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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michel M Hermanus, South Africa
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Hermanus, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice bush camp on the river, lovely tents, quality meals, good staff, fabulous game and great rangers. So ? Simply needs better and more visible management to make sure lights in the rooms and on the paths are working, sliding doors easy to operate, curio shop is stacked and the prices correct. A bit more warmth also would make... More

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

Dear Michel M, Thank you for posting your ratings and comments on TripAdviser. We appreciate and take note of your comments, as our aim is to bring Thakadu River Camp to this standard of excellence. We will be honoured to receive you back as returning guest hopefully in the not too distant future. Regards Hanlie Lombard Thakadu River Camp More

egham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights at this amazing Tented Lodge The accommodation is superb and plenty of space for a family of 4 in the one tent. Attention to detail was perfect we arrived back after our evening meal to a heated bed and crisp white cotton bedlinen my idea of heaven! The food was really outstanding and I would say some... More

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Hanlie L, General 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 it was a privilege to host you at Thakadu River Camp. We would love to welcome you back at Thakadu River Camp and Madikwe soon. Kind Regards Hanlie Lombard and The Thakadu River Camp Team More

Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most lovely time. The rooms are beautiful and peaceful with view of river. very private. Food absolutely delicious. Ask for boma dinner - a real treat. Attention to detail very good! Will be back!

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

Thank you for taking time to review Thakadu River Camp on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp and we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Hanlie Lombard and the Thakadu Team Thakadu River Camp More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you kindly for your posting on TripAdvisor and for your wonderful ratings and comments on your safari experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodation in our safari tents, they do indeed add a special touch to the feeling of being out on safari. I will thank the elephants for their perfect timing, leaving you with... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hanlie L, General 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 rewarding feedback. Thank you for your compliments on our food and service. We are so glad that your stay at Thakadu River Camp left you with an unforgettable honeymoon experience and it would be our pleasure to host you on another special occasion.... More

Regensburg
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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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68 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

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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*
Number of rooms: 8
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