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aha Thakadu River Camp

Luxury lodge in Thabazimbi with safari and outdoor pool

  • Free continental breakfast and free parking
From
ZAR 5,567

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Thabazimbi, 1688, Limpopo, South Africa
9,0.Superb.
  • We had a great stay at this lodge. It is small enough to have a personal touch. The food…

    Dec 26, 2021

  • staff were very helpful and friendly. it was a lovely bush getaway . highly recommend

    Feb 23, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Madikwe Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Tshukudu Dam - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Derdepoort Gate - 14.5 mi / 23.4 km
  • Wonderboom Gate - 24.1 mi / 38.9 km
  • Kopfontein Border Post - 30.1 mi / 48.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Madikwe Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Tshukudu Dam - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Derdepoort Gate - 14.5 mi / 23.4 km
  • Wonderboom Gate - 24.1 mi / 38.9 km
  • Kopfontein Border Post - 30.1 mi / 48.5 km

Getting around

  • Free airport shuttle
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Madikwe Game Reserve, Thabazimbi, 1688, Limpopo, South Africa

At a glance

Size

  • 12 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. There is no front desk at this property. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Services

  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 13
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 180 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.
  • Additional fee: ZAR 180 per person, per night

This property is located in Madikwe National Park. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the national park.

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for ZAR 200 per stay (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 200 per stay (rates may vary)

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Thakadu
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Madikwe
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Ramotshere Moiloa
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Ramots
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Lodge
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Thabazimbi
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Lodge Thabazimbi
  • Thakadu Camp
  • Thakadu River
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Lodge Madikwe
  • Thakadu River Camp Lodge
  • Thakadu River Camp Lodge Madikwe
  • Thakadu River Camp Madikwe
  • Thakadu River Camp Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Lodge Ramotshere Moiloa

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, aha Thakadu River Camp does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Onsite recreation at aha Thakadu River Camp includes a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Aha Thakadu River Camp also has an outdoor pool.
9,0.Superb.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Superb!

    Staff were amazing, attention to detail. Loved every minute!

    Jo-anne, 4 night family trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    Terrible Service

    We booked through Hotels.com appr. 2 months in advance on the 3rd May 2017 and paid in advance, the money cleared the credit card on the 5th May 2017. We completed the 4.5 hours drive to the camp on the 01st July 2017. On arrivalaha Thakadu River Camp which is a luxury tented camp. On arrival we were told by the general manager that they had no knowledge of our booking. I then requested that they move us to a similar quality lodge but they said that there were no places available. They then booked us in to one of their own other lodges, Madikwe River Lodge a 3 star family friendly lodge, this was not what I had booked and paid for. It was also another 1 hour drive away. I have now waited a week for someone to contact me to apologise and let me know what they plan on doing about this however nobody from Hotels.com or the AHA group who owns the hotel has contacted me. I will now be lodging a dispute with Visa as I never received the services which I have paid for and will be requesting a refund.

    Devon, 3 night romance trip, Jun 30, 2017

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Amazing Safari Getaway

    We took our family (visiting South Africa for the first time) to Thakadu for safari. It was an incredible experience! The hotel staff were all wonderful and hospitable. The safaris were so memorable, and our guide did a fantastic job of getting us up close and personal with the animals. The tented suites were beautiful and very romantic. We also really enjoyed the food. We will definitely recommend Thakadu to friends!

    Elle, Family trip, Feb 18, 2014

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great bush experience

    Very nice weekend location, huge tented room, lots of game, excellent food, friendly and knowledgeable staff and management. We really had a great time !

    Bettina, Other trip, Apr 23, 2014

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  • 6,0.Good

    Second time around not as awesome as first time

    This was my second time to Thakadu, went 5 years ago. The Lodge is great and accommodation is great, but the choice of food was much less than first time I went, and it was the little things, never enough cups or wine goblets on the game drive, we were never asked what we would like to drink on the game drive, and with the water in the rooms not being drinkable, it would have been great if a 3rd small bottle of water was supplied for the kettle, as opposed to constantly having to purchase water. If I should ever go back I would take my own 5 liter of water. Animal wise the sightings were fantastic and we were very lucky.

    Hayley Ivins, Romance trip, Jun 19, 2014

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  • 8,0.Very good

    We had a fantastic time

    footprint, Other trip, Mar 25, 2014

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Bushcamp

    This is a well operated bush camp. The river boasts of a lot of four legged visitors who come to drink throughout the day. The sightings for elephants, rhinos and giraffe are one of the best anywhere and comparable to Botswana. Our ranger was Gerri and he was a very good tracker and reader of animal tracks to led to some fantastic finds. He even changed our drive time to take us further out over an hour where we spotted a jackal, 2 cheetahs and a lioness that had just made a kill as well as the largest herd of buffaloes I had ever seen. The food is fantastic with continental and local offerings. All food and snacks inclusive and they do accommodation special requests. Your day starts with early morning snack and coffee/tea, a snack during your morning game drive, full breakfast on arrival, a lunch and afternoon tea before your afternoon game drive which also include snacks and and a semi full bar on the go and dinner is alfresco with view of the river. I will def recommend this place and even stay here again. Many thanks to the Thakadu staff for a job well done.

    Elizabeth, 2 night family trip, Oct 30, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    It was a unique expérience, in the middle of the bush. Beautiful camp, great guides, excellent meals. Everything was just special !

    Michèle, 2 night romance trip, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Awesome!

    This place is amazing. We travelled as a family of four (2 adults, 7yr old and 4.5yr old) and we all LOVED it.

    Kathryn, 2 night family trip, Oct 29, 2017

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  • 6,0.Good

    Ok for price point

    The Thakadu lodge was OK for money. The game drive and drivers were great and probably equal throughout the Madikwe game reserve regardless of how much money you spend. This lodge seems to be half the price as others, which is the big bonus. The down side is amateur customer service, average food, poor massages, non-existent internet despite what they advertise, and a mean hostess. It is a pretty spot and lodge, but don't stay more than two nights. You are on lock down once you arrive and can't even walk to your room alone. This fact may not be unique to this lodge. All game lodges are probably similarly limited in your movement between game drives.

    Other trip, Feb 23, 2016

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