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Melbourne
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting in tented rooms along a river bed, complemented by incredible staff who are always warm and welcoming. Our ranger Kenneth was very knowledgeable and we had amazing game experiences. Great value for money.

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Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear 942anty We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp. It was a pleasure hosting you and very rewarding to see that you had an amazing experience. We hope to welcome you back as returning guests at Thakadu River Camp.

Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost, its about the animals: 3 days/6 drives and such glorious encounters. So many Impala (the "McDonald's" of the reserve because everyone eats them, per driver Jerry, our eagle-eyed driver/tracker/spotter extraordinaire); "dazzles" of zebra; "towers" of giraffes (11 in one cluster); elephants; rhinos; wildebeest; bucks of a variety of sorts; a hyena; a jackal; so many beautiful birds,...

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Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear deburkinds Thank you for sharing the lion hunts with us, one can really experience your excitement and see the hunt taking place before ones eyes. It is always trilling to see our guests left Thakadu River Camp with memorable memories. We are looking forward to welcome you back as returning guests.

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very first trip to Madikwe, we enjoyed it thoroughly. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful. The game drives were superb with very good predator sightings. We would recommend this to anyone

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Dear gayatri_dutta and family It was a pleasure hosting your family. We are missing our young artist visits to the office. We are trilled to see that you did enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp and are looking forward to welcome you back as returning guests

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 5 March 2017

From the second we arrived we knew this place was special! The staff were warm, friendly and extremely accommidating and went out of their way to make our anniversary stay special. A private game drive was arranged for us as we were traveling with our four year old daughter which was an amazing bonus. The accommodation was clean, spacious and...

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Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear Adeles508 It was wonderful to have the opportunity to host you on your anniversary. We are glad that you did enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to host you again in future.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The area and game drives were very interesting, especially seeing lion families ar close range and elephants. Staff is very friendly and efficient. We had a lot of rain (mid februari), but seeing the game made up for it.

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Dear M8445ETjoc It was a pleasure hosting you. We are glad to see that despite the rain you still enjoyed your safari experience and stay with us. We hope to welcome you back as returning guests to Thakadu river Camp.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I spent 3 nights and 3 days at Thakadu in November and had the most incredible time you could imagine. When we arrived at Thakadu we were warmly greeted and lunch was brought over to us which was very nice. When we were shown our tent, there were elephants within 30 feet of the balcony, it was...

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Dear Frank C It is very rewarding to see that you enjoyed your Madikwe Game Reserve experience and your stay with us. It was a pleasure hosting you and a privilege to shear Madikwe wildlife with you. We would gladly welcome you back as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had an excellent stay here for 3 nights. There was really nothing which could have been better (ok, no WiFi but who needs that in the bush??). Food was delicious, every meal an absolut delight (and we are real foodies!!). The two daily gamedrives were long (3 to 4 hours) but you really get to see all the wildlife...

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Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear a-million-miles-com Thank you for your review. Yes unfortunately our road is not in a good condition after well needed rain, glad you made a wise choice. It was a pleasure for the Thakadu Team to host you and we would love to see you back.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a fabulous few days on safari at Thakadu. We picked it as it is owned and run by local people. The service was excellent and the food lovely - however the game drives were of course the highlight. Madikwe has a lot of game and our ranger certainly found plenty to keep us happy. NB if driving there,...

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Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear Dicksondick It was our privilege to share Madikwe beauty with you and a pleasure to host you as guests at Thakadu River Camp. We are looking forward to welcome you back as returning guests on your next trip to South Africa.

Fochville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a lovely time at Madikwe with a very comfortable room, good food and a tremendous guide on the game trips who was very knowledgeable and helpful. My husband has problems walking and the staff went out of their way to help us and make sure all our needs were met.

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Dear 352Pat Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you. We are looking forward to receive you back as returning guests.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Madikwe is always special, and this trip was no different! The Lodge is well situated, and the service was again of a high caliber. The rooms are clean, service is excellent and friendly, and food good.

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Dear Robwiza It is always a pleasure to host you at Thakadu River Camp and to share Madikwe Game Reserves splendour with you. We are looking forward to welcome you back again.

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM1,405 - RM2,302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thakadu River Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“There are twelve tents and we were in tent four; just a short 3-5 minute walk to the main lodge.”
  • This elephant was right outside of our balcony. Amazing.
frankcK7249SW, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms were wonderful. Although it was a tent and therefore felt very romantic; they were very clean and absolutely beautiful. There was a gorgeous bath with brass taps, very comfortable beds and a lovely balcony. There was brilliant air conditioning and mosquito nets to keep out the insects. The rooms couldn't have been more perfect!”
joannabenedictf, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The are all great, but if you want a good view of the river ask for the higher numbered rooms”
dieselblade, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The bed was amazing! My compliments!”
tessav486, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 7 and other rooms for the same price definitely had better views from their balconies”
imjustthemessenger, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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