Thakadu River Camp

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Thakadu River Camp Madikwe offers 12 tented camps which can accommodate a total of 24 guests.

Designed by Chris Rightford and Dave Gurney, each of the tented camps at the Thakadu River Lodge features a private viewing deck which overlooks the Marico River. Malaria-free, Big Five Madikwe Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. 

Thakadu is situated along the border to Botswana and only 22 kilometres away from Gaborone, the Camp features tented and lodge accommodation amongst the Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. The reserve showcases an incredible diversity of various species from both ecosystems.

Thakadu is unique as it is an owned and operated by the local village an ecotourism collaboration between the local government, the Molatedi and AHA hotel group.

The camp has a dedicated gate into the reserve, so guests are free to arrive and leave at their leisure. The tented accommodation is luxurious while the lodges are beautifully decorated and well-appointed. Within the canvas frame of the tent, the interior is well designed to include a full bathroom. Each of the tents has a sliding door which opens onto the deck.

Guests visiting in reserve have the chance to enjoy exciting safari drives through the untamed African bush. During close rendezvous with Africa's majestic animals, the guest learns about their behaviours.

  • Game viewing on safari drives
  • Tracking
  • Bush dining
  • Stargazing
  • Bird watching


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Thakadu River Camp

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Thakadu River Camp
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Thakadu River Camp 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.

What is the cost of a room at Thakadu River Camp?
The average per night rate at Thakadu River Camp is R5,950.00 to R7,930.00.
Where about is Thakadu River Camp located?
Thakadu River Camp is located at the following location / address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe.

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

October SA Resident Special

Book your stay at Thakadu River Camp for travel 1 - 30 October 2019 and stay for R 2, 500.00 per person sharing per night.

*** Only valid for South African Residents.

Included in the rate:

  • All Meals and 2 Game Dives Per Day

Value Add: Beverage Voucher to the Value of R150 per 2 Night stay per person

Excluded from the rate:

  • Gate Fee @ R180 per adult per stay, R80 per child from age 3 – 9 years old, Free under 3 years old.
  • Conservation Levy @ R150 per adult per day, R75 per child per day from ages 2 – 12 years old, Free under 2 years old
  • Bed levy @ R 10 per person per day from age 1 year old
  • All other extras

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 - 30 Ocotber 2019
  • Only valid for South African Residents
  • South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
  • Subject to change without prior notification
  • Excludes any Community / Conservation levies
  • All Government taxes and levies as applicable.
  • AHA Hotels & Lodges unilaterally reserves the right to automatically, without prior notice, increase the rates accordingly should such Government taxes or levies be amended or should a further tax or levy be introduced during the duration of this Agreement
  • Rate code: MCH01