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Ingrid B

Glamping in beautiful nature

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 06 Dec 2023
Amazing place to stay, a total experience. I loved sleeping in the tent which is very comfortable and clean, with good privacy, loved hearing the sounds of nature. The game drives were always interesting, fun in beautiful nature, I loved seeing the animals living in freedom. The guide did everything to make our stay special and he tried to cater to our wishlists of animals (the leopards were not cooperative though😉). Food was delicious and very creative with great combinations of tastes, staff was very kind and hospitable. Everyone did everything to make this stay memorable.
Date of stay: November 2023
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    Reviewed 22 October 2023

    We absolutely LOVED Thakadu River Camp. We truly felt like we were having an authentic African safari experience - while living in comfort, eating exquisite food, and being treated kindly and thoughtfully by the staff. We enjoyed every moment and would definitely love to return!

    Date of stay: October 2023
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    Reviewed 6 October 2023

    We spent 3 amazing nights at the Thakadu and would recommend it in the Madwike reserve. It has a great location on the river which was often filled with elephants playing, drinking and cooling down. The tented chalets are good and secluded (the shower cubicles could be replaced-renovated) and the staff amazing. Apart from great food they went out of their way to bake a cake for a birthday and all of the available staff sang at afternoon tea. Madwike is an exceptional reserve and we got to see so many animals in seclusion. The only downside is getting there, better instructions could have been provided and at this stage do not do not believe google maps.

    Date of stay: October 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 26 September 2023

    I have been to Madikwe twice before and had fantastic experiences. This trip with 3 friends to Thakadu River Camp was no exception, it was wonderful. Comfortable glamping tents, a great amble along paths to get there, watching birds and deer along the way. The food was good and plentiful, the service always with a smile.
    Our game drives with Tshiamo were spectacular. We didn’t care if we didn’t see ‘the big 5’ but we did. A Cheetah & her 3 cubs, a Lion lolling on the road, Wild dogs!! Also Elephants, Buffalo, birds, Giraffes… all spectacular. Very dry at this time of year and I hope the rains come soon. My only complaint was that the stay was not long enough!! 😂
    Highly recommend

    Date of stay: September 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Reviewed 19 September 2023

    My friend and I stayed 5 days at Thakadu river camp and if I could I’d give 10/10 stars , Keep doing what you’re all doing because it’s amazing! Our guide Vincent delivered the big 5 to us and on our last trip he managed to find the wild dogs as well!! Patience is absolutely wonderful , Homoso, Pricilla Jomo, Motosa, Leratu, Tabisu to name but a few, (hope I’ve spelt you all right) and Jeanette, are along with all those we didn’t get to find out your name thank you everyone for making our stay such an experience we will not forget!!There’s nothing I can say other than if anyone is thinking of doing safari then come to this place it’s the best, they give a wake up call for your safari in morning they make amazing meals and they turn your bed down at night, everyone who works there goes out their way to make sure you’re enjoying it,

    Room tip: Anyone thinking about safari then definitely go to Thakadu river camp!! The service , the food & the camp including All Staff is superb!!
    Date of stay: September 2023
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    Reviewed 25 August 2023

    Awesome stay at thakadu river camp....
    .had a birthday break at the lodge and the staff attention to detail was great....
    Rooms were fantastic...took glamping to new heights...rooms were comfortable with all necessary amenities...beds were comfy...
    Service from staff was great from the time u enter to the refreshments available at the main camp and the in room refreshments which we njoyed....
    Great turndown service was great to walk in in the evenings after a long game drive to find ur rooms warm and cozy with the fudge on ur pillows which were a great touch by the way..
    All meals were nice and tasty and they cater for ur dietary requirements be it halaal and vegan...
    Gamesdrives were stunning and the rangers were very knowledgeable ....shout out to Percy and Vincent...managed to see almost all of the big five ....and those we missed gives us an excuse to return for another holiday...
    All in all an excellent holiday and we can definitely say we will be back

    Date of stay: August 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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