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Thakadu River Camp

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- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Great value for Madikwe
- Dedicated family suites
- Strong community links

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Set within a riverbed canopy, Thakadu is the place to experience a reasonably priced family African adventure while staying in comfortable surroundings. Madikwe Game Reserve is renowned for its vast diversity of vegetation and animals including rhino, buffalo, elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs. Situated in the Eastern sector of the reserve, the camp offers 12 tented suites including four specially designed for families. Each one is spacious and beautifully decorated to reflect Afro-Asian influences, using natural stone, fabrics and carpets. A sliding door opens onto a private deck overlooking the Marico River. The main area of the camp has a comfortable, open plan lounge and dining area, while guests can enjoy views over the gully and river while they relax in the bar or swimming pool. A boma dinner eaten outside under the African sky, meanwhile, is a highlight. Enjoy morning and afternoon safari drives in open 4x4 vehicles.

Thakadu is a fantastic destination for children of all ages. Even though children under six aren’t allowed to join the regular game drives for safety reasons, there are three family suites with double sleeper couch.

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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

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