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Stavanger
Reviewed 28 April 2016

First Do not trust the reservation team if you have kids ... they moved us to an adjacent lodge without anything for the kids without notice. In general what a waste of a nice property .... the lodge itself is superb but in dire need of maintenance, our room had no working A/C, no clear water (came brown form the...

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Dear Tomjunior125, We deeply regret the reservation error that resulted in Lelapa Lodge not being available for the full duration of your family's intended stay with us in April, and completely understand how disappointing this must have been. Although we tried to provide a suitable alternative for the first night at Dithaba Lodge (moving you to Lelapa Lodge on the...

Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We had an unforgettable three nights at the lodge, it exceeded every single one of our expectations. Our every need (and more) was cared for and the staff were friendly and helpful at every turn. We were particularly impressed at how well our son (5) was cared for, entertained and engaged by all. The lodge is exceptionally well appointed, beautifully...

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2Thank erinrose2016
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We spent 3 wonderful days at Madikwe safari lodge (Dithaba lodge). The lodge itself is beautiful and decorated with taste, the personnel is adorable and very efficient, and Max our guide fantastic! Beside the impalas, zebras, giraffes, elephants and waterbucks, we saw 4 of the big fives (we missed the leopard!) . If you're looking for a great safari in...

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3Thank Diane M
Silver Spring
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I am still on cloud nine after spending 3 nights at the Kopano Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve. It was AMAZING! We were greeted after a 5 hour car journey by Rebecca and Jane with cool towels, happy smiles and warm hugs. A family of 4, (2 teenagers), we were immediately given a quick snack and whisked away to join the...

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3Thank Angela P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing four nights at Kopano! Special mentions to Clive, Constance, Jane, Chef Robert, Rebecca and Maria who all made us feel very welcome. When we arrived we were greeted with smiles and refreshing cold towels. Food was delicious and in almost constant supply... pre-game drive snack at 5:30am, mid-game drive snack at around 7:30, breakfast at 9:30, lunch, high tea,...

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4Thank Hannah T
Maryland
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Being the third Safari stop on our holiday, we thought that it couldn't get any better---until we arrived at Madikwe Safari Lodge! The property is built into the boulders and around the trees of the landscape, making it very eco-friendly and lovely. The staff warmly shook our hands and called us by name upon each meeting. The cold washcloths and...

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6Thank BarbaraMaryland
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

My family of four (two adults, two children ages 13 and 15) just returned from three wonderful days at Kopano Lodge, Madwike Game Reserve, South Africa. I cannot say enough about the property, staff, location and every other aspect of Kopano. Let me start with the staff. To a person, they were fantastic. Clive, Rebecca, Jane, Chef Robert and the...

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7Thank w. j
Coal Point 2283
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Form the moment we arrived as a family with 18 members we were treated exceptionally by all the staff. The excitement started upon driving through the Entry Gate. Within minutes we were up close and personal with elephants, giraffes, zebras and impala. The drive to the Lodge took about 40mins. At the waterhole there were elephants bathing and drinking. The...

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5Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Had the pleasure of staying here for a week over Xmas / New Year and was amazing. Food good , Lodge lovely and relaxing and great game drives. Made a fuss of my 6 year old daughter on her birthday New Years Eve and generally a very hospitable place. Highly recommended,

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5Thank Chippsss
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Madikwe Safari Lodge is spectacular! The service was unbelievable, the rooms were beautiful and the experience was like nothing we have ever had in our lives. Our guide/ranger was Max and he was passionate, knew so much about the wildlife in the park (a self described bird geek), and made a mean gin and tonic in the evenings. We...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, overlooking game-filled plains intersected by the Marico River and framed by the Dwarsberg Hills, just 20 suites are clustered in three intimate camps. With circular fireplaces at the heart of every suite, and big glass doors to blur the boundary between inside and out, Madikwe embodies the warm, bold heart of this spectacularly rugged corner of Africa. Spacious wooden decks embrace inviting plunge pools, and book-filled shelves in quiet corners entice and captivate, while large pizza ovens add a fun twist to meal times. ... more   less 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM4,398 - RM6,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Madikwe Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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