Accommodation in Madikwe Game Reserve
Tau Game Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve
Privately owned Tau Game Lodge overlooks a vast natural waterhole, which attracts a variety of game, as does the diverse vegetation, which thrives in the fertile topsoil.
Each morning you start off with a game drive where you may have a chance to view the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), returning for breakfast. Game drives are conducted in open vehicles, allowing for great photographic opportunities.
Experienced guides and trackers offer excellent service. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch, depart for an educational game walk with an armed guide or watch educational videos, or simply relax and enjoy the ambience of the Lodge. After tea, depart for your evening’s game drive to view the nocturnal animals. Return for abarbeque in the “Boma” under the African stars.
The décor and furnishings are Africa-inspired and the rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Thirty rustic thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of the lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the water from the opposite bank.
Each chalet has its own wooden deck, which allows one to experience the bush in privacy and is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and open-air shower.
Each of the two corner units, on either side (and furthest away from) the lodge, have been linked with the next-door unit by a communal outdoor lounge. These chalets can be utilised for two couples travelling together or for parents with small children sharing the room.
Inclusions / Exclusions
Accommodation, three meals daily, teas and coffees, two game drives daily in open landrovers, including refreshments.
Phone calls, curio shop purchases, bar account (including personal bars), transfers to and from the lodge, government levy/bed levy, gratuities, laundry. Conservation levy per person on entrance only and Park entrance fees.
Facilities: Dining deck and bar overlooking a waterhole. Fully licensed bar, curio shop, Boma and swimming pool.
Activities: Exciting early morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open landrovers and guided safari walks, night safaris with powerful spotlights.
Guest are accompanied by enthusiastic and knowledgeable armed rangers.
Species to look out for: Lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo, kudu, gemsbok, impala and eland, cheetah, wild dog and many more.
Meals: You can relax in a spacious two-level lounge area and enjoy delectable African cuisine, on the outdoor dining deck, and at night, during balmy African evenings, in the traditional African Boma.
Malaria: This is a malaria-free area
0 - 2 Years - Stay free of charge in a cot - NOT ALLOWED ON SAFARIS
3 - 5 Years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults pay R180.00 per night - NOT ALLOWED ON ADULT SAFARIS
6 - 11 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults pay 50% of the adult sharing rate
2 Children 6 - 1 years, occupying their own standard chalet
Oldest child pays adult sharing rate, other child pays 50% of the adult sharing rate. (With exception of the peak holidays, Easter, Christmas & New Year period: then charged as adults)
2 children under the age of 12, occupying 1 room of the Family unit - Oldest child pays adult sharing rate, other child pays 50% of the adult sharing rate. (With exception of the peak holidays, Easter, Christmas & New Year ;eriod; then charged as adults)
Children 6 to 11 years of age are accommodated on game drives, subject to the discretion of Lodge Management. Child minders are available in the evenings as well as during the game drives, at a nominal charge and subject to the following conditions:
Child minders are booked on arrival at the lodge. Child minder fees are payable at the lodge on departure.
Distances between rooms will be taken into consideration when booking children into their own room.
Early dinners for children can be arranged with the lodge caterer.