The privately-owned Tau Game Lodge, located in the 76,000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, offers the ultimate safari experience without sacrificing comfort or luxury. Madikwe is the fourth-largest reserve in the country, with some truly spectacular animal diversity. The reserve is home to 27 species of well-known game and many more elusive creatures, as well as a staggering amount of birdlife.
Morning and afternoon game drives or guided bush walks through the wilderness often yield sightings of the Big 5, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and even the endangered African wild dog. The population of birdlife consists of well over 300 species, a number few other reserves can boast about. Back at the lodge, be pampered at the spa, browse through the curio shop, or lounge at the lodge’s swimming pool.
Accommodation consists of Standard Chalets, Luxury Chalets, Family Units and a larger Family Suite. Decorated in a style fusing various African cultures and crafts, each style of accommodation features an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, and a private viewing deck. The nearby natural waterhole can be seen from these decks, affording frequent views of various animals and birds cooling off on a hot day. Relish buffet breakfast and lunches while dinners are often al fresco, complete with the sounds of the bush. Add a trip to Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls for the full Southern Africa safari.