• Comfortable Suites & Chalets
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

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 Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge is situated.
The Lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible.
Designed to blend in with its beautiful surroundings, Tau Game Lodge offers guests an authentic safari experience. This luxury safari lodge overlooks a large waterhole, allowing guests to watch the wildlife whilst relaxing in the main lodge area. Enjoy an authentic African safari vacation in the midst of natural wildlife, complete with great game viewing and luxury private facilities, at our luxury safari lodge.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situated in the Madikwe Game Reserve;
  • Big 5 game viewing and birding;
  • Proffessional and friendly staff;
  • 30 comfortable chalets;
  • Huge variety of activities;
  • Beautiful views on landscape.

Facilities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Centre
  • Internet Access
  • Kiddies Club
  • Library
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Secure Parking
  • Malaria Free

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard Chalet
Tau Game Lodge

Available: 20 chalets

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 1:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Disabled Rooms
  • More

    FROM R3932

    TO R5274

    Per person per night sharing

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    Deluxe Chalet
    Tau Game Lodge

    Available: 6 chalets

    Unit Sleeps: 4 adults

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Disabled Rooms
  • More

    FROM R11796

    TO R15822

    Per room per night sharing

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    Family Unit
    Tau Game Lodge

    Available: 1 unit

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Disabled Rooms
  • More

    FROM R15728

    TO R21096

    Per room per night sharing

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    Family Suite
    Tau Game Lodge

    Available: 1 suite

    Unit Sleeps: 6 adults

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Heater
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Disabled Rooms
  • More

    FROM R19660

    TO R26370

    Per room per night sharing

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    Activities

    Don’t worry what you’ll do while at Tau Game Lodge. In addition to enjoying the excellent facilities of the well-appointed lodge, activities are always available to enhance the experience for you.

    Tau Game Lodge offers invigorating morning game drives as well as exciting evening safaris that continue into the nighttime thanks to powerful spotlights. There’s always an enthusiastic and experienced armed ranger along with you.

    • Game drives
    • Game Viewing
    • Walking safaris
    • Bird Watching
    • Stargazing

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 May 2019- 30 Sep 2019Standard ChaletPer person per night sharing From R3932
    Standard ChaletPer person per night single From R4718
    Deluxe ChaletPer room per night sharing From R11796
    Deluxe ChaletPer room per night single From R14155
    Family UnitPer room per night sharing From R15728
    Family UnitPer room per night single From R18874
    Family SuitePer room per night sharing From R19660
    Family SuitePer room per night single From R23592

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Nov 2018- 30 Apr 2019Standard ChaletPer person per night sharing From R5274
    Deluxe ChaletPer room per night From R15822
    Family UnitPer room per night From R21096
    Family SuitePer room per night From R26370
    01 Oct 2019- 31 Oct 2019Standard ChaletPer person per night sharing From R5274
    Deluxe ChaletPer room per night From R15822
    Family UnitPer room per night From R21096
    Family SuitePer room per night From R26370

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Luxury accommodation
    • Selection of local beverages
    • Three meals per day
    • Two game drives daily
    • Game drive refreshments & snacks
    • VAT at 15%

    Reviews

    Based on 486

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Incredible experience!”

    To be honest, I was not sure what to expect when arriving at Tau, given the fact that messages on TripAdvisor indicated that this beautiful accommodation suffered from a huge fire in the main lodge last June.

    I am truly amazed by how quickly this lodge recovered. If I had not known about the fire, I would not have noticed anything. My wife and my parents together with our 1,5-year-old had an amazing experience that lasted for over 4 days.

    Lodges were excellent and perfectly situated around the waterhole, ensuring a perfect view of the wildlife. What a variety of animals we have seen!

    Having been granted the opportunity to join beautiful game drives in Botswana and Namibia, I must admit that Madikwe in general and Tau, in particular, can certainly compete.

    Though, it is particularly the staff of Tau that makes the difference. Rarely in my life, I have felt so welcome at an accommodation. Our ranger Declan who has been driving us for 4 days is truly passionate about his job and goes beyond anything to ascertain you will get the best experience possible. But also other staff members were so lovely and friendly. I can certainly recommend going to Tau and enjoy their hospitality!

    ~ nelis84 ~ IJsselstein, The Netherlands
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Wonderful location and very knowledgeable, passionate guides”

    We stayed 2 nights nearby the main lodge (not actually at Tau as some of it was under construction0. But we did use their spa facilities and eat around the ‘BOMA’ one night; most importantly we had the benefit of the lovely Mike, our ranger, who was so knowledgeable and passionate about the reserve. All accommodation was based around a huge watering hole – I would definitely recommend this experience. Thank you to all the staff.

    ~ Nicole B ~ London, United Kingdom
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Amazing experience”

    We stayed in Malta lodge the sister lodge of Tau and had an amazing time there. Morning and afternoon safari were amazing. Ryan and Ernie were awesome and went their way to show you every animal that you want to see. Full of information, facts, fun, sightings, food, and drinks. Loads of photos and memories. The water hoe attracts animals without even leaving the place and nothing is too much for the staff there. Food was nice and rooms clean. You have to try the outdoor shower. Amazing experience to say the least. Four days were full on and enjoyed it to the max.

    ~ Mona L ~ Sydney, Australia
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Fantastic lodge, Big 5 and then some, tremendous service!”

    My wife and I went here with our good friends for a weekend safari. It was one of the best experiences of our lives. The main lodge/restaurant is beautiful with many seating areas, great balconies overlooking a watering hole where plenty of game comes to drink during the day, and a swimming pool. The rooms are each an outstanding stand-alone cabin (air conditioning and heating available in all rooms) with private porches also overlooking the watering hole. The beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms had both a spa-like bathtub and a private outdoor shower. The food they served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was delicious and well prepared. The spa offered numerous massage and relaxation services. And, last but not least, the staff was incredible. Everyone was incredibly accommodating, friendly, and professional. Our friends were traveling with their six-month-old and the lodge provided a babysitter during the game drives, and the staff would often by and carry him off during meals so they could eat. Dina, the spa manager, was incredibly friendly and hospitable. She was always around to make sure we were having a great time (and often carrying our friends’ child around entertaining him). Our game drive guide, Derrek, was fantastic. He was always legitimately excited to be doing his job, finding animals, and explaining the local flora and fauna. He did a tremendous job of finding all kinds of animals, and by our second of four drives with him, we had already seen the Big 5 and then some. We have never been to other lodges in Madikwe, but it is hard to fathom that they can be better than Tau. I am sure I am forgetting something, but hopefully, that gives a good idea of how fantastic this place is. We definitely hope to make it back again someday!

    ~ Miller_World_Edition ~ United States

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