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Thakadu River Camp

Thakadu River Camp is set within the ravine canopy along the banks of the Marico River and comprises twelve tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The tents are large and spacious and are wonderfully decorated and appointed.

Total number of rooms: 12 suites
Type of accommodation: Tented Suites
Child Policy: Child friendly
Prices from: R 2 144 per person sharing
Main features: River views
  Tented Safari Camp
  'Big 5' game viewing

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  • Facilities
  • Getting there
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About the Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few reserves in southern Africa, which is malaria free. Located in South Africa along the Botswana border and 20 kilometres from Gaberone, the reserve lies within a transition region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. As a result the region is host to an incredible diversity of species from both ecosystems. Geographically the region has enormous volcanic intrusions known as Inselbergs, wide open plains and the ravine environment along the Marico River in the east of the reserve.

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 eco tourism partnership between North-West Parks, the Molatedi Community and the operator.

Lodge

The main camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico. The main area comprises an open plan lounge, dining and reception area, with the pool and bar area offering views of the gully and river to the north. A traditional ‘lapa’ falls within a glade of natural ravine forest.

The décor of the camp has a strong Afro-Asian Safari ambience to it, with use of natural stone, fibres, cloth and carpets as well as metal and wood featuring prominently throughout the camp.

The influence of the river is very apparent, with the trees, birds and water providing a peaceful and tranquil mood within the camp.

Tented Suites

Thakadu River Camp is set within the ravine canopy along the banks of the Marico River and comprises twelve tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The tents are large and spacious and are wonderfully decorated and appointed.

Within the canvas frame, the interior is uniquely designed to incorporate a full bathroom. Each tent has a sliding door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the river.

Of the twelve tented suites, four are family units, each with an extra sleeper couch catering for children.

Facilities

  • Luxury tents all overlooking the river
  • Private viewing deck
  • Full bathroom (bath & shower)
  • In-room tea/coffee
  • Boma
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Children welcome
  • Transfers to the Airstrip

Safari

Madikwe is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. The camp is a superb walking and open vehicle safari destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters whilst on safari.

 

Last Minute Rates:

Book within 7 Days of your stay: R 2 114 pps per night

Valid to: 31 March 2017
T&C's Apply.


Advance Purchase Rate:

R 2 343 per person Sharing per night

Valid: to 31 March 2017
T&C's Apply.

3 Night Special:

R 6 340 per person Sharing fro 3 nights

Valid: to 31 March 2017
T&C's Apply.

Rates are quoted per person sharing per night

Special rates may require a 2 night min Stay

Rates Include:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Two game drives per day
  • All meals daily
  • Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals and
  • Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge

    Rates Excludes:
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Drinks
  • Telephone calls
  • Lodge transfers
  • Airport Tax
  • Tourism Levy – R10 per person per night
  • Fly in fee – R150 per person
  • Specialised coffees
  • Rate excludes gate entrance fee of R160 per person and bed levy
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry services unless otherwise indicated.
  • Please kindly note that children 2-12 years of age will only pay the child sharing rate when sharing 1 room with 2 full paying guests.

Facilities

Activities:

Madikwe is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora including both, Black and White Rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.

The Madikwe accommodation and camp is a superb open vehicle safari destination. Whilst out on game drives, guests are accompanied bywell-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters that guests will come across.

Other activities available at this Madikwe Accommodation include tracking, stargazing, bush dining and birding.

 


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Vehicle Transfers

Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
These can be booked through us.

Flights

There is a scheduled Federal Air flight that flies in and out of the Reserve daily. Should you wish to charter a plane to suit your own time frame this can be arranged through Madikwe Charters.

Self Drive

Take R21 to Pretoria. Then take the N1 North to Pietersburg (Polokwane). After the Zambezi Road turnoff you take the N4 toward Rustenburg. After Brits look for the R556 SUN CITY / PILANESBERG turnoff. Follow the signs to Sun City / Pilanesberg approx 76km. Pass Sun City for approximately 8 Km's. You will come to a T junction.Turn right onto the R565 toward DERDEPOORT. Follow the road for approximately 9 km's and turn left to BAPONG. Continue straight (through Mabeskraal Village) for approx 35km you will get a 4 way stop at the end of Mabeskraal Village. Turn RIGHT to DERDEPOORT. After 25km the Tar ends continue straight to Molatedi Village, approximately 18km. Go through the Village and you will see signs to Thakadu River Camp. The road to the gate is approx. 4 km's. You will pass through a cattle gate (Please open and close). The gate at the entrance to the reserve will be staffed by a member from Molatedi Village.


Thakadu River Camp

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