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Tau Game Lodge

Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve


Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province,
South Africa
Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the country's fourth largest game reserve and home to the Big 5 and a host of other game.
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On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Great Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge South Africa is situated.

This luxury safari lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible. Privately-owned Tau Game Lodge was built in 1995 and overlooks a vast natural waterhole, which attracts a variety of game, as does the diverse vegetation which thrives in the fertile topsoil.

The decor and furnishings of Tau Game Lodge are Africa-inspired and the rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The rustic thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of the lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the water from the opposite bank. Each chalet has its own wooden game viewing deck, which allows one to experience the bush in privacy and is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and open-air shower.

The Tau Spa Oasis offers guests deep relaxation and rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African bush. Our extensively trained spa therapists are specialised in treatments ranging from authentic African treatments to specialised hydrotherapy treatments.

Guests can create their own spa experience with our treatment options or they can choose from our specially designed Spa Package options. Guests are encouraged to stay after their treatments to enjoy some peaceful time at our secluded relaxation Sala. The Bush Spa also offers wonderful gifts to spoil yourself or a loved one with a memory of your experience.

Ten thousand animals of 27 major species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, were re-introduced to the Madikwe Game Reserve over a six year period with animals coming from various reserves and breeding centres. Game viewing is now at its prime.

Special SADC Rate


per person sharing per night. Book within 14 days of travel. Valid until 29 February 2024.

Special SADC Rate - Family Unit


per room per night for max 4 people. Book within 14 days of travel. Valid until 29 February 2024.

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night


3 meals per day
2 game drives per day, drinks and snacks on drives
Complimentary Wifi


Great game viewing in the Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve 

Fantastic setting on  the Tau Dam

Comfortable lounge, bar and dining room which are semi open-air and overlook the waterhole.


Situated at an easy 4 hours driving distance from Johannesburg. Family friendly.

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