• 12 luxury tented suites
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

With its lush and tranquil setting, Thakadu River Camp stands out from other game lodges. Guests immediately disconnect from everyday stress as soon as they step under the riverine canopy, along with the lush banks of the Marico River.

Beautifully appointed tented suites are engulfed by an impressive diversity of flora and fauna that thrive here, in the eastern sector of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

Thakadu River Camp has been constructed to blend into the bushveld. The concept is unique in that the local community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing to its people. Experience warm hospitality and bespoke service during your exhilarating South African safari!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique venture in eco-tourism;
  • Classy and elegant tented suites;
  • Wedding facilities;
  • Children are welcome;
  • Africa's Big Five;
  • Malaria free area.

Facilities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Viewing deck
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Dining area
  • Minibar
  • Open-plan lounge
  • Pool
  • Boma
  • Parking
  • Child Friendly

Rooms

Room type Features Rates
Standard Tented Suite
Thakadu River Camp

Available: 8 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Safe
  • Private lounge
  • Private viewing deck
  • Indoor bath
  • Indoor shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Electrical outlets
  • Mosquito nets
  • Separate toilet
  • More

    FROM R4067

    TO R7340

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Family Tent
    Thakadu River Camp

    Available: 4 suites

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Safe
  • Private lounge
  • Private viewing deck
  • Indoor bath
  • Indoor shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Electrical outlets
  • Mosquito nets
  • Separate toilet
  • More

    FROM R4067

    TO R7340

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    A wide range of exciting bush activities awaits guests staying at Thakadu River Camp during their safari in South Africa. Experience an African safari game drive in the open safari vehicles.

    Guests can also look forward to walking safaris, wildlife tracking, and star gazing.

    Children under the age of 6 participate in Thakadu’s kiddies program. They can look forward to bug walks, bird and butterfly watching and learning more about the surrounding nature.

    Guests enjoying their malaria-free safari in South Africa at Thakadu River Camp can sit back and relax at the pool area or enjoy sundowners at the bar while watching the sunset over the African bush. Children can enjoy their own special game drive where they will bird spotting, track identification, and spoor moulding.

    • Big 5
    • Bird Watching
    • Two game drives daily
    • Stargazing
    • Game Viewing
    • Walking Safari
    • Bush Walks
    • Night Drives
    • Cultural safari
    • Childrens activities
    • Bush Dining

    Rates

    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Apr 2019- 30 Sep 2019 Standard Tented Suite Per person per night sharing From R4067
    Per person per night single From R6100
    Family Tent Per person per night sharing From R4067
    Per person per night single From R6100

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Sep 2018- 31 Mar 2019 Standard Tented Suite Per person per night sharing From R4333
    Per person per night single From R6487
    Family Tent Per person per night sharing From R4333
    Per person per night single From R6487
    01 Oct 2019- 31 Mar 2020 Standard Tented Suite Per person per night sharing From R4894
    Per person per night single From R7340
    Family Tent Per person per night sharing From R4894
    Per person per night single From R7340

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Twice-daily game drives
    • Wine and Dine
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa treatments

    Reviews

    Based on 370

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Wonderful bush experience”

    Game drives where of a high quality and rangers are very qualified with a good experience and humor. The lodge is a very good overall quality and the food is excellent. I can only recommend this lodge and the Madikwe game reserve.

    ~ Michel S ~ Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Safari”

    We spent 4 days in Thakadu. It was our first safari. Would recommend flying into Madikwe instead of driving. Nov is the start of malaria season and we found out Madikwe is Malaria free. The resort, staff and food were amazing. The rooms were perfect. Didn’t want to wake up because the beds were comfortable. If you go out to the balcony you can catch a glimpse of some animals roaming around or a monkey or two hanging out.Jerry was our safari guide for all 4 days and he was the best. We had two drives a day. While relaxing in the pool we had a few monkeys stop by. I don’t have a negative thing to say. Would definitely recommend this resort.

    ~ blukacs2002 ~ Flushing, New York
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Exceptional African Safari”

    Game drives that go bush which means that you see animals like wild dog 100m from the road that you would not otherwise see.
    Accommodation is authentic white hunter tents that add to the experience.
    Food is great 3 courses with a choice of 2 main meals
    You’ll see about 20 mammal species
    Find Safari Bingo game for kids or fun adults to make your game drives extra exciting.

    ~ Craig C ~ Brisbane, Australia
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Wonderful! Definitely recommended”

    What a wonderful time we spent at Thakadu! The tents are truly luxurious – even with a free standing bath! Our balcony overlooked the river and was completely private. The food was delicious and service was always with a smile. Patience was a wonderful guide and she really took the time to answer our (many!) questions.
    The best part is that this lodge is owned and run by the local community with all funds supporting real South African lives. We would absolutely recommend Thakadu.

    ~ jandjadventures8 ~ Pretoria, South Africa

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