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Tau Game Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
Tau Game Lodge


On the far Northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Great Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge is situated.

Privately owned Tau Game Lodge was built in 1995 and overlooks a vast natural waterhole, which attracts a variety of game, as does the diverse vegetation, which thrives in the fertile topsoil. The Lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible.
The main body of the Lodge is two-leveled and has a comfortable lounge, plunch pool, curio shop, 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 verandah next to the plunge pool and dinner is served in a cosy boma under the stars. Situated at an easy 4 hours driving distance from Johannesburg, Tau, the place of the lion, can host and accommodate up to 60 people. Tau Game Lodge has a state-of-the-art convention centre suitable for up to 150 delegates.

The Lodge is child friendly offering special kiddies drives for children below 6 years of age. From 6 years onwards children are allowed on the adult safaris subject to management discretion, please enquire about our child rates and policy.

Check-In  01:00 PM   Check-Out 11:00 AM

Wellness & Spa: The Tau Spa Oasis offers guests deep relaxation and rejuvenating spa treatments. Our extensively trained spa therapists are specialised in treatments ranging from authentic African treatments to specialised hydrotherapy treatments.

Conference Venues: The main hall is made up of three sub-halls, each of which can operate independently or together. Equipment includes high-resolution projectors & network points. 3 breakaway able to accommodate 15 delegates are available.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bird Watching
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • Walking
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Child Friendly
  • Safari
  • Wedding Venues
  • Safari
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Available This Weekend
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Instant Book

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Customer Reviews

  • The game drives and amazing sightings
    11 April 2018

    The staff at Tau were all very friendly, service at the meals was excellent,. <br/>We were disappointed with the quality of the food-having stayed at several similar priced private lodges before, the food was definitely inferior I think dinner at least should be a plated meal unless it is in the Boma. <br/>We had the same salad for dinner and lunch every day with the same olives and feta, the only added salads were beetroot (very old fashioned ) and couscous on 2 days. T he potatoes were always soft roasted potatoes -baked would have been nice <br/>The food just needed a bit of 'modernizing'/flair, as did the wine list! <br/>The kudu fillet , and bobotie were delicious. <br/>On 2 occasions my butter container had margarine in it - totally unacceptable <br/>There were no board games available for us to play. <br/> <br/>Please view this as constructive criticism <br/>The setting is amazing and very hard to beat .We had lovely stay otherwise and our game guide and viewing was excellent. <br/> <br/>Establishments response: <br/> <br/>Dear Martin, <br/> <br/>Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate the time taken to report back on your visit. <br/>We are however distraught to hear about your disappointment with the food, as this is not in line with our usual standards. <br/>We have brought your review to the Lodge Managers attention and he will address this with the kitchen staff. <br/>Thank you very much for your constructive criticism, we value your feedback. <br/>

  • Experience not to be missed
    22 September 2014

    A wonderful lodge for a quick break-away. The facilities is of the highest standard, but what made the greatest impression on us was the staff. Most friendly, professional and helpful. We felt pampered the whole time. The food was of a very high standard and a wide variety to cater for all tastes. The chef even baked me a cake as a surprise for my birthday and the staff blessed me with a wonderful song in the boma during the evening meal. We saw the big 5 up close - very close, and met wonderful people along the way. We will definitely be back. Tau can be recommended without a doubt.

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