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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

From the moment we stepped off our Federal Air shuttle flight to be greeted by Lucky our guide, the next two days flew by in a haze of good food, luxurious surrounding and fascinating animal drives. Rodney and Nicos oversee the lodge and nothing escapes their attention, as in the rooms where everything you could require has already been thought...

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear Gary B What an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us I am thrilled at your wonderful review and kind comments. We so love to have guests enjoy every aspect of our gorgeous property. Thank you I will pass every comment to our team. All the best

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We recently stayed (October) for 5 nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It was our 3rd visit to the Madikwe game reserve, our first time at Jamala. We loved it & were very sad to leave! Great food at every meal; super staff throughout the lodge; good, spacious accommodation. We loved our breakfast & evening meals watching the waterhole,...

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

The IrishPenguin Thank you for this very concise review. We are so pleased that you could enjoy your 3rd visit to this wonderful reserve. I hope that you will return in the future. All the best from the entire team.

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Game viewing - Sofa Safari- excellent. Also the guided Safaris Morning and afternoon Are Full of exciting Experiences. Staff is Extremly friendly . The Food is superb especially that the Portion Are well Measured just Right in Size .

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Dear Brigschubert Thank you for the review and kind comments we take great pride in our service and the food experience at Jamala. I am so happy you enjoyed every aspect. All the best

Covina, California
Reviewed 7 November 2016

As a luxury travel advisor, I care more than most about accommodations. We chose Jamala Madikwe because of their beautiful villas, great reviews, and the fact that it's in Madikwe, which is malaria-free. Our experience at Jamala was over-the-top fabulous! It's amazing to be taking an outdoor shower and watching zebras. Or to be sitting at breakfast and watching elephants,...

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Nico V, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe, responded to this review

Dear ScheckTrek We thank you for this review, I am so pleased we could live up to expectations. Jamala certainly has so wonderful features including those outdoor showers ;) I truly hope you enjoyed your time and that you will visit us again in the near future.

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The villa was spacious and beautifully decorated. The shared areas are first class with the service to match. Rodney and Nico were both very hospitable and the food quality and service was excellent as well. The watering hole just off the the deck made for continuous entertainment. We were able to see all the "Big 5" and more but at...

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Dear Wild Hare We thank you for this wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our beautiful property and everything it has to offer. I will pass all your kind comments on to our team.

Bussum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The best lodge I know. Excellent and beautifull accomodation, with even better staff. Their cuisine is extremely good, I would rate them at least one Michelin star. The waterhole in front of the main building is very active, once saw the big 5 from the deck within 24hrs.

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Dear Onno It is as always an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. On your 8th visit I am so pleased we could still thrill you wight he Jamala experience. I sincerely look forward to your next stay. The Jamala-ian's

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

What an amazing experience - we are not sure what was best ! * Sitting marvelling from the raised deck at the 21 elephants (including babies), 14 giraffe and 7 Zebra all at the watering hole at the same time around the Lodge * The game drives with Lazzie - buffalo, cheetah, wild dogs, rhino, hyena and cubs, beautiful male...

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Dear Rob We thank you for this wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us we look forward to have you return to us in the future. All the best

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Jamala Madikwe gets everything right. Rodney, Nico and the team manage to make every guest feel at home from arrival. The villas are excellent in standard - beautiful while remaining cosy, - and are well situated to enjoy views of the water hole. The game drives and rangers are absolutely fantastic, showing knowledge and enthusiasm for their terrain, and in...

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Dear Jacob Thank you, it was such a pleasure for us to have you stay and make wonderful memories at Jamala Madikwe. We loved hosting your marriage proposal at the lodge and the entire team wishes to congratulate you. All the best for the future and we look forward to the return honeymoon visit ;) All the best Jamala

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Such a beautiful lodge and everything is done top notch and all the people who work there are so accommodating and friendly. Having a gluten intolerance was never an issue because they were so kind and helpful at every meal. So amazing and would love to come back! Thanks Lucky for all our wonderful safari experience!

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Dear Melissa Thank you for this kind review. I am so pleased we could have you experience our beautiful property. I will pass the kind comments on to our team. We look forward to your return visit in the future. Kind regards

West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

An excellent lodge in a fantastic location. The waterhole provides interest all day apart from the morning and evening game drives particularly in the dry season when the wildlife is forced to use the waterholes rather than casual rainwater. The villa amenities are excellent as is the food.

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Dear rogerg279 We thank you for this review of Jamala Madikwe. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the time spent with us. All the best

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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Address: | Madikwe Game Reserve via Molatedi Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,586 - $1,966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All are beautiful with gorgeous bathrooms, outdoor showers, beds surrounded by 3 walls of glass and a spacious lounge.”
WhereWildThingsAre, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great..room 1 is closest to the main lodge”
r0byn2017, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All lodges are the same, but choose room one if you struggle to walk, and it is nearest to the water hole”
25ollyc, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms have good views and are all equally furnished to the same luxurious level. Room 1 has an excellent view of the water hole but this can be seen from all the rooms too.”
SandraMU3887JV, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms 1 - 5 are stunning”
simonj718, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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