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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Sean D Gaborone, Botswana
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tau lodge is beautifully set up with individual rooms set out along a spectacular water hole, frequented by amazing birds and regularly visited by elephant and even cheetah. The staff were exceptionally helpful and the fact that they have baby sitters sets the lodge apart from its competitors. The bar and library are very homely overlooking the waterhole and the... More

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taugame, Manager at Tau Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on the Lodge, our staff members and Management. We appreciate your comments and are concerned about your remark in connection with the guide. This guide is a freelancer who has successfully driven for us in the past from time to time; however we will review this immediately as we pride ourselves on the quality... More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to stay at Tau Game Lodge last month. It was the starting point of a trip of a lifetime and was certainly a highlight of the whole trip. The staff at Tau are lovely, our Ranger, Kelly, is fantastic. She went over and above for us, every game drive we went on was amazing, we had... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I recently stayed at Tau Game Lodge for 3 nights. What an absolute treat. the staff are professional and very customer focused. From the welcoming drinks, to the hot water bottles on the early morning game drives, this institution really knows how to pamper its guests. A definite MUST is the Tau Spa. There Farika will pamper... More

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a chance to spend a weekend at Tau in the madikwe reserve and for sure it was a chance of a lifetime..... We were being welcomed by laughs and friendly staff, the rangers: megan are so intelligent,and really up for any challenge to find your animal you would love to see, I never experience a therapist like the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think most of the overall experience begins and ends with the ranger. We had a large group that was split between with Megan and Dillan. I was in Megan's group for each of the rides. Megan was motivated, informative and tons of fun and we had a load full of guys that had a great time. She knew what... More

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Kolkata, India
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36 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most amazing vacation in this Game Lodge last weekend. I am quite sure I am going to remember it for a long, long time. Absolutely sensational experience - perfect rooms, perfect views and perfect safaris. Dining here has been a pleasure and, for a change, the service has been absolutely top-class - something I found lacking in... More

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taugame, Manager at Tau Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We enjoyed hosting you and it would be great to see you back again some day soon. More

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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 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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