Madikwe Game Reserve
Tel: +27 11 314 4350
Fax: +27 11 314 1162
|Tau Game Lodge
Tau Game Lodge is a South African luxury safari lodge situated on the far northern border of South Africa, in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, the 4th largest game reserve in the country. 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 Great Marico dust.
Madikwe, a South African private game reserve created in 1991 from 75,000 ha of farmland, which had been extensively degraded by overgrazing, was chosen as the site of Operation Phoenix. The government-sponsored, biggest-ever game- relocation programme in Africa involved re-stocking and conserving flora and wildlife, which had long since disappeared from the region.
Ten thousand animals of 27 major species of game, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, 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.
Privately owned 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 50 minutes daily scheduled flight from Johannesburg International airport, Tau "The Place of the Lion" can host and accommodate up to 60 people.
Our luxury South African safari lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible.
The main body of the Lodge is two-leveled and has a comfortable lounge, a conference room, 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 verandah next to the plunge pool and dinner is served in one of the cosy boma's under the stars, or in the lapa next to the main lodge.
The décor and furnishings of Tau Game Lodge are Africa-inspired and the rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans.
Thirty rustic 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.
Each chalet has its own wooden game viewing deck, which allows one to experience the bush in privacy and is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and open-air shower
Rates valid from 1 May to 30 September 2012
Chalet : R. 2.415 pps
Rates valid from 1 October 2011 to 30 April 2012
& 1 October 0p 31 October 2012
Chalet : R. 3.300 pps
50% discount for children aged 6 to 11 years staying with adult
Rate is inclusive of 3 meals, 2 safaris, teas & coffees and accommodation
Link to website: www.taugamelodge.co.za
|Nearest Town: Gaborone |
|Nearest Town Distance: 28 (in KM)|
|Nearest Airport: own airstrip |
|Number of en-suite rooms: 30 |
| Room facilities|
| - Ceiling fan in room|
| - Terrace|
| Common facilities|
| Wildlife activities|
| - Game viewing in open vehicle|
| - Bird watching|
|Big 5 free roaming: 1 |
| Pool, Spa & Wellness facilties|
| - Pool outdoor|
| Communication facilities|
| - Telephone|
| - Mobile phone coverage|
| Common entertainment facilities|
| Meal Plan / Resto|
| - Resto Terrace deck|
| - Boma dining area|
| - Buffet style|
| Sport facilities|
| Welcome guest|
| - Child friendly|