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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair access
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport35 mi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took around 3 1/2 hours to drive to from Johannesburg, which was comfortable and our guide recommended a few good comfort breaks on the way. A reasonable drive. Our welcome by our host Hapi was superb and everything from then onwards was amazing. Nico,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Rose S
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rose Thank you so much for this kind review and comments. We are delighted at your enjoyment of our special property. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. All the best

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I came with high expectations and boy were they met and then some. The lodges are spacious and so clean and cool with the air con. The food was so tasty and the staff delightful. But my test for a safari location is how much...More

Date of stay: October 2018
4  Thank helen236
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed at Jamala Madikwe for 3 nights. We had been traveling in South Africa for over two weeks with another couple and this was the last stop on our itinerary. What a perfect way to end our vacation! From the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Nan1210
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded October 22, 2018

Dear Nan1210 We thank you for this amazing review. I am delighted to read the comments and I will share this with the entire team. We trust that you will visit us again in the future for some more Jamala pampering. All the best

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I’m from Rio de Janeiro, on this first visit to Africa, having South Africa as a first destination. It was an amazing experience to be so close to the wild animals, while doing the famous Sofa Safari, and Game Drive, as well. The accommodations could...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Wagner V
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded October 22, 2018

Dear Wagner Thank you for this kind review. We enjoyed spending time with you on your Safari. I am so delighted that you enjoyed every aspect Jamala has to offer and we look forward to your return in the future.

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to imagine a hotel being better than this. Let’s start with the place itself. Your welcomed to a large open planned lodge type room with a veranda looking over a pool in he Savannah where animals come all day to drink. It’s an...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Lifesabeach90
Response from Nico V, General Manager at Jamala MadikweResponded September 23, 2018

Dear Lifesabeach90 Thank you so much for this very kind review. We are delighted that you could enjoy your time with us and we look forward to have you visit us again.

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January 24, 2017|
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Response from Rodney S | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, a transfer with a driver taking three and a half hours from OR Tambo International is available. Car rental and self drive is also a easy options. Please contact us directly via our website... More
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Nico V | Property representative |
Hi kuzbara Thank you, yes we can accommodate most dietary needs. We do get fresh fish weekly and we can accommodate vegetarians.
May 8, 2015|
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Response from Nico V | Property representative |
Hi January is a great time to visit as we are in rainy season and all the new born plains game babies have dropped, the park will be beautifully green. In terms of rain we have afternoon thundershowers lasting about 2 hours... More
Room Tips
"I loved staying in Villa 3 and saw families elephant passing me by whilst having my totally private outside..."
Sep 19, 2018
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"Only 5 villas, so can't go wrong. Villa 1 is closest to the watering hole."
Aug 30, 2018
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"All ensuite villas are the same, closer to water hole is best"
Jul 29, 2018
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"All Villa's are identical."
Jul 23, 2018
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$1,390 - $1,718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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