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R24, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876 South Africa
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#19 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Madikwe River Lodge is positioned in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve and offers attractive comfort in sixteen split level suites with an outdoor dining boma located on a central Island,accessed by a wooden bridge,this luxurious Lodge invites guests to enjoy the sights & sounds in mother Africa's land of brilliance. Surrounded by 75 000 hectares of malaria-free African sand veld.Each suites is individually decorated to create a rich African feel,and offers en-suites bathroom with a full range of guests amenities as well as a private wooden viewing deck overlooking the river. Madikwe Game Reserve, is world of breathtaking scenery and endless African bush. At Madikwe River Lodge the guided game drivers and trails are thrilling to be a part of with Africa offering you and incomparable experience in the wild.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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R24, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport53 kmSee all flights
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Reece B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Travelled with my wife for a weekend getaway in October of 2020. About 4-4.5 hours by private vehicle by road, of which 45mins+ is on a gravel/dirt road. Comfortable accommodation - not fancy or luxurious but definitely clean, comfortable and honest. Food was probably the weakest part of the weekend, its ok just not great. Drinks are priced reasonably for a safari/lodge experience. The real winner here is the game, unbelievable viewing experiences with knowledgable, responsible and enthusiastic. guides. Special shout out to Amos for being a real gent and great guide. All in all highly recommended, worth 2-3 nights easily.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Room 7 is the luxury room, all other rooms are kinda the same
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Sightsee45364047489 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We spent 2 nights at Madikwe River Lodge and we were blown away with the service we received. The package that we received provided incredible value for money as all meals and 4 game drives were included in the deal. We were pleasantly surprised with the standards of accommodation. It is definitely better than a 3-star hotel. It is more in line with a 4-star hotel - the rooms are spacious, bathrooms are great and the food was good (as a vegetarian I was very well catered for). The service received from all the staff really made the trip exceptional. Special shoutout goes to Pride, our game ranger. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good experience on all our game drives. He has incredible understanding of how the animals behave. He has respect for the animals, which made us comfortable being so close to lions, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, rhino etc. Service received from Julia and Battalion at the lodge was also very special. I would definitely return. It is an authentic experience. The only drawback is the roads into Madikwe. If you are leaving from Joburg, account for at least 5 hours as the last 40 - 50kms are gravel roads where you have to drive very slowly. The Derdepoort gate also closes at 7 which I didn't know.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Pertunia Matshidiso, Other at Madikwe River Lodge
Responded 03 Nov 2020
Dear Valued guests Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us after visiting our lodge. We appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us and all the services you have being offered. We are so overwhelmed and also appreciate the fact that you chose to visit our lodge and experienced an exceptional service as intended by our Management and Staff. Thank you so much again for you positive feedback, we really looking forward to host you again in future.
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TheBajanQueen wrote a review Mar 2020
Wilmington, Delaware182 contributions69 helpful votes
I have gone to this lodge at least five or six times in the past 10 years--each time with a group of college students. The experience never disappoints--from the staff, the food, and the property to the game drives--everyone was spellbound by their experience. It was hard to get them to leave at the end of our three day-two night visit. Some saw all of the big five--which is exciting. Definitely reommended for those who want a more authentic "game lodge" experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: If you want an outdoor shower, ask for room 17.
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Response from PMatshidiso, Marketing Assistant at Madikwe River Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guests Thank you so much for taking time to write and to share your experience after visiting our lodge. We are so overwhelmed and appreciate the fact that you chose to visit our lodge over again and experienced an exceptional service as intended by our Management and Staff. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and all the serviced that you have been offered. Thank you again for your positive feedback, we really looking forward to host you again in future.
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Jeppe V wrote a review Feb 2020
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When you’ve never been on a safari before, but you feel like you don’t even need to visit other lodges - that’s when you know you have found the perfect place. Madikwe River Lodge was exactly like that for us. We were a little suspicious when booking, as the pictures were not great, however, we decided to try it out. Thank god for that. It’s authentic to the African spirit and culture and combines this with the most profound hospitality and luxury. The staff sang and danced for us the first night, and made an unforgettable experience with a Boma Dinner the next night. But that wasn’t even the best part. The game drives were truly memorable thanks to our ranger Benson. It is so rare to meet a person that is so nice, fun and KNOWLEDGEABLE. He is so skilled and has huge knowledge about everything in the bush. He is THE MAN! Food was great. Good selection of wines. Nice, clean, updated rooms. Beautiful, authentic main lodge area. Utmost tranquility with the Groot Marico River running just past the lodge and all of the chalets. Conclusion: Words and pictures just don’t do Madikwe River Lodge justice. YOU JUST HAVE TO GO HERE! I cannot stress this enough. Thanks to all of the staff members, Benson, Belinda and Henry, Werner, Sabrina and Anna for an unforgettable stay! Hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from PMatshidiso, Marketing Assistant at Madikwe River Lodge
Responded 07 Mar 2020
Dear Valued guests Thank you so much for taking time to write, to share you experience after visit our lodge. We appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us and all the services you have being offered. We are so overwhelmed and also appreciate the fact that you chose to visit our lodge an experienced an exceptional service as intended by our Management and Staff. Thank you so much again for you positive feedback, we really looking forward to host you again in future.
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AnnRydh wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
The feeling of sitting 10 m from wild lions in an open jeep is almost unreal! Waking up early in the morning and going out with the jeep to see the animals in their environment. At the same time, you know that you cannot leave the car without ending up on the animal's breakfast menu! That feeling is surreal but a memory of a lifetime! Thanks to our guide Takura!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The beds were very comfortable
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Response from PMatshidiso, Marketing Assistant at Madikwe River Lodge
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Dear Value Guests Thank you so much for taking time to write, to share your experience after visiting our lodge. We appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us and all the services you have being offered. We are so overwhelmed and also appreciate the fact that you chose to visit our lodge and experienced an exceptional service as intended by our Management and Staff. We believe that hospitality is personal and its all start with dedicated and caring team. All thanks to Takura for making your stay with us as memorable as possible. Thank you for your positive feedback and looking forward to welcoming you again in future.
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PRICE RANGE
US$342 - US$737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
madikwe river hotel madikwe game reserve
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madikwe River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Madikwe River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Madikwe River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Madikwe River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Madikwe River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Madikwe River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.