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"Thakadu River Camp - More Than You Bargained For"

The luxurious Thakadu River Camp overlooks the Marico river within the world class and malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Situated within the hear of the North West Province of South Africa, it is an enjoyable 4 hour drive from Johannesburg (Gauteng) or a quick 45 minute flight.


Accommodation at Thakadu comprises of 12 tented suites that are beautifully decorated with a warm Afro-Asian blend and can host a maximum of 24 guests at a time. Guests bask in the luxury of these amazing suites with panoramic views of the serene river and its surrounding banks.

  • Super Kind size bed or 2 single beds.
  • Indoor bath and shower.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Telephone.
  • Coffee station.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Digital safe.
  • Power 220 volts AC
  • Sliding door opening onto a private deck overlooking the river.

The Madikwe Game Reserve, spanning over 75000 hectares, is home to 66 large mammals including the famous Big 5 and more than 340 different species of birdlife. Guests will delight in spotting black and white Rhino, Cheetah and the endangered African Wild Dog to name a few.

  • Indoor and outdoor dining area
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Wedding venue
  • Game drives (safaris)
  • Bush walks (walking safaris)
  • Bird safaris

Thakadu River Camp have a small conference venue. For more information please enquire.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

Specials at Thakadu River Camp

Thakadu River Camp offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Thakadu River Camp 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Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website.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.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • All drinks
  • 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 Thakadu River Camp

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
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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