Thakadu River Camp lies along the Marico River in the eastern section of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The tented camp is set upon a river bank, surrounded by tall trees and is frequently visited by wildlife. The main lodge offers a selection of seating areas for guests to choose from, and a central dining area. The swimming pool and bush boma form part of the main lodge area and are easily accessed. The Thakadu team are very enthusiastic and understandably proud to be running their own lodge. Little Thakadu is a smaller version of the River Lodge, and offers a more exclusive safari experience - a great option for a group or a large family. By booking Little Thakadu, you have access to your own private pool, a private dining area with personal chef, and an exclusive-use game viewer. The 12 tented rooms are comfortably furnished, and each has their own private balcony. Game drives are always a highlight when traversing the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Medium
Max No of Guests: 24
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: 5 Stars
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: Yes


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Zeerust9060
Nearest Major City Johannesburg and Pretoria320200
Nearest Major Airport OR Thambo Johannesburg320200
Nearest Hospital Zeerust11060

Park / Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive


Cultural Tour
Star-gazing evening



Air conditioning
Bath and shower units
Couches / Lounge area


Swimming pool
Massage available
Laundry service
Fax facility
Credit cards accepted

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

African Wild Dog
Big 5
White Rhino

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
Large groups
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