We were in Madikwe for 3 days in August. This is a really superb lodge in an awesome reserve. Hannes and his sterling team go out of their way to ensure that no detail gets missed. They went out of their way to accommodate my dietary requirements (even baking me gluten free bread and cupcakes!)
The suites are heavenly. Absolutely huge, wonderfully comfortable, and just downright fantastic. They have all of the luxuries that you would expect of a lodge of this caliber. The smaller touches are what made it special. Sherry, a really great in-room tea/coffee facility with a good selection of herbal teas and good quality coffee and hot chocolate, truffles on turndown etc. I'm a fan of a huge tub with a view and excellent outdoor shower, so this was perfect.
Madikwe is my favourite SA reserve with a healthy population. We saw the Big 5 in 2 days.
Try it ... it makes me proudly South African!More