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    Thakadu River Camp

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          USD 610*
          USD 529*
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          Overview
          • Excellent74%
          • Very good18%
          • Average5%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
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          “luxury tents” (10 reviews)
          “family tent” (4 reviews)
          “game drives” (86 reviews)
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
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          5.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 4 May 2017

          Positive: Setting is very good in the middle of nature and lot's of birds and wildlife. Boma (eat around the fire) is very cosy en good. Negative: many defects in our tent; dirty furniture; service is poor and not very friendly. Every time we had...More

          Thank jbr13_11
          Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 5 May 2017

          Dear jbr13_11 Thank you for your visit and your review. Please except my apologies for not meeting your expectations. We take note of your comments and will act accordingly as this is not our normal standard.

          Reviewed 3 May 2017

          Internet access at the camp deserves an improvement. Coping with the conditions at the "last mile" of the access road is quite a challenge, namely when using a "normal" car. A related warning might be useful.More

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          Thank 195juergen
          Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 4 May 2017

          Dear 195 juergen We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and bush experience a Thakadu River Lodge. Thank you for your comments and we hope to sort the internet problem out in the next couple of weeks. The road is indeed a...More

          Reviewed 22 April 2017

          Beautiful setting in tented rooms along a river bed, complemented by incredible staff who are always warm and welcoming. Our ranger Kenneth was very knowledgeable and we had amazing game experiences. Great value for money.More

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          1  Thank Dee Y
          Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear 942anty We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp. It was a pleasure hosting you and very rewarding to see that you had an amazing experience. We hope to welcome you back as returning guests at Thakadu River...More

          Reviewed 16 April 2017

          First and foremost, its about the animals: 3 days/6 drives and such glorious encounters. So many Impala (the "McDonald's" of the reserve because everyone eats them, per driver Jerry, our eagle-eyed driver/tracker/spotter extraordinaire); "dazzles" of zebra; "towers" of giraffes (11 in one cluster); elephants; rhinos;...More

          Thank deburkins
          Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear deburkinds Thank you for sharing the lion hunts with us, one can really experience your excitement and see the hunt taking place before ones eyes. It is always trilling to see our guests left Thakadu River Camp with memorable memories. We are looking forward...More

          Reviewed 7 April 2017

          Very first trip to Madikwe, we enjoyed it thoroughly. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful. The game drives were superb with very good predator sightings. We would recommend this to anyoneMore

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          Thank gayatri_dutta
          Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 7 April 2017

          Dear gayatri_dutta and family It was a pleasure hosting your family. We are missing our young artist visits to the office. We are trilled to see that you did enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp and are looking forward to welcome you back as...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 385 - USD 567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
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          • South Africa >
          • North-West Province >
          • Madikwe Game Reserve
          • Also Known As
          • Thakadu River Camp Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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          Traveller (295)
          Room & Suite (34)
          Dining (16)
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          Hotel & Grounds (223)
          Bathroom (6)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Mishy77
          Do you get phone signal and 3g or 4g from the tents?
          6 January 2017|
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          Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
          Connection is not always strong but you will be able to connect with 3G.
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          GabsGirl76
          hello! If we booked Thakadu River Camp, does the rate include the game drives? I know all meals are inclusive. How about the activities on-site? Thanks!
          8 September 2016|
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          Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
          Dear Janloubse Yes the rate include two game drives per day.
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          Ken R
          Is there an e-mail to contact someone directly at the Thakadu River Camp so I can arrange for ground transportation from the airport to the lodge and to also arrange special food requests.
          7 July 2016|
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          Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
          Details are available on our web page.
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          Room Tips
          "Secluded with buck nuzzling near the balcony. Small maintenance hitch immediately attended to."
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          "Fantastic, friendly, willing staff make your stay a dream experience."
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          "The room No5-12 is a fair walk from reception"
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          "all rooms are similar and locations are well positioned next to a river."
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