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Meet the team at Jamala Madikwe

Lazarus Boikie Nokane or as he is affectionately known by all the Jamala-ian’s……Lazzie. Lazzie has worked as a professional Ranger/Guide at Jamala Madikwe since 2010. Humble, gentle and compassionate few guides could fit the Jamala spirit better than this legend. He was born in Madikwe Game Reserve on an old farm called Leeuhoek “Lioncorner” near […]

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Safaris and Spices, An African Food Journey

The latest Cookbook from our award winning Chef and GM Nico Verster has just been released. We are obviously proud of this incredible achievement and we hope that this beautiful book will inspire our guests with gorgeous flavours from Africa. Please contact us for a signed copy: nico@jamalamadikwe.com. Description This is an African cookbook that […]

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The Jamala Bar

We launched the Jamala open air bar earlier this year with great success. Creating wonderful new views and seating areas for guests to enjoy the “Sofa Safari” and a myriad of animals visiting daily. The lodge bar is certainly becoming a hot spot to meet for drinks pre and post game drives. We look forward […]

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A candelabra of Vultures in memory of our Rhinos #SaveOurRhino

#SaveOurRhino. We have been privileged to see the return of the Vulture population to Madikwe Game Reserve over the last couple of years unfortunately it pinpoints the potential devastation of one of our most beloved and vulnerable species. The sad reality is that Southern Africa and Madikwe Game Reserve is still under severe attack when […]

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Private Photographic Safari

Private Guided Safaris at Jamala. Jamala Madikwe has always taken great pride in our professional guides however to enhance the Safari experience we often work with private guides who specialise in photography, helping you capture exceptional images. The benefits of using a private guide Accessibility: You will have access to your private guide throughout the […]

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Madikwe – A Hidden Gem

Madikwe Game Reserve. Madikwe is currently considered the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is a 75 000 ha region of untamed beauty.  Considered one of the best conservation areas in Africa, it offers the Big 5 and Super 7(witch include rare Wild dog and Cheetah). The reserve is relatively […]

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Jamala Madikwe Royal Spa & Gym

The newly built Spa & Gym. The Spa at Jamala overlooks the waterhole and savannah plains beyond. Enjoy beautiful vistas across Madikwe Game Reserve whilst being pampered in true African luxury. Please feel free to contact us and book your Spa treatments before your incredible Safari starts                

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2017 Winter Promotions

Winter Safari. Jamala Madikwe runs promotions yearly and 2017 is no exception. As winter slowly approaches we are delighted to announce the 2017 winter specials. Please contact us for any further information regarding your dream Safari holiday.  

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  • A big Elephant bull visiting Jamala Madikwe 😉🐘.
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  • Guests enjoying breakfast with spectacular waterhole visitors #elephants #safari #luxury #lodge #africa @africanendeavour @downunderendeavours @corinnegoodman
  • The Boma at Jamala Madikwe offers views over the waterhole whilst dining under African skies #safari #boma #dining #luxury #lodge #travel #bucketlist
  • “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” * Karen Blixen
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  • Wake up to the glorious African light, sights and sounds. The beauty of Jamala is always enhanced by its ever changing surroundings. .
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  • Pre-game-drive bubbles at The Jamala Bar #bar #drinks #champagne #safari #luxury #gamedrive
  • Let the Safari unfold from the comfort of the Jamala watchtower. #jamala #madikwegamereserve #watch #tower #safari #luxury #luxurytravel #southafrica
  • Madikwe Game Reserve. 
A true sanctuary for all species that find solace here. The lucky few who visit, those who can be still, those who allow themselves to experience, those few will observe her resplendent vivacity in moments of unsurpassed serenity and quiet beauty. .
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  • Enjoy lounging around the main lodge at Jamala Madikwe during game drives, surrounded by beautiful artifacts and old school African glamour. .
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  • Sunset Drink stops in Africa ....this is why we love Safari. .
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  • 12 Hour Sous Vide Pork Belly, whole grain mustard mashed potatoes, pickled apple, apple gel, radish and a pork soy jus.
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  • The beauty of dining under the stars with a chorus of frogs. Summer nights in the Boma at Jamala Madikwe. .
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