4* aha Thakadu River Camp – Madikwe Game Reserve

North West
2 Nights
R 5,268pp

If you're looking for a family-friendly adventure that combines luxury, wildlife, and nature, look no further than Madikwe Safari Lodge. This stunning game reserve, located in the North-West Province of South Africa, offers a uniquely beautiful and malaria-free environment that's perfect for families with kids of all ages. With a Safari Kids' Programme, luxurious accommodations, and a focus on sustainable tourism, Madikwe Safari Lodge is the ultimate destination for your next family holiday.

Explore the Bush and Safari of Madikwe

One of the main draws of Madikwe Safari Lodge is its incredible bush and safari experiences. The reserve spans 75,000 hectares and is home to Africa’s notorious Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes), as well as many other mammal species. You can enjoy game drives, guided bush walks, and even stargazing experiences in this stunning reserve. The best part? You can enjoy all of these activities with your family, making it a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.

Get Closer to Nature with a Safari Kids’ Programme

If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll be happy to know that Madikwe Safari Lodge offers a Safari Kids’ Programme that’s designed to educate and entertain young explorers. The programme is divided into age groups and offers a range of activities that are both fun and educational. Kids can go on a bush bumble, learn about animal tracking, and even go on a mini game drive. There’s also a dedicated kids’ play area where kids can have fun while parents relax.

Experience Luxuriously Laidback Vibes at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge is not just about wildlife and nature. It also offers a luxurious and laidback atmosphere that’s perfect for families looking to relax and unwind. The lodge has a range of luxurious accommodations, including family-friendly options that are designed to provide the ultimate comfort and privacy. The lodges are spacious, air-conditioned, and come with private decks that offer stunning views of the bush. There’s also a pool area where you can soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing drink.

Indulge in a World-Class Dining Experience

At Madikwe Safari Lodge, dining is not just about the food. It’s an experience in itself. The lodge offers a range of dining options, including outdoor boma dinners, bush breakfasts, and private dining experiences. The focus is on locally-sourced ingredients and authentic African cuisine, which is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Kids are also catered to with a special kids’ menu that’s both healthy and delicious.

Relax and Unwind with Spa and Wellness

After a day of exploring the bush and wildlife, there’s nothing better than indulging in some pampering at the lodge’s spa and wellness center. The lodge offers a range of treatments that are designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. From massages and facials to body wraps and aromatherapy, there’s something for everyone. The spa also offers yoga and meditation classes, which are perfect for those looking to unwind and connect with nature.

A Commitment to Sustainable Tourism

Madikwe Safari Lodge is committed to sustainable tourism practices that benefit the local community and protect the environment. The lodge supports various conservation initiatives, including rhino protection and anti-poaching efforts. The lodge also supports local schools and community projects, providing much-needed resources and opportunities. When you stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge, you can rest assured that you’re supporting a sustainable and responsible tourism industry.


Madikwe Safari Lodge is the perfect family-friendly safari destination. With its focus on sustainable tourism, luxurious accommodations, and world-class dining experiences, it’s a destination that’s sure to provide memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re looking to explore the bush and wildlife, relax and unwind at the spa, or connect with nature through yoga and meditation, Madikwe Safari Lodge has something for everyone. Book your stay now and experience the adventure of a lifetime with your family, while also supporting a responsible and sustainable tourism industry.

Book By: 28 April 2024
Travel Between: 30 October 2023 to 30 April 2024

BLOCK OUT DATES: 15 December 2023 to 5 January 2024; 21-24 March 2024 & 29 March to 1 April 2024


Valid for SADC Residents & midweek stays only (Sunday-Thursday). A supplement of R790 per person per night applies for weekend stays.

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change and availability. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.


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