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Buffalo Ridge Lodge

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple nights at Buffalo Ridge Lodge at the beginning of September. We had a wonderful time! There are many (32?) very small, privately-run lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve (which is owned by the government). Buffalo Ridge has 8 small bungalows - well designed, attractive rooms; relaxing; and rustic looking to fit the surroundings. The common area where... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful weekend at Buffalo Ridge, the attention to detail and passion that the staff have, like the welcome drinks and hot face clothes when you come off of the game drives, are the little things that helped make it very special. really good long game drives, with Lions and cheetah as well as of course buffalo and... More 

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Chris R, Managing Director at Buffalo Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Caroline. So glad you had a great time. Your comments and suggestions are noted. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Having never been to Madikwe Game Reserve, even though it is so close to our home in North West Province, we chose the right lodge to stay in. Buffalo Ridge has a magnificent setting, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and our ranger Israel just topped the entire experience for us. Thank you for making this a memorable few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Buffalo ridge on July 8th. We were pleasantly surprised at the incredible lodges. The accommodation is exquisite. It is a small but very homely wonderful lodge. We found it very well run, less commercialized and very hospitable. We absolutely loved our stay there which was 3 nights. The lodge has a stunning view from breakfast deck all... More 

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Camps Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 July 6, 2016

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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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Buffalo Ridge Lodge

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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