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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We visited Madi Madi from 23 - 25 Oct 2015. The facilities are located in a very beautiful area. Rooms are spacious, neat and attention to detail is evident. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They go out of their way to make sure we were cared for at all times. At night it is very quiet, we enjoyed the sounds of nature. Bokki - a tame Springbok and a 3-some of meerkat kept us busy, as we were able to touch and play with them. Linda, Stefan and George - you guys rock. We were spoilt so much. Unforgettable !!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Natasha12013, Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Hi Jaco,

It was only a pleasure for us to have you here at Madi Madi.

Thank you very much for the time you took to write a review for us. I am so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us.

We look forward to seeing you here at Madi again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Natasha

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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

What can I say to sum up this incredible place? I don't think words do it justice.

This has to be one of my favourite places in the world.

Unfortunately for us we were poorly when we arrived so we missed a huge amount of our one-night stay due to being in bed. Despite this, Jade, Jason, George & Linda bent over backwards to accommodate us, and offered us lots of TLC with a sympathetically gentle breakfast when we woke up.

They also arranged a great bush drive for us before we left, which we really enjoyed. They simply couldn't do enough to make us feel relaxed and comfortable.

The meerkats (Timon especially!), springboks Bokkie & Bekkie, and serval Sam are the icing on the cake. Where else can you honestly say you've had a meerkat sharing breakfast with you and sunbathing in your bedroom?! Or play-wrestled with a very happy and springy springbok?!

Don't even consider staying anywhere else in the area. This place is a gem. Sure, it isn't a "big 5" lodge (yet, though I'm sure it'll happen in due course). But there is so much more to the landscape than just 5 species, and the staff are passionate about educating people about everything there.

We simply have to return to this magical place. A stay at Madi Madi should be prescribed by doctors to mend even the most broken of people!

Thank you so much.

Stacey & Brigg

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Natasha12013, Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Hi Stacey!

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us.

Hopefully when you visit again it will be for a longer period of time so we can spoil you even more. There is so much more than just "the big" and it is a great feeling when we have guests that appreciate our efforts to express the very important little fauna and flora too.

Madi Madi is indeed a special place for all of us working and living here, and I am so pleased that the healing properties of this truly special place was apparent to you too.

I will give your regards to all of the little and orphaned members of our family.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Natasha

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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

There is one word to describe our stay: Unforgettable! We arrived as strangers and left as friends. Nothing is too much effort for the friendly staff, who magically know what a guest needs before the guest does. The chef, George, makes the best omelette I have ever eaten. Besides the people, the surrounding nature is awe-inspiring; the sunsets, beathtaking. I can't wait to go back!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
2  Thank Priscilla F
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Natasha12013, Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Hi Pracilla!

Thank you very much for your kind review. All of us here truly love what we do and where we do it. I am also extremely pleased that some of the Madi Magic rubbed off on you.
You did indeed leave as friends and we are looking forward to seeing you here with us again in the near future.
George will be ready with you omelette.

Kind regards,
Natasha

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

To Sam, Bokkie, Timon, Natasha, Rupert, Jade, George and the rest of the incredible MadI-Madi team, thank you so much for a very special 2 days. From the bush drive and horse riding too the delicious food, beautiful room and stunning setting it was such a treat. We look forward to returning to Madi-Madi in the near future.

Room Tip: The Cottages are very special - beautiful view and very romantic!!
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Natasha12013, Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Hi Cathy,

Thank you very much for your kind review.

Every single comment that a guest takes the time to write on here is truly appreciated by us.

We really enjoyed having you here with us, and thank you for becoming part of our small family here.

We hope to see you very soon.

Kind regards,
Natasha

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Madi-Madi for her birthday and what a pleasant experience. Madi-Madi is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the Karoo. The drive from the gate was the beginning of an excellent weekend. We saw quite a variety of antelope and wildlife. Arriving at reception and welcomed by not only friendly staff, but Timone the meerkat, was a true unique experience. From there on Natasha and team made sure we enjoy and relax.
The meals and accommodation can only be described as "Lekker man, lekker" or fantastic. We will definitely be back with the kids to share this beautiful spot in nature, the close encounter with the animals and relaxed atmosphere.
Once again thanks to Natasha and team for making the weekend truly unforgettable.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Natasha12013, Manager at Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Hi Roelof!!

Thank you very much for your kind review.

It was a great treat for us to have you here with us and we immensely enjoyed all the stories shared around the dinner table. We hope that your island stay is pleasant and that we see you and the kids this time soon. We have finished our Junior Ranger program that I am sure the kids will thoroughly enjoy.

Kind regards,
Natasha

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