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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Thakadu River Camp
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Hamburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Thakadu River Camp provides a very good value for the high price. We stayed in one of the 12 luxury safari tents – very nice big rooms with a comfortable king-size-bed with mosquito net, a small sitting area and an en-suite bathroom. Be aware of the monkeys outside in the trees when you step on the balcony! All staff... More

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Oberentfelden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Premium Service. Delicious meals. Special wishes due to food intolerances were also considered by the kitchen team which we appreciated a lot. Our ranger was geat, showed us all the Big Five and delivered highly interesting Information to us.

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

Dear Manuel H We are happy that your stay with us made for an unforgettable experience. Our Rangers find pleasure in showing you all the beauty of what Madikwe offers. We would love to host you again At Thakadu River Camp to share with you more of these beauties. More

Calgary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madikwe is beautiful, and offers fantastic game viewing. This lodge offers a unique experience as you are in a tent...a very luxurious tent, with a king size bed, a lounge area, deck overlooking the river and a large bathroom area with his and hers sink - all of this is indoors. I only had time for one night, and in... More

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

Thank You for taking time to post your ratings and comments on TripAdviser. Madikwe Game Reserve is a special Gem and we are glad that we could share its beauty with you. Thank you for Bringing it to our attention to make special seating arrangements for single travellers during meals.We would be honoured to host you again at Thakadu River... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madikwe is an ideal place for game viewing. Even at the lodge we were able to dinner with an Elephant walking next to the Boma. The rooms are in very good conditions and clean. They count with a very kind staff. Nice swimming pool with view.

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

Thank you for taking time to post your comments on TripAdviser. We are glad to see that You enjoyed your safari experience with us. It would be our pleasure to receive you back at Thakadu River Camp. More

milano
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

madikwe is a great game reserve but very expensive and this lodge is one the cheapest solution, it is a tented camp but you'll find that tents are tents only in theory. there is everything you need, a huge king size bed, a great bathroom and even tea and biscuits in the room. of course, beign in the middle of... More

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

Dear Phibi Milano Thank you kindly for posting your comments. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed Madikwe Game Reserve and your stay with us. We hope to host you again as one of our returning guest At Thakadu River Camp. More

Cape Town
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Spent 4 nights at Thakadu with my wife. Tents lovely and spacious, overlooking the river. Nice and peaceful. Deck with pool has a great view of the bush. Lunch time beers a treat. Game viewing was brilliant. Saw everything there is to see. Superb cheetah, lion, wild dog and rhino (black&white) sightings, amongst others. Having been to Kruger & other... More

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

We are most rewarded by your feedback as this is exactly the type of experience that we are striving to offer guests like yourselves. We are glad that you enjoyed Madikwe and your stay at Thakadu River Camp. Thank you again for the brilliant photos you sent. We look forward to welcoming you back in camp as one of our... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The accomodation and staff were just fantastic. The lodge was romatic and beautiful and the game drives were unbelievable. We have seen the big five and lots more! Thakadu River Camp made our safari unbelievable!

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

It is so rewarding to see that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu river Camp and Madikwe Game Reserve. Thank you for your postings and comment. We hope that we will have the privilege to Host you as returning guest for another exciting Safari experience. More

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautifully done and lovely staff. Excellent food and huge well fitted out luxurious tent. Very peaceful surroundings overlooking river. Game was fairly thin on the ground but that's the way it goes. We actually saw more on our drive in than on our game drives! Boma is fantastic and thank you to the hard working staff who made it a... More

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

Thank you kindly for posting a review on TripAdvisor and for your wonderful ratings and comments on your safari experience at Thakadu River Camp. We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodation in our safari tents. Please except my apologies on behalf of our Ranger not being proactive, I have discussed this with him & sincerely appreciate your feedback. We... More

Hermanus, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 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 September 4, 2014

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

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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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