Did you know?
Between 1991 and 1997, thousands of animals were brought in to stock the Madikwe Game Reserve as part of Operation Phoenix.
Tau Spa in the Madikwe Game Reserve forms part of Tau Game Lodge, one of the well-established lodges in this Big Five reserve.
Tau sits on a flat piece of land with exquisite views of the bushveld and enormous African skies.
Game viewing from the rooms and viewing decks at Tau is quite spectacular – that’s before you have even climbed onto a game vehicle to go Big Five spotting in the bush.
Tau’s Spa facilities are a wonderful bonus when one stays at this luxury safari lodge.
There are massage therapies to help get rid of the wear and tear caused by stress and demanding modern lifestyles. Therapists use the Africology range of products which are formulated with the energetic essences of plants to help detox, restore and rejuvenate the skin and body. Radionics are used to enhance the natural properties of the lotions and creams used in therapies.
They also offer hydrotherapy treatmentsand trained spa therapists are on hand to assist clients in creating their own individualised spa experience. Enjoy a jacuzzi filled with bubble bath as you survey the African bushveld.
Packages include a selection of treatments (followed by some time spent relaxing in the secluded relaxation Sala).
The Nomadic Pride Packages aimed at group bookings, are especially designed as part of Conference/Incentive group itineraries – and just add that special dollop of magic to any conference of business meeting.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tau Game Lodge Reservations
Tel: +27 (0)11 314 4350/4349
Cell: +27 (0)83 262 2013
How to get here
Drive from Johannesburg, Pretoria or Gaborone. From Johannesburg you head towards Zeerust and then take the R47 to Gaborone. Madikwe Game Reserve is 90 kilometres from Zeerust. There are also charter flights available that land at the Madikwe Airstrip on request.
Best time to visit
It’s always a good time to visit Madikwe. However, it does get extremely hot from December to February. The winter months (June and July) offer sunny (rain-free) days and cool nights.
Around the area
Visit Groot Marico en-route to Madikwe, this fun little town pays tribute to one of South Africa’s literary giants: Herman Charles Bosman.
Tours to do
Take a visit to Suipingstad and Lekgophung, the local villages and learn a bit more about local culture.
What will it cost
There are package deals on offer. Consult the website or reservations office for special health & wellness deals.
Length of stay
Two days to one week is the norm.
What to pack
A bathing costume is essential when you make use of the spa facilities.
Where to stay
There are 30 luxury thatch chalets on offer, as well as deluxe chalets. There is also a family suite and a family unit.
What to eat
Tau Lodge is known for excellent cuisine (generally served up with views of the bush). Please let the lodge know before you arrive of any special dietary requirements.
Game drives are a highlight of any day, there are also bush walks on offer.