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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For an experience of wildlife, food, service, accommodation, massage and luxury can recommend no better! It was just out of this world amazing long weekend! Thank you to Nico, Rodney and their team, we will forever have special memories x

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

Dear Anna It has been our pleasure to host you during your time in Madikwe Game Reserve. I am so pleased you could experience the wonders of Jamala Madikwe. I hope that we have created wonderful memories for you. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Jamala is excellent for Game viewing especially from the lodge verandah if you do not want to do a game drive. The waterhole is about 50/100 yards in front of you and we saw 100+ Elephants and 50= buffalo at the same time drinking and playing there

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

Dear basil Thank you for this wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time spent at Jamala Madikwe. More 

Hildesheim, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Jamala Madikwe very much. It' s a luxory game lodge with five villas in total. So there are maximum 10 people around there. The service is outstanding. The rangers handle wildlife and guest as well absolutely careful. Before the game drives and before having dinner there is the possibility for relaxed communication with the other... More 

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

Dear Christoph Thank you so much for this review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time spent at Jamala Madikwe. We look forward to have you stay with us again in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We are experienced safari goers and the staff here made it one of the best lodges we have stayed in. Nothing was too much trouble and if a request could not be granted immediately one of the staff would "make a plan" to ensure the customer was satisfied. A waterhole outside the dining area offers viewing of leopard, elephant, kudu,... More 

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

Dear Winston I am so pleased you enjoyed staying at Jamala Madikwe. We strive to make the guest experience exceptional on every level. I hope that the lodge and its surrounding have left you with wonderful memories. We look forward to your return in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Couldn't fault this place if I tried. The accommodation was amazing. Staff were warm and welcoming and the food was brilliant. The safari guides were really passionate and informed on all the wildlife and area. We can't wait to go back.

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

Dear Kris What a pleasure to have you stay with us at Jamala Madikwe. I really enjoyed spending time with you and our chats regarding food photography. I hope that you will definitely join us again in this magical place in Africa soon. All the best. The Jamala-ian's More 

Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

small place. Very luxurious. Inside the game reserve. All meals and game drives are included. Dedicated and friendly staff. Star chef in the kitchen. Relationships are formed on a personal level. A vibrant mix of luxury pleasure and adventure 😄 Was a lovely portion of my honeymoon 🙂

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

Dear 113ouj It was an absolute pleasure for us to have you as our guests especially as part of such a wonderful time in your lives. I am so pleased you could enjoy your honeymoon with us and we hope that you will return to visit us in the future. More 

Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very friendly staff, the food was exquisite and the ranger was very informartive and passionate. The lodge was nice clean and spacious.. The whole experience was beyond amazing, I really can't wait till my next visit.

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

Dear laya We would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our stunning property Jamala Madikwe. I am delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of the lodge. We hope to be able to host you again in the future. All the best. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us arrived at Jamala on September 29th for a week. We had Lazarus as our Ranger. We had a wonderful time and we saw plenty of game including leopard, cheetah,lion, hyena cubs,huge numbers of elephant, zebra,giraffe, wild dogs, Oryx etc and also plenty of birds. The food was excellent and during one evening meal there was a male... More 

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

Dear Salmonfisherfrank Thank you for this kind review, the game viewing certainly has been impressive during this time of the year. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to have you return here in the future. More 

Swellendam, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Words cannot accurately express how grateful we are to Rodney, Jaco, Happi, Lazarus, Engela and Precious for making our anniversary weekend truly unforgettable. The personal attention, the small caring touches, the delicious food, the luxuriously large and comfortable villas, the incredible game sightings, both on drives and simply sitting on the 'stoep' overlooking the waterhole, and the pure wonder of... More 

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

Dear Alison What an absolute pleasure to have had you visit us and enjoy your anniversary at Jamala Madikwe. I am so pleased you enjoyed every aspect and that we could make your time in this special place a memorable one. The entire team thanks you for the kind comments. We hope to have you visit us again in the... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Jamala is about playfulness, relaxation and attention to detail. It's visual, it's gastronomical, it's rejuvenating. It's about the lazy sofa safari watching elephants bathing in concert from the deck; the excitement of tracking wild dog with Lazarus and Lucky; the spoil of being waited to hand to foot by Happi or any of the other staff members who happen to... More 

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

Dear Derek Thank you we truly appreciate this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to hosting you again at our beautiful property in the future. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 

Additional Information about Jamala Madikwe

Address: Molatedi, North West Province, 2838, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,603 - $1,924 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles MikeHarry, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Villa 1, so close to the busy waterhole....”
 of 5 bubbles AnkeRochau, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All villas are fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles N133JAheathers, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“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!”
 of 5 bubbles ScheckTrek2015, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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