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Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge
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“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 3 June 2006

Two of us stayed at Madikwe for two nights which was not too short, however 3 night would have been equally as good. We found that the attentativeness and attention to detail that staff gave us was first class. I work in the hospiality industry and I truly could not of asked for better service.

You are in the middle of a game reserve which you can feel from the rooms as the open up to overlook a natural watering hole so that you can spot many of the parks wildlife with out venturing any further than your room.

The food was home cooked / cordon bleu and was excellent. A good mix and use of ingerdients and we were made to fell special. The game drives were equally as good. We were recomended to visit Madikwe River and it exceeded all our expectations. A truly wonderfull place.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 9 November 2005

I lived in Africa for 5 years but have never had such high quality game sightings as those at Madikwe. The staff were superb - and the rangers went out of the way to satisfy our "wish list" resulting in a wonderful sighting of wild dog at very close quarters. The standard of food and service at the lodge was excellent. Even stretching to amazing support when we got a puncture on the way out of the reserve - the manager personally saw to it that we were safely transported out of the park and followed up the next day to ensure we arrived home safely. Be prepared for extreme heat (45deg during our stay) and very early starts (4.30am wake up for game drive) but all well worth it!

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 7 September 2005

We stayed at Madikwe for 2 nights on our second visit to Madikwe Game Reserve. The friends we were travelling with were not keen on the tented rooms at our favourite lodge (Jaci's) so we chose Madikwe which provided individual huts rather than the half tent/half brick structures at Jaci's.

In most respects Madikwe compared well - the staff were helpful and friendly, the food was good and the drives and service generally were excellent, but we were a little disappointed by the rooms, which we felt were in need of a bit of re-decoration, the bathroom in particular.

  • Stayed November 2003
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Property: Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge
Address: | P.O. Box 17, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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