This is our third visit to Tau and is our number one place to choose to go on holiday. Saving our pennies for the next visit. Everything about the lodge is amazing. I have not met one single person who works there who does not go out of their way to be helpful and it is totally sincere. The setting is stunning, the fact that you can view tons of game from your terrace is spectacular. The actual game drives are out of this world. Every ranger tailors the drive to suit the needs of the traveller and our ranger Kelly went way above and beyond what could be deemed normal to make sure we had the best opportunity to see a leopard. It's not just the big five that are exciting, we also managed to catch sight of a very shy porcupine, as well as rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe and many more. The hotel has the knack of providing exactly what you need from the lovely roaring wood burning fire in the reception area to Amarula coffee on the game drives in the morning and we very much enjoyed stretching our legs in the bush with a glorious sundowner G&T at dusk. The food was first class and our boys are notoriously fussy eaters, the hotel were only too happy to oblige with food to suit their taste too. Particular thanks though to our ranger Kelly who really did go out of her way to educate and entertain. She made learning about the animals an absolute joy. One aspect of Tau that I really think needs to be experienced to understand but which really makes it for us, is that you feel as if you are family when you stay here. You are never really aware of most of the other guests aside from when you go to dinner in the dining room. It's not a one hat fits all approach, where people are crammed into the game vehicles to maximise profitability, quite the reverse. It is an intimate experience which will provide you with memories to last a lifetime. It is so beautifully quiet in the Madikwe reserve too since individual drivers are not allowed, so at times when you stop to look at an animal in their natural habitat, you can be forgiven for feeling as if you have gone back in time. In summary all I can say is that I do not think you will ever be disappointed visiting Tau, it is a truly magical place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tau Game Lodge is a 5 star Game lodge Situated in “Big 5”- Malaria Free Madikwe Reserve. Accessible by scheduled flights, or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg. Each of the chalets ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, the main lodge offers a Curio shop, Swimming pool as well as a lounge, bar, and dining area, all partially outdoors.The convention centre offers state-of- the-Art meeting facilities. At The Spa Oasis, guests are offered rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African Bush. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tau Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve