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Reviewed March 8, 2016

A most amazing experience. From the moment we arrived at Lapala lodge, nothing was too much trouble. No matter where the 29 of us sat for breakfast, the staff remembered our preferences and served us accordingly. I have never stayed at a resort that is...More

4  Thank Bruxcy
Reviewed March 1, 2016

An amazing experience.Our host Clive was wonderful. Our ranger J P was knowledgable and keen to please.Our off road experiences were amazing. Our group were like minded and we all thoroughly enjoyed the time together.

4  Thank Jane J
Reviewed March 1, 2016

This Luxurious Lodge on the foothills of Madikwe Game Reserve embodies the Opulence of Africa, from cladded papa to beautiful private chalets that truly whisper comfort and make one feel that they are one with nature! I will never forget the the view of the...More

4  Thank Sipho P
Reviewed February 26, 2016

I was a bit disappointed with Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa). The rooms were OK but I had expected more, especially for the price we had paid. The food was lovely and our ranger Yolanda was fabulous. The pick up from Johannesburg to Madikwe Lodge was...More

3  Thank LaarniG
Response from MOREfamily, General Manager at Madikwe Safari LodgeResponded February 28, 2016

Dear Laarni, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your review on TripAdvisor, feedback such as yours allows us the opportunity to constantly better our service and offering. Thank you for your positive feedback on Jolandie and our kitchen....More

Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is the third time we have been back and it just keeps getting better. The staff are extremely attentive and are amazing with children. We loved the new family rooms and the educational children's activities, and bumble game drive. The Lodge is beautifully maintained...More

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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Pool
Spa
Breakfast included
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Room Service
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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$977 - $1,561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$977 - $1,561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Jeff H
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Anthoni v | Reviewed this property |
The lodges all undertake on- and off-road guided excursions with four wheel drive vehicles. No private 'off roading' takes place in the reserve.
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hafsabashir
December 19, 2017|
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Response from jpa531 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely amazing experience for anyone any age!, our trip was in October and the weather was perfect, jackets in the early morning and evening, nice and warm in the afternoon. I would assume dec is very warm and August... More
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ddikelly
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Johan C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for this late reply, I think a family lodge would be fine, you just need to ask management for an additional child's bed.
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"Some of the rooms are a fair walk from the main lodge. If you struggle to walk, you need to make the Lodge..."
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"If you want to with more people than stay in the Lelapa Lodge (12 rooms) since that's where the main pool..."
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"Since there are 4 suites - they are right next to each other and all the same."
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