Thakadu River Camp
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Welcome To Thakadu River Camp, Madikwe Game Reserve, North West
Thakadu River Camp,Madikwe Game Reserve,North West Province Accommodation Thakadu River Camp is an ecotourism partnership between North-West Parks, the Molatedi Community and the operator, The Nature Workshop. The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the Madikwe Game Reserve.
The concept is unique in South Africa in that the community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing back to the community itself.

Thakadu River Camp is set within the riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River and consists of 12 tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the river. The tents are spacious and are superbly decorated and appointed.
The core of this project's success lies in its prime location: the Madikwe Game Reserve. This area is located along the Botswana border and 20km from Gaberone, one of the few reserves in southern Africa which is malaria free.

Thakadu River Camp is a wholly-owned Community-based Tented Safari Camp within Madikwe Game Reserve, which is located in the North West Province of South Africa.

Thakadu is easily accessible by private charter or the daily Madikwe Shuttle into Madikwe Eastern Airstrip just 45 minutes from Thakadu through the reserve. Thakadu River Camp is 3 and a half hour’s drive from Johannesburg on the N4 via Sun City.

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Thakadu Safari Lodge,Luxury Game Lodges,Map of North West Thakadu River Camp is located on the banks of the Marico River, an exclusive lodge offering a maximum of 24 people a bush experience which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The influence of the river is very apparent, with the trees, birds and water providing a peaceful and
tranquil mood within the camp.

Thakadu River Camp comprises twelve tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. Of the twelve tented suites, four are family units, each with an extra sleeper couch catering for children.

Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops on the Reserve, visits to hides.

Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast).

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Park Entry Fees

Guests booked at Lodges

  • Adults: R160.00
  • Children: R65.00

Fly In Fees

  • R215 - Adults
  • R120 - Children

How to get here

From Pretoria or Johannesburg, it's about 350 km, or a 4-hour journey on good roads. Depending on the lodge you are staying in, the directions might be quite different, so inquire first. Or you could inquire from your lodge of choice about air charters - there is an airstrip in the reserve.

Best time to visit

Summers are very hot. Consider going between March and November, when temperatures are lower.

Where to stay

You have a choice of more than 20 game lodges - all of them with varying degrees of luxury and comfort. Most of the lodges are 5-star, so expect to pay accordingly.

Length of stay

Stay at least 2 nights, or 3 or more if you can.

What to eat

Most lodges provide 3 meals a day as part of their daily rate.

Around the area

You're very close to the Botswana border, so this makes a lovely stopover if you're heading into that country, or coming back. It's also close to Sun City and the Pilanesberg National Park.

What to do

Game drives showcasing Africa's most impressive wildlife, led by expert rangers in 4x4 safari vehicles, as well as excellent birdwatching with over 350 recorded species. Or simply choose to relax and enjoy this beautiful, historically rich area.

What sets us apart
* Ideal for family or small group safaris
* Rich biodiversity of game in a broad mix of habitats
* Extraordinarily dense population of elephants
* Excellent birdwatching with over 350 bird species
* Effortless road and air access

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