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“Awesome beautifull little Karoo Lodge”

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Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge
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Greven, Germany
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Awesome beautifull little Karoo Lodge”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We spend 3 Nights at the Madi Madi Karoo Safari Lodge. Wow, what a nice and beautiful location in the little Karro. So many thanks to Rupert, Natascha and George.
Perfect accomadation. I strongly suggest a superior riverfront cottage or executive cottage– really awesome.
From the first minute we loved this place. The food = yummy, the games drives = perfect, the sunset cruse = relaxing.
The lodge is far away from anything else, so it is so quite and peaceful !!
We will come back.
Dirk

Room Tip: I strongly suggest a superior riverfront cottage or executive cottage
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francina T, General Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear Dirk

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.... the food, rooms and overall experience.

Cannot wait to welcome you back and show you so much more...

Kind Regards
Rupert, Natasha, George and the rest of the Madi Team
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Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Dear Natasha, Rupert and the whole Madi-Madi Team,
meanwhile being back in Germany, it seems we have had a wonderful dream named Madi-Madi! We loved every minute of our stay with you! What an awesome, remote loctation with awesome views. Thanks of making our stay with you unforgettable! We loved the unique lodge with the cosy fire and the superb food that was served in the main lodge. Also the morning game drive with Rupert was very informative. You were a great guide Rupert! It was also very special to watch the little fish eagles first flight! Life is about magical moments! Thanks for creating a lot of magical moments for us! We will try to visit you again in 2014! Natasha and Rupert - thanks for having spoiled us! We hated so say good-buy but we will try to come back again next year. All the best and warm wishes from Germany! Carmen & Franz

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Francina T, General Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear Carmen and Franz

It was our pleasure to spoil you and share this piece of paradise with you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and cannot wait to host you again to experience more special moments and more little fish eagles making their first flight.

Kind Regards
Natasha & Rupert and the rest of the MadiTeam
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Mossel Bay
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Madi-Madi is the perfect place if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life - don't go there if you want to be kept busy, because the busiest you'll be is sipping on a sun-downer while enjoying the spectacular setting.
The lodge is fancy but not overly done, which made it really cosy. The food was absolutely fantastic. The staff is friendly and professional and I will really recommend you having a bath - lie back and soak in warm water in this thrilling deep tub and do make use of the huge bottle of sea salt next to it...total treat. If you get bored of doing nothing, you should try out horse riding - the horses were forward moving and even my husband, that can't ride to save his life, enjoyed it, simply because these horses are so well trained! Ah Madi-Madi... I won't forget you.

Room Tip: Definitely the executive riverside cottage
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Francina T, General Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Louise

Thank you so much for your kind review. So glad you have enjoyed your stay with us and that your husband enjoyed his horseback safari. We are so looking forward welcoming you back to our little piece of paradise.... and to enjoy more "doing nothing"

Kind Regards
Madi-Madi Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I decided to travel with my two daughters from Johannesburg through the Karoo and on to Madi-Madi for some quality family time. Even before the trip started we were treated with enthusiasm and a willingness to try and accommodate requests as best as possible. We like our kids to experience the behind the scenes environment of places we stay so they learn what it takes to make their stay so enjoyable.
On arriving at Madi Madi the scenery is spectacular and we took the very comfortable drive down the long (well maintained) entrance road excited to see around every corner.
The lodge appears as if out of a mirage of water and green and we were greeted by the extremely friendly and efficient team that makes this place such a special retreat.
Our chalet was very well appointed and the bathrooms are wonderful with huge shower and gorgeous bath.
The food cooked by George and his team was superb and we left the table each time with aching bellies and happy hearts.
Natasha, Rupert and Matthew were always willing to help and made my girls trip extremely memorable and they are filled with such enthusiasm and passion for what they do that it rubs off on all who enter their beautiful lodge.
My kids insisted we stay an extra day - which we did and now they are trying to get us to book for December.
A great time spent with family and new friends. Thank You to ALL involved and I would recommend that anyone make the long trip to the end of the road because there you will find an experience that cannot have a price tag put on it.

Room Tip: Choose the chalets as they are separate from the lodge buildings and give you more privacy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Francina T, General Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Jonathan

Thank you so much for the review posted on tripadvisor - It was only a pleasure to have hosted you and the 2 children and was a treat to have had the kids baking cookies! We are so looking forward hosting you and your family again with more special times at Madi-Madi ... where memories are made.

Kind Regards
Madi-Madi Team
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

we had a wonderful holiday together as a family and loved every minute spent at Madi-Madi, feeling right at home and were well taken care of. We enjoyed the game drive and boat cruise and our kids loved the horse rides and the ride in the mini jeep car. They also got to go on a hike where they received a certificate for what they learnt. Rupert our guide/ranger went out of his way to keep us busy and happy. Then on our last night the kids went to make cookies and pizza in the kitchen with George the chef and they got to stay up with the other kids and have a movie night while the grown ups ate dinner. Amazing!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Francina T, General Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Jeannine

Thank you so much for your review. We were delighted to have hosted your family and really glad the kids enjoyed themselves. We are looking forward hosting you again with some more special treats.

Kind Regards
Madi-Madi Team
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you are looking for a game lodge that isn't pretentious or too over the top...Madi Madi offers a relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting. The accommodation, meals and activities are all provided by their warm and friendly staff...all of it with a personal touch. Thank you to everyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Francina T, General Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Dominique

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad you have enjoyed your stay with us and ti was such a pleasure having you here. We are looking forward to your next visit

Kind Regards
Madi-Madi Team
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Klein Brak River, South Africa
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge is a must visit!!! A ideal romantic getaway. The food, service and spectacular views was a incredible experience. From the moment you arrive you are welcomed with a glass of bubbly , a relaxed sunset river cruise down the kammanasie river with snacks and drinks and returning to see the sunset . When returning from our Sunset river cruise you are welcomed back with a glass of sherry and a lovely fire outside. On our first night we had a lovely relaxed braai and returning back to our room our fire was lit and created the perfect romantic atmosphere :) . Getting a wake up call on the next day with hot coffee waiting on your patio, gets you in the spirit to start the day with your early morning bushdrive and then stopping halfway to enjoy a lovely bush breakfast. Picnic Lunch next to the river and then having a romantic patio dinner. If you are looking for a place to relax and just to forget the busy world outside, I will highly recommend Madi-Madi Karroo Safari Lodge. Thank you for giving us a experience never to forget!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Natasha12013, Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Hi Lindi,

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you could forget about the outside world for a moment.

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Kind regards,
Natasha
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Property: Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge
Address: Kammanasie Mountains | Off N12, Dysselsdorp, Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated outside of Oudtshoorn off the Route 62 this elegant and luxury 5000 ha game lodge offers guests unique accommodation experience with the cottages overlooking the 13km stretch of Kammanassie river. Activities on the reserve includes bush drives (game viewing), horseback safaris, sunset river cruises, bush walks and stargazing evenings. Madi-Madi offers exquisite nature and wildlife. ... more   less 
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