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Tau Game Lodge

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa


Located on the northernmost edge of South Africa, Tau Game Lodge is an epitome of luxury set within the sprawling, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve—the country’s 4th largest. This sanctuary is a haven for 27 major wildlife species, making it an unparalleled destination for Big 5 safari adventures and extraordinary bird-watching experiences.

Conveniently situated in the North West Province, Tau Game Lodge has the capacity to host up to 60 guests. It not only offers an enthralling safari experience but also serves as a versatile venue for conferences and picture-perfect weddings, all set against the backdrop of a mesmerising natural waterhole.

Indulge in an authentic South African safari retreat amid untamed wildlife, complemented by top-tier private amenities. Our newly-introduced infinity pool, situated near the Game Viewing Lounge, provides a panoramic view of the diverse fauna—from the magnificent Big 5 to delicate antelope and abundant bird species. For those who prefer a more laid-back experience, our inviting plunge pool at the main lodge area offers a relaxed atmosphere, complete with refreshing beverages and awe-inspiring views of the waterhole.

Experience a taste of unparalleled luxury and vivid natural beauty at Tau Game Lodge—your ultimate South African safari escape.


  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Airport Transportation
  • Spa
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower

What to Expect

At Tau Game Lodge, African-inspired design meets modern comfort. Each of our thirty luxury thatched chalets is thoughtfully placed in a U-shape around the lodge, providing unobstructed views of wildlife as they approach the opposite waterhole bank. All chalets come with private viewing decks, en-suite bathrooms, and open-air showers. They are climate-controlled with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort.

Each accommodation type at Tau Game Lodge is meticulously designed to ensure privacy, comfort, and a front-row seat to the captivating scenery and wildlife of Madikwe Game Reserve.


Standard Chalet

For those requiring a more intimate setting, our Standard Chalets feature private balconies overlooking the waterhole and can accommodate either a couple or a single guest. One of these chalets is specially modified and is wheelchair-accessible.

Deluxe Chalet

Our Deluxe Chalets offer a more expansive space, designed with families in mind. Each of these chalets has comfortable seating areas and large sliding doors, revealing panoramic views of the surrounding, untamed bushveld.

Family Units

For larger groups or families, we offer two types of multiple-room accommodations.

The Family Unit consists of two Standard Chalets connected by a semi-interleading lounge area. Suited for 2 adults and 2 children, or alternatively, 4 adults, one room is furnished with a double bed while the other offers twin beds.

The Family Suite is a grander option, connecting two Deluxe Chalets through a shared lounge area. This suite is ideal for larger families, accommodating 2 adults and up to 4 children under the age of 12. One bedroom has a double bed, and the other has twin beds. Sleeper couches can be added to accommodate the additional children.

Bushveld Spa

Step into the tranquil oasis of the Spa at Tau Game Lodge, where the serene ambiance echoes the natural beauty of Africa itself. This haven of calm is crafted to envelop you in an atmosphere where mind, body, and soul come into perfect harmony. Offering a curated blend of diverse therapies, our spa aims to detoxify, rejuvenate, and soothe.

Our specialised body treatments are engineered to purify your body, invigorate your skin, and instill a sense of deep relaxation within your mind. Choose from a variety of massages, each skillfully designed to alleviate tension and mitigate the strains of daily life.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful settings, designed to help you disconnect and find peace amidst nature’s tranquility. The Africology approach is woven into our treatments, integrating energy therapy and harnessing the potent, energetic essences of plants. This intentional focus allows for a synergistic interaction between nature and your body’s own energy field.

Here at Tau Game Lodge, we invite you to unwind, replenish, and align with the rhythm of the African landscape.

Game Viewing Lounge

Located near the stunning infinity pool, our game viewing lounge brings Africa’s magnificence right to your seat, making it the perfect gathering spot for pre-game drive refreshments in the morning and afternoon. Featuring a cosy bar that serves both the pool and lounge areas, you can savour your drink while witnessing an awe-inspiring procession of wildlife—from the majestic Big 5 to the delicate antelopes and vibrant birdlife—that graces the area daily. Experience the rich tapestry of Africa’s fauna, all while enjoying the comforts of our thoughtfully designed lounge.


A Safari Wedding Destination

Tau Game Lodge offers an enchanting setting for intimate weddings, accommodating up to 60 guests for an exclusive celebration tailored to your desires. Opting for a complete lodge takeover affords the freedom to craft a celebration that truly reflects your unique style, all while providing convenient overnight accommodation for your guests. Our dedicated team delivers bespoke service and flexible packages designed to align with both your budget and vision. Revel in the breathtaking African sunrises and sunsets that serve as an unparalleled backdrop, turning your special day into an unforgettable experience. Our wedding package includes full-board dining—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—along with the use of all lodge facilities for your event. Teas, coffees, and a safari adventure in an open Land Rover are also part of the experience, as well as a night’s stay to complete your memorable occasion.

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