It is said that you cannot find paradise on Earth but our experience challenges that! We spent the most extraordinary time at Royal Madikwe, this beautiful hotel set in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The RM team made us so welcome from the moment we arrived to the second we left and throughout our stay, they all gave us 300%, always with a smile and the utmost courtesy. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we really cannot praise them highly enough.
The accommodation and location was spectacular, the service impeccable and the food glorious and abundant!
We have been lucky to stay in some amazing hotels but none of our previous experiences have come close to what we found at Royal Madikwe; a unique sense of total peace and tranquillity.
The game drives taught us how to look, listen and smell again and we saw all of the Big Five, aside from the elusive leopard, but that gives us a very good excuse to return! On our last game drive, we had an extraordinary encounter with a pride of lions and a fully grown male who passed by the Land Cruiser within touching distance, a memory we will never forget!
At the hotel itself, our accommodation was in an enchanted detached thatched lodge which overlooked the water hole. There was constant activity here with visits every day from large herds of elephant, impala, zebra, warthogs and buffalo. Throughout our stay, just as we thought we had seen the best Madikwe had to offer, something even more extraordinary happened.
We have returned fully reset! To all the staff; Cheri, Lauren, Chris, Doc, Eva, Eunice, Happy, Bright, Gift, Beauty and the amazing chefs and all the other staff at RM a massive thank you for making our stay so special. We miss you all and look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can.
Greg and Julie