Tau Game Lodge

accommodates 60 people in 5 star luxury

Lodge Setting

Tau Game Lodge is located in Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province. The lodge can accommodate 60 people in 5 star luxury and is ideal for an authentic wildlife experience, wedding venue or conference venue.

  • About Tau Game Lodge

    Tau Game Lodge is privately-owned and was built in 1995 overlooking a large natural waterhole, which attracts a variety of game species. The lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible.

    The main lodge has two levels and has a comfortable lounge, a conference room, bar and dining room which are semi open-air and overlook the waterhole.

    Delicious buffet breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the main building or on the veranda next to the plunge pool, while dinner is served in one of the cosy boma's under the stars, or in the lapa next to the main lodge.

    Main Lodge Facilities

    • dining deck
    • fully licensed bar overlooking a waterhole
    • entertainment lounge
    • boma
    • lapa
    • swimming pool
    • Tau spa oasis
    • curio shop
    • convention centre.
  • Accommodation

    Tau Game Lodge is a five star luxury South African Game Lodge and can accommodate 60 people in 30 luxury thatched chalets. Furnishings and décor of Tau Game Lodge are Africa-inspired.

    Each chalet has air-conditioning and ceiling fans, en suite bathroom, open-air shower and viewing deck.

    The thirty luxury thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of the lodge and offer excellent views of animals approaching the waterhole from the opposite bank.

    The Deluxe chalets are more spacious with comfortable seating areas and can accommodate parents and children wishing to share the same room. Sliding doors allow for spectacular views of the bushveld.

    Both the Family suite and Family unit are semi inter-leading, sharing a comfortable lounge and have two bedrooms.

  • Rates


    • Per person per night sharing
    • Single supplement payable
    • Subject to change
  • Enquiries

  • Child Policy & Children's Programmes

    Tau Game Lodge has an extensive family-friendly children's programme, child policy and room sharing.

    Please enquire when booking.

  • Activities

    • Early morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open Landrovers (after sundown with the aid of powerful spotlights)
    • Guests are accompanied by enthusiastic and knowledgeable armed rangers
    • An Informative trail is offered within the lodge confinements and can be arranged on request accompanied by your ranger/guide
    • Bush walks in the reserve itself need to be requested in advance, only guests between the age of 16 and 60 are permitted and a recent medical certificate of good health has to be presented
  • Spa Facilities

    Our extensively trained spa therapists are specialised in treatments ranging from authentic African treatments to specialised hydrotherapy treatments.

    A range of massages is available to reduce tension and relieve the cumulative effects of everyday stress. This serene environment is aimed at assisting you to unwind in the natural and tranquil surroundings. Guests can create their own Spa experience with our treatment options or they can choose from specially designed spa package options

    Please note that spa guests must bring their bathing costumes for all hydro treatments; i.e. steam and hydro bath facilities.

  • Conference Venue

    The Tau Game Lodge Convention Centre can accommodate up to 150 delegates and is equipped with state-of-the art facilities, privacy and with beautiful surroundings in a relaxed and luxurious environment. The main hall can be split into three sub-halls, each of which can operate independently or together via a touch-screen control system. The breakaway rooms can each accommodate 15 delegates comfortably.

    High quality, strategically placed equipment has been installed. All systems have been integrated and configured to maximize performance and enhance aesthetic qualities.

    The convention centre has its own facilities and is equipped with a kitchen, bar, lapa, ordinary & wheelchair-friendly toilets.

  • Weddings

    Tau Game Lodge can host and accommodate wedding parties of up to 60 people and offer a personalised and professional service for the event with a flexible package to suit both your budget and personal style.

    This exciting, romantic setting with beautiful African sunsets and sunrises will make the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable occasion.

    For more details and rates, please contact us.

  • Wildlife, Birdlife & Nature

    Madikwe Game Reserve has a large variety of wildlife species including the Big 5 animals, the Endangered Wild Dog and Cheetah, while amongst others Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Kudu and the magnificent Sable Antelope are also found here. Due to its habitat, location and size, Madikwe Game Reserve is a haven for an impressive variety of bird species.

    More than 300 bird species have been recorded here including amongst others: Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Kori bustard, Temminck's Courser, Harlequin Quail, Melodious Lark, Olive Tree Warbler, African Fish Eagle, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, Lappetfaced Vulture, Montagu's Harrier, a variety of Bee-eaters and Paradise Whydah. Come and experience the ultimate bird watching safari in our species-rich South African nature reserve.

  • Curio Shop

    Discover delightful items created by skilled craftsmen, traditional ornaments or handcrafted jewellery and unique items of memorabilia with the Tau Game lodge logo as a reminder of your African safari.

    Our curio shop also has anything from elegant fashion inspired by the beauty of the bush as well as quality outdoor gear, such as peak caps or broad brimmed hats, child and adult clothing, through to postcards, camera films & batteries, wild animal "soft" toys and books.

  • Tau Tree Fund

    Trees are a very precious, renewable natural resource and it is extremely important to conserve our natural environment and plant more indigenous South African trees, especially protected trees.

    The Tau Tree Fund is aimed at giving our guests an opportunity to contribute back to the environment. The fund was started to give our guests the opportunity to plant protected tree species and to learn a little about the trees that they are planting.

    Information supplied to the guests includes the medicinal purposes, African folklore, natural habitat, ecology, animal and plant relationships, etc. of their chosen tree.

  • Tau Community Project

    Madikwe Game Reserve is run as a joint venture between the state, the private sector and local communities. The aim being, to wherever possible, involve the local community in wealth creation through tourism, skills and training and to involve the local communities directly in the benefits of wildlife tourism and the protection of the natural environment.

    In line with this philosophy, Tau's owner Robert Gerard, set up the Tau Foundation to fund the community project and encouraged his overseas business visitors to contribute and make donations towards this non-profit organisation.

    The Tau Foundation, driven by Tau's director Clifford Green, has implemented a number of impressive projects in the local Supingstad community which are delivering tangible results.

    Guests visiting the lodge are offered the opportunity to visit the Supingstad schools, the local leather factory, some traditional historical sites or they can contribute to the soup kitchen which Tau arranges at the schools.

  • Directions

    Access to Tau Game Lodge is through the Tau Gate

    About 4 hours' drive from Johannesburg via the N4.

    Scheduled flights to Madikwe are also available. Please enquire for more details.

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