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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fabulous few days here, the villas was amazing, I would love it as a permanent holiday house. The food was another highlight. Martin our ranger was so knowledgeable on animals, birds, argiculture and South Africa in general. Who knew termites could also be interesting. We saw the big 5 and also wild dog which was a highlight. We...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival, we were met with ice cold towels from managers Cherie and staff who treated us like royalty. Stunned by our sensational surroundings both outside, naturally and our Devine with inside and outside shower together with our own private pool where you could sit and watch these incredible animals come and not too far away! Martin our wonderful ranger,...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 4 night on our honeymoon and it was wonderful! Cherie, Adam and Martin were kind and welcoming hosts going above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Gift was a fantastic barman as well as the rest of the serving staff. The food was so good and plentiful that I gained 5lbs on...

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Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Full disclosure - Royal Madikwe wasn't our first choice on a recent trip to the reserve. We had been to Madikwe Game Reserve twice before and wanted to stay at either one of those two properties. However, due to a horrendous lack of planning, we could only get a room at Royal Madikwe - and how happy I am now...

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Madikwe Friends, Thank you for your kind compliments, we are so grateful for the time taken to write this lovely review about your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you found us and that we had the opportunity to welcome you to The Royal for such a special occasion. We love to spoil our guests in...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 3day stay at Royal Madikwe. We have been to other camps before in Madikwe and was surprised by the quality of Royal Madikwe. With only a few chalets, personal attention is a given. Doc- the game ranger loves his work and is very enthusiastic. Thanks for a great stay!!

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Friends, We are truly grateful for the time you took to write this kind review of your recent safari experience at The Royal Madikwe! Our warm and caring team is so passionate about creating the most incredible experience for our wonderful guests and i am delighted to hear that this shone through.... We do hope to have the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Royal Madikwe is a truly magical place . It was our second time in the lodge with the whole family . The game reserve , the food , the attention to detail and the staff .. ........ are second to none . As we were leaving we were wondering as to when we will be back ...... we are already...

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Family, Our sincerest thanks for your wonderful review about our very special lodge and team. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to welcome your family back to The Royal for the second time and to share such a magical safari experience with you all. We especially enjoyed sharing the Christmas morning marimba dancing! We look...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

It is said that you cannot find paradise on Earth but our experience challenges that! We spent the most extraordinary time at Royal Madikwe, this beautiful hotel set in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The RM team made us so welcome from the moment we arrived to the second we left and throughout our stay, they all gave...

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Greg & Julie, It seems like just yesterday we had the pleasure of spending a wonderful week with you at The Royal Madikwe.... Your kind words are so graciously received. Thank you for taking the time to share your life changing safari experience in this wonderfully detailed review. The Royal is a truly magical place and we are so...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Room and views exceptional allowing us to see many wild animals close up. Our safari guide was very knowledgable and gave us a memorable experience seeing all of the big five and much more. The staff were all very friendly and made us feel at home. The facilities were very good. The standard of food was very high, however more...

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

To Our Royal Friends, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of your experiences during your stay at The Royal Madikwe. We are so grateful for your feedback which allows us to ensure we are constantly improving our service to all our wonderful guests. You will be delighted to hear that we have taken steps to...

Paris, France
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We have spent 4 days with our whole family from grand parents to grand children and we had a wondefull time. Everybody was so nice, the rooms are beautiful, the rides showed us many many animals, lions, rhinos, impalas, spotted hyenas, leopard, and we could even follow the wild dogs whiles they were hunting! Just incredible! And back to the...

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest Royal Family, We were so delighted to welcome you and your family back to The Royal in August and have the opportunity to share so much more with you all! We are truly taken aback by your kind review and lovely compliments about our passionate team and energetic guides. The nature surrounding us is so incredibly special and we...

Reviewed 15 November 2016

You are probably planning to go on a safari to see the big 5 and you will see them here - lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and elephants - along with a host of other animals including hyenas, kudu, etc. The one big animal you won't see are hippos because there is not enough water, but you will likely see everything...

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Royal_Madikwe, General Manager at Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge, responded to this review

To Our Dear Royal Madikwe Friends, Wow! How kind you are to write such beautiful compliments about our very special team! I must share with you, that when i read this review to our team, they cheered and sang and as i'm sure you are aware in the Tswana culture that is a very powerful way to celebrate. We are...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Where 5 star service, lavish accommodation and adventurous Game Drives come standard, Royal Madikwe offers an unforgettable luxury safari experience for families, groups of friends or couples, seeking to soak up the splendour of the African Bush. Situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, just a 1 hour flight or 4 1/2 hour drive from Johannesburg International Airport, this is the ideal safari destination teeming with encounters of Southern Africa's famous Big Five as well as the endangered Wild dogs and Cheetah! Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Madikwe where they can play and learn about their natural surroundings in a safe environment with an exciting kiddies program while parents relax by the poolside, or join in on the fun! Winners of the "World Luxury Hotel Awards" in 2010, 2011 & 2013 in the Luxury Game Lodge category, Royal Madikwe offers accommodation on a per person shared basis to a maximum of 12 guests in 3 free standing Luxury Suites and 1 Royal Villa with spacious interiors, organic textures and beautiful views giving our guests the opportunity to lose themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the African Bush. Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge also offers the option of exclusive use of the whole lodge, providing a more personal and intimate experience ideal for small groups or families which is available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

Address: R 49 Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,292 - $3,064 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Everywhere!”
 of 5 bubbles Joode2015, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Honeymoon Suite overlooks the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles onourway2016, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are very luxurious, the honeymoon suite is the one with the best view, and then the villa, even if each of them has a view on the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles AgnesD_11, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the villa if you can swing it!! Private jeep and guide comes with it, and it's worth every penny.”
 of 5 bubbles 499jeannettel, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You will not find a bad room anywhere at this lodge”
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