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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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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Thank Hirene
Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 4 January 2018

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 28 December 2017

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

Thank fivefeet
Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 29 December 2017

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

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Thank you so much to our fantastic guide Jerry, who knew everything about animals and made every ride unique experience. We could not believe we can see so much. He knows all the hidden paths and I have strong impression we could see more than...More

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Thank katyamust
Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 8 December 2017

Dear katyamust We are trilled to see that you had a great time at Thakadu River Camp. It was a pleasure to share Madikwe Game Reserve wildlife with you. We are looking forward to welcome you back as returning guests.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

The whole experience of Thakadu was brilliant. I very rarely give a full score for any review but Thakadu is the exception. The staff were warm, welcoming, attentive, professional and engaging. Thank you Gerald, Mods and all. The food was of exceptional quality - my...More

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Response from Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River CampResponded 8 December 2017

Dear Maffra2015 Thank you for this great review. Much appretiated. It is very rewarding for the Thakadu Team to see that you had a fantastic experience. We hope to receive you back on a future South African trip.

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Dani L
25 January 2018|
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Response from Elle D | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes. There is a game drive in the morning and afternoon. Just phone the lodge and confirm the times. Their customer service was great.
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"As the rooms are like pearls on a chain along the river - it would be good for people with limited movement..."
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"The room was perfect... though the only issue we had were marks on the head board of the bed. Probably where..."
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"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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