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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super nice lodge with great staff, best safaris with super good Ranger. We've seen a lot of animals so close, it was just amazing! Great service and delicious meals (also the vegetarian version). Super comfortable bed with amazing view over the valley and great star sky in the nights. Thank you - I would love to come back!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days at Buffalo Ridge in September and we were overwhelmed by the hospitality of all of the staff. Our game tours were superb and we managed to see some amazing animals and birds. A really nice and friendly atmosphere and a huge thanks to the chef who upon finding out that I was gluten intolerant managed overnight...

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Falcon Lake, Canada
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Absolutely loved the whole Buffalo Lodge - Madikwe experience! My husband and I were recently there for 3 nights with 2 other couples. Our unit was number 8 and the farthest from the lodge. That was ok. The view was spectacular. It has a huge bed and a great shower. We celebrated our wedding anniversary while we were there. When...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

If you go to Madikwe park for the animals, you should go to Buffalo ridge lodge for the food, the nice bungalows and the view. Madikwe is great for safaris - more below. Buffalo ridge has 8 double bed bungalows in an elegant design and with a nice view from the ridge. The main house is neat and provides a...

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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 8 including children of all ages. stayed here for 3 nights. Had a wonderful time. we were greeted warmly as we arrived and enjoyed the fine service throught our stay. the food was excellent and the kitchen staff were very helpfull in meeting our special needs. Franco, our safari guide was the best!! We saw...

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Buffalo Ridge lodge in the Madikwe game reserve on a recent business trip. The experience was out of this world. The staff was very friendly and the game rangers exceptionally good. They went out of their way to show us as many animals possible, which was a very difficult task bearing in mind the vastness of the...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were greeted with a warm welcome and some cold drinks as we arrived. The rooms were great, we spotted some Buffalo from our room as we walked through the door. Our guide, Godfrey, was great, he found the big 5 on our first drive. After that we gave him a list of other animals we wanted to see, including...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Buffalo Ridge is owned and run by the local community. The staff obviously take a great pride in their work and it shows. Everything was so well done, the meals were excellent, the rooms beautiful, everyone was so friendly. Best of all was our fabulous guide Elliott who couldn't do enough to help us find the animals. We were thrilled...

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from an amazing weekend which saw us see the Big 5 in the first 2 days - fantastic experience with fantastic people Staff and guests at the Buffalo Ridge were superb food and surroundings I would,rate highly The twice daily game drives were awesome even the early morning calls were awaited with anticipation and well worth...

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McLean, Virginia
Reviewed September 13, 2016

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...

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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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“We were in a Lodge a short walk away from the main building. At night we were escorted back by one of the staff.”
 of 5 bubbles sheilacA3330UX, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All the rooms are the same, but room 6 has the best view overlooking the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles RH123RH, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Lower room numbers are closer to the restaurant and reception area.”
 of 5 bubbles carinsa, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“4 and 6 have great views. 1 is closest to the reception area.. all very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Skaris, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in unit 3 which is close enough to the main lodge to be easy to get to and far enough to be private. It had a decent view.”
 of 5 bubbles AliciaKoch, May 16, 2016 | Read review
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