Ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Joburg

Great escape from johannesburg

Posted Oct 21, 2015
Puts the pilanesburg to shame, well worth an extra hours drive. Intimate experience, where it is tempting to forgo the game drives to lay on a the big leather couch with a book, occasionally peeking at the giraffe, elephants and buffalo bustling at the water hole in front of you... Rooms are very spacious and with full 180 view of the bush. The rooms closer to the lodge will have better views of the waterhole and accompanying wildlife. Food was excellent, meticulously prepared. Nico and team happy to go the extra mile to make the stay special.... Whether setting up a special tv viewing room with snacks for a World Cup game, or some local sparkling wine in the room for an occasion.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brooks, Canada

Paradise in Africa

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Nothing prepared me for the immediacy and intensity of the experience at Jamala. As an experienced traveller and visitor of other safari lodges I was struck by the intimate exclusivity of this lodge. No detail was overlooked. The wild life and African bush was centre stage, with this immaculate lodge the vehicle of an unforgettable experience. Rodney and Nico made you feel like you have arrived home after a long journey and small details like a hot drawn mineral bath after a game drive made this an incomparable experience. There is no doubt in my mind that I will visit again and as soon as possible.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Pablo from Honduras

Simply the Best Luxury Lodge in the Bush.

Posted Apr 9, 2013
Pros: The food, the rooms, the service, all of it..
Jamala Madikwe deserves so much more than just 5 stars. It is a TOP NOTCH lodge which pampers you from the moment you arrive (popping a bottle of champagne) to the moment you depart, nonstop. You simply end up wishing your departure date would be a lot further in the calendar. Rodney (Owner), and Nico (Chef & Manager) and the whole crew are simple fascinating people, which make your stay Jamala quite incomparable to the other lodges, far more superior. Nico's food is too good to be true,(Michelin Star Rated, easily). And the rooms, you simple can't ask for more; they are beautiful, cozy, spacious, luxurious, plus each one has a fascinating view of the water whole. Which makes it possible to watch some amazing game just from the room. I would end this review by saying, me and my whole will be definitely returning to Jamala some time in the future. It was unrealistically great.!