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    Thakadu River Camp

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    • Excellent75%
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    “luxury tents” (10 reviews)
    “game drive” (42 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 287 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We were here three nights. We saw elephants, lions, cheetah, rhino ( even the black rhino) giraffes buffalo and much more. The food is absolutely excellent! The only bad thing with this place is that you eat too much! Very nice and caring personal. Highly...More

    Thank Martiniulf
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Spent 4 days at the camp mid August and cannot say enough about everything we experienced whilst there - fabulous accommodation, friendly and attentive staff, great food and an excellent game driver/spotter (Duncan) who helped provide many exciting and memorable game experiences..... Two lion kills,...More

    Thank Suzette D
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Amazing stay. We came to get a big 5 experience and got exactly that. The tours were great and with only rangers driving, meant that it wasn't too busy and ruined by too many people. What we found amazing was the quality of the rooms/service...More

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    Thank nathandosanjh
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had an unforgettable time on our honeymoon! Everything about this safari experience was perfect. We saw all the big 5 and our guide was so knowledgable and went above and beyond to experience true nature. As for the food it was incredible the quality...More

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    Thank carolanneb747
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear carolanneb747 We are please to see that you had a wonderfull stay and that we made your honeymoon special and memoralble. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Thakadu River Camp,celebrating an anniversary.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed One night at Thakadu in July which is a hidden Gem. Nestled on the banks of the Marico River, this Community lodge run by Hanlie Lombard and Managed by AHA who have several leading hotels in Southern Africa. Thakadu is ideal for families,...More

    1  Thank Grant F
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Grant F Thank you for your great review. Always a pleasure to see you and your family. Keep up the good work you guys are doing for Rhino and Elephant survival in Madikwe Game Reserve and the rest of Africa.

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$406 - US$547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • North-West Province >
    • Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Thakadu River Camp Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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    Mishy77
    6 January 2017|
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    Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
    Connection is not always strong but you will be able to connect with 3G.
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    GabsGirl76
    8 September 2016|
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    Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
    Dear Janloubse Yes the rate include two game drives per day.
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    Ken R
    7 July 2016|
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    Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
    Details are available on our web page.
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    Room Tips
    "Game driving not recommended for children under12"
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    "Zip your tent up the Monkeys are a nuisance! But Cute if you like them up close and personal"
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    "The higher number the tent the further it is from the lodge, great for privacy but it can be a long walk."
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    "All rooms 5 star"
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