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Buffalo Ridge Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Camps Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and i spent 3 nights at Buffalo Ridge mid July 2016. Having been to Madikwe numerous times, I decided to give Buffalo Ridge a try.. AMAZING experience Great staff, smiley faces, enthusiastic, energetic and fantastic food.. the chefs are extremely well trained. The accommodation is great, on the ridge with superb views of the valley below (something you... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely weekend at this superb lodge. A great layout that ensures the best views of the Game Reserve. The staff were friendly and always ready to assist us. Our guide Godfrey was the best ever, he always ensured an exciting trip and has a lot of knowledge. The rooms are spacious and private with a lovely deck.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 from the Chicago area. When we found it difficult to find a Kruger lodge that fit our travel plans, an on-line agent suggested Madikwe as a lesser known option. This was our first safari so we cannot compare our stay in Buffalo Ridge to anything else but there is no question the visit exceeded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to buffalo ridge for the weekend. We had a warm welcome and an amazing experience. Our game ranger Godfrey was extremely good and knowledgable. We had an overall great weekend and thank you to the community of buffalo ridge! 😊 definitely would come back again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My hubby and I were hankering for a weekend away in the bush. Just some couple time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We chose Madikwe Game Reserve firstly as we had stayed at another Lodge before and were completely blown away and secondly as it is famous for its wild dogs, which just happen to be... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We decided to treat ourselves and the kids to a stay at Madikwe. We have stayed at other lodges, which means we have an expectation. So, how disappointed we were when we arrived and were not greeted in the parking area. We managed to find the reception where we were given a welcome drink and refreshing towel. We were shown... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We stayed one night at Buffalo Ridge and had the privilege to be shown around by Franco, one of the best guides I met during a 15 Lodge visit to the Reserve. Franco's long history at Madikwe and this Lodge oozed unequivocally. Peaceful, calm, collected and hugely informative Franco peeled us off the crowds and positioned us at all sorts... More 

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Albion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I made the reservations through the Madikwe Game Reserve's website and was assisted in the process by Quinna, who was extremely helpful. Our whole stay at the Buffalo Ridge Lodge as such was great. The staff was nice, the rooms absolutely beautiful... The food was not amazing but it was still good and the cook made a very nice effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Situated in the heart of the Madikwe Park, Buffalo Ridge, a community owned lodge is just fantastic. The food is amazing, great produce cooked with great style. The rangers are some of the best in Madikwe, we saw everything! Recommend very highly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

we stayed at the lodge for two nights and had a wonderful experience. The game drives (guided by Israel) was a great experience... we arrived a little later than planned on the first day due to car trouble... but still managed to catch the game drive. The food was tasty, however there was no choice. Just a couple of minor... More 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Hotel Class:5 star — Buffalo Ridge Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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