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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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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport35 mi
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We spent the last few days of our two week South Africa trip at Jamala Madikwe and it could have not been a better ending to a trip of a lifetime! Despite all of the photos I'd pored over ahead of the trip, it was unreal in person and my husband and I never got over the awesome
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Jamala is just amazing, the location , the lodge, food, great rangers. You can watch even Leopards and wild dogs that come to the lodges waterhole. The rooms are beautiful, all have 100% privacy and their own little pool. I will send my clients definitely to your lodge. Thank
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Helene Thank you for this review we are delighted to host you and look forward to having you and your guests join us in the future
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We had a wonderful time at Jamala Madikwe. The property is small- only about 12 guests at a time, so know this is a very quiet, relaxing place. Staff is very good, but keeps a low profile, it almost feels as if everyone here whispers when they speak. Nico, the manager was
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 1 week ago
Dear DBG5 Thank you so much we are great full to receive such a wonderful review from you. All the best for 2019
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We stayed at Jamala Madikwe in January 2018 for three nights as part of our honeymoon in South Africa. It was our first time on Safari and we cannot thank the lodge and all of its staff enough for making our trip so special - it was a truly memorable experience. Being seasoned
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MJazzy Thank you for this review. I am delighted that you could enjoy all aspects of our beautiful property.
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Very nice lodge with very friendly staff. The rooms are very nice and tastefully decorated. The food is just great and there is no wish to go.On the great game drives we have experienced a lot and seen a lot in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
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Response from nicoverster, General Manager at Jamala Madikwe
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Camper Thank you for this review We look forward to hosting you again in the future
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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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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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"Request Villa 1 or 2 if possible as they are closest to the main lodge and have the best view of the watering hole!"
"Enjoy the plunge pool + a nice fire in the room + lovely mini bar in each room. No extra surcharges for use."
"I loved staying in Villa 3 and saw families elephant passing me by whilst having my totally private outside shower . Blissful!"
"Only 5 villas, so can't go wrong. Villa 1 is closest to the watering hole."
"All ensuite villas are the same, closer to water hole is best"
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PRICE RANGE
US$1,480 - US$1,732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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