Tau Lodge is located in the Madikwe Game Reserve in northwestern South Africa. My wife and I went to have the African safari experience and we were not disappointed. Daily rates include all meals and snacks, twice daily 3 hour bush trips (early morning and late afternoon), and individual rooms w/bath overlooking the water hole. You can sit on your deck between bush trips and watch as various types of animals meander into the water hole for a drink (we saw a herd of 12-15 elephants, warthog, various antelope and zebra plus birds too numerous to mention). Our ranger Megan proved very knowledgeable and entertaining who proved adept at finding numerous animals to observe. We saw 4 of the big 5 (elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo and lions), missing only a sighting of the always elusive leopard. Thanks to my wife (known affectionately in the family as "snake bait"), Megan even saw her first black mamba since she has been at Madikwe. Overall an enjoyable experience which we plan to repeat.
Traveller from Houston, TX
Overlooking a waterhole which attracts gorgeous varieties of game and more, this Tau Game Lodge Hotel in Madikwe South …More
We just stayed there for one night and did two game drives (afternoon and in the morning). Though my son was allergic to milk, we had no issues as the staff was very helpful and went out of their way to help accommodate. Food was fantastic, facilities were incredible. Highly recommended.
My stay was only intended as a stopover on my way to a different destination, but really liked the property so much that I extended my stay. Beautiful property, fantastic staff, spacious and comfortable rooms, and lots of interesting historical memorabilia and such around the property. The food was really good in the onsite pub, with a particularly friendly and attentive staff that worked there. The wildlife onsite is not extensive, but charming nevertheless. Close to Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park, which was a surprisingly nice national park and very easy to self-drive.
Kwa Maritane provided very comfortable and clean accommodation right in Pilanesburg Game Reserve. We saw such a variety of wildlife every day within minutes of leaving the bush camp. Best sighting of lions ever! The staff were friendly and accommodating. Food at the buffet breakfast and dinner had enough variety for all tastes, although I wouldn't consider it exceptional. That said, I'd book the hotel again with no regrets!
We had an amazing time at the Palace. From the minute we walked in we enjoyed great service, staff and facilities. The room was fantastic and had everything we needed. We had an enjoyable and relaxing break. Definitely will return as soon as we can!
MalsNZ from New Zealand
Accredited Leading Golf Hotel.Nestled in the rolling hills of the Pilanesberg, one of South Africas most scenic locations …More
We had an excellent 3 nights at Madikwe. Our ranger JP made sure we saw lots of exciting things and were always well looked after. At Madikwe, the rangers from all the lodges all the good sightings they see over radio so everyone got to see the big stuff. They only let 2-3 vehicles near the sighting so it still feels like a private experience. Highlights included a leopard up a tree with a kill surrounded by lions, black and white rhinos, a pack of wild dogs, an elephant family munching away next to the roadside - seeing 4 of the big 5 on our first drive was pretty impressive! The facilities at the lodge are very high quality, staying in one of the smaller lodges at Madikwe I felt like staying in our own private luxury home with 2 or 3 other couples. The rooms were very well appointed with a huge bed, outdoor shower and a private plunge pool. The housekeepers also left still nice surprises when we got back from our drive. They try and make dinner different every night. The first night we had dinner as a group in the lodge, the second as a couple and the third in the bush with the rest of the Madikwe Safari lodges under the stars which was very impressive. The staff in the lodge can't be praised enough for making our stay so special.
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