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    Thakadu River Camp

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    • Excellent75%
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    “luxury tents” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (96 reviews)
    “family tent” (4 reviews)
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Lovely place to stay. Didn’t get the big 5 but still had great elephant and lion encounters. Was a lovely setting and the staff were friendly. There were elephant babies from 2 weeks old, rhino babies, lion cubs and wild dog pups. Priceless.

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Better value for money than some pf the exorbitant lodges in Madikwe. Service received is better than many other more expensive options and the tents are beautiful. Distance from family tents to the pool is quite long so it wasn't vey practical for the kids...More

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    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Laila S Thank You for your review. We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your short stay at Thakadu River Camp. We are looking forward to receive you back as returning guests.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed at Thakadu River Camp luxury air conditioned tented camp in the height of summer and had 8 wonderful game drives with Gerry our most informative Ranger/Guide. He knows Madikwe like the back of his hand and we had some incredible sightings because he...More

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    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Hirene Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting the two of you. It was exciting to hear the story about the tree that is after all these years still in Madikwe Game Reserve. Please except my apologies about the mess on...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had an amazing stay at Thakadu River Camp, and credit is due to the excellent staff members who made our stay there so comfortable and memorable. We especially truly appreciate the efforts that the team has made to provide us with our meals that...More

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    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear fivefeet We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp. It was a privelage to host you on your anniversary. We hope to do so on a future anniversary aswell.

    Reviewed 8 December 2017

    This was our first safari so we didn't know what to expect. The River Camp was perfect as a bush camp. There were only 12 tents so the place was not crawling with people. The guests were a nice mix of local South Africans and...More

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    Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 9 December 2017

    Dear john_fader It was a privilege to host you on your first safari experience. We are trilled to see that you did enjoyed you stay at Thakadu River Camp. We hope that it was a meomorable time. We are looking forward to welcome you back...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$525 - US$651 (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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    • North-West Province >
    • Madikwe Game Reserve
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    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.
    8 September 2016|
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    Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
    Dear Janloubse Yes the rate include two game drives per day.
    Ken R
    7 July 2016|
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    Response from Hanlie L | Property representative |
    Details are available on our web page.
    Room Tips
    "If you need to be close to reception nd facilities, you need to stick to rooms 1 to 4 max. the rooms are..."
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    "We were given Tent number 2 as requested - a manageable distance from the Lodge/swimming pool/pick up area..."
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    "Tents 6 onwards are a bit of distance from the main building so request a nearer tent if you need to."
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    "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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