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Buffalo Ridge Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go: lock ALL important items in the car & keep the key with you; and pay online, or at least don't let your credit cards out of your sight! We've just returned from what would have been a lovely 4-day break at Buffalo Ridge. Friendly staff, reasonable service, surprisingly good food and great accommodation, as well as some...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Buffalo Ridge and we were even more impressed than the first time around! The staff's commitment to the project is impressive with great attention to detail in both the housekeeping and presentation of the delicious food! Our ranger Franco went out of his way to ensure that we experienced as many rare sightings as...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Buffalo ridge. All the staff where very welcoming and friendly. The service was great and the meals absolutely delicious. We were surprised at the good wine list on offer and found the wines to be well priced. Don't miss out on a fabulous full body massage! Our guide, Franco, was amazing and went out...

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new york city
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge is run by a local community and their efforts are impressive. Rooms are large, very comfy beds and pillows, a/c and fan are great plus glass shower looking outside. Nice pool overlooking the Game Reserve and food is delicious! Game Driver Franco promised lots of animals and he delivered!

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Eltville am Rhein, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After happily bei g to Madikwe many times before this trip was none of a kind. The lodge has so much potential in its layout and location but is completely lacking atmosphere. The fire in the boma was never lit, staff went to sleep when guests were still sitting after dinner and enjoying their wine and maybe even wanted to...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I, along with our friends, visited the Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge in March 2017. A colleague of mine recommended it, touting it as an affordable safari experience that really delivered. There were some things about Buffalo Ridge that were outstanding and some things that were…NOT. Here are some highlights: PROS The game drives themselves were fabulous. We...

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Hamtramck, Michigan
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked three nights at Buffalo Ridge in March. This was our first safari experience, and Buffalo Ridge exceeded our high expectations. The setting is absolutely breathtaking. Perched on a ridge overlooking Madikwe, each individual suite is private and secluded, so you feel truly removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the beautiful South...

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Thank John N
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was such an amazing safari. The whole experience was positive and memorable. That kind of trip that you don't want to end. I would recommend Madikwe at the Buffalo Lodge for your trip if you plan to come to South Africa. The staff is friendly and Franco was a great guide. Be perpared to have the best adventure of...

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1Thank Droz4079
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent location, staff and rangers. Lovely setting and good food. Beautiful chalets. Family friendly. Game drives were outstanding. The upholstery will soon need to be upgraded and some tree branches or flowers indoors would have been nice but the overall impression was great!

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We've been there over christmas. It was not what we would have expected. Our room was clean and 'ok', but the dining room and the lounge seemed to be a bit messy. Everything got a bit long in the tooth. For us it hasn't been a good value for money. The staff is helpful on the one day and grumpy...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Buffalo Ridge Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM1,817 - RM2,666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buffalo Ridge Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are good, but limited views.”
123HDP, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There isn't a bad villa”
Debbie208, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in a Lodge a short walk away from the main building. At night we were escorted back by one of the staff.”
sheilacA3330UX, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are the same, but room 6 has the best view overlooking the valley.”
RH123RH, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lower room numbers are closer to the restaurant and reception area.”
carinsa, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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