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Tau Game Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve | North West Province, South Africa

R 3539.50


pp/night sharing

Rates are based per person sharing, per night and include three meals per day & two big 5 safari's  +  VAT.


About The Property

Our luxury South African safari lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible.

The main Lodge has a comfortable lounge, bar and dining room which are semi open-air and overlook the waterhole. Delicious buffet breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the main building or on the lapa and dinners are served in one of the cosy boma's under the stars, or in the lapa next to the main lodge.

On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Groot Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge South Africa is situated.

The jumbled hillocks of Tshwene-Tshwene and the dramatic ridge of the Dwarsberg Mountains expose rocks of up to 2630 million years old and artifacts of the Stone and Iron Ages are still found in the Groot Marico dust.

Tau Game Lodge South Africa was built in 1995 and overlooks a vast natural waterhole, which attracts a variety of game, as does the diverse vegetation that thrives in the fertile topsoil.

Situated at an easy 4 hours driving distance from Johannesburg or a 50 minute daily scheduled flight from Johannesburg International airport, Tau "The Place of the Lion" can host and accommodate up to 60 people.

27 major species of game roam this South African nature reserve, making Tau Game Lodge the ideal place for a safari holiday, offering Big 5 game safaris and bird-watching safaris. Enjoy an authentic South African safari vacation in the midst of natural wildlife, complete with great game viewing and luxury private facilities, at our South Africa luxury safari lodge.

Contact Information


Contact : +27 11 466 8715 or +27 11 466 8717

Fax: +27 11 466 8689 or +27 866858816

Emergencies only: 083 262 2013


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The décor and furnishings of Tau Game Lodge are Africa-inspired and the rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

Thirty luxury thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of the lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the water from the opposite bank.

All Chalets have views of the game approaching the water hole. Each chalet ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, en suite bathroom, open-air shower.

The more spacious Deluxe chalets with comfortable seating areas, can accommodate parents and children wishing to share the same room. The sliding doors allow for spectacular views of the breathtaking beautiful tranquillity of the rugged surroundings of the diverse bushveld.


Standard Chalet

The standard chalets with private balcony overlooking the waterhole can accommodate 2 adults sharing or a single adult.

(One of these chalets has been modified with special fittings and is wheelchair friendly.)


Family Unit

The Family Unit is made up of 2 standard chalets joined by a semi-interleading lounge area, this unit is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children, alternatively 4 adults, the one bedroom is equipped with a double bed and the other with twin beds.

Tau Game Lodge has 1 family Unit only.

Deluxe Chalet

The Deluxe chalets are double the size of a standard chalet and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years old sharing in the same room.

(This is one large room so no privacy).


Family Suite

The Family Suite consists of 2 adjacent Deluxe chalets joined by a semi-interleading lounge area. It is thus suitable for larger families of 2 adults and max 4 children below the age of 12 years, 1 bedroom is equipped with a double bed and the other with twin beds, sleeper couches can be put into the rooms to accommodate the additional 2 children.


1 Family suite only


Convention Centre

The main hall of this South African conference venue (270m2 in total) is made up of three sub-halls, each of which can operate independently or together via a touch-screen control system. (11m x 7.6 m each)

High quality, strategically placed equipment has been installed in the 3 sub-halls and all systems have been integrated and configured to maximize performance and enhance aesthetic qualities


Wedding Venue

The Lodge can host and accommodate smaller, intimate wedding parties of up to 60 people. Taking over the entire Lodge for a wedding has definite advantages, in that the whole day can be designed to suit the couple's needs and guests don't have to drive home afterwards.

We offer a personalised and professional service for the event and a flexible package to suit both your budget and personal style.


Spa Facilities at Tau

On entering the Spa you are transported into another world - a calm sanctuary that reflects the soul of Africa with its natural surroundings enhancing your experience. Indulge your senses in a unique fusion of different therapies designed to replenish and soothe body, mind and soul. The spa body treatments are specifically designed to detoxify the body, revitalise the skin and calm the mind.


Luxury Game Viewing Lounge

The African inspired game viewing lounge area situated at close proximity to the infinity pool allows for guests to meet for morning and afternoon drinks prior to game drive departure.

The cosy bar area serves both the swimming pool and the game viewing lounge from where guests can enjoy a daily parade of amazing wildlife passing through from the big 5 to the smaller antelope and bird population.



Central Reservations Johannesburg

Renate Oostmeijer
Tel: +27 11 466 8715 or +27 11 466 8717
Fax: +27 11 466 8689 or +27 866858816
Emergencies only: 083 262 2013


Postal Address:
Tau Game Lodge
Box 1450, Halfway House, 1685

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