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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Having secured a "confirmed booking" over two weeks prior to our New Year stay, we were informed the day before the visit was due to start that this contract could not be honoured on the second of two nights. Being New Year, we now had few options to go elsewhere with our adult son who was visiting from the UK.... More 

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Gaborone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This lodge was most enjoyable and there were only a few steps to navigate around the lodge (for anyone with a knee problem!) The well trained staff were helpful but not interfering. Comfortable rooms with efficient aircon and fans and a proper door on the bathroom. The food was good and the game drives were excellent, with some extraordinary sightings... More 

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West Byfleet
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

We have done many safaris and were somewhat disappointed here. The rooms are great as is the location, we did see lions and elephants which made up for where this place is lacking. So to start: the food was very disappointing, we had booked about 8 rooms for our entire family with varying diets. It was also NYE and nothing... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

The Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. The Reserve has seven things going for it: it is large (750 square km); it is malaria-free, which is very important, particularly when travelling with kids; it is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria (about a 4 hour drive); it has around 30 lodges to choose from at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I visited the hotel for the first time in September for 4 nights and returned again end of November for another 3 nights. Yes, I agree that the hotel does need a bit of revamping (which has just started and will be complete by middle December) I found that the room are comfortable and lack nothing. I am far more... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Lodge in October which is a fantastic time as it is not too hot or too cold. I agree with some of the earlier reviews that the Lodge is in desperate need of an upgrade. My wife and I have travelled to numerous game reserves across South Africa and whilst the location is amazing... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Yes, the hotel is old but we enjoyed the old feel. Keep in mind the it was the first lodge to be built in Madikwe. No, there is no one to greet us on returning from the game drives with cold towels and Amarula liqueurs and there are no messages or water bottles in the room - Madikwe River Lodge... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

On arrival at the lodge, we were greeted and given a refreshment while we checked in. After check in, we walked to our car and were told we would be helped, unfortunately this did not happen until our wonderful ranger Jerry, helped us. Our room was nice, however it looked tired and needed a paint and I don't think the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We stayed for 3 nights as a couple. The lodge advertises as a luxury lodge but is more basic than many of the other lodges we have stayed at across South Africa. The setting is lovely with all the rooms along the riverbank.The rooms are individual thatch chalets, rustic in design and spacious, clean and comfortable though the bathrooms could... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Stayed here with my husband and 3 children aged 2,5,and 7. one of the only places in the area to include small children on their game drives. We had Benson as our guide. his knowledge of animals , their behaviour and how to spot them was second to none.Our accomodation was beautfiful and all meals were fantastic.Our charter flight in... More 

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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: €411 - €625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Cities Madikwe River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Madikwe River Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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“Pick a different game reserve”
 of 5 bubbles dwh24, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for your room not to be too far from the dining area if you don't like walking in scorching heat !”
 of 5 bubbles 201sylvainb, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Amazing staff, great deserts, free wifi, peaceful location, abundance of wildlife, great game viewings, off road driving, great rangers”
  • Bathroom with a view over the river (Photo by Drive South Africa, #TrekSouthAfrica)
  • Bedroom with a view over the river (Photo by Drive South Africa, #TrekSouthAfrica)
  • View of the river (Photo by Drive South Africa, #TrekSouthAfrica)
 of 5 bubbles DevonKrantz, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“excellent views to the river”
 of 5 bubbles mhz1303, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get room 17 and you have the best view of the river where elephants are walking - or some lions may rest with their recent catch.”
 of 5 bubbles charlotteblou, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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