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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

A most amazing experience. From the moment we arrived at Lapala lodge, nothing was too much trouble. No matter where the 29 of us sat for breakfast, the staff remembered our preferences and served us accordingly. I have never stayed at a resort that is more child friendly. Our Field Guide, Gerhardt, was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable as well as... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

An amazing experience.Our host Clive was wonderful. Our ranger J P was knowledgable and keen to please.Our off road experiences were amazing. Our group were like minded and we all thoroughly enjoyed the time together.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This Luxurious Lodge on the foothills of Madikwe Game Reserve embodies the Opulence of Africa, from cladded papa to beautiful private chalets that truly whisper comfort and make one feel that they are one with nature! I will never forget the the view of the semi-bushvelt from our chalets patio with a private slash pool and the outside shower was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I was a bit disappointed with Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa). The rooms were OK but I had expected more, especially for the price we had paid. The food was lovely and our ranger Yolanda was fabulous. The pick up from Johannesburg to Madikwe Lodge was a complete disaster. The driver was 2 hours late (he apparently broke down, and didn't... More 

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MOREfamily, General Manager at Madikwe Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laarni, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your review on TripAdvisor, feedback such as yours allows us the opportunity to constantly better our service and offering. Thank you for your positive feedback on Jolandie and our kitchen. I have passed this on to her and our Head Chef. Regarding your transfer to... More 

Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is the third time we have been back and it just keeps getting better. The staff are extremely attentive and are amazing with children. We loved the new family rooms and the educational children's activities, and bumble game drive. The Lodge is beautifully maintained and the service is excellent.

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lancashire england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We visited as part of a self planned tour of South Africa. We were wowed by the whole experience. As we drove in we saw elephants and giraffes with their babies coming down to a watering hole to drink. Brad our guide was excellent. The food was really first class with dishes of game we had never eaten. The game... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Just visited Madikwe's Kopani Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve in SA. The park is beautifull and seems well managed. Saw lots of game: Elephants, Buffalo, Lions, Rhino, Giraf, etc. The lodge is built against rocks, overlooking the plains. Well designed, but most and foremost: great staff. Clive (manager), Rebecca (Front Office) and Luke (Ranger) all exceeded my expectations. Very professional,... More 

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2 Thank Pieter2011
London
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was my first African safari. I had been advised that the private game reserves are much quieter without visitors driving around in their own cars. It lived up to all expectation. Here we were looked after from the moment we arrived, every detail had been thought about and the accommodation was superb. Again, in the rooms, every detail considered... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

We have done numerous safari trips, but this was our daughter in law’s first safari so it was a very special trip. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The lodge is lovely. Although each room has a beautiful plunge pool we did not use ours very much because there is a wonderful pool area next to a waterhole. With the... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

This was an exceptional Chritmas.Thank you Rebecca, Margaret and Patrick for looking after us so well,and Clive for the beautiful wines.Such a gift to have a Sommelier at the Lodge and a wonderful Chef.Thank you JP for the Game Drives, Lazy Lions and Wild Dogs and so many Rhinos, not forgetting the visiting Hornbill at breakfast. We can highly recommend... More 

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,359 - $2,814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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