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    Thakadu River Camp

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    Reviewed 10 September 2017

    We had an unforgettable time on our honeymoon! Everything about this safari experience was perfect. We saw all the big 5 and our guide was so knowledgable and went above and beyond to experience true nature. As for the food it was incredible the quality...More

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    Thank carolanneb747
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 12 September 2017

    Dear carolanneb747 We are please to see that you had a wonderfull stay and that we made your honeymoon special and memoralble. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Thakadu River Camp,celebrating an anniversary.

    Reviewed 9 September 2017

    We stayed One night at Thakadu in July which is a hidden Gem. Nestled on the banks of the Marico River, this Community lodge run by Hanlie Lombard and Managed by AHA who have several leading hotels in Southern Africa. Thakadu is ideal for families,...More

    1  Thank Grant F
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 10 September 2017

    Dear Grant F Thank you for your great review. Always a pleasure to see you and your family. Keep up the good work you guys are doing for Rhino and Elephant survival in Madikwe Game Reserve and the rest of Africa.

    Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thakadu. The tents are perfectly designed and a good combination of modern and old school. Despite a stay in the winter. The heating was perfect. The rooms are well designed and the bathroom features including water pressure and hot...More

    Thank ForeignGuardian
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 31 August 2017

    Dear ForeignGuardian We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure hosting you. We hope to welcome you back as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp.

    Reviewed 25 August 2017

    We stayed here for 3 nights in mid August - it was a fantastic experience. The tents are very spacious, comfortable and clean, the lodge is lovely with careful attentions to details, the meals were very good and generous and we felt very well taken...More

    Thank martme
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 28 August 2017

    Dear martme Thank you for your great review. The Thakadu Team is trilled to see that you had a fantastic time during stay with us. We hope to receive you back as returning guests at Thakadu River Camp.

    Reviewed 19 August 2017

    We stayed at Thakadu for 2 nights in August 2017. Highlights were 1) the tented accommodation – luxury, yet simple set up. Clean, good showers and private with large balcony 2) safari through Madikwe – plenty of animals (particularly rhino!) 3) great food, and particularly...More

    Thank adamtheaussie
    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 22 August 2017

    Dear adamtheaussie We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp. Thank you for your review and comments. Please except my apologies that the ranger did not met your expectation, we will address the tracking issue with him, as it is not...More

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
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    • Price range
    • USD 397 - USD 520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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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    Mishy77
    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
    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
    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
    "Some rooms are quite far away from the lobby. From the last room #12 it takes about 5 - 7 minutes walk. But..."
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    "If you find it hard to get around try for a room near the lodge"
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    "Game driving not recommended for children under12"
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    "Zip your tent up the Monkeys are a nuisance! But Cute if you like them up close and personal"
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