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East Chicago, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting Tau Game Lodge in November 2016 and was privileged to experience a super moon on our spectacular night safari. What an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. I want to go back. We booked through a travel agent so some of the particulars I am not able to answer.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This a terrible lodge. It is neither a 5-star nor luxury. It's is by far the worst game lodge I have visited in madikwe. The lodge is tired and dated and in a desperate need of a refurbishment. The food is terrible: no variety or choice of breakfast. All the other luxury 5-star lodges have complimentary gowns, slippers, coffee machines... More 

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Colton, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Tau twice, and both experiences have been excellent. The safaris are well done and lead by knowledgeable guides. The food is wonderful. The customer service really is above and beyond. The location of the bungalows on the watering hole makes Tau unique among game lodges. One can sit on the deck of her bungalow and sip tea... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Tau Lodge for 3 days in November for my nephew's wedding. I cannot praise it high enough. Dylan, Mike and Murray our game rangers were superb, full of information and passion about the animals and environment and clearly loved their jobs. From waking us up at 5 am for a game drive to... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend Dan and I stayed for 3 nights at Tau Game Lodge and had the most amazing time. We were truly overwhelmed by this beautiful place. All the staff were fantastic, so friendly and welcoming and they couldn't do enough for us, we kept saying we felt like royalty! All the rooms, the restaurant and bar areas overlooked a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group ( family and friends) had an amazing trip to Tau lodge. The game viewing was excellent ( special thanks to our fantastic ranger Stuart). The accommodation was outstanding- loved the bed, outdoor shower, view of watering hole. The food was also very good. I had a wonderful spa treatment at the spa there. All the staff were wonderful.... More 

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Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 amazing nights at Tau (not our first stay). The lodge is set in the beautiful park of Madikwe (In my opinion it is the best private park in SA). All rooms have a lovely balcony over looking the dam (waterhole) where the animals come and drink. We were fortunate to see plenty of elephants come for a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights and had a great time. It's a relatively small game reserve and the lodges are placed beautifully around a water hole. The lodge itself was rather small with a tiny double bed and a balcony facing the water hole. I wouldn't give 5* stars to the lodge (room+bathroom) itself, it's a bit dated and not... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went there as part of our Honeymoon trip in September, and it could not have been better. The constant view of animals at the waterhole, the excellent service and friendliness from the staff, the game drives were amazing, with so many animals sighted in the Madikwe reserve. We caanot wait to got back there soon!

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Gaborone, Botswana
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, my friends and I enjoyed two days and one night of outstanding service and value. Thank you very much to Stuart our ranger to show us wild life. I We will be back, to try to see a leopard, to complete our big five.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tau Game Lodge is a 5 star Game lodge Situated in “Big 5”- Malaria Free Madikwe Reserve. Accessible by scheduled flights, or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg. Each of the chalets ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, the main lodge offers a Curio shop, Swimming pool as well as a lounge, bar, and dining area, all partially outdoors.The convention centre offers state-of- the-Art meeting facilities. At The Spa Oasis, guests are offered rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African Bush. ... more   less 

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM1,952 - RM2,903 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tau Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“We had a cabin to ourselves with the outdoor shower. It was glorious.”
 of 5 bubbles dotproduct, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have good views”
 of 5 bubbles Moho84, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are in separate little lodges, with views over the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles tmpaine, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 14 as it is too close to the open deck and staff and other guests at night”
 of 5 bubbles assan, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaB497, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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