Tau Game Lodge is a beautiful luxury safari accommodation set in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve. The 5-star lodge is unique and offers some of the best views in the entire Madikwe reserve, perfect for those looking for a memorable holiday safari. Tau has recently been completely refurbished with a brand new viewing deck and main lounge, decorated in traditional African decor with plush sofas scattered – the lounge area is the perfect place for guests to relax and mingle amongst each other.
The lodge consists of luxury thatched chalets that are privately set in the bushveld. The chalets are stand-alone and incredibly spacious, with a private viewing deck and an open-air shower. The chalets are also fully en-suite and have an open lounge that leads out to the viewing deck which looks over a busy waterhole. The Deluxe suites are larger, with a spacious seating area, and are perfect for families with young children who wish to share a room. All rooms are decorated with a traditional South African theme and share a rustic, yet luxurious design. Guests are lucky enough to be able to view some of South Africa’s wildest animals from the comfort of their own room! Guests can expect luxury, comfort and simplicity from Tau Game Lodge, the best way to experience an African safari.
For those wedding couples with a common love for the African Bush, who would prefer to avoid a traditional wedding in favour of a unique wedding experience, Tau Game Lodge offers an adventurous alternative with its South African wedding venue. Tau Game Lodge, situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, has hosted various never-to-be-forgotten weddings. The Lodge can host and accommodate smaller, intimate wedding parties of up to 60 people, and is situated an easy 4-hour drive from Johannesburg or 50 minutes flight from Johannesburg International airport. Taking over the entire Lodge for a wedding has definite advantages, in that the whole day can be designed to suit the couple’s needs and guests don’t have to drive home afterwards.
Spa and Facilities
Deep in the rugged bushveld, in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve, lies Tau Game lodge, an oasis of tranquility and hospitality. Relax, revitalise and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in the uniquely African surroundings of Tau Game Lodge… On entering the Spa you are transported into another world – a calm sanctuary that reflects the soul of Africa with its natural surroundings enhancing your experience. Indulge your senses in a unique fusion of different therapies designed to replenish and soothe body, mind and soul. The spa body treatments are specifically designed to detoxify the body, revitalise the skin and calm the mind. A range of massages is available to reduce tension and relieve the cumulative effects of everyday stress.
Our curioshop is situated at the entrance of the lodge and is one of the first lodge features one will notice on arrival when walking through to the reception and entrance hall. Once you are comfortable and have more or less settled into your new home we encourage you to have a good look around and discover some delightful items created by skilled craftsmen, traditional ornaments or handcrafted jewellery as well as useful safari gear. Unique items of memorabilia are also on sale carrying the Tau Game lodge logo as a reminder of your African safari; making the bush memories linger long after your return back home. We also offer elegant fashion inspired by the beauty of the bush as well as quality outdoor gear, such as peak caps or broad brimmed hats. Guests can purchase anything from either child and/or adult clothing, through to postcards, camera films & batteries, wild animal “soft” toys and books.
Tau Game Lodge Reviews
“What a place!!! So peaceful and good for your soul. The game viewing is outstanding, the rooms are fantastic, the surroundings awesome, food excellent and the staff are exceptional. Godfrey makes sure you are happy during your stay and has a great peach liquor to offer on your return from a night game drive. Iggy, our game ranger has been excellent and determined to find and track varied wildlife and has all the knowledge on what he finds. Its an AMAZING PLACE!!!!” –Bron96
“I visited the Tau Game Lodge a few days ago and was absolutely amazed by this untouched hectares of graze for the big five. I must give five star client service to Godfrey who was just amazing in all the questions asked and answered by him. Truely a real ambassador for the lodge. Keep it up!! You are Truely an inspiration to me. I already send my pictures of the lodge to my corporate counter parts and they will definitely make bookings to support you.” –Tertius R
“Tau was everything we could have asked for and more for the three days my friends and I were there. The whole staff was always happy and welcoming. Food was great and different every meal. The lodge was awesome as you can watch animals at the waterhole all day. The rooms were also fantastic with a view of the bush. Above all, the game drives made the trip. Our ranger, Jesse, did everything he could to ensure we saw everything we came to Madikwe to see. We saw the big five (including lion cubs), wild dogs with pups, cheetahs, african wild cat, and all of the plains game. Jesse not only knew everything about the area/game and helped us get close to all the great aniimals, but he was also a great guy and a lot of fun. Tau was a 10/10 experience on all levels and recommend it for anyone.” –mackprioleau