My boyfriend and I visited Madikwe over Easter weekend and had a wonderful time.
We were surprised by the negative reviews on Trip Advisor as we found the staff to be extremely helpful, warm and welcoming; our game ranger, Isreal, to be very knowledgable; the game viewing to be fantastic (we saw 13 lions (incl. 3 cubs), wild dogs, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, cheetahs and all the usual suspect over the three days that we were there); and the food to be decadent and well prepared.
The trip was real value for money compared to what some of the other lodges on the reserve are charging (over a long weekend - peak time). The experience was relaxing (thanks to luxurious rooms and a beautiful pool) and we cant wait to go back.
We would highly recommend Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge to anyone who is looking for an 'all inclusive' weekend in the bush!