+27 (0)12 345 6438   welcome@smilestravels.co.za

The Tau Game Lodge can be found within the world class and malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Situated within the heart of the North West Province of South Africa, it is a pleasant 4 hour journey by road from Johannesburg or a short 45 minute flight.


There are 30 luxurious 5 star thatched chalets that can accommodate a maximum of 60 people. Built in a “U” shape formation that flank the main lodge, they provide amazing views of the busy waterhole. Varying from the standard to the deluxe and family unit, these beautiful chalets can accommodate everyone.

  • Fully air conditioned.
  • Ceiling fans.
  • En-suite bathroom.
  • Indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Private viewing deck.

The Madikwe Game Reserve covers more than 75000 hectares of bushveld and is home to more than 66 large mammals including the famous Big 5 and over 340 different species of birdlife. Regular sightings of the critically endangered African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Nyala and Sable Antelope to name a few are commonplace.

Birding enthusiasts will be thrilled to view species such as Yellow throated Sandgrouse, Kori bustard, Temminck”s Courser, .Harlequin Quail, Olive Tree Warbler, Melodious Lark, African Fish Eagle, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, Lappetfaced Vulture, a variety of Bee-eaters and the exquisite Paradise Whydah.

  • Outdoot deck with waterhole view
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • World class spa
  • Curio shop
  • Game drives (safaris)
  • Bush walks (walking safaris)
  • Birding safaris

Tau Game Lodge has a large conference venue. For more information, please contact us.

Child Policy

The Tau Game Lodge welcomes children of all ages and has a large family-friendly children's programme.

Specials at Tau Game Lodge

Tau Game Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Tau Game Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • All meals
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Drinks
  • Spa treatments
  • Curio shop purchases
  • All game reserve entrance fees and levies
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Tau Game Lodge

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Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

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