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Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first Safari, my husband's 6th and both of us were absolutely blown away. We travel about 70% of they year worldwide and the resort was absolutely top notch. We stayed in the villa which was gorgeous and comfortable... the outdoor bath and shower look over the watering hole so each and every morning you have the gift...

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

Dear Royal Friends, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review; we greatly appreciate your kind words. The entire Royal team immensely enjoyed hosting you during your first safari and your “second honeymoon”. We are delighted to hear we that our team has gone above and beyond to ensure you enjoyed your time with us. Your...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 'boutique ' experience of games drives was very good. The accomodation is luxurious and has every comfort, indoor and outdoor shower , own plunge pool , big balcony to seek shade /sun and amazing views of game walking by. Lit the stove too for fun! .Service was good but not intrusive and after 2 game drives a day the...

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

Dear Royal Friends, We extend our appreciations to you for taking the time to write your kind review about our very special lodge and team. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you during your wild safari stay with us. It was wonderful to hear about all of the exciting wildlife encounters you had on drive. Your time with Kevin and Gift is...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A luxury lodge,limited to sixteen people.twenty minutes from the air strip(recommended as against driving).accomodation is excellent but the food misses a star.very knowledgeable rangers who will go out of their way to find the animals you always wanted to see but weren't lucky enough to spot. I would go back .

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

Dearest Royal Friends, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your once in a lifetime adventurous game drives are ones to be remembered! We took great pleasure in hosting you and your family during your stay with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed all the interesting facts and incredible wildlife encounters experienced with...

Montecarlo, Argentina
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we just returned from a 4 days stay in royal madikwe safari Lodge.Our two girls 14 and 17 and ourselves were left with overwhelming souvenirs. We have seen in one day zebras,elephants,black and white Rhinos,leopards, female and male lions as well their babies,giraffes,tons of impalas,hyenas and shakals. We understood a lot about the importance of the preservation of the savanna...

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

Dearest Royal Friends, We thank you for your kind hearted words! We greatly enjoyed hosting you and your family on your wild South African safari and we are thrilled about the amazing wildlife you encountered during your stay with us. It was a great pleasure to share our knowledge and passion of the preservation of wildlife with you and your...

Florence
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were at this lovely lodge in late February. The lodge is lovely, the people extremely nice and the food delicious. Unfortunately the grass was very high and we were not able to see all of the Big Five. It rained and that was disappointing. We would suggest you visiting here but at a different time.

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

To Our Dear Royal Friends, Thank you so much for the time you have taken to write this warm review about our wonderful lodge. The Royal Team truly enjoyed hosting you during your stay with us and although you did not experience all of the Big Five, we do hope that you have special memories of your South African Safari....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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

Dear Friends of Royal Madikwe, Please accept our sincere gratitude for the time you have taken to write this kind review about your special safari experience at The Royal Madikwe with our wonderful team! We try our very best to make each aspect of your stay with us memorable and we are so delighted to hear that you had such...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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

To Our Dear Friends, Thank you for these beautiful compliments and kind words about our special team! We are truly grateful for the time you have taken to write this lovely review about your stay with us at The Royal Madikwe. You are certainly welcome back to our African home and all these beautiful smiling faces will be waiting to...

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

Dearest Royal Friends, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed review about your safari experiences with Doctor and our team at the lodge. We sincerely appreciate your feedback which is so important to future guests when making a decision of which lodge to pick for a special safari adventure. We are delighted that you...

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...

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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: $1,059 - $2,490 (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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