Your Premier Big 5 Safari Experience in South Africa
Tour702057 - 2019-12-18
Better than your wildest dreams !

The staff (TJ, Margaret, Elias especially) were so generous, kind, and knowledgeable! The people behind the amazing meals introduce themselves to you, wildlife strolls right past your room and the watering hole, and the game drives are unlike anything we have ever experienced
Salzgitter - Germany - 2019-12-11
Unforgettable moments - we were speechless

We will come back. That is sure. Amazing nature with superb Lodge and very friendly staff. We felt always like home. From the big 5 we saw 4; unfortunately Leopard not, but maybe we were just unlucky. There's really nothing to complain about.
TCSP - London UK - 2019-11-29
Simply Magical!

We spent two nights at the lodge in November 2019 and could have stayed far longer. We stayed in the honeymoon suite with views of the watering hole that kept us mesmerized for hours. The room was incredibly comfortable with small touches like a fully stocked mini-fridge, snacks, lovely toiletries - it seemed they had thought of everything.

Then there is the game drives that were spectacular. Doctor went out of his way to extend drives when we were looking for animals and was informative and friendly along the way. The sundowner drinks and coffee in the morning overlooking sunset and sunrise are just another bonus.

Finally, the staff at the lodge are the warmest, friendliest and most helpful you could wish for. We were particularly fond of Elias with his warmth and amazing singing voice! (The staff singing one night was also something really special)

Thank you to everyone at Royal Madikwe for making our experience one we will never forget!
Lorna K - 2019-11-20
Luxury adventure!

This lodge is outstanding. The staff is amazing, so friendly and welcoming. They are all happy to do anything for you. The lodge is beautiful. Lovely and comfortable to relax in. The foods amazing. The muffins on game drive are the best ive ever had. Most importantly the safari experience is amazing. Theres loads of animals to see living in their natural enviroment. I,ve been twice and have been fortunate enough to see the big 5. The second time we never found the elusive leopard however i still enjoyed the experience just as much. If possible the honeymoon suite is a must as you balcony face the waterhole where all the animals like to come and vist. Theres nothing better than relaxing in the sun looking out onto herds of elephants, zebras and rhinos
I strongly recommend this lodge for a luxury safari experience and hope to return again
hawkeye10001 - 2019-07-18
Second visit a year later and still perfection!

This was my wife and my second visit and in no way did it disappoint!

We were welcomed like old friends by the team and it was wonderful to see everyone again.

Elaine, ably assisted by Gift and the fantastic front of house team, looked after our every need with the most genuine smile and total charm.

Amos and the kitchen team provided us with mouth watering and perfectly cooked dishes with local flavours. His spicy Chakalaka is one of my favourite things ever and a perfect accompaniment to a night under the stars at the Boma with a nice Kudu or Eland steak.

The lodge and its grounds are immaculately kept by the housekeeping and grounds team.

For our game drives this year we had Doc, who was fantastic. The other rangers always wanted to know where he was as he tracked everything and got us into the best positions to see the greatest show on earth. Our drives were topped off by finally finding the illusive leopard and spending some magical time with this most beautiful of big cats.

If you get the opportunity to visit this incredible place then go! You will never regret it and the brilliant memories will stay with you forever. Sat on our deck one day we counted 32 elephants drinking at the watering hole a matter of meters from us... need I say more.
Anil T - Mumbai India - 2019-06-10
Amazing place to stay & awesome service.

Spectacular experience!! From the arrival to departure, everything was absolutely incredible, the lodge, the rides, the food, the service was simply amazing.
Awesome views from cottages overview waterhole. Could sit and sip a G&T and the wildlife will come to you.

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