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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just spent 3 nights at Jamala with our 3 teenagers and the only fault we can find is that we didn't stay for longer! The attention to detail everywhere was exemplary and the staff could not have been more attentive. Our cottage was huge and beautiful with crisp linens on top of super comfortable beds. The decor and interior...

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Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed for 7 nights , last week in september . if you have read the other 5 star reviews ,they are all accurate and i don't need to extoll Jamalas staff , rooms, cuisine or ethos , and it does have an ethos , which seems to be , do what you can to make the guest have the best...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely magical stay at Jamala and it was, hands down, the highlight of our two-week trip to South Africa. The entire guest experience is incredible - from the villas, to the food and drinks, to the staff, and of course the game drives and the setting. This was our first safari and Jamala set the bar so...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not quite sure where to start - we went with high expectations and excitement (first safari) and Nico and his team blew it out the park. We always treat ourselves to staying at very special places and Jamala really did excel on every front. Amazing staff (rangers incredible and clearly the Rolls Royce in the park so you will see...

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stellar experience from start to finish. Rodney, Nico and the staff treat you as a member of the family and remember your preferences. The villas are truly private oases that afford first class luxuries in the middle of a wildlife preserve. Stunning.

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Saddleworth, Lancashire
Reviewed December 1, 2016

This was our first time on safari, but the benchmark has been set very very high! What a fantastic place, wonderful accommodation, fantastic food and surroundings, and the game drives were brilliant, I think the waterhole creates an amazing setting where you can just sit and watch whats happening - lions, elephants, zebra, rhino, all just wandering around! But probably...

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

Dear Mike We are thrilled that you enjoyed Jamala so much. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I hope we will have you visit us again in the future. The Jamala-ian's

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed November 30, 2016

My wife tells me I kept using the word magical during our stay at Jamala Madikwe, and it truly was. 5 star service, one of the nicest accommodations we have every stayed in, amazing food, and the team at Jamala makes you feel like family - and to top it off the amount of animals we saw was unbelievable. This...

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

Hi Jonathan P Thank you for this most wonderful review. I am so pleased Jamala has touched you with her magic. We are so pleased that you could enjoy our beautiful little piece of Africa. We certainly look forward to your return in the future. All the best from the entire Jamala Team.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Jamala Madikwe is definitely the best lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve! We had a wonderful experience, the team is great and Rodney the best host you can wish for! The food is outstanding, the private Villa with the own pool so beautiful and we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast, where we watched 45 elephants at the waterhole, so close by!

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

Dear Anke We are so pleased you could experience and enjoy our beautiful Jamala Madikwe. Thank you for all the kind words we will pass every comment on to the team. We hope to have you visit us again in the near future.

Philadelphia
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Simply the best, From our guide JP who constantly amazed us with his knowledge and love for all animals - we were able to see the magnificent 7 - all within the first 24 hours of arriving, to the fabulous 5 star dining and the exquisite accommodations. Thank you to Rodney, Niko, JP, Happi, Precious and all the Jamala staff....

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Dear Heather I am so happy that you could enjoy Jamala Madikwe and its beautiful surrounds. Thank you for the wonderful review and kind comments. I hope that we will have you visit us again in the future. Enjoy the cookbook. All the Bests Jamala

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Jamala Madikwe, seven times now, and we have always, without exception, been blown away, not only by the warm welcome, pampering and caring we receive, but by the elegant lodge and chalets, which are first class. The game drives are fantastic, the staff are amazing, and the game rangers extremely knowledgeable, and all at Jamala obviously love...

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Dear Pat As always thank you for this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the lodge again and that you could share it with your family. We will pass all your kind comments on to the team. Thank you again The Jamala-ian's

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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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: $1,186 - $1,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Villa #1 is the closest to the lodge and best for viewing animals at the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles jmcorson, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All of the rooms are amazing - lovely villas with bedroom, dining room, sitting room and deck with pool! Perfect! ”
 of 5 bubbles jamiewG6855WI, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“There are only 5 and they all looked amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles MikeHarry, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“Villa 1, so close to the busy waterhole....”
 of 5 bubbles AnkeRochau, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
“All villas are fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles N133JAheathers, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
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