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Madikwe Nature Reserve

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Address: Zeerust, South Africa
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private reserve that really preserve the wildlife , you see happiness in the eyes of animals that live there. its not a false santuary. the park really take care of the animals.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Renata M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

private reserve that really preserve the wildlife , you see happiness in the eyes of animals that live there. its not a false santuary. the park really take care of the animals.

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Thank Renata M
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful reserve with a plethora of animals of various types. My only criticism is the multitude of vehicles and the wait time to view them. Sometimes you cannot make it into the queue for a particular interesting viewing. This gives the entire reserve a commercial feel. This is most unfortunate since it is a terrific place.

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Thank Joan K
Lymington, Hampshire,England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Mosethla bush camp - see the separate review. Madikwe is a great reserve to go to. Unlike some of the other reserves no private cars are allowed. All the game drives are conducted by Madikwe game rangers who seem to work together to ensure that if there is something to see other rangers are alerted. Yet... More 

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Thank david-the-banker
Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many animals, wide open spaces, beautiful area. Lodges are all very nice and accommodating. Would go back again and again!

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Thank hrryhood
Krakow, Poland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madikwe is a place where I felt so little all at once. All the nature, the animals, the BIG FIVE we have had a chance to see all (apart from cheetah), all the free running lions, zebras, impalas, elegant kudus, massive elephants and spotted hyenas... such a beautiful place, such a beautiful world. We all should cater for it because... More 

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Thank GabrielaMaj
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw every main animal except the Leopard. Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Kudu, Just brilliant. Rangers amazing.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The best thing is, that teh drivers really care about the wildlife. Onöy a maximum of 3 vehicles are allowed at one sight. If another car is ariiving, the first car makes space. Through radio they communicate and make sure all guest see the cool stuff. In february the bush was quite dense. So only little open spaces (like in... More 

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Fochville, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a lovely stay at Madikwe and the guides on our game viewing really made it very interesting and informative. Their knowledge is very good and they really try to find and track all the animals that are of interest to the people they are driving around

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Thank 352Pat
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

You HAVE to go to this incredible place to be with friendly helpful staff and to see the stunning reality of the Kalahari desert with the smells and sounds of the animals which were were privileged to see and more.

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Thank Joode2015
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

OMG....this is about as good as it gets. This is not flippant. We travel a lot. The level of service and engagement was exceptional at Jamala. The greetings, the food and the stunning accommodation was exceptional. The ease of getting there from Johannesburg was easy. The greeting from the manager/owner (Rodney) was genuine and with so much warmth. We all... More 

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