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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The perfect combination of being constantly taken care of in every detail and yet having all the privacy you can wish. Rodney masters the art of both making you feel like visiting a close friend and providing the most exclusive and luxurious accomodation. Each of the 5 beautifully decorated and spacious villas, as well as the main lodge, face a...

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

Dear Patty Thank you for this review. We are delighted at your kind comments and will share all of this with the entire Jamala team. Thank you again

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were a group of five, including one with special needs, staying 3 nights. Nico and his team are superb, and I wish there were a stronger word to describe their hospitality and graciousness. The cottages (only 5) are wonderful, the main lodge has warmth and comfort, the drives are beautiful and exciting, the food is excellent and elegantly served....

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

Dear KenRo Thank you for this wonderful review. It was our pleasure to be able to share this wonderful place and Africa with you.

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Well, where to start...... One of the most fabulous places to stay in Madikwe. We had two marvelous days of excellence - brilliant game sightings, expert guiding, top notch cuisine, superb expansive rooms with every amenity imaginable and to top that all - superb hosting by the owner Rod. He is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, very approachable, witty...

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

Dear Angela Thank you for this great review, I am so pleased you enjoyed every bit of your stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Africa is calling!

Pleasantville, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was there one year ago.The rooms and dining area were top notch to say the least. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten anywhere in the world. The staff was very, very friendly and the spa was awesome to boot The safaris were out of this world, my guide was Laz, his knowledge and friendliness...

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

Dear tommylamotta Thank you for this review. We appreciate the kind comments on all aspects of our beautiful lodge. I will pass your comments to Laz and the entire team. We hope you will return to visit us again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife & I spent 4 days at the Madikwe Jamala lodge and can't recommend it highly enough. Rodney and his team were so accommodating putting on so may great touches for our honeymoon and our ranger JP was passionate, knowledgeable & funny. What an experience, this place doesn't disappoint BOOK IT.

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

Thank you for this review of Jamala. I am so glad you both enjoyed your time with us. All the Best The Jamala-ian's

Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place. We were here 2 nights with a family group of 10. I don't think we could've found a better place. The service was top notch . The food was great. We were able to see the top 5 without a problem. The best part there's a watering just off the deck of the hotel in very...

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Dear Adimenna We thank you for this wonderful review. We truly love the waterhole and the sighting have become even better now during the dry season. Thank you form the entire team we truly appreciate all the comments.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Jamala is a little piece of heaven that amazes one in so many ways. From the arrival with a welcome hot towel and drink, wonderful smiles and friendly greetings to the immediate WOW. There are 5 beautifully appointed guest rooms that are furnished beautifully, with lovely touches to absolutely everything. The bedroom overlooks the park and waterhole which has amazing...

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Dear bethanylou Thank you for your kind review. I am thrilled that you could spend your time with us and enjoy the delights that Jamala Madikwe has to offer. From our entire team Thank you very much

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 July 2016

For a first timer like my self to go to south africa, going to jamala is totally worth it! The atmosphere of the place is really good, the people are super friendly especially laurence he's really funny and super nice! Safari rides are fun yet cold so be prepare to see cool animals in super cold!

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Dear Sumanatimothy Thank you for this kind review. The winter months specifically May-August can be cold as this is our peak winter months and especially coming from Singapore it will feel extra cold to you. The warmer months are from September-April, we hope you will visit us again during a slightly warmer time.

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best places I've ever been to. Accommodation and food were incredible, great service from the staff, and the best safari experience thanks to the amazing ranger Lazi! Thank you! The dinner was always special and tasty, and the rooms were comfortable and of a high standard. Watching the animals from the lobby and the room is also...

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Dear Itamar Thank you for this superb review. I am so excited that we could give you such an amazing Safari experience. We look forward to your return in the future.

London
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We booked here for 4 nights for our honeymoon and we are so pleased we did. They have looked up the word 'luxury' and absolutely nailed it! Superb service, outstanding food, beautiful lodges and first class service.

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Thank you for this wonderful review on Jamala Madikwe. We truly appreciate the kind words and the review and hope we could make your honeymoon a truly memorable and special experience.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,512 - $1,809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are only 5 and they all looked amazing!”
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“Villa 1, so close to the busy waterhole....”
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“All villas are fabulous”
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“Not a bad Villa here - if walking is an issue ask for Villa 1 as it is closest to the Lodge”
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“There are only five, and they're all great!”
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