Overview of Tau Game Lodge

Located in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Tau Game Lodge is a thatched safari lodge overlooking a natural waterhole. Designed to reflect the natural surroundings, and built using local materials, the lodge offers contemporary style with an authentic safari atmosphere. Tau is an ideal location for a family safari.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to an impressive variety and density of wildlife species, including the Big 5. Explore this prime safari reserve on morning and afternoon game drives. Between activities, relax on the spacious wooden deck and enjoy the view of the waterhole and animals that come here to drink, or head to the spa for a relaxing massage. Tau Lodge also offers a range of activities for children of all ages.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Malaria-free safari reserve In the northern sector of Madikwe
  • Stay in comfortable & spacious chalets
  • Fantastic value for money safari
  • Ideal family safari holiday
Bird watching

Bird watching

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Rooms at Tau Game Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • All rooms are equipped with a spacious en suite bathroom.
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    Family Suite

    The spacious Family Suite at Tau offers families with younger children the chance to stay together with an adjoining extra bedroom for the children.

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      Standard Chalet

      Thirty rustic thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of Tau Game Lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the water from the opposite bank. Each chalet is equipped with an en suite bathroom and open-air shower, and has its own wooden game viewing deck, which allows one to experience the bush in privacy.

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        Deluxe Chalet

        Tau Lodge also has spacious Deluxe Chalets which offer more space, an additional lounge area and a spacious private deck.

        General Facilities

        Tau Game lodge has a spa that offers an extensive range of treatment options to rejuvenate body and mind, as well as a swimming pool, located adjacent to the dining and bar areas, where you can relax at leisure.

        A children’s club offers fun and educational activities for children of all ages. There is also a curio shop offering local crafts, ornaments and jewellery as well as children’s toys and miscellaneous items.

        Babysitting service

        Babysitting service



        Children's club

        Children's club



        Swimming pool

        Swimming pool


        Buffet breakfasts and lunches at Tau Game Lodge are generally served in the main building or on the veranda next to the plunge pool, and dinner is served in one of the cosy bomas under the stars, or in the lapa next to the main lodge.

        Expert Opinion

        We know because we go
        Justin Chapman

        Justin Chapman

        Africa Safari Expert

        Perfectly situated overlooking a waterhole, Tau ensures a constant stream of game for great viewing even while relaxing in camp! It's also the perfect family safari adventure.

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