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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 5 spotting in the bush.
The facilities at Tau Spa are a wonderful bonus when staying 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 treatments and trained spa therapists are on hand to assist clients to create their own individualised spa experience. Enjoy a jacuzzi filled with bubble bath as you survey the African bushveld.
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.
Things to do
Game drives are a highlight of any day, there are also bush walks on offer.
Visit Groot Marico en route to Madikwe, this fun little town pays tribute to one of South Africa’s literary giants - Herman Charles Bosman.
Take a visit to Supingstad and Lekgophung, the local villages and learn a bit more about local culture.
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 Game 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.