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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was such an amazing safari. The whole experience was positive and memorable. That kind of trip that you don't want to end. I would recommend Madikwe at the Buffalo Lodge for your trip if you plan to come to South Africa. The staff is friendly and Franco was a great guide. Be perpared to have the best adventure of...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, staff and rangers. Lovely setting and good food. Beautiful chalets. Family friendly. Game drives were outstanding. The upholstery will soon need to be upgraded and some tree branches or flowers indoors would have been nice but the overall impression was great!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been there over christmas. It was not what we would have expected. Our room was clean and 'ok', but the dining room and the lounge seemed to be a bit messy. Everything got a bit long in the tooth. For us it hasn't been a good value for money. The staff is helpful on the one day and grumpy...

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Thank Amy S
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 14 December 2016

From the moment we arrived I felt like a kid on Christmas day--the wonder and excitement was overflowing. Staff hospitality was excellent. Lodge was beautiful and had breathtaking views. Franko our guide was very knowledgable and attentive which made our drives entertaining as well an informative. I will NEVER forget my stay as I got engaged on an evening safari...

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Thank Debbie208
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Super nice lodge with great staff, best safaris with super good Ranger. We've seen a lot of animals so close, it was just amazing! Great service and delicious meals (also the vegetarian version). Super comfortable bed with amazing view over the valley and great star sky in the nights. Thank you - I would love to come back!

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Thank Janke F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Spent a few days at Buffalo Ridge in September and we were overwhelmed by the hospitality of all of the staff. Our game tours were superb and we managed to see some amazing animals and birds. A really nice and friendly atmosphere and a huge thanks to the chef who upon finding out that I was gluten intolerant managed overnight...

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Thank Sheila C
Falcon Lake, Canada
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Absolutely loved the whole Buffalo Lodge - Madikwe experience! My husband and I were recently there for 3 nights with 2 other couples. Our unit was number 8 and the farthest from the lodge. That was ok. The view was spectacular. It has a huge bed and a great shower. We celebrated our wedding anniversary while we were there. When...

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Thank Jetz747
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

If you go to Madikwe park for the animals, you should go to Buffalo ridge lodge for the food, the nice bungalows and the view. Madikwe is great for safaris - more below. Buffalo ridge has 8 double bed bungalows in an elegant design and with a nice view from the ridge. The main house is neat and provides a...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 8 including children of all ages. stayed here for 3 nights. Had a wonderful time. we were greeted warmly as we arrived and enjoyed the fine service throught our stay. the food was excellent and the kitchen staff were very helpfull in meeting our special needs. Franco, our safari guide was the best!! We saw...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited Buffalo Ridge lodge in the Madikwe game reserve on a recent business trip. The experience was out of this world. The staff was very friendly and the game rangers exceptionally good. They went out of their way to show us as many animals possible, which was a very difficult task bearing in mind the vastness of the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Buffalo Ridge Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Hotel Class:5 star — Buffalo Ridge Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“There isn't a bad villa”
 of 5 bubbles Debbie208, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in a Lodge a short walk away from the main building. At night we were escorted back by one of the staff.”
 of 5 bubbles sheilacA3330UX, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are the same, but room 6 has the best view overlooking the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles RH123RH, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lower room numbers are closer to the restaurant and reception area.”
 of 5 bubbles carinsa, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“4 and 6 have great views. 1 is closest to the reception area.. all very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Skaris, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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