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5 km from;, Molatedi Gate Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve, North West, 1688, South Africa

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With its lush and tranquil setting, Thakadu River Camp stands out from other game lodges. Guests immediately disconnect from everyday stress as soon as they step under the riverine canopy, along the lush banks of the Marico River. Beautifully appointed tented suites are engulfed by an impressive diversity of flora and fauna that thrive here, in the eastern sector of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

As an ecotourism partnership between North West Parks, the Molatedi Community and African Hotels and Adventures, Thakadu River Camp has been carefully constructed to blend into the bushveld. The concept is unique in that the local community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing to its people.

Experience warm hospitality and bespoke service during your exhilarating South African safari!

Madikwe Lodge Accommodation

The main camp at Thakadu River Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico. The lodge features an open-plan lounge, warm and welcoming reception and dining areas and an oasis within the African bushveld. The attractive bar and pool area is the perfect place to chill out and relax. From the moment you arrive you will be delighted by the lodge staff’s warm hospitality and personal care as you enjoy the lush views of the gully and river to the north. The lodge has been carefully constructed to blend into its surroundings, with the use of wood and thatched roofs. Enjoy the panoramic views from the traditional lapa that is set in the forest glade.

Tented Madikwe Accommodation

Thakadu River Camp is set within the riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River and comprises twelve tented suites. Each tented Madikwe accommodation comes with its own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The tented Madikwe accommodation offers a large and spacious lap of luxury, wonderfully decorated and appointed.

Within the canvas frame of the tented Madikwe accommodation, 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. Every aspect of this Madikwe accommodation and the surrounding camp has been carefully crafted to appeal to guests of all sorts. Whether you are with friends, family or enjoying a romantic getaway, this Madikwe accommodation is the ideal place to admire nature up close.

Madikwe Game Reserve Safaris

Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the fifth largest game reserve and is also one of the lesser-known parks in South Africa. This makes it a hidden-gem as it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa and offers the Big 5 in a 680 km2 park (750 km2 including newly incorporated privately owned land). The Big 5 is represented in the park and you are likely to spot a lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo during your stay. During your visit you will also have the rare privilege of possibly seeing the highly endangered African Wild Dog.

Why Stay at Thakadu River Camp

Situated in Madikwe Game Reserve, currently the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa. Madikwe is a hidden-gem as it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa.

The reserve is home to the famous “Big Five”, as well as numerous other animals, bird species and rich flora.

One of the few areas where you are granted with a rare privilege of possibly seeing the highly endangered African Wild Dog.

The Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North West Province is malaria free and is, therefore, ideal for families with smaller children as well as pregnant guests.

Fully equipped 5-star tented suites with all modern comforts and daily housekeeping

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.

Children of all ages are welcome in Thakadu. 

Children under 6 years are not permitted on standard game drives. However, there is a special one-and-a-half hour game drive available especially for children after breakfast, where parents are welcome to join.

Policies

Child Policy

As a family-friendly safari lodge, children of all ages are welcome.

Game Lodges Policy:

Children: 0 - 5 years of age

Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption

Children: 6 - 11 years of age

Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults

Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room

Children: 12 years & older

Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate

Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.

At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager

Standard Rooms: Maximum 2 adults

Family Rooms: Maximum 2 adults & 2 children under the age of 12 on a sleeper couch

Third Person Sharing: Not applicable

Babysitting facilities are offered    R132/ sitter/hr.

 

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE:

Guests may arrive any time from 2pm, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.

Information

Rate Inclusions  

Luxury accommodation  All meals  Two game drives daily

TARIFFS QUOTED:• Inclusive of 15% V.A.T. • In South African Rands • Subject to availability

TARIFFS CHANGES:

All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured

TARIFFS INCLUDE:

• Luxury accommodation

• Two game drives per day 

• All meals daily

• Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals 

• Road transfer from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge 

TARIFFS EXCLUDE:

• Curio shop purchases 

• Beverage unless otherwise indicated

• Telephone calls 

• Lodge transfers

• Airport Tax

• Tourism Levy

• Landing Fee at airstrip

• Laundry services unless otherwise indicated

• Specialised coffees

• Bed levy & Gate fee

CHILDREN:

• Children of all ages are welcome at most of our lodges (please enquire)

• Babysitters available

• Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives

• Children’s programs available at Tuningi and Thakadu 

PAYMENT:

A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival

Accommodation

The tented accommodation in Madikwe comprises 12 tented suites, reflecting a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.

These spacious tents offer every comfort and luxury and are wonderfully decorated. Children of all ages are welcome in Thakadu River Camp.

Facilities include air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with in-door shower, hairdryer, digital safe, tea or coffee making facilities and power 220vAc. Each of the tents at Thakadu provides a sliding door which opens onto the deck.

As a family friendly establishment, Thadaku River Lodge offers 4 family suites, each with an extra queen-size sleeper couch catering for children.

Air Conditioning En-suite Bath  Hairdryers Lounge Area In-door shower Safe Mosquito Nets Tea & Coffee making facilities Viewing deck Housekeeping, Laundry available

PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 

Park fees - R180 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY

Landing fees - R240 per adult | R150 per child (provisional, subject to change)

Guest Conservation Contribution: R180 per adult per DAY | R75 per child per DAY

Domestic Rate  valid for 01 Apr 2018– 30 Sep 2018

Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily

Thakadu River Camp: Gate Fee @ R180 per adult per stay, R80 per child from age 3 – 9 years old, Free under 3 years old

Conservation Levy @ R150 per adult per day, R75 per child per day from ages 2 – 12 years old, Free under 2 years old

Bed levy @ R 10 per person per day from age 1 year old

Flight Landing Fee @ R 240 per person per stay from age 10 years old, R 150 per child from age 3-9 years old, Free under 3 years old.

Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Parks 

Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.

Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.

The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

 

 

Hotel Facilities

Main Lodge Facilities

The main lodge is a true oasis. Unwind and relax on the traditional lapa, surrounded by natural forest, and enjoy the panoramic views.  

Reception  

Open-plan lounge  

Dining area  

Bar area  Pool

Wine & Dine

Expect international favourites and local dishes to be expertly prepared by the chefs. Dine in the boma for a traditional African spin on “eating out”.

Spa Treatments

Indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment that will restore body, mind and spirit. All spa services are offered either in-room, or on your private deck.

WHAT TO TAKE: 

• Comfortable walking shoes 

• Sun hat

• Sunglasses

• Sun block

• Cameras and binoculars

• Light, neutral coloured clothing

• Swimming costume

• Warm jackets are essential in winter (May -October)

GATE ENTRANCE FEES: 

Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00. Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Road, please settle in camp.

Airports

Road Transfer (from R4 560 one-way for 4 guests)

The most affordable mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is via a road transfer. We can offer a fleet of vehicles for various group sizes. The drive from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve takes about 4 hours. We can also offer transfers from other destinations.

Shuttle Flights / Air Transfer 

The most convenient mode of travel to Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport is by making use of a shuttle flight. These shuttle flights are being provided by Federal Airlines and can seat up to 10 or 12 people. Their premier shuttle service flies daily from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) which takes about 1 hour. All of the Shuttle Services from Johannesburg and other destinations can be booked through us.

What is included in your flight?

 Internationally recognized Safety and Quality Management Systems

 Welcome booth and waiting facilities at OR Tambo International Airport

 Complimentary guest parking at the Federal Airlines Lounge

 Complimentary luggage storage facilities at the Federal Airlines Lounge

 Access to the exclusive Federal Airlines lounge

Low season schedule (May, June, September, November)

Madikwe to Johannesburg 11:15 - 12:15

Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00

High Season schedule (January, February, March, April, July, August, October, December)

Johannesburg to Madikwe 10:00 - 11:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg 11:15 - 12:15

Johannesburg to Madikwe 13:00 - 14:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg 14:30 - 15:30

 

Other transport

Charter Flights (rates on request)

The ultimate option for getting to Madikwe game reserve has to be chartered flights. Flights are moulded to each individual’s needs and requirements, which include private flights to luxury game lodges in the bush or at the coast, incentivized trips for large groups of guests, and flights for corporate executives for whom time is of the essence, and where confidentiality can be guaranteed. Large corporate groups can even be accommodated with flights in a Boeing if needed.

Each flight is tailored exclusively, taking into account all passenger comforts including – to name but a few – the type of aircraft being used, catering requirements with consideration given to dietary needs, specific liquid refreshments, cuddly blankets for those cold winter days and pillows for the long distance traveler. Not to forget that Federal Airlines has the highest guest liability insurance in South Africa, providing their guests the ultimate peace of mind.

Speak to one of our travel consultants and they will assist you in selecting the best aircraft and will take care of your logistical issues such as transport to and from Federal Airlines private facilities. Our customized itineraries ensure that you will always fly on your own terms.

Situated at Johannesburg International Airport, Federal Airlines’ friendly staff are there to provide:

 Welcoming meet and greet service off both domestic and international flights

 Transfers from the airport building to their exclusive lounge facility

 Lounge Facility which boasts delicious food and drinks, shower facilities and Wi-Fi

 

Activities

Start and end your day immersed in nature. Highly trained rangers, who have vast knowledge of native fauna and flora, lead all game drives. Chances of spotting the “Big Five” are high!

Early Morning Game Drives – Get an early start to the day and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that accompany the dawn. Expect to see everything from elephant and rhino to lion and giraffe. Leopards are a bit more difficult to spot; so evening game drives are your best bet.

Evening Games Drives – As the sun sets, an entirely new game viewing experience presents itself. Departure time will differ depending on the time of year, but guests are offered a host of wildlife: hyena, lion, jackals, leopard, birds of prey and various other animals.

Bird watching – The great variety of habitats provided by the Reserve – from forests and rocky hills to open grassland and dams – offer perfect settings for a wonderful diversity of bird species.

Stargazing – The African sky offers spectacular starry nights.

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SA Resident 7 Day Rate Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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SA Resident 7 Day Rate Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident 7 Day Rate Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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SA Resident 7 Day Rate Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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Tented Suite Single - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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Tented Suite Single - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Tented Suite Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Tented Suite Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Tented Suite Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
Tented Suite Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident - Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident - Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident - Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident - Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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SA Resident Minimum 3 night Stay Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident Minimum 3 night Stay Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
Floor:
SA Resident Minimum 3 night Stay Double - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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Tented Suite Single - Privacy and comfort are paramount to each of the 12 tented suites. Modern living combines with a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience for a truly luxurious retreat.
Max people: 10
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Tariff name Resource/property type Min people Max people Valid from Valid til   Minimum days Maximum days
Tariff Tented Suite Single 1 100 Monday, 01 October 2018 Sunday, 31 March 2019 R5 455.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Tented Suite Single 1 100 Monday, 01 April 2019 Monday, 30 September 2019 R5 125.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Tented Suite Single 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Tuesday, 31 March 2020 R6 160.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Tented Suite Double 1 100 Monday, 01 October 2018 Sunday, 31 March 2019 R7 270.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Tented Suite Double 1 100 Monday, 01 April 2019 Monday, 30 September 2019 R6 840.00  Per night 1 100
Tariff Tented Suite Double 1 100 Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Tuesday, 31 March 2020 R8 220.00  Per night 1 100

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