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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

An excellent lodge in a fantastic location. The waterhole provides interest all day apart from the morning and evening game drives particularly in the dry season when the wildlife is forced to use the waterholes rather than casual rainwater. The villa amenities are excellent as is the food.

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Dear rogerg279 We thank you for this review of Jamala Madikwe. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the time spent with us. All the best

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Absolutely amazing service and accommodation. Nothing is too much trouble and the food is excellent. The game viewing on drives was brilliant and one of the best I have been on. Amazing range of wildlife to be viewed in comfort and style!

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Dear Olivia M Thank you for all the wonderful comments we are so pleased to have you share our beautiful Jamala Madikwe and all it has to offer. I really hope you have wonderful memories from your trip. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We try go to Jamala at least every 2yrs and as always this trip far exceeded expectations! The incredible food, most luxurious accommodation, amazing game viewing, exceptional service and attention to detail and just such great people, make this our favorite place to go! Thank you Rodney and Team!

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Dear terrieva We thank you for this beautiful review and choosing Jamala as your favourite place. I am so glad you could visit us again and that you enjoyed every aspect of the lodge and its people. I hope Jamala has left you with more wonderful memories and a bigger love for Africa. We look forward to your return All...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for 4 nights at the end of September as part of our honeymoon. This was by far the most memorable part of our trip. Rodney was the consummate host. Lazzie made sure our game drives were nothing short of spectacular. The rest of the Jamala staff did everything to make sure that our stay...

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Dear Tonx75 We thank you for this wonderful review we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Jamala certainly is a honeymoon destination with private rim-flow pools and outdoor showers in each villa for those balmy summers evenings. I truly hope you have made wonderful memories. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Chippenham, England
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Jamala met all my expectations. The design was perfect for the environment and very eco without cutting edges. You could either sit on a sofa and view your game at the drinking hole, or travel in bush and have the excitement of not knowing what was around the corner. The reserve is beautifully run from the park authorities to those...

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Dear Ginny What a pleasure it was to have you with us spending time on Safari again. I am so glad we could meet your expectations and that you could enjoy this magical spot they is Jamala. Please let us know how the book turned out. All the best Jamala Madikwe and Co

Sandton
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful breakaway from city life. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more at one of the most spectacular lodges we've been too. The staff were all fantastic, attention to detail was there from all angles. We truly couldn't have been happier. Thank you to the entire Jamala team for making us feel so special.

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Dear Justin It is always a welcome break from ones own children, and I am so happy that we could host you. I hope Jamala has left you with incredible memories. We look forward to be able to host you again in the future. All the best The Jamala-ian's

Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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.

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

Hildesheim, Germany
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...

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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.

Sydney, Australia
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,...

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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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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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: $1,699 - $2,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamala Madikwe 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Villa #1 is the closest to the lodge and best for viewing animals at the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles jmcorson, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are amazing - lovely villas with bedroom, dining room, sitting room and deck with pool! Perfect! ”
 of 5 bubbles jamiewG6855WI, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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....”
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“All villas are fabulous”
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