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Thakadu River Camp

Thakadu River Camp

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Madikwe Game Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 12 suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
A beautiful tented safari camp overlooking the Marico River in the northern region of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Thakadu River Camp is built within a indigenous riverine forest high up on stilts.

A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere abounds with spectacular birding and wildlife around each and every corner.

Thakadu is a community-owned and operated lodge where smiles and pride are part and parcel of ones stay.

Rooms & Suites:

Twelve tented suites all with private decks overlooking the Marico River are on offer, each one has beautifully appointed interiors and air-conditioning.

The twelve tented suites are made up of four family units and eight standard tented suites each with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Food & Wine:

Breakfast and dinners are a relaxing affair within the surrounds of the riverine forest in the traditional boma area. There is also a rather nice bar area, overlooking the stunning river.


Game drives (morning, later afternoon and early evening) are included in your stay. Led by local experience guides and spotters, one is almost assured that wildlife will plentiful.

Birdwatching in this area of the Madikwe is amongst some of the best in Southern Africa.

  • Rates from: R 2620.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Madikwe Wilddog Photos

  • Madikwe Wilddog Photos
  • To be honest, going on a game driving and getting the chance to see African Wilddogs is not a everyday occurrence, in fact this a rare experience no matter where you are. This is where the Madikwe comes into play, although it is never a guarantee that one will see them, Madikwe does offer one of the better chances.
  • Madikwe Wildlife Photos

  • Madikwe Wildlife Photos
  • All photos and pictures have been taken from a safari vehicle whilst staying at numerous lodges within the game Reserve itself. The Madikwe is truely a wildlife destination that can compete with the very best that Southern Africa has to offer and to top it all off the Reserve is "family Friendly" and "Malaria Free".
  • Madikwe Scenery Photos

  • Madikwe Scenery Photos
  • Over the course of the last few years we have had to opportunity to visit this amazing game reserve in the North west region of South Africa. One of the many striking features of the Madikwe Reserve are her vistas (other than of course her birdlife and wildlife), different to anything else that South Africa has to offer.
  • Madikwe Bird Photos

  • Madikwe Bird Photos
  • If there is one thing that the Madikwe Game Reserve has plenty of, and that is birds. As many as 360 species of these little fellows have been spotted in the Game Reserve to date, and that is a number that is spectacular no matter how you look at it. Looking for birds, then seriously consider the Madikwe.
  • Madikwe Elephant Photos

  • Madikwe Elephant Photos
  • The African Elephants stands as a proud member of Afric's "Big 5" and in the Madikwe Game Reserve there is no shortage of these incredible animals. With a population of over 900 counted in the last census the Madikwe is the destination for those who are in the need to photograph these highly intelligent mammals.