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    Madikwe River Lodge

    R24, Madikwe Game Reserve 2876, South Africa
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    • Excellent67%
    • Very good22%
    • Average7%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “the reserve” (19 reviews)
    “game drives” (66 reviews)
    “three star” (3 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 164 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    River Lodge has an excellent location and all the staff made the stay all the more enjoyable due to their hospitality, sense of humour and professional attitude to delivering a high quality customer experience. Should also mention the fist class game viewing and guiding which...More

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    Response from guestrelations552, Guest relations Officer at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences after your visit at Madikwe River Lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve.The fact you mentioned our resort without doubt,we love to read that you have enjoyed all the services you have been offered.Wish to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a really great time at the Madikwe River Lodge. Staff is so friendly and the lodge it self is nice place to stay. The game drives were excellent. And we were in great luck when we saw at our last game drive two...More

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    Response from Pertunia M, Marketing Assistant at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Valued Guests Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Madikwe River Lodge. We really appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your stay and all the services that you have offered by the lodge. we thank you for the positive feedback and we...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed here as part of a longer trip for 3 nights. The lodges were of a good standard for a 3 star hotel with each looking out onto a small river. Being on the edge of the Madikwe national park close to the Botswana border...More

    Thank londoncritic2014
    Response from Pertunia M, Marketing Assistant at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear valued guests Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Madikwe River Lodge. In response to your review, we apologies for any inconveniences that we may have caused during you stay. we promise to attend to all the concerns raised in your review...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The best weekend of our lives. spent our 6yrs anniversary in class. Staff very friendly and helpful. game drive was the best. we give thanks to our game ranger Fortune. He's very clued up with everything happening in the park.More

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    Response from guestrelations552, Guest Relations Officer at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences after your visit at Madikwe River Lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve.The fact you mentioned our resort without doubt,we love to read that you have enjoyed all the services you have been offered.Wish to...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Really memorable experience and Well worth the 5-6 hour drive from Johannesburg. Amazing lodge and surroundings. Fortune is an excellent guide - thank you ! Truly memorable experience in a fantastic setting with great service.More

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    Response from Pertunia M, Marketing Assistant at Madikwe River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Valued guests Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Madikwe River Lodge. We appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us and the services that you have been offered by the lodge. Thank you so much for the positive feedback,...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$531 - US$749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • North-West Province >
    • Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Madikwe River Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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    Room & Suite (42)
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    Hotel & Grounds (240)
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    rohmi17
    16 October 2017|
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    Response from guestrelations552 | Property representative |
    Good Day, thank you for taking the time to write to us, English is preferable at Madikwe River Lodge or any around as it is easy to communicate.Hope you going to enjoy your stay at the lodge. We cannot wait to meet you.
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    aka_cookie
    31 May 2017|
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    Response from Pertunia M | Property representative |
    The minimum age for kids permitted on game drive is 7 years and above and below we offer them 1 hour kiddies game which start at 11h00 after breakfast and parents are welcome to join the kids.
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    19 March 2017|
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    Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
    I'm from the UK so can't advise on voltage but adaptors are necessary ( and provided by the lodge).
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    "All rooms are nice and have a view of the river."
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    "Room 17 has a perfect view on the river. Room 11 is the best for baby-monitoring"
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    "Don't know what Room tip means but one comment would be that both lodge and game driver need better first..."
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