Thakadu River Camp

From: $220 p. p. n. sharing

Thakadu River Camp can accommodate 24 guests in 12 luxury tented suites. The comfortable suites feature air-conditioning and all the amenities found in 5 star hotels, and the lodge’s fusion of African and Asian design touches makes it a unique lodge in Madikwe.  4 of the tents are family units and come with an additional sleeper couch for children.

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Beautiful, thatched Thakadu River Camp lies along the Marico River banks in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The reserve is spread alongside the Botswana border, and is one of the few reserves in Southern Africa which is malaria free, offering an authentic and exciting safari experience without the worry of taking prophylactics.

The Big 5, cheetah and even rare African wild dog can be spotted at Thakadu. Its beautiful location makes game spotting an incredible experience in the northern region of South Africa.

Why choose Thakadu River camp:

  • Community owned
  • Intimate tented camp experience with only 12 spacious tents
  • Malaria-free Reserve, with the Big 5

Staying at Thakadu River Camp:

Thakadu is also known for its warm and personal service, and excellent food. Meals are served in Thakadu’s  wood-floored communal dining room, a cosy space with a fireplace for colder evenings. A variety of fantastic African dishes are served in the dining area; dining can also be enjoyed out in the bush while listening to the sounds of nocturnal wildlife.


Game drives led by expert rangers in 4×4 safari vehicles is a wonderful way to explore this large reserve. You can also get more intimately involved with an animal tracking experience, on bush walks through the reserve. Star gazing and bush dining are also among some of the favorite activities along with night drives. Day tours and birding are also popular.


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