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.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Tau Game Lodge

    Madikwe Game Reserve 2581, South Africa
    Hotel website
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (484)
          Room & Suite (85)
          Dining (20)
          Impodimo Game Lodge
          348 reviews
          #3 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Etali Safari Lodge
          457 reviews
          #4 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Thakadu River Camp
          314 reviews
          #14 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Madikwe Safari Lodge
          573 reviews
          #7 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Overview
          • Excellent82%
          • Very good14%
          • Average2%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “watering hole” (56 reviews)
          “ranger mike” (5 reviews)
          “game lodge” (24 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Suites
          Bar/Lounge
          Spa
          Meeting Rooms
          Dry Cleaning
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          Impodimo Game Lodge
          348 reviews
          #3 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Etali Safari Lodge
          457 reviews
          #4 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Thakadu River Camp
          314 reviews
          #14 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Madikwe Safari Lodge
          573 reviews
          #7 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}
          Rooms
          9 Jul10 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Madikwe Game Reserve hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "99d9d00f42b9459fb2cc8b1605b5f46c", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1420021,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":9,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":10,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"99d9d00f42b9459fb2cc8b1605b5f46c","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Tau Game Lodge","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6Ijk5ZDlkMDBmNDJiOTQ1OWZiMmNjOGIxNjA1YjVmNDZjIiwiQUlLIjoiM2E5YzUzODdiN2ZhNGZhZmE5ZGU0MzlmMGM2YmQyODYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "09/07/2017", "checkOut": "10/07/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (466)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language
          There are newer reviews for Tau Game Lodge See the most recent reviews

          71 - 75 of 466 reviews

          Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

          Where to start? From the moment we arrived we loved this place! Nicky & Godfrey gave us a lovely welcome & really looked after us. The personal touches really sets it apart. The rooms are so lovely you won't want to go out but when...More

          Thank peachesKent
          Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

          Having never been on a Safari before this certainly exceeded all expectations. The lodges were a perfect size, we loved the outdoor shower and electric blanket at night. Sitting on our deck one afternoon watching a herd of elephants drinking at the water hole 15ft...More

          Thank CarlyJF86
          Reviewed 1 August 2016

          I spent 2 nights at this lodge and it was a fantastic experience. My room was excellent, spotless and well presented. Food in the restaurant was good. Driving around the game reserve in itself was magnificent. I was lucky enough to see lion, leopard, elephant...More

          Thank John T
          Reviewed 28 July 2016

          The setting of this lodge is perfect with all rooms facing the Tau dam. One can spend a whole day on the room patio viewing many animals from close-up. The game drives with Obakeng,our game ranger for the full duration our entire stay provided a...More

          Thank assan
          Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

          We had the most incredible stay at Tau Game Lodge from July 11th until July 15th. The lodges all face the waterhole, they are beautiful. The staff at Tau are amazing Tumi the manager could not do enough to make us feel welcome and all...More

          Thank Leanne G
          Impodimo Game Lodge
          348 reviews
          #3 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Etali Safari Lodge
          457 reviews
          #4 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Thakadu River Camp
          314 reviews
          #14 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          Madikwe Safari Lodge
          573 reviews
          #7 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Internet
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Spa
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$464 - US$755 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 30
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Agoda so you can book your Tau Game Lodge 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.
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • North-West Province >
          • Madikwe Game Reserve
          • Also Known As
          • Tau Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve ,
          • Tau Game Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (484)
          Room & Suite (85)
          Dining (20)
          Pool & Beach (8)
          Hotel & Grounds (388)
          Bathroom (6)
          Family and Play Areas (3)
          Nearby
          Nearby Restaurants
          Caravela Portuguese Restaurant
          279 reviews
          29.26 km away
          Sanitas Restaurant
          224 reviews
          29.43 km away
          Main Deck
          30 reviews
          29.76 km away
          BASILICO - Italian restaurant
          28 reviews
          30.45 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Madikwe Nature Reserve
          132 reviews
          17.12 km away
          Mokolodi Nature Reserve
          226 reviews
          31.91 km away
          Gaborone Sun
          91 reviews
          28.53 km away
          Lion Park Resort
          67 reviews
          40.23 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          simona47
          Hello we r a family of 4 with kids 10 and 14. Which room numbers do u recomend wectake for the best viewing from the room also don't want to b too close to the main lodge
          18 January 2017|
          Answer Show all 8 answers
          Response from Walter G | Reviewed this property |
          The best views are the ones closest to the Main Building 1 to 5. best regards, Walter
          1
          Vote
          Google Translation
          kohlvr
          HI My wife and I will be staying at Tau Lodge from Thursday till Tuesday and are looking forward to an amazing experience. I would like to know how cold it is in the mornings and evenings on the game driver "Beanie cold" or just a normal jacket. Is the best way via the N4 Rustenburg or Magalies/Koster from Jhb. Regards Kohl
          28 March 2015|
          Answer Show all 2 answers
          Response from taugame | Property representative |
          Good day, at the moment it is not that cold yet, so a jacket will be enough it is only in May - July that you would need warmer clothes. We also provide blankets on the landrovers should you still need some extra warmth... More
          0
          Votes
          Meg D
          Is it an easy drive from Pretoria? Looking to rent a car and drive to the lodge. Once on the reserve, is the lodge easy to find?
          10 March 2015|
          Answer Show all 7 answers
          Response from taugame | Property representative |
          It is an easy 4 to 4.5 hour trip on the N4 via Rustenburg (tarred roads - partly toll roads). It would be best to use the directions given on the website as using a GPS can send you on "back roads" instead. From Zeerust... More
          1
          Vote
          Room Tips
          "All rooms are well appointed and front on a gae watering hold where wildlife congregates throughout the day."
          Read review
          "The best rooms to book are #5 - 10. Best view of the water hole & much quieter."
          Read review
          "The family suite (rooms 1+2) is the best, sleeps four."
          Read review
          "The rangers cater for all your needs on game drives - warm blankets and ponchos were provided for bad weather."
          Read review
          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