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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hard to sum up in words, you have to experience this. Tents and communal areas are beautiful, outside showers make you feel at one with nature. Dinner outside under the stars, surrounded by fires to keep away any unwanted guests. Great food, big breakfasts that you will feel you have earned after your morning drive. Arrived at lodge to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights (5 game drives) at the beginning of our honeymoon and it was by far the best experience we had across our whole trip. The tents are beautiful, the park is fantastic and we were lucky enough to see, black and white rihno, wild dogs, lion, elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe + many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Thakadu River Camp. It was above & beyond our expectations! We arrived after the lunch hour, but were so hungry and the chef prepared a small meal for us which was so appreciated. The lodge was lovely and meals were fantastic. We were a party of 6 (friends and family) in 3 tents. The... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful ratings and comments. It is wonderful to hear the excitement that you experienced in your comments. The Madikwe is indeed a very special place!. We are so glad to hear you are planning your next stay at Thakadu River Camp and it would be a pleasure to host you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The venue, the service, the game drives, it was all perfect. A very romantic venue for that special getaway. Only one little disappointment, when in the bush the menu could have included some game items.

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Wayne H, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful ratings, receiving positive feedback is most rewarding to the Thakadu Team. We are glad that your stay with us made for an unforgettable experience and we appreciate your suggestion for including venison on the menu. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thakadu River Camp. Regards Hanlie Lombard General Manager Thakadu River Camp More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stunning location, great staff and the whole experience just works very well. It's not the easiest to get to but once you have arrived that is soon forgotten we would thoroughly recommend, particularly as the game is plentiful and madikwe sparsely populated.

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Wayne H, Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to review Thakadu River Camp on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views of the various wildlife surrounding the Madikwe and we look forward to welcoming you back to Thakadu river Camp in the near future. Regards Hanlie Lombard General Manager Thakadu River Camp More

Dubai
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spent 2 nights at Thakadu river camp 1-3 July 14, nice safari tents and very good food and service, had great game viewing, Tents are far apart from the lodge so tents form 8 to 12 are the farthest and quit a walk to main lodge. saw 4 of the big 5 and it was pretty cold in early morning... More

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Wayne H, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to review Thakadu, we appreciate the positive ratings. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to match your expectations. We take great pride in making your trip magical and memorable and look forward to your return. Regards Hanlie Lombard General Manager Thakadu River Camp More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were privileged to marry recently under the Fig Tree in Madikwe Reserve, then celebrate around the boma with our wedding party hosted by the wonderful folks of Thakadu. Thank you Wayne, My friend Tsholofela,Frans, Joyce, Lucky, Thabang, Atung, Jane, Safira, Moses, Kenny, Boitumelo, Tebogo, Madiegi, Nondumelo,Grace and all the rest. Thakadu is a hidden gem, we can't recommend it... More

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Wayne H, Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and ratings on TripAdvisor. We are absolutely thrilled to receive your complimentary and rewarding feedback as indeed, your marriage at Thakadu River Camp was a very special occasion for you and your family and my team of staff. It was wonderful to host the family and create an experience that will be with you... More

Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great time at Thakadu! Even if my little boy felt sick (nothing to do with the lodge.), we had so much fun! People there are so kind and the area is full of animals. feeling at home with a big family, "pets" included!(spiteful monkeys, they stole sugar from our room !!!!!!) We love u! Food is tasty, rooms are fantastic... More

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Wayne H, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Good evening Elena and little Edoardo, So very nice to receive your posting on TripAdvisor, it is wonderful to hear from you and to receive your complimentary words of thanks. Come and visit us again when next you visit South Africa, we are really so close from OR Tambo and the staff would love to host you and Edoardo once... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

What a beautiful place to experience nature. From arrival you are treated as royalty and nothing is too much trouble for the professional staff. The game drives is excellent and we got to see some great wildlife.I will definitely be back as the accommodation and experience is really outstanding. Congratulations and thanks to all at this resort.

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Wayne H, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Thakadu greetings, Thank you kindly for your wonderful feedback of your experience with us. We are happy to note that you enjoyed the quality of your game drives in this special Game Reserve and that our staff made your visit special to such a degree. We look most forward to hosting you as one of our return guests and the... More

Durbanville, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Reception , food and game drives are very good. Pathways to tents needs a little attention as it is uneven and may be a problem at night. Although there are lighting on the pathways, it is not enough to see clearly. It is easy to trip on the uneven path. My tent's sliding door to the terrace was difficult to... More

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Wayne H, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your posting on TripAdvisor and for your valuable suggestions. We have rectified the sliding door on your tent and replaced the missing handle. All tents have gone through a thorough cleaning including the outside decking so the dust from the Easter Season has now been removed. I am happy to note that you enjoyed our culinary flair... More

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