Takadu River Camp Lodge is a wonderful place to stay if you like to be surrounded by great nature: when we arrived, elephants were bathing just in front of the lodge - but you dont need to be afraid of the animals as the lodge is kept safe through an electric fence.
The tents were really nice and cosy and it was not too warm and not too cold (we stayed there during summer time) and it had a good working air conditioner. The rooms were clean and so were all the other rooms like the dining place, the pool and the outside area. When we arrived and after safari, the beds were made and nicely decorated, so that you easily felt like home.
The food and the service was fantastic and we got to talk to nearly everyone working at the wonderful service team. As the Takadu River Camp is partly publicly owned, you can contribute to the local village through staying there. Most of the staff were actually from the local village and it was very nice to talk to them and get to know a little bit of their lives there.
In addition, the food was amazing, especially the dinners and afternoon teas! The meat was perfectly made and the cook surprised us with great deserts, every evening something different.
Additionally, our ranger was very nice and smart, too. We got to see many many animals and also learned many interesting things about the animals, the nature and also South Africa in general.
Furthermore we got an amazingly cheap price through bushbreaks as the aunt of my boyfriend is living in South Africa.
If you want to get to know South Africa and not just want to see everything from a touristic point of view (although it also fulfills all the needs of a tourist as well) as you are able to get to know the people working there, go to Takadu River Camp Lodge!
I can totally recommend to stay there!