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Thakadu River Camp

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Staff not suitably qualified to manage a 4 Star Bush Lodge. Very disappointing service considering the money that was spent. Bad attitude towards South African guests. Very little sightings of wildlife.

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

Dear jst933 Thank you for your review. Please except my apologies that your expectation were not met. We value all our guests regardless of nationality. Kind Regards

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Thakadu River Lodge for the long weekend and could not have had a better time! Being South African bush lovers, we had looked forward to this weekend away for a while and we're definitely not disappointed! From the time we arrived the staff were extremely warm, friendly and accommodating! The location and lodge are exquisite and were...

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

Dear MattDaniel7 We are looking forward to receive you back at Thakadu River Camp. It is a privilege to share Madikwe and our wonderful Lodge with our guests.

Brisbane
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were picked up at the Madikwe East runway by our driver Duncan, the adventure began. On our 40 minute drive back to the lodge we already witnessed the presence of the majestic giraffe, zebra, baboon and the ever present Impala. The staff at the lodge greeted us warmly on our arrival, and within an hour of...

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

Dear JSM99 It is very rewarding to see that our guests did enjoyed themselves. It was a pleasure hosting the " Four horn Giraffe Team". Always ready with a smile and jokes. We are looking forward to host you in future as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp.

Muizenberg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Thakadu River Camp over the Easter weekend. From the time of our arrival to the time we left we felt welcomed by every staff member there. Our tented suite was spacious, comfortable and clean. All of the tents are built over-looking the Marico River. We were so glad to see we've had an air-conditioner as...

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

Dear QQ89 We are delighted that we were able to give you a memorable holiday. We hope to receive you back as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp on your next visit to Madikwe.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

So much good food at the camp. My hubby had the best steak there - thanks Chef Moses. Braai night near the bonfire was also excellent. The tents were spacious and even had an espresso machine! Glamping at its best! The staff could not be faulted. They were very attentive, were quick to shush monkeys away and replace anything at...

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

Dear Gaelle P We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your Safari experience with us. It was a pleasure hosting you and Jerry would love to show you the leopards hiding place on your next visit to Thakadu River Camp.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Fabulous place.... Luxurious camping at it's best! Very comfy beds, generous sized tents (we had our 9 year old son in with us on a sofa bed and still seemed spacious), expresso machine and kettle, fully functional double basin bathroom and private deck. Great location on the river shaded and hidden by trees - lovely sounds of the bush with...

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

Dear Janeeb25 Family We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp. Patience enjoyed having fun with you on the game drives and say it was a pleasure sharing and showing all Madikwe's jewels with you. The team are looking forward to receive you back as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp.

Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Entire Team at Thakadu River Camp, were Super Friendly and Helpful. The Tented Accommodation was Romantic and Posh. The Game Drives were Outstanding, and Lazarus has Enormous Knowledge about the Animals and His Passion is clearly visible, He went to great lengths, to ensure we saw the Animals on our List, Keep it Up!! The Chef's food was delicious...

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

Dear gj540 Thank you for this wonderful review. The Thakadu Team are trilled, especially receiving it from an well travelled Tour Guide. It was a pleasure hosting the two of you. The team really appreciate all your positive comments and wisdom. We are looking forward to receive you back at Thakadu River Camp

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2016

A wonderful balance between getting away from it all and luxury, Thakadu is a very special place. The tents are wonderfully decorated, huge king size beds and a full bathroom with a freestanding bath. The game drives were fabulous, the food wonderful and I don't have enough words to say how wonderful the staff are from our welcome with hot...

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

Dear Lauren B We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay, even with all the unexpected flood excitement. We appreciate your review and hope that we can spoil you with a less wet experience on your next visit to Thakadu River Camp.

Alameda, California
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The service at Thakadu was fabulous. Everyone was helpful and had a great sense of humor. Jerry was our driver for our 3 days of game drives, and he was excellent. Not only did he track, spot, and show us the Big 5, he also showed us the subtle beauties of the bush and did so with a smile and...

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

Dear Redrobe1 Madikwe is amazing and we are glad to hear that with Jerry assistance you manage to see the Big 5. It was a privilege for the Thakadu Team to be part in giving you a memorable Safari experience and it would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp.

Sadsburyville, United States
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the Thakadu River Camp for the second time in 3 years. Everybody on the staff was incredibly accommodating. We have visited over 120 countries and in terms of sheer enjoyment this was near the top. The food was as good or better than any 5 star stand alone restaurant anywhere , without all of the pretense. Our game...

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

It is fantastic to see that you are so excited about your entire Safari experience at Thakadu River Camp. The Thakadu Team's aim is to give our guests an extraordinary African Bush experience. We are looking forward to give you another exciting experience on your next visit to Madikwe.

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Thakadu River Camp

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: £268 - £414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thakadu River Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The room No5-12 is a fair walk from reception”
NHaacke, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are similar and locations are well positioned next to a river.”
682Joanne, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“We had room 1. Very close to the entrance.”
WilmaSchweiz, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“There are twelve tents and we were in tent four; just a short 3-5 minute walk to the main lodge.”
  • This elephant was right outside of our balcony. Amazing.
frankcK7249SW, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms were wonderful. Although it was a tent and therefore felt very romantic; they were very clean and absolutely beautiful. There was a gorgeous bath with brass taps, very comfortable beds and a lovely balcony. There was brilliant air conditioning and mosquito nets to keep out the insects. The rooms couldn't have been more perfect!”
joannabenedictf, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
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