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    What to Expect
    Thakadu River Camp is a wholly-owned Community-based Tented Safari Camp within Madikwe Game Reserve. The Tented Camp, located on the banks of the Marico River, is an ecotourism partnership between North-West Parks, the Molatedi Community. The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the Reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa in that the community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing to the community itself. Thakadu River Camp consists of 12 tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the river. The tents are spacious and are superbly decorated and appointed. 4 of the tents are set to one side and make up Little Thakadu which is perfect for families or small groups of up to 8 people. This lodge has a phenomenal atmosphere due to the foundations upon which it is built and the gratitude of the community which it is helping to build.  

    1. Pickup from your area of residence or airport to connect to the charter plane

    2. Transported from the fully air-conditioned vehicle to the airport

    3. Transported on a private air-charter aircraft


    Day 1:  Upon arrival at the airport you'll be met by Bono Tours and Safaris or the representative will come and collect you from your place residence or airport then proceed to private charter plane area at OR Tambo then connect to Madikwe. The flight will take up to an hour. After landing then you'll be transferred to Thakadu River Camp. Thakadu River Camp staff will welcome you on arrival and assist you with your check in and explain to you on how the lodge operates and introduced to you your field guide who will be taking you on your safari for the duration of your stay. After check in they will escort to your room to freshen up before leaving for the afternoon game drive to enjoy the BIG FIVE and what nature had to offer on that afternoon. Refreshments will be served during the course of the safari. Came back to the lodge early evening and dinner will be served.

    Day 2. Early wakeup call then meet your guide at reception for tea and coffee before leaving for a morning game drive. Enjoy your morning looking for the African wildlife then came back to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the day will be spent at the lodge relaxing by the pool or in your room or you can visit the SPA (own account). Then you leave again for the afternoon game drive

    Day 3. Early wakeup call then meet your guide at reception for tea and coffee before leaving for a morning game drive. Came back to the lodge after the morning game drive then have breakfast and check out. Then you'll be transferred back to the airstrip for an hour flight back to Johannesburg with fun-filled memories.
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    Departure Point
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    Departure Time
    Private Charter flight departs OR Tambo at the following times:

    Johannesburg - Madikwe: Depart at 10:00 arriving at 11:00
    Madikwe - -Johannesburg: Depart at  11:15 arriving at 12:15
    Johannesburg - -Madikwe: Depart at 13:00 arriving at 14:00
    Madikwe - -Johannesburg: Depart at 14:30 arriving at 15:30


    Check in for 10:00 flight will be open from 07:00
    Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines kiosk latest 09:00 to connect onto this flight
    Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines departure lounge latest by 09:15 to connect onto this flight
    Check in for 13:00 flight will be open from 07:00;
    Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines kiosk latest 12:00 to connect onto this flight;
    Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines departure lounge latest by 12:15 to connect onto this flight
    Departure and arrival times may vary up to one hour. Additional seats will be accepted on the Supplementary basis - subject to T’s and C’s
    IMPORTANT – We recommend no domestic connections for the 11:15 flight to Johannesburg before 15:00
    IMPORTANT – We recommend no international connections for the 11:15 flight to Johannesburg before 16:30
    IMPORTANT – We recommend no domestic connections for the 14:30 flight to Johannesburg before 18:00
    IMPORTANT – We recommend no international connections for the 14:30 flight to Johannesburg before 18:30
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    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Local taxes
    • National Park fees
    • Afternoon tea
    • Bottled water
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • All activities
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Pretoria or Johannesburg to the private charter services apron
    • Port pickup from OR Tambo to the private charter services area
    • Private tour
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Transport by private vehicle from hotel or OR Tambo to the private charter services area
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan from hotel or OR Tambo to the private charter services area
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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