Stayed at Jamala Madikwe for a short weekend in march. I was the only guest and I felt very well there.Rodney and Nico were excellent hosts and made me feel very confortable and very well taken care of. The food was outstanding and service perfect! The lodge is beautiful, only 5 cottages with a nice terrace and private pool overlooking a waterhole. The cottages are large, very well appointed and with a large bathroom. Very luxurious indeed! I would say almost too much luxury for the bush, so it gets a little artificial touch! But the busy waterhole, where you can watch elephant at any time of the day plus buffalo and zebra and guraffe from your terrace makes up for that fact. It is the first lodghe I have been to, where there was an electric fence in front, but for obvious safety reasons, there is not much of an option! Game drives are very good, Madikwe is a renatured farmland which is very large and Malaria-free, only 3 hours drive from Johanneburg. Good alternative to Kruger or Sabi sands!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jamala Madikwe is an intimate and elegant safari lodge located within the 75 000 HA malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province. Each of the five sumptuous and elegantly appointed suites offer private decks and rim-flow swimming pools. Madikwe is home to all of the Big 5 and most of Africa's top game species which includes a spectacular array of general game in addition to a very successful breeding program for the endangered wild dog. ... more less
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