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Madikwe Safari Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This was our first visit to South Africa. Didn't know what to expect but couldn't have asked for more in our inaugural safari experience. The entire staff was great, food was surprisingly sophisticated in such a remote area, and the clustering of individual lodges with their dedicated staff, dining room and kitchen made for a wonderfully intimate atmosphere. Many thoughtful...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Up to the samllest details at this Lodge were carefully and meticulously planned and executed. Very professional, caring and corteous staff, Professional and enthusiastic, entertaing rangers. We were surprised with two gorgeous dinner settings one in the middle of nowhere in the park at night, and a second next to the pool. Both outstanding and inforgettable. Our thanks to all...

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4Thank MADHAVA01
Reviewed 6 June 2016

From the moment your plane pulls into the airport, you're greeted with a smile from your friendly driver that is there to take care of you and make sure you see as many of the big animals as possible. The details are impeccable, the staff were delightful and we basically had the lodge to ourselves - although we would have...

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4Thank Hayley F
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our group of 5 stayed at the Kopano Lodge inside the safari park. The staff was AMAZING and made sure they not only met but exceeded expectations. Friendly, helpful and well trained. Robert our Personal Chef is a real gem. Preparing foods for every dietary need and always with a smile. Daily and nightly safaris with Max we a delight...

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1Thank NuRealUTravel
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 2 June 2016

From the moment we arrived at the Madikwe Safari lodge we knew we had picked somewhere special. The level of service, personal touches and unparalleled attention to detail are something you will find no where else. What makes it even more remarkable is the staff is accomplishing this feat in the middle of no where. The rooms are spectacular, with...

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1Thank Christina B
Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

What a lovely, friendly lodge! Our room was very comfortable, and spacious with a fantastic view of the passing wildlife, the food was lovely and plentiful. Our guide was Luke who very knowledgeable, and made our game drives interesting if not entertaining at times. I highly recommend this lodge, you may pay a little more but it was more than...

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2Thank makena35
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed at the Kopano Safari Lodge and it was one of the best vacation spots we have ever been to. The hospitality was like none other. The staff was friendly and kind and the food was delicious!! They really made you feel like family. The lodge was beautiful, every single detail was accounted for. MJ, our safari guide, was...

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1Thank Shannae M
Garches, France
Reviewed 26 May 2016

South African Lodges owners know how to provide high value safari experience. Madikwe Safari Lodge is no exception. Charming location, nicely decorated rooms with private terraces with plunge pool overlooking the landscape. Fantastic lobby adorned with refined African craft pieces, good cooking and great game viewings and walks. Unforgettable. Thanks for the surprise on the second night!

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2Thank BeneRousseau
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Trip of a lifetime. Already planning the next visit. Hopefully you get the chance to bbq in the bush, hear some of Clive's fantastic historical storytelling or get to game drive with Gerard. First class!

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1Thank smarsh12345
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Madikwe is a stellar experience and it's the people - from Clive to Gehrard to Beauty and the rest of the staff - that made our time there so memorable and amazing. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and invested in delivering incredible experiences for visitors that it's virtually impossible to come away anything but thrilled. We loved the people and place...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, overlooking game-filled plains intersected by the Marico River and framed by the Dwarsberg Hills, just 20 suites are clustered in three intimate camps. With circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite, and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate, while large pizza ovens add a fun twist to meal times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madikwe Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,211 - $1,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“A cottage closer to the lodge building is recommended so not as long of a walk to eat and for actitivites.”
  • The plunge pool - one for each room!
  • Deack off the room-outdoor shower in the back
akker1, 28 May 2017 | Read review
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“Every room is amazing!”
kathleenp2014394, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A magnificent room overlooking the African bush! The outdoor shower was well worth the experience Tranquility at it's best!”
stewartc711, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“i'm guessing all the rooms at Kopano are super and the other lodges within the group cater to different groups (families or others).”
MikeHSFO, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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