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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my fourth visit to Tau Game Lodge, I truly believe that each time it gets better and better! We were given an extremely warm welcome as usual and shown to our accommodation. As my daughter and I were travelling with two friends I had booked the family unit (29 & 30) so that we had a communal area... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Idyllic setting for all rooms - facing a very busy waterhole - activity all day from birds, crocodiles, waterbuck, kudu, giraffe, elephant, and to top it all a wild dog kill of a young male kudu bull. Service by all staff was exceptional and the food varied and of a very high standard. The Spa was a lovely, relaxing experience.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Tau Lodge longer than most and we were so glad that we did. From the very efficient booking process, wonderful, warm welcome on our arrival, friendly and very professional staff, high quality accommodation, excellent food, right to the amazing twice daily safari drives, we simply loved and enjoyed every minute of it. Tau is an amazing lodge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've loved the ambiance, the food, the excellent service, the games run by Kelly, the animals drinking in front of my windows, the alligator sleeping close to my armchair, the monkeys trying to steal me food etc. etc. I'll keep this trip in my hearth

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from an amazing break at Tau Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. The booking process was simple and easy. We were greeted by the hotel staff and our ranger, Kelly, when we arrived, which was a really nice start as our arrival had been somewhat delayed due to car trouble. We were made... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a three day weekend visit to this marvellous lodge. Upon arrival were we met and greeted by the staff which made one feel at home. Spectacular views over the water hole from the lodge veranda, where numerous animals made daily visits. This was a special occasion for us and the lodge management ensured that our stay was truly... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are staying in Botswana and decided to visit Tau for 2 nights in celebration of her birthday. From the moment we arrived, we felt like celebrities. We were made to feel like the most important people the staff had ever met. We loved every moment and seriously have so much excitement we can't wait to go... More

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Bungendore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned from a trip of a lifetime. One of the highlights was Tau Game Lodge. The whole experience was first class. I was so impressed with our ranger, Kelly. Her knowledge was vast, her enthusiasm infectious. We saw not only the big 5 but the magnificent 7. She went above and beyond her job, I am sure,... More

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Ngwenya, Swaziland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tau has an amazing setting in front of a waterhole that is busy with animals 24/7. Never seen so many elephants, seems to be a continuous procession of herd upon herd of them coming down to drink at the waterhole. Staff all extremely professional, we had Murray as our guide and he was knowledgeable and knows how to get out... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bigger lodge than some in the reserve and as such it is set up for and attracts business trips which could influence the tone of your stay but beyond that the facilities, staff and food are first rate.

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tau Game Lodge 5*
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Tau Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve

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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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