Tau Game Lodge

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Tau Safari Lodge offers a total of 32 well-appointed chalets which can accommodate 64 adults.

The Tau five-star lodge, located within the malaria-free Madikwe Reserve, in the region known as the Great Marico and home to the big five.

Deluxe and Family Chalets are also available for children sharing with their parents. The African decor offers a comfortable and relaxing space for guests to enjoy their safari getaway. With large bathrooms and outside showers, the chalets at the lodge, equipped with air-conditioning, a private deck and ceiling fans.

The luxurious Tau lodge overlooks a vast natural waterhole, attracting wildlife which can be admired from the comfort of the chalets and the main lodge.

The main lodge consists of two levels featuring a comfortable lounge, a conference room, and a partially open-air bar and dining room. Gourmet buffet breakfasts, as well as lunches, are served in the main lodge or on the terrace located next to the plunge pool. The mouth-watering dinner at the Lodge is an exceptional experience, served in the outdoor boma under the stars next to the main lodge.

Exciting early morning and late afternoon safari drives at the Tau Lodge go through the Big Five Madikwe Reserve reveal Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Cheetah & an abundance of birdlife and many species of African mammals.

The endangered wild dog, for which this game reserve in South Africa is well known, is prolific in the Madikwe Nature Reserve. Besides adventurous wildlife encounters, guests may relax by the pool and enjoy spectacular views from the deck.

  • Game viewing on safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing
  • Spa treatments
  • Swimming
  • Shopping in the well-stocked Curio Shop

Cottage amenities and facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private viewing deck


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Outside Shower
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Tau Game Lodge

  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Tau Game Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Tau Game Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Tau Game Lodge located?
Tau Game Lodge is located at the following location / address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe, Madikwe, 2874.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

SADC Special

Special rates for SADC Residents at Tau Game Lodge for October and November 2021.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per night booked.
  • 2 Game drives per day in open Land Rovers guided by experienced Rangers, includes sundowner drink.
  • If scheduled flights are booked through Tau - then airstrip Transfers are included.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Conservation Levy of R180.00p.p (subject to change)
  • Government / Bed Levy R 10.00 p.p. per night (Subject to change). • Transfers To and From the lodge.
  • Telephone, Curio and Bar purchases, Spa Facilities, Gratuities and Laundry.
  • Convention Centre Venue Hire - R3 800.00.
  • The Rhino Conservation levy at R 165.00 per adult per night and R82.50 per child (2-12yrs) this fee is VAT inclusive. (Subject to change)
  • An airstrip landing fee of R60.00 per person and airstrip transfer of R200.00 per vehicle one way (maximum 10 guests per vehicle) (subject to change)
  • Valid 1 October - 30 November 2021

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid October and November 2021 for SADC Residents ONLY.
  • Subject to availability
  • No changes allowed