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Reviewed today

Overall we had a great experience! It's a beautiful lodge overlooking an amazing waterhole. Our guide (Damien) was absolutely awesome except for 1 drive in which we spent the whole time trying to find buffalo when we all wanted to see the lion cubs that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent two weeks at Tau for a conference and relaxation. The staff are amazing, the Rangers are awesome. The accommodation is stunning. The owners have really thought through the site and its situation and delivered a place which blends in with its environment with a...More

Thank Sue C
Response from taugame, Public Relations Manager at Tau Game LodgeResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review – It was great to meet you at the lodge during the Ilab conference at Tau and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, great to hear that you are planning your next trip already, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tau Game Lodge provides exemplary service in a relaxed and intimate environment. Guests dine with their ranger and other guests from game drives every morning and evening. Not only did we see the "big 5", but we made wonderful friends. Thank you for the amazing...More

Thank cth0mps0
Response from taugame, General Manager at Tau Game LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and your kind comments! Many thanks for staying with us, we are delighted that you enjoyed the visit and that you saw such good game!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have completed the Magnificent 7. My son (6years) came with me on an photography holiday and was blown away with Tau Game lodge. Within 3 days We had seen Leopard, Cheetah, Lion, Water Buffalo, Rhino, Giraffe, Wild Dogs, Elephants the list goes on and...More

Thank SMKBowen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience! However, our room heating didn’t work the first night, so they moved us. The second room had a musty smell like mold. But the food was fantastic! They just started a new menu. All service was warm and flawless. Our guide “Steph” was...More

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Response from taugame, General Manager at Tau Game LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks from all of us for your review, especially from Steph, she is delighted that you enjoyed your drives with her! We are looking forward to your next visit in May

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Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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$434 - $831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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DelythG
July 11, 2018|
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Response from ejackpete | Reviewed this property |
The game drives are in the morning and afternoon. The vehicle holds 6-9 people... its a no roof Jeep or Landrover.
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Peter K
April 15, 2018|
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Response from taugame | Property representative |
Good day, you can tip by credit card or cash, either way will be much appreciated by the Rangers. (a guideline is around R 150.- per game drive per room, but this is completely at your discretion)
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TanyaCohen24
July 13, 2017|
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Response from nadine z | Reviewed this property |
Just read your question. I am glad that you can already stay in Tau. So they managed to receive visitors even with the main building down. At Tau the waterhole is amazing to see hurdes of animals. The food was very nice. Of... More
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"The rooms all look over the watering hole. They are all exquisite, and you will feel like you are in a..."
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"All the rooms face the watering hole - I was in room 8 and had a great view"
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