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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ScotAli Perth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet again Tau lived up to expectation. My third visit and I would not hesitate to go back. A beautiful, peaceful, relaxing place where so much activity takes place...... you just have to sit and watch....... birds and animals share their world with you. The staff are fantastic, the accommodation, facilities,added touches make your stay memorable. And the food...... excellent.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our first weekend in Madikwe at the Tau Game Lodge and could not have been happier with our experience. Although it's the largest lodge in the park, you get very personal service. Drives were fantastic! We will be back.

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

This was our second visit in two years and certainly lived up to and exceeded expectation. The whole catering experience has been elevated several notches since our last visit and both the meal preparation and presentation were worthy of a 5 star establishment. As ever, the staff were all attentive without being overbearing and made the whole experience the relaxing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I experienced wonderful buffet-style meals in between wonderful game drives! First, a comment about the lodge: it is beautiful and there is a row of cottages along the edge of the watering hole. This enabled us to watch a herd of elephants, zebras, impalas, water buck all drinking along the edge of the watering hole from our... More

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Benidorm, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lodge is ideally located at the waterhole which changes by the second. The accommodation is excellent with a balcony. The staff cant do enough for you with the rooms attended to throughout the day . The game reserve is very natural and the fun is trying to find the animals which are never in the same place twice so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was my first time at Tau Lodge and I must say I enjoyed every minute! First of all the food is excellent. The game viewing was also amazing and our guide Murray was very good at his job. We saw almost everything and got the opportunity to follow Wild Dog while they were hunting and catch up with them... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had a lovely stay ....again! I just love staying at Tau. One thing I love is the excitement of the rangers on a drive. They truely love what they are doing and where they are working and it shows! No matter who is on duty, the staff takes great care to help us feel welcome. Tau is a family favorite... More

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Waregem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The stay in Tau was a wonderful experience. Very friendly staff, magnificent place to stay, very quiet. Exquisite rangers that show you all around. There was just one unfortunate thing: my rental car was switched with another guest's car. So he drove off to Swaziland with my car, while his was still at Tau Lodge. An unhappy ending to an... More

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Tau in January and had the most fantastic stay. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by all the friendly staff. Giles and his team were fantastic in every way. We truly felt like we were part of the Tau family by the end of our stay and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Tau Game Lodge as part of our trip from Capetown to Dar es Salaam on Rovos Rail. The accommodations were excellent with world class crusine. The rangers and safari experiences were fantastic. We sighted all the big five and many others. Chantelle was our ranger and she is excellent!

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Also Known As:
Tau Game Hotel
Tau Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Address: Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tau Game Lodge 5*
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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