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I was so happy with everything about this hotel and safari experience. Hotel-wise the lodge is beautiful and clean and in a super relaxing setting. I went in late May/early June and there were minimal bugs. The rooms and bathrooms are clean. Food was great....More
Many people who want to go on safari in Africa naturally gravitate to Kruger but Madikwe game reserve on the South African/Botswana border is in my view equally good and in some ways better. And within Madikwe is the wonderful Tau Lodge. Everything about this...More
Every year for 16 years we have been doing a yearly bush trip as a group of 5 couples. We have tried many lodges in sabi , thorny bush , Kruger and Zambia. This lodge is by far the most outdated and not to the...More
The lodge is located at a waterhole in the gated Madikwe game reserve. All bungalows have a view on the waterhole. The rangers guiding the observation tours are very knowledgeable and take you close to the big fives. The advantage of a gated reserve is...More
My hubby treated me to a surprise night away at Tau Game Lodge, Madikwe, for my birthday. Wow! What an amazing experience. Great game drive, great staff (Special mention to Nicky who made our stay and experience so amazing and unforgettable. To our ranger Mike,...More
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US$ 592 - US$ 669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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We were in the same situation and decided to stay at Matla. Best decision ever. Staff is fabulous, rooms are so much better than at Tau and you still have a small water hole in front of the main building to watch animals... More
We were in the same situation and decided to stay at Matla. Best decision ever. Staff is fabulous, rooms are so much better than at Tau and you still have a small water hole in front of the main building to watch animals. The staff is from Tau so very experienced and wonderful. The game drivers are awesome. I am trying to find a way to go back.
Good day, at the moment it is not that cold yet, so a jacket will be enough it is only in May - July that you would need warmer clothes. We also provide blankets on the landrovers should you still need some extra warmth... More
Good day, at the moment it is not that cold yet, so a jacket will be enough it is only in May - July that you would need warmer clothes. We also provide blankets on the landrovers should you still need some extra warmth. Both routes can be taken, personally I prefer the N4 to Rustenburg more, but it also depends which side on Johannesburg you would be traveling from. We wish you an amazing stay!