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Thakadu River Camp
Luxury Tented Camp on Stilts in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province.
Thakadu River Camp is set within the canopy of the riverine forest on the banks of the Marico River, in the Eastern portion of the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve. This treetop lodge has been built to blend in with the nature that surrounds it and allows guests to truly unwind and enjoy their peaceful surroundings. The main lodge consists of an open plan lounge, dining and reception area with a pool and bar area close by. Enjoy the panoramic views from the traditional lapa that is set in the forest glade. Set within a riverine canopy surrounded by an impressive diversity of fauna and flora, aha Thakadu River Camp offers guests beautifully appointed, 4-star tented suites.
Besides enjoying all the comforts of modern living in the heart of the untamed bushveld, skilled rangers share their extended knowledge with guests, so they may gain an in-depth understanding of the area to add to their already exciting getaway experience.
The main camp at aha Thakadu River Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico. The Lodge has a welcoming open-plan lounge, dining area and reception as an African bushveld oasis that offers exciting game drives as a compliment. The attractive bar and pool area are also ideal for relaxation, and the entire Lodge welcomes families.
The Lodge has been carefully constructed to blend into its surroundings, with the use of wood and thatched roofs. A traditional lapa falls within a glade of natural riverine forest to offer panoramic views. Besides lush views of the gully and river to the north, guests are delighted by our staff’s warm hospitality and personal care.
The Camp comprises of 12 en-suite, tented suites, each with their own private viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The tents are large and spacious and have a strong Afro-Asian ambience to them. All of the suites are air conditioned to provide guests with comfort during the hot summer months.
Valentine's Month Special
per person per night sharing. Incl. private dining experience & a bottle of wine. Valid until 28 February 2023.
SADC Special Midweek Rate
per person per midweek night sharing. Valid until 30 April 2023 excl. peak periods.
per person per night sharing. Valid until 31 January 2022, excluding peak periods.
per person per night sharing.
- Luxury Tented Accommodation
2 Game Drives per day
Madikwe is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, including both the black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. 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.
Thakadu River Camp is a wholly-owned, community-based tented safari camp. It is an ecotourism partnership between the Molathedi Community, aha Hotels and Lodges and the North-West Parks Board. The concept is unique in South Africa with substantial benefits accruing to the community itself.
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