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Tau 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. Located approximately 360 km from Johannesburg, there is an airstrip in the vicinity for those who prefer to fly in.
Twenty-seven major species of game roam this South African game reserve, making Tau Game Lodge the ideal place for a safari holiday experience, offering Big 5 game and bird-watching safaris.

Privately owned Tau Game Lodge, overlooking a natural waterhole and situated in the North West Province, can accommodate up to 60 people and offers an ideal South African conference venue as well as an idyllic wedding venue.

Enjoy an authentic South African safari vacation in the midst of natural wildlife; complete with great game viewing and luxury private facilities, at our South Africa luxury safari 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. The two corner units, on either side of (and furthest away from) the lodge, have been linked with the next-door unit by a communal outdoor lounge. These chalets can be utilised for two couples travelling together or for parents with small children sharing the room.

Enjoy the South African wildlife and the tranquillity of nature right on your doorstep while staying in our comfortable and luxury accommodation.

Ten thousand animals of 27 major species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, have been re-introduced to the Madikwe Game Reserve over a six year period with animals coming from various reserves and breeding centres and game viewing is now at its prime.

Madikwe is run as a three-way partnership between the State, the local communities and the private sector (Northwest Parks Board has adhered to a strict policy of introducing only those species, which once occurred in the area).

Covering an area of 720 km², Madikwe Game Reserve is an impressive piece of Marico bushveld. Due to its size, a minimum of two days is recommended to see a fair cross-section of the South African bird species that are present in Madikwe.  A weekend bird watching safari during the summer months may be expected to render 190 to 210 bird species out of the 313 species recorded to date, and, during the winter months, 120 to 130 species.

Besides good birding, one is likely to encounter a range of larger African game. The area is also of great cultural interest, with the old school building where Herman Charles Bosman taught in the reserve and the outline of Abjaterskop looming just beyond the western boundary.


(per person, per night, sharing)

2010: low season from R2300; high season from R3150

2011: low season from R2415; high season from R3300

Rates include accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 safari game drives including sundowner drink.

Please note that all rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to availability.  The rates may change for various reasons (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuation) and from season to season, and the above prices are to be used as an approximate indication only.

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