa's top game species which includes a spectacular array of general game in addition to a very successful breeding program for the endangered wild dog. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jamala Madikwe

Address: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,035 - $1,255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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