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Thakadu River Camp - Swimming Pool - Madikwe Game Reserve

Thakadu River Camp Location
Thakadu River Camp is a 5 star graded, wholly-owned community-based Tented Safari Camp within Madikwe Game Reserve. The Batlokwa Boo Kgosi Traditional Community of Molatedi Village originated from a place inside the current Madikwe Game Reserve known as Tshwene-Tshwene around 1886. The Tented Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico.

The main area comprises an open plan lounge, dining and reception area, with the pool and bar area offering views of the gully and river to the north. A traditional ‘lapa’ falls within a glade of natural riverine forest.

Thakadu River Camp at a Glance:

  • Accommodation - Capacity - 24 guests
  • Twelve tented suites, each with own viewing deck
  • 4 are family units
  • Full range of guest amenities such as shampoo, bath oil, body lotions, etc  
  • Insect proof screening on all windows and sliding doors
  • Insect repellent supplied in all bedrooms and on all vehicles
  • Purified water  
  • Swimming pool
  • Luxury tents are fully air-conditioned  
  • Open air boma where dinner is enjoyed under the stars
  • 24 hour electricity    
  • Safari bar including an international selection of beverages
  • Community-owned ecotourism initiative
  • Malaria Free destination
  • A true african safari 

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Thakadu River Camp - Deck Loungers - Madikwe Game Reserve

Thakadu River Camp Accommodation
Accommodation comprises twelve tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The tents are large and spacious and are wonderfully decorated and appointed. Within the canvas frame, the interior is uniquely designed to incorporate a full bathroom. Each tent has a sliding door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the river. Of the 12 tented suites, 4 are family units, each with an extra sleeper couch catering for children. Little Thakadu is an 8 bed satellite camp that can be rented exclusively.

The camp is a superb walking and open vehicle safari destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who are able to interpret the many encounters whilst on safari. Other activities include tracking, stargazing, bush dining and birding.

Lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, leopard - Big Five- also cheetah and wild dog - Magnificent seven.
Giraffe, zebra, warthog, baboon, monkey, hippo, crocodile, and a variety of antelope including kudu, impala, waterbuck, Springbok, Wildebeest, Eland, Blesbok, Tsessebe and Steenbok are regularly seen, along with a number of the more elusive or less common animals. With a bird population of over 250 different species. Bring your binoculars!

Daily scheduled flights are operated from Johannesburg Intertnational Airport to the Madikwe Airstrip with Federal Air/ Madikwe Air Charters. Private air-charters are organised on request. It is a 31-hour drive from Johannesburg to Thakadu River Camp (Please request a map on reservation). Please visit directionsfor details on reaching us by road.

Child Policy
The camp caters for children. We do however recommend that children under the age of 6 years do not go on game drives. We have four tented suites catering for families where a Queen-size sleeper couch is available for children

What to take
Walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, cameras, binoculars, light clothing and bathing suit in summer and warm clothing and jackets in winter. Please also bring a warm rain jacket in summer as the evening drives in open vehicles can get rather cold. As the camp is located on the river it can be extremely cold in the middle of winter. Whilst the lodge has taken every precaution to ensure your comfort we would advise to bring extra clothing for the evenings

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Thakadu River Camp - TSented Suite - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - TSented Suite Bedroom & Deck - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - TSented Suite Bedroom & Deck - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - Viewing Deck - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - TSented Suite  Bathroom - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - Main Lodge Deck - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - Main Lodge Dining -  Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp -  Breakfast - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - Main Lodge Lounge - Madikwe Game Reserve
Thakadu River Camp - Lodge Boma Dining - Madikwe Game Reserve


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