in South Africa’s North-West Province
The main camp at Thakadu River Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico, is the perfect place to chill out and relax.
Thakadu River Camp is found in Madikwe Game Reserve - currently the fifth largest game reserve and 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). It’s easily accessible; approximately 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, or about an hour's flight. The Big 5 is represented in the park and you are likely to spot a lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo during your stay.
The tented accommodation in Madikwe has 12 tented beautiful air-conditioned suites, reflecting a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. Eight Standard Tented Suites and four Family suites with extra sleeper are available, each with a sliding door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the river. These spacious en-suite tents offer every comfort and luxury and are wonderfully decorated. Children of all ages are welcome in Thakadu River Camp. 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.
The camp is a superb walking and open vehicle safari destination where guests are accompanied by well-trained and informative rangers who can interpret the many encounters whilst on safari. Both morning and evening game drives offer completely different opportunities and sightings. The great variety of habitats, from forests and rocky hills to open grassland and dams, provide the perfect setting for a magnificent diversity of bird species throughout the game reserve. Thakadu offers telescopes for guests to use in order to explore the night sky. Rangers provide guests with information about the moon, planets and various constellations which are clearly visible in the crisp, clean African night sky.
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