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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teenaged daughter and I spent three fabulous days at Madikwe Hills in early January. We stayed in lodge #5. It was definitely 5 star! The rooms were luxurious, the service by the staff amazing, and the food wonderful. Our ranger (Althi) and spotter (Charlie) were fantastic! They went out of their way to locate the animals we most wanted...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gerri R, Thank you very much for your lovely review and for all the praises. We hope to see you back at Madikwe Hills again soon! Regards,

Delaware
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These people do it right. We were met at the airstrip with our guides who were our hosts for our 1 week visit. The hospitality was personalized. The meals were excellent and would be customized if you wished. All was 5 star. We loved the wikd doga

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear umberto7, Thank you very much for your review. 1 week is a great length of time to visit for safari is one gets to experience so much! Thank you for the compliments, we try our best to accommodate all dietary requirements and/or allergies. We hope to see you again soon. Regards,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best vacation ever at Madiwke Hills. Our room (2 bedroom house/villa) was amazing and bigger than we were expecting. It was nice that this house/villa came with a huge living/dining room area as well as a big deck out back that had a great view of the watering hole where we were able to see so many...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear cutfam, Thank you very much for your kind and descriptive review. Little Madikwe is a special place, almost like a small lodge within the lodge. And it is perfect for families or photographers because of the privacy on game drives and in the suite, as well as the flexibility with meal times. We hope to see you again soon....

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an experience! If you can go - GO. The accommodation and staff are truly fabulous and the game drives are spectacular. I cannot say enough about Madikwe Hills. We had the most fabulous 3 nights. The food is wonderful and the staff cannot do enough to make this an experience you will treasure forever. We moved on to Leopard...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David and Sarah, It is such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit with us so much! Thank you for all the praises! It is always a great idea to mix the safari up a bit and experiencing the diversity between Sabi Sands (Leopard Hills), Timbavati (Kings Camp), Kruger (The Outpost) and Madikwe. We hope to see...

London
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left the experience was sensational. The rooms are beautiful and so well appointed. Every detail is thought through and always good to have a Nespresso for a caffeine hit pre safari. We loved the bed with it's mosquito/bug/whatever net. The rooms have multiple windows from which to see the game and...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gablegirl, Thank you very much for your descriptive review and for all the praises. We can't wait to have you back with us again! After 6 years of drought we are very happy with this season's rain so far! All the dams are full and the bush is full of grass, ensuring enough food and water for the animals...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Madikwe Hills Game Lodge from February 5-8 and could have easily extended our stay as we were sad to leave. This place is so very special. The accommodations are spacious, well appointed and just plain beautiful. Nothing could beat the view from your terrace or private outdoor shower - it was such a peaceful oasis. We enjoyed...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nadia W, Thank you very much for your kind review. A bush experience is special and different to all other vacations. And definitely a trip that one can do again and again as it is different every time! We hope to see you again soon. Regards,

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend 3 nights of our honeymoon at Madikwe Hills. We pushed our budget out to stay here and it was worth every penny! The lodge itself is beautiful - lovely interiors with the dining area overlooking a waterhole (frequented by elephants during our stay). We stayed in suite no.6 which had an impressive stairway leading...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear OSelaine, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon so much! The outside bath at room 6 is a real treat; sitting and sipping champagne and keeping an eye out for animals coming to the watering hole! We hope to see you again for an anniversary one day!...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

L.Y.N.& Associates in Sandton suggested we came here. From the moment you land on the small airstrip you know that you're in for a real treat! When we arrived at reception we were welcomed with a refreshing drink and introduced to all the key staff. We cannot praise the staff and the standard of service highly enough, it is 'off...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tobasco44, Thank you so much for your detailed review and for all the compliments! It makes our lives so much more fun and fulfilling when we read reviews like yours. We hope to see you again soon! You have to come back to see the leopard! Regards,

Reviewed 6 February 2017

What an amazing time we had at Madkiwe Hills Lodge. We were impressed from the time we arrived to the time we left. The staff made us feel at home and there was always a smile and a friendly word. The game drives were professional and we felt safe at all times. Thank you to Francois and Max for going...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kiwitravellings, Thank you for your kind review and for rating us so highly amongst all the lodges that you have visited in the past. We hope to welcome you all back at Madikwe Hills again soon! Regards,

Reviewed 25 January 2017

I don't write many reviews, but i had to after my trip here. Myself and my wife stayed at Madikwe Hills for 3 nights, and it was an experience that blew us away, from start to finish. Upon arrival, and throughout our stay, every single staff member at Madikwe was polite, friendly, professional, courteous, and I have nothing but the...

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HannesMadikweHills, General Manager at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Eamonn K, Since you don't write many reviews we are very glad and honoured that you took the time to write this one! Thank you very much for all the compliments and praises. We definitely hope to see you again soon! Regards from a very wet Madikwe! (loving the much needed rain!)

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality, where you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. Madikwe Game Reserve stretches all the way up to the Botswana border and is one the largest and most popular game reserves in South Africa. Once farm land, the Reserve has now been restored to its former natural environment with 86 mammals (from mice to elephant), 420 bird species (110 being rare) and 104 tree species. Predominantly grasslands and bushveld, intermingled with lone mountains and rocky outcrops, the Reserve is home to cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, hyenas, lion, elephant, black & white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and various antelope. • Two 3-hour game drives a day (morning and afternoon) • 'Big 5' game viewing in state-of-the-art game-viewers • Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive • Drinks and canapes on afternoon game drive • Bush breakfasts and dinners on request for larger groups MAIN CAMP • 10 Secluded glass fronted suites (±150m2) • Uninterrupted views of the African bush • Private deck with plunge pool • Air-conditioning • Fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge Little Madikwe (Family Friendly Camp) Little Madikwe comprises of a 2 Bedroomed Suite (±390m2). An additional 2 Luxury Suites (±150m2) can be reserved to form a completely private camp accommodating up to 8 guests. • Private deck and swimming pool • Air-conditioning and fans • Fireplaces • Fully stocked mini-bar • Indoor and outdoor showers • Mosquito nets • Private lounge, verandah and dining room • Private kitchen with personal chef - set your own meal time • Private game drive vehicle and game ranger - set your own game drive time • Personal butler/child minder • Entertainment centre • Satellite television and DVD collection • Various CD's and children's games • Small library FACILITIES IN MAIN LODGE • Lounge • Dining Room • Bar • Wine Cellar • Local wines • Terraced viewing deck with umbrellas overlooking waterhole • Swimming Pool • Library - stocked with a comprehensive selection of books • Internet Facilities - desktop with wireless internet connection available 24 hours • Satellite Television at the main building in the Lounge • Traditional Boma • Curio Shop Well stocked with books, clothing, safari gear, handmade knives, shoes, bags, jewellery, postcards and local arts & crafts. WELLNESS Set the mind at ease and embrace the energy of the bush. Experience Spafaris with soul of Africa. From our enchanting world, secrets are revived and re-created to bring you, for the first time, a unique spa concept based on a fusion o f ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals from Africa. To reconnect to nature, to realise, to recover and to relax... In holistic therapy, our body "energy" is the universal life force that governs personal wellbeing and vitality. The signature treatments are concentrates on establishing and maintaining a balance between our body energies. The new range Wisdom of Africa blended indigenous botanical ingredients from all over the continent of Africa, that natures mind, body and spirit. They give us an idea of African healing traditions and a chance to re-awaken, to touch the inner self again. Fully Equipped Gym The fully quipped gym at Madikwe Hills, with treadmill, spinning bike, rowing machine, fitness flyer, weights and bench, dumbbells and barbells and aerobic mats, allows guests to keep up with their fitness regime, or a place to release the guilt built up after indulging in mouth-watering delights. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve | North West, Madikwe Game Reserve 2865, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: €1,008 - €1,401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Get the 2 bedroom suite if it is available”
 of 5 bubbles cutfam, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 5 which was stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles 3592david, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms lower down are near the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles gablegirl, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent and all have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles Tobasco44, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are perfectly located with their own veranda and private plunge pools,”
 of 5 bubbles thembintingane2016, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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