Nov 15, 2011
“Jamala,” means “natural elegance” in Swahili. According to my recent experience at Jamala it well deserves its name!
Jamala Madikwe’s five freestanding villas blend perfectly into the landscape and combine the feeling of an exotic wilderness refuge with extravagant luxury. The standards for service, accommodation and food are absolutely top notch! You can lounge outdoors in a secluded rim-flow pool or your own open-air shower. Each day I enjoyed relaxing on my private deck while taking in the beautiful views of the savannah and the action at the watering hole always busy with game.
Jamala is tucked within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, a 185,000-acre prime game-viewing region in South Africa’s North West province, and echoes with the calls of birds and vervet monkeys. The reserve offers a variety of landscapes from vast open plains and dense bushveld to towering rocky peaks. Because the reserve lies within a transition zone between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld, it is home to life from both ecosystems, including more than 300 species of birds and impressive populations of the famous Big Five. Another major attraction is the area’s healthy population of endangered African wild dog. Madikwe is an ancient land where nature abounds and at Jamala travelers have a luxurious front row seat! Highly recommended!
– Cherri Briggs, Owner of EXPLORE