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Thakadu River Camp

, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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johannesburg
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Thakadu and the refurbishments look really good! On our first visit the GM, Hanlie, was there and everything ran smoothly but on this visit she was on vacation and sadly the assistant manager wasn't of much assistance to us or the other guests. However, we go on safari to capture wildlife images and to... More 

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

Dear KrugerToKalahari Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that Neil and Patience took good care of you and that Madikwe spoiled you with good siting's. We looking forward to see your photos. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Accommodation - is comfortable & general layout & furnishings of lodge & dining areas create a welcoming atmosphere Food - We were initially called by the manager a few hours before arrival & told that we needed to bring our own food if we had special requirements - however after discussing with the chef, he was able to accommodate special... More 

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

Dear FMview Please except our sincerest apologies for the unprofessional manner in which your dietary requirement was handled by our Front Office Team. The Chef wanted to know if you are strictly halaal, as our kitchen is not halaal. For him to make necessary arrangements. Unfortunately Front Office misunderstood. It is not Company policy to ever ask guest to supply... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Thakadu. We loved the hospitality, safari experience & the food. We look forward to coming back again. We stayed at Thakadu during one of the coldest weekends, the electric blankents, hot water bottles & fleece blankets kept us warm.We had dinner at the boma & the whole experience was superb.

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

Dear Rofhiwamasia It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your Safari experience with us. We are looking forward to host you again at Thakadu River Camp. More 

Oudenaarde, Belgium
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59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in this camp (one night is realy not enough) Everything in the camp was perfect, from the first welcome with hot towels and a welcome drink, to the great food (full board) to the luxury tents with electric blankets. The staff will do the extra mile to get you a pleasant stay. The game drives... More 

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

Dear Buck78 Thank you for your great review. Our aim is to give each of our Guest an unforgettable Safari experience. We are glad to see that you did enjoy your stay at Thakadu River Camp. We hope that we can welcome you back in the future as one of our returning guest. More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not let the long drive (4 hours from Tambo Airport) deter you from visiting this magical place; you can always fly in as the airstrip is minutes away. The accommodation is of the highest standard with pristine bed linen and delicious plentiful meals. The game viewing often requires patience and sharp eyes but with excellent, exciting off track driving... More 

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

Dear Sonia H Thank you for your great review. The Thakadu team had a wonderful time hosting your family. We happy to see that your stay with us left you with a memorable experience. We hope to welcome you back to Thakadu River Camp with your next visit to South Africa. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first visit to South Africa, one we will never forget! We were a party of 7, including 3 children aged 13 and 8. Thakadu is an amazing place. The accommodation is amazing, location breathtaking, and staff so attentive and friendly. The finer details like, turning electric blankets on at night, as the winter nights are cold, and... More 

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

Dear Gareth & Family It was so special to host your family, experiencing the boys excitement every time they got back from the game drives. We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and your Safari experience in Madikwe. We hope that we will have the privilege to host you as returning guest to Thakadu River... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a great place to stay ... the safari experience was amazing! The ranger really took a lot of trouble to ensure that we got to see wild dog, which is not very common! Special call out to Precious, for an extremely warm welcome and friendly service!

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

Dear Deepak R Thank you for using Thakadu River Camp for your African safari experience. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are glad to see that you did enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to host you again as returning guest to Thakadu river Camp. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great place to be and the waiters are welcoming. We had great experience with the ranger Lazarus,his a man to be with and very experienced in terms of driving us round the reserve and also pays attention to his passengers needs. Above all we had great experience and on our last night we saw the leopard on our way back... More 

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

Dear Jesse O Thank you for your rating. We are glad that we could meet your Safari expectations and that Lazarus could share his love of Madikwe with you. Madikwe has a way to surprise its visitors and we are excited that you were surprised with the leopard. We hope that you are enjoying the rest of your stay in... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband treated me to a birthday weekend at Thakadu River Camp. What an utter spoil! It was truly amazing. An intimate lodge, beautiful comfortable luxurious accomodation, welcoming hosts and outstanding food. The boma dinner was such a highlight. The hot water bottles on the game drives, sundowners in the bush, and electric blanket on and waiting when you get... More 

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

Dear Joey1979 Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are trilled to hear that you are planning a return visit to Thakadu River Camp, we are looking forward to host and spoil you again. More 

Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our whole experience was absolutely incredible, all the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful! our Game Ranger Elliot was the absolute standout, he was so charismatic and knowledgeable! He made our Trip! Kenneth who joined us on our last game drive was also fantastic!!

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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 was fun hosting you with Your vibrant energy and to feel your excitement, that you shared with us. We hope To host you again at Thakadu River Camp, on your next visit to SA. More 

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