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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Madikwe Game Reserve via Molatedi Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport57 km
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Another fantastic visit to Jamala. The game drives were amazing from day one and a privilege to see the big 5 running free in this wonderful reserve. This historic corner of Africa is fascinating in so many ways. We can’t wait for our next visit to be pampered by the most
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Bob Thank you for writing this review. I will pass all the kind comments on to our entire team. We look forward to your next visit.
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Truly inspiring place, the ability to ‘sofa safari’ is breathtaking The staff were fantastic and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing and plentiful with the best views you will ever enjoy. Can’t think of one thing I’d change
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dream Thank you for writing this review. We are delighted at the kind comments. I hope we will see you return to visit us again in the future.
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Dear Rodney and Nico This review is late in coming because I thought I had pressed send and have just found that it did not send. What can I say about this incredible place that has not already been said. I took the entire lodge on September 18th - 22nd 2018 for a surprise
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Linda Thank you so much for this review. As always an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and I’m hoping another trip will happen soon. All the best from the Jamala-ian’s
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Madiqua is the ultimate experience. We are from SA originally and emigrated in 1985 We come back frequently and have travelled and experienced many Safaris. Here the owners: Rodney and Master Chef Manager Nico are hands on, present, fun and invested in every detail. The
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sunshine Thank you for this review. We are very grateful for the kind comments and particularly happy that we could make you part of the Jamala family. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.
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We are very experienced safari goers and we had the most delightful and wonderful 4 nights at Jamala Madikwe in late January. We were recommended going there by The Luxury Safari Company who know us very well and they absolutely nailed it. It was intimate with only 5 villas ,
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Departure Thank you so much for this kind review. We are truly delighted to have met and spent time with you in this most beautiful part of the world, Madikwe Game Reserve. I do hope we see you soon and have you visit with us again shortly. All the best from the entire Jamala Team
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Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, a transfer with a driver taking three and a half hours from OR Tambo International is available. Car rental and self drive is also a easy options. Please contact us directly via our website for further information and directions. Kind regards Rodney - Jamala madikwe
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Hello there nice reviews . Can you accommodate VEGITARIANS AND FISH EATERS.
Hi kuzbara Thank you, yes we can accommodate most dietary needs. We do get fresh fish weekly and we can accommodate vegetarians.
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Hi January is a great time to visit as we are in rainy season and all the new born plains game babies have dropped, the park will be beautifully green. In terms of rain we have afternoon thundershowers lasting about 2 hours, normally this doesn't affect game drives but occasionally it can. The day time temperatures are high at 35-40 degrees C, a great time to spend in the private rim flow pool in your villa over looking the waterhole. Nov, Dec, January is our busiest time but with only 5 Villa's (10 guests) it is hardly every bustling at the lodge. A real sense of calm and peace still prevails. We hope to have you visit Jamala Madikwe in the future.
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Are the twice daily safari's included in the rate
Yes they are included in the rates
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Hi Helen Thank you for your note. You will be joining us on the 11th of November. It is a warm time of year so light weight clothing is advisable. Swimming costume, Sun glasses and hat are also a useful item to pack. Shorts and sandals are great for the day but suggest a light weight longs and closed shoes for the evening. It is normally not cold in November but again a light weight top can be useful. Generally accepted that muted colours are best but no rule in terms of that. Binoculars are great and will come in handy to study animals up close. The other suggestions is that you make sure you have packed your chargers for camera batteries and have some sun block on hand. We look forward to welcoming you here at Jamala Madikwe and please feel free to contact if you have any further questions. Kind regards Rodney
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"All rooms are wonderful -"
"Take time to enjoy and embrace room time. Taking an outdoor shower with Giraffe and Elephant walking by is unforgettable "
"Wonderful villas"
"All a great but closer to watering hole will give you great sightings right from your room "
"All five rooms are identical—they’re all great"
US$1 401 - US$1 719 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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