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Thakadu River Camp

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Thakadu River Camp is in the eastern part of the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve on the banks of the Marico River. The 4-star tented suites at aha Thakadu River Camp are beautifully decorated and set in a riverine canopy with a wide range of animals and plants.

Before it became the Madikwe Game Reserve, the land where it is now was used to raise cattle and grow crops. Due to bad farming practises and bad management, most of the farming in the area failed. When the plants got so bad that they could not be used anymore, there was talk of giving the land to poor and young cattle farmers.

Before Madikwe Game Reserve became an official reserve, work had already started to get rid of many of the abandoned farm buildings, plants that were not native to the area, and hundreds of kilometres of old fencing. Many of these old buildings have been saved and turned into workshops and park offices. Some of the outposts were also left behind and are now used to house staff from the reserve and game scouts.

Recently, a few private farms were given permission to use this land. The farm owners have to follow the rules of the park because. Community Lodges, which are run by local villages, are another new thing. The local communities are helped by the money made from these community lodges.

Thakadu River Camp is a tented safari camp that is owned by the community as a whole. It is an ecotourism partnership between the Molathedi Community, aha Hotels and Lodges and the North-West Parks Board. The idea is new to South Africa and has a lot of benefits for the community as a whole.

At Thakadu River Camp, the main camp is between the Marico River and a small branch that flows into the Marico. The open-plan lounge, dining area, and reception area of the Lodge make it feel like an oasis in the African bushveld. As a bonus, the Lodge also offers exciting game drives. The beautiful bar and pool area are also great places to relax, and the whole Lodge is a great place for families.

The Lodge was built with care so that it fits in with its surroundings. It is made of canvas and wood and has thatched roofs. A traditional lapa is in a clearing in a natural riverine forest, which gives it a wide view. Guests love the beautiful views of the gully and river to the north and how friendly and caring staff is.

The main lodge has an open-plan lounge, dining, and reception area, as well as a nearby pool and bar area. From the traditional lapa in the forest glade, you can see a wide range of things.

The most important things are luxury and comfort, and these large tents are beautifully decorated and set up. There are echoes of Africa everywhere, and the use of natural stones, fibres, fabrics, and carpets in the interiors gives them a strong Afro-Asian feel. The traditional items and rustic decor, as well as the river setting, are all meant to make you feel like you are on an adventure in this beautiful place.

Accommodation

The Camp comprises of 12 en-suite, tented suites, each with their own private viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.  The tents are large and spacious and have a strong Afro-Asian ambience to them.  All of the suites are air conditioned to provide guests with comfort during the hot summer months.

As a family friendly establishment, of the 12 suites, 4 are family suites that accommodate children on a queen-sized sleeper couch.

The 12 luxury tented suites comprise a King / twin bedroom fitted with mosquito nets (with a Queen-sized sleeper couch in the Family Suites), en-suite bathroom with bath & indoor shower, and private deck

The 5-star suites boast a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience and their viewing decks overlook the Marico River. These spacious tents offer every comfort and luxury with features including air-conditioning, hairdryer and power 220v AC.

Other standard room features are air conditioning, a bath and shower, coffee and tea station, hair dryer, and safe.

Facilities

The Lodge was built with care so that it fits in with its surroundings. It is made of canvas and wood and has thatched roofs. A traditional lapa is in a clearing in a natural riverine forest, which gives it a wide view. Guests love the beautiful views of the gully and river to the north and how friendly and caring staff is.

The main lodge has an open-plan lounge, dining, and reception area, as well as a nearby pool and bar area. From the traditional lapa in the forest glade, you can see a wide range of things.

The most important things are luxury and comfort, and these large tents are beautifully decorated and set up. There are echoes of Africa everywhere, and the use of natural stones, fibres, fabrics, and carpets in the interiors gives them a strong Afro-Asian feel. The traditional items and rustic decor, as well as the river setting, are all meant to make you feel like you are on an adventure in this beautiful place.

Activities

Thakadu River Camp is a great place to go on a walking safari or an open vehicle safari with guides who are knowledgeable and experienced.

Start your day early and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells that come with a new day. Depending on the season, game drives in the morning start at different times.

There are many other things to do at the Camp, such as stargazing, bush dining, and birding. Thakadu River Camp has special birdwatching game drives where professional and knowledgeable rangers will be happy to help you learn about the different bird species you might see. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to many different kinds of birds, such as raptors, land birds, bush birds, and water birds.

There are many different kinds of habitats in the game reserve, from forests and rocky hills to open grassland and dams. This means that there are many different kinds of birds. There are both migratory and permanent birds in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What type of accommodation can I expect in Thakadu River Camp ?

Thakadu River Camp offers 12 en-suite tented suites, each featuring a private viewing deck with Marico River views. Four of these suites are family-friendly, accommodating children on a queen-sized sleeper couch. The suites consist of a King/twin bedroom with mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom with a bath and indoor shower, and a private deck. These 5-star suites have an Afro-Asian safari ambiance and come with amenities like air conditioning, a hairdryer, and 220v AC power. Standard room features include air conditioning, a bath and shower, coffee and tea station, a hairdryer, and a safe.

 

What facilities are available at Thakadu River Camp Game Lodge?

At Tau Game Lodge, guests have access to an array of facilities, such as dining areas, bomas, swimming pool and viewing deck. Wi-Fi can be found throughout public areas while Wi-Fi for public areas is wheelchair accessible as is public Wi-Fi availability in public spaces and game room/conference center facilities. In addition, Tau Game Lodge features its very own Wellness Spa offering traditional African therapies as well as hydrotherapy treatments; post treatment relaxation opportunities can take place within private Salas before purchasing gifts at Spa oasis/curio shop if available.

 

What activities are available at Thakadu River Camp Game Lodge?

The activities available at the lodge include an open-plan lounge, dining, and reception area, a pool, and a bar area in the main lodge. Additionally, guests can enjoy the traditional lapa in the forest glade, which offers various scenic vistas. The spacious, well-appointed tents provide luxury and comfort, with an Afro-Asian ambiance created through natural stones, fibers, fabrics, and carpets. The lodge’s rustic decor and riverside location aim to immerse visitors in an adventurous and captivating experience.