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aha Thakadu River Camp

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D53 Thakadu Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve Molatedi, 2838

About this hotel

Set within a riverine canopy, amongst a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora, you’ll encounter a unique and wondrous place – the aha Thakadu River Camp. From the moment you arrive you will be delighted by the warm hospitality and personal care as you take in the lush views of the gully and river to the north. Be amazed with the accommodation as you step inside one of our twelve tented suites, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. Here, the untamed bush surrounds you as you are indulged with all the comforts of modern living.

Madikwe Game Reserve is the superb open-vehicle safari destination. This malaria-free game reserve is home to black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.

The lodge has been carefully constructed to nestle into its surroundings, with the use of wood and thatched roofs to resemble the softness of nature. A traditional lapa falls within a glade of natural riverine forest and is the perfect space to enjoy the panoramic views that surround you.

Luxury and comfort are paramount and these spacious tents are beautifully decorated and appointed. Echoes of Africa are everywhere, and the interiors have a strong Afro-Asian influence, with the use of natural stones, fibres, fabrics and carpets. Traditional artefacts and rustic decor, together with the river setting have all been designed to bring about a sense of adventure in this beautiful setting. Tent suites at Thakadu River Camp come with mosquito nets, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom. The family tent suites have an extra sleeper couch for children. Meals and beverages are served in Thakadu’s communal dining room, which has wooden floors and a fireplace for colder evenings. Room service can be arranged upon request.

Children older than 6 years are able to join the games drives on offer and a babysitting service is available for those younger than 6, with prior arrangement, at an additional charge. Massages and laundry services can be arranged by the reception staff.

Included in the rate is accommodation: All meals, welcome drinks, in-room bottled water, teas/coffees and 2 game drives a day (3hrs dawn and 3hrs dusk). Excluded are all other beverages not mentioned, spa, curio shop purchases, conservation levy and gate fees.

Madikwe Game Reserve Gate Times:

Opening Time: 6:00am & Closing Time: 9:00pm

Madikwe Gate Fee:

R180 – Adult (incl. children 10 years and older)

R80 – Child (3-9 years)

Free – Child under 3 years

Madikwe Landing Fee:

R240 – Adult (incl. children 10 years and older) per stay

R150 – Child 3-9 years

Free – Child under 3 years

R100 – Transfer fee from Western airstrip

Bumble DriveR425 per family (90 minutes’ drive)

Madikwe Conversation Levy:

R195 per night – Adult

R95 per day – Child (2-12 years)

Free – Child under 2 years

Bed LevyR10 per day – Adults and children 1 year and older

BabysittingR150 per hour – 1 Child & R225 per hour – 2 Children

Game Drive:

Wake Up Call: Summer 5:00am / Winter 6:00am

Tea / Coffee: Summer 5:15am / Winter 6:15am

Morning Drive: Summer 5:30am / Winter 6:30am

Afternoon Drive: Summer afternoon tea 3:30pm and depart at 4:00pm / Winter afternoon tea 3:00pm and depart at 3:30pm

Meal Times: Breakfast: 9:00am to 10:00am / Lunch: 1:00pm to 2:00pm / Dinner: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bar Times: Open: 7:00am-11:00pm

Amenities & Facilities

  • 12 Tented suites
  • Disabled Access Rooms
  • Family tented suites
  • 1 Restaurant (All day service)
  • Pool Bar & Viewing Deck (All day service)
  • Boma (Dinner Service)
  • Free WI-FI
  • Safari game drive
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Gift Shops
  • Nanny Service (advance booking required)
  • In room spa massage (advance booking required)
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • 24 hours security


Thakadu River Camp comprises a main camp located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico, while the tented accommodation overlooks the Marico River. OR Tambo Airport is a 3.5-hour drive away. Gaberone is 20 km from the campsite.

Thakadu River Camp Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are your alcoholic beverages like beer and wine cost?

Beverages average at R40 each.

What does the full board include?

Full board includes accommodation with 3 meals, 2 game drives a day, game drive snacks It excludes bed levy, community levy, gate fees, and beverages with meals.

Are these open air tents or can you close them off to be more secure?

The tents are closed tight and also have doors, as the structure is partly built in bricks. Be careful as the monkeys are super fast at sneaking inside the tent, they are always after the sweets and sugar sachets.

Is there WiFi in the communal areas?

Yes, there is wifi in the communal areas.

Hotel Facilities

24hr Security
Car Parking
Disable Friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant/Food & Beverage Outlets
Swimming Pool


Check In From 2:00pm
Check Out Until 11:00am
Hotel Policies

Hotel Terms and Conditions

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in.

Cancellation and Prepayment

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Child Policies and Beds

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