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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Thakadu for 2 nights in September 2014, and had a great couple of days of game drives. Our driver Precious, was fantastic, tracking animals that we wanted to see, and we had seen 4 of the Big 5 by the end of our first day. The room we had way lovely, and we arrived to flowers on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Madikwe based on the recommendation of friends who had previously visited the park (but stayed at a different property). After doing a bit of research, and knowing we wanted a tented camp experience, we settled on Thakadu. We had a bit of miscommunication with staff about our airport transfers, and take full responsibility for not fully understanding the... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately Transferal Services do not always call the Lodge for advice on the best directions to Thakadu River Camp or the Parks Gate opening and closing times. We always advise guests that prefer Air Transport to make uses of the Airline service that lands at one of the 2 air strips in Madikwe Park. Please... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thakadu River Camp is situated in the Malaria Free Madikwe Game Reserve of the North West province of South Africa. We drove ourselves to the camp as it is just over 200km from Johannesburg and the roads are very easy to drive and accessibility is very comfortable. The camp itself was very well appointed and all the rooms / tents... More 

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

Thank you for your great comment. We are thrilled to see you did enjoy your Game Drive in Madikwe Game Reserve and hope to have you back soon at Thakadu River Camp. We will be glad to show you the Leopard you missed out on. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments. It is always rewarding to hear our guest did enjoy their stay with us. We hope that we will have the opportunity to host you as returning Guest at Thakadu River Camp. More 

Oberentfelden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 November 11, 2014

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 October 27, 2014

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 

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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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