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Saddleworth, Lancashire
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped off our Federal Air shuttle flight to be greeted by Lucky our guide, the next two days flew by in a haze of good food, luxurious surrounding and fascinating animal drives. Rodney and Nicos oversee the lodge and nothing escapes their attention, as in the rooms where everything you could require has already been thought...

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

Dear Gary B What an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us I am thrilled at your wonderful review and kind comments. We so love to have guests enjoy every aspect of our gorgeous property. Thank you I will pass every comment to our team. All the best

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed (October) for 5 nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It was our 3rd visit to the Madikwe game reserve, our first time at Jamala. We loved it & were very sad to leave! Great food at every meal; super staff throughout the lodge; good, spacious accommodation. We loved our breakfast & evening meals watching the waterhole,...

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

The IrishPenguin Thank you for this very concise review. We are so pleased that you could enjoy your 3rd visit to this wonderful reserve. I hope that you will return in the future. All the best from the entire team.

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Game viewing - Sofa Safari- excellent. Also the guided Safaris Morning and afternoon Are Full of exciting Experiences. Staff is Extremly friendly . The Food is superb especially that the Portion Are well Measured just Right in Size .

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

Dear Brigschubert Thank you for the review and kind comments we take great pride in our service and the food experience at Jamala. I am so happy you enjoyed every aspect. All the best

Covina, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a luxury travel advisor, I care more than most about accommodations. We chose Jamala Madikwe because of their beautiful villas, great reviews, and the fact that it's in Madikwe, which is malaria-free. Our experience at Jamala was over-the-top fabulous! It's amazing to be taking an outdoor shower and watching zebras. Or to be sitting at breakfast and watching elephants,...

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

Dear ScheckTrek We thank you for this review, I am so pleased we could live up to expectations. Jamala certainly has so wonderful features including those outdoor showers ;) I truly hope you enjoyed your time and that you will visit us again in the near future.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The villa was spacious and beautifully decorated. The shared areas are first class with the service to match. Rodney and Nico were both very hospitable and the food quality and service was excellent as well. The watering hole just off the the deck made for continuous entertainment. We were able to see all the "Big 5" and more but at...

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Dear Wild Hare We thank you for this wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our beautiful property and everything it has to offer. I will pass all your kind comments on to our team.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

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Address: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,125 - $1,349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are only 5 and they all looked amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles MikeHarry, 6 days ago | Read review
“Villa 1, so close to the busy waterhole....”
 of 5 bubbles AnkeRochau, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All villas are fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles N133JAheathers, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Not a bad Villa here - if walking is an issue ask for Villa 1 as it is closest to the Lodge”
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 of 5 bubbles F8382BMgaryb, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“There are only five, and they're all great!”
 of 5 bubbles ScheckTrek2015, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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