We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Thakadu River Camp

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Thakadu River Camp
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 233: English reviews
Bela Bela
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, you are encountered by friendly and competent staff. Your every comfort their priority. From hot water bottles greeting you in bed after a thoughtfully prepared dinner. Every meal never disappointed. It is truly a mavalous home away from home. The community owned and operated establishment is one of the best...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank samiksha m
Hollywood
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our trip was arranged through Idube Photo Safari and far exceeded my expectations. The staff and guides at Thakadu were exceptional! Accommodations were very nice, comfortable and clean. Everyone there was very welcoming and efficient from arrival to departure.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank johnrA3281GL
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thakadu River Camp at Madikwe is one of the best places to get your complete African experience. We take our guests at least twice a year because of the most beautiful location, amazing animal viewing and excellent service and it is malaria free area. Unlike the Kruger National Park, all Game drives are conducted by Professional Game Rangers who are...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tricia847
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear tricia847. Indeed you are family to us. Thank you for years of support. Always great excitement to host your groups. We are grateful for all that you do for the local school. We are looking forward to welcome you and your photography groups in March.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thakadu met our expectations in all respects. The setting was lovely - authentic tented suites - and the staff were friendly and hospitable. The game viewing was incredible - rare and beautiful sightings of cheetah and wild dog! The holiday was everything we could wish for. The braai in the boma was a special highlight.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lisakB9560QD
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear IisakB9560QD We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your stay at Thakadu River Camp. It was a pleasure to share Madikwe Game Reserve with you and to host you. The Thakadu Team hope to welcome you back as returning guests.

Alcoa, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent all around experience for ourselves and our guest we hosted there. The staff was attentive to our needs. The guides were knowledgeable on our many brush tours. We could enjoy our rest in very comfortable "rooms". We had choices of traditional African foods and choices that were for the non-African plate.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank steved0nnak
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear stevedOnnak It was a pleasure to receive Donna and yourself back. Thank you for organising the group to join. Always fun to have the music entertainment while your guys are here. We appreciate all the gifts that you always bring with for the local school. Hope to see you back soon.

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high expectations regarding our safari in Thakadu River Camp because of careful preliminary studies of various safari options. Thakadu River Camp succeeded, however, to suprise us with its amazing wild nature, gourmet level food, very comfortable accommondation and upmost polite and professional staff. We highly recommend Thakadu River Camp to travellers who already have seen "everything".

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hannu P
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear Hannu P We are trilled to see that Thakadu River Camp Team were able to exceed on the expectation you had for your African Safari experience. It was a pleasure hosting you and to share Madikwe Game Reserve with you. We are looking forward to welcome you back.

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss one game drive. You always have the possibility of encounter real nature. This tenten camp is beautiful situated and game drives start early and long for hours in the morning. Breakfast is excellent, lunch has good items and diner can be different day to day.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank johannesc986
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear johannesc986 We are glad to see that you enjoyed your encounters with nature under the guidance of Patience. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to do so in future. The Thakadu Team are looking forward to welcome you back.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing experience, I would recommend highly staying at The Thakadu River Camp.The tents are luxurious and at the same time you feel up close to nature with monkeys,Impalas and various bird life paying visits to our balcony. The food and level of service is 5* and the safari drives were out of this world. The rangers are extremely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steve G
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear Steve G We are trilled that The Thakadu Team could play a role in you ticking a great experience of your Bucket List. Your kindness and positive attitude towards everything lifted our spirits and it was a pleasure hosting you. We are looking forward to host you and share Madikwe again with you.

Baldham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay. Our guide was Patience. She did an excellent job! Thank you so much! She was the best game driver we ever had! Complimentary drinking water during the stay with very high temperatures would be a great deal!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sissi55
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear Sissi55 We are trilled to see that you enjoyed your stay and Safari experience with us. Patience is one of the best and we are fortunate to have her as part of our team. Thank you for your suggestion. We hope to welcome you back as returning guests to Thakadu River Camp.

Pieve a Nievole, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good experience at Thadaku River Camp. Room excellent, bush experience very good, food very good. Staff very good. Transport very unflexible. i'd like the staff improve the relations with visitors, more empatethic so that they desire to come back here.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Messina_Nicola
Hanlie L, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp, responded to this review

Dear Messina_Nicola We are glad to see that you enjoyed your Safari experience at Thakadu River Camp. It would be a pleasure to host you as returning guests. Thank you for your comments. We do take it at hart and will act accordingly.

259 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (259)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
View from Room (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (173)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Madikwe Game Reserve hotels
17.9 km away
Tau Game Lodge
Tau Game Lodge
#7 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
415 reviews
20.1 km away
Impodimo Game Lodge
Impodimo Game Lodge
#8 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
318 reviews
5.0 km away
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Safari Lodge
#6 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
517 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.4 km away
Etali Safari Lodge
Etali Safari Lodge
#3 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
390 reviews
18.6 km away
Rhulani Safari Lodge
Rhulani Safari Lodge
#11 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
250 reviews
4.1 km away
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
#4 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
385 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Thakadu River Camp

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $398 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Thakadu River Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Odigeo, Cheap Tickets and Priceline so you can book your Thakadu River Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thakadu River Camp Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Thakadu River Camp staff and other travellers.
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Thakadu River Camp staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The room was ok.”
 of 5 bubbles Messina_Nicola, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles 15lon, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“lower numbers are closer to the main building”
 of 5 bubbles hillysim, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Patience as your Game Ranger! Get a room close to the lodge as the rooms can be quite a walk.”
 of 5 bubbles PhillipM54, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“family room are spacious and nice- tent 1 was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles evelb20162016, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay