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Derdepoort Gate Road, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/01/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/01/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#16 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Tau Game Lodge is a 5 star Game lodge Situated in “Big 5”- Malaria Free Madikwe Reserve. Accessible by scheduled flights, or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg. Each of the chalets ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, the main lodge offers a Curio shop, Swimming pool as well as a lounge, bar, and dining area, all partially outdoors.The convention centre offers state-of- the-Art meeting facilities. At The Spa Oasis, guests are offered rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African Bush.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Kids club
Spa
Massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shops
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Derdepoort Gate Road, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport34 kmSee all flights
Lanseria Airport221 kmSee all flights
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shlomitt363 wrote a review 07 Aug
Haifa, Israel6 contributions
We spent 2 nights at Tau Game Lodge, and it was a true highlight. The room was nice and clean, the service almost too good, and food very good (and too much...). The point though is watching wildlife, and on that score it was the best ecperience. The water holes draws huge numbers o animals, with elephants playing around viewed directly from the chalet deck. The game drives, with our excellent guide Mutso (spelling?) added sightings of lions, cheeta, rhino, heyena, and finally a nat-geo worthy sighting of wild dogs. The last minute discount made it possible. If the opportunity presents itself - we will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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HJ wrote a review 07 Aug
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Tau lodge is a lovely place where you will see an abundance of spectacular animals, eat and drink well, and enjoy the serenity. Excellent staff at the lodge and on the Madikwe excursion. This was the highlight of my trip.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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AlexEnache wrote a review 03 Aug
Warsaw, Poland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We have spent 3 nights with Tau Game Lodge and this was the highlight of our two and half weeks' holiday in South Africa. I fully recommend it based on: 1. easy to access - we used a rental car to drive from Pretoria/Johannesburg 2. all big 5 seen during drives, in addition you can view the animals at the watering hole from each room 3. very knowledgeable and professional guides - Lazarus who drove with us for all three days seemed to always be the one to discover first the animals' tracks and spot them before the guides from other lodges. During our last drive, we had the chance to spot two young cheetahs who chase and a killed a calf zebra. While this is a rare encounter, you can be sure that Tau Game Lodge and Lazarus are the best you can get.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jonestribe2012 wrote a review Jul 2022
Shropshire, United Kingdom63 contributions65 helpful votes
I have been going to Tau Lodge since it was built and it never fails to be one of my est experiences in Africa. The Rangers are knowledgeable and fun whist being extremely safe. The Accommodation is very clean and well looked after. The restaurant offers a varied menu which is good. The Game come to the water hole which is protected by an electric fence. A must for anyone visiting that area.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: all chalets overlook the water hole with a deck to sit and view.
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gwenkay wrote a review Jul 2022
Brussels, Belgium73 contributions83 helpful votes
This place has just the right size and amenities to cover all you want to see and do. Their guides are very knowledgeable and know how to track and find the animals that you want to see. They also have a watering hole right next to the lodge where you can watch animals and birds there from your back door or while you enjoy their delicious meals.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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familytraveller282 wrote a review Jul 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My wife and I and our two sons (15 and 12) spent 2 nights here in June 2022 and loved it. The service, food, accommodations, safari drives, and location were excellent. The lodge is conveniently located close to Gaborone so you can easily drive to and from. The guide on drives (Lazarus) was kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and hard working. We saw an incredible range of bird life and animals, many of which come to the watering hole adjacent to the lodge. I can't rave enough about the food either. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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aimbame79 wrote a review Jun 2022
Houston, Texas103 contributions59 helpful votes
This place is lovely. It is situated on a waterhole with all of the cottages with private decks facing the waterhole as well. You sit on the main deck and eat your lunch and big breakfast after the morning game drive. So surreal to see elephants, giraffe, rhinos and all sorts of plains game drinking there while you enjoy your coffee. Our guide Kgomotso was outstanding! Her knowledge of the biology of the animals in the park is impressive. The way she educates and shares her knowledge is an important part of making conservation for these animals possible. We have to know about them to care! The cabins were clean and comfy. The bed warmer made the chilly weather better. The outdoor shower was a beautiful perk that I wished I had more time to take advantage of. The meals were delicious and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I am already planning my next visit! Love this place!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Their summer is high season. We liked the less busy winter season.
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paulwW2049BH wrote a review Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I spent the weekend at Tau to celebrate her birthday and what a wonderful stay it was! The levels of service and attention to detail was fantastic and the food was excellent. Not a large menu to choose from but the choices available were quite acceptable. The game drives were fantastic and our Ranger, Lazurus, was absolutely brilliant. Overall 10/10!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Joli H wrote a review Jun 2022
New Providence Island19 contributions25 helpful votes
Fantastic lodge, on the Botswana border. Eco friendly lodge with super nice staff. Our ranger Ryan is a very nice person, packed with knowledge and very helpful. We had wonderful meals. All chalets have an amazing view directly onto a huge waterhole where all the animals meet.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Some chalets are smaller than others and have no Wifi connection
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merelbiegstraaten wrote a review Jun 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
We had an amazing stay for 2 nights at Tau Lodge. Everyone is so kind, the views are amazing (having lunch looking over the lake and wild animals). At night diner at the fire pit, very cosy. The food is also great. We had the best time and we'll definitely come back! Thank you!! :-)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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US$577 - US$690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tau Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Tau Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tau Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Tau Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tau Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tau Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tau Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Tau Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tau Game Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tau Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Tau Game Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Tau Game Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.