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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 5 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
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Tau is a South African luxury safari lodge situated on the far northern border of South Africa, in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, the 4th largest game reserve in the country.

27 major species of game roam this South African nature reserve, making Tau Game Lodge the ideal place for a safari holiday, offering Big 5 game safaris and bird-watching safaris.

Privately owned Tau Game Lodge, situated in the North West Province, can accommodate up to 60 people and offers an ideal South African conference venue as well as an idyllic wedding venue overlooking a natural waterhole.

Enjoy an authentic South African safari vacation in the midst of natural wildlife, complete with great game viewing and luxury private facilities, at our South Africa luxury safari lodge.

Accommodation at Tau Game Lodge:
The decor and furnishings of Tau Game Lodge are Africa-inspired and the rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

Thirty luxury thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of the lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the water from the opposite bank.

The accommodation consists of 30 luxury thatched chalets, all with views of the game approaching the water hole. Each chalet ensures privacy with its own viewing deck, en suite bathroom, open-air shower, air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

The more spacious Deluxe chalets with comfortable seating areas, can accommodate parents and children wishing to share the same room. The sliding doors allow for spectacular views of the breathtaking beautiful tranquillity of the rugged surroundings of the diverse bushveld.

The Family suite and Family unit are both consisting of two bed rooms and are semi inter-leading and share a comfortable lounge.

Children
Children at Tau Game Lodge aged 0-2 years sharing with parents stay free and baby-sitting services are on offer at an extra charge.

Children aged 3 to 5 years old sharing with parents are charged a nominal fee and automatically become members of the Tau Cubz Club, which is great fun and includes a short game drive after breakfast just for the kids. After their game drive, children are entertained with treasure hunts and arts and crafts activities. The children are provided with their own Cubz Club backpacks, which are filled with a wildlife activity booklet, which includes an animal sticker checklist, a deputy ranger sticker badge and certificate, (which is signed off by their personal ranger) as well as a special Tau T-shirt.

The Main Lodge:
Our luxury South African safari lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible.

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 main body of the Lodge is two-leveled and has a comfortable lounge, a conference room, 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 one of the cosy boma`s under the stars, or in the lapa next to the main lodge.

The Tau Convention Centre:
The main hall of this South African conference venue (270m in total) is made up of three sub-halls, each of which can operate independently or together via a touch-screen control system. (11m x 7.6 m each)

High quality, strategically placed equipment has been installed in the 3 sub-halls and all systems have been integrated and configured to maximize performance and enhance aesthetic qualities.

- Wall-mounted presentation speakers
- Motorised 2.5m x 1.m screens working in sequence with the audio system
- Motorised window blinds (open & close in conjunction with chosen audio-visual setting)
- High-resolution projectors
- Network points
- The system has been designed to maximize ease of use and functionality, with simple plug-in and play options for all presentation needs.

Custom designed floor panels have been installed into all 3 sub-halls with connections for computers and other electronic equipment. A conference one delegate microphone system is available for each sub-hall. Standard equipment includes:
- DSTV
- DVD
- CD
The system allows other equipment to be linked to it for specialist conferencing.

The convention centre has its own facilities and is equipped with
- Kitchen
- Bar
- Lapa
- Ordinary & wheelchair-friendly toilets - These are all easily accessible in the main building of the convention center as well as alongside the breakaway rooms.

Each of the 3 breakaway rooms are 5.5m x 4m in size and are able to accommodate 10 delegates comfortably.

Our South African conference venue is ideal because of its state-of-the art facilities, privacy and beautiful surroundings, which provides your business team with an additional team-building opportunity in a relaxed and luxurious environment.

The Tau spa Facilities:
Deep in the rugged bushveld, in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve, lies Tau Game lodge, an oasis of tranquility and hospitality.

Relax, revitalise and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in the uniquely African surroundings of Tau Game Lodge...

On entering the Spa you are transported into another world - a calm sanctuary that reflects the soul of Africa with its natural surroundings enhancing your experience. Indulge your senses in a unique fusion of different therapies designed to replenish and soothe body, mind and soul. The spa body treatments are specifically designed to detoxify the body, revitalise the skin and calm the mind.

A range of massages is available to reduce tension and relieve the cumulative effects of everyday stress. This serene environment is aimed at assisting you to unwind in the natural and tranquil surroundings.

Africology incorporates energy therapy into treatment formulations. The active energetic essences of plants are always respected in formulations, giving nature an opportunity to work in harmony with the body`s energy field.

The use of radionics to transfer energetic patterns to the Africology products is another special way of keeping the treatment products constantly alive. To embody Africa`s untamed spirit and majesty, healer and skin care therapist RENCHIA DROGANIS uses indigenous ingredients in her unique body treatment products. She prefers to stay away from harsh chemicals, and is always focusing on creating a therapeutic experience on the body.

Taking care of our body and skin is a first step towards self love. Africology contributes to the well-being of Africa`s people, their land, and the species that share our planet.

Wildlife
A spectacular diversity of South African wildlife is conserved at Madikwe Game Reserve and you can enjoy the South African wildlife and the tranquility of nature right on your doorstep while on your South African safari holiday at Tau Game Lodge.

Madikwe Game Reserve is Malaria free.

During June & July the climate is warm and pleasant during day time and cold at night after sundown.

Cancellation Policy:
Non-refundable deposit
28 - 14 days before arrival - 50% of total booked accommodation value
13 days or less before arrival -100% of total booked accommodation value
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Spa
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Petrol on site
Afrikaans
English
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Playground
Swimming Pool

Tau Game Lodge is a Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve North West South Africa
Directions:

From Pretoria take the N4 direction Rustenburg. From Johannesberg travel via Fourways to Hartebeestpoortdam, following the signs to Sun City and then onto the N4.

Once on the N4 continue this toll road to Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust. Toll fees R 100.00.

In Zeerust, turn right at President street onto the R 47 to Gaborone. Youll reach the first Madikwe Game Reserve gate approximately 90km from Zeerust.

Pass all the gates indicating Madikwe and travel to the Kopfontein border post going towards Gaborone. Turn right onto the Derdepoort Gate road, just before the border post and follow the road for approximately 10 km to the Tau lodge gate.

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Latest Reviews
It was a very enjoyable experience. One suggestion is around the starting times of the morning drives. I understand that they move forward in 30 minute increments as sunrise comes earlier, but in my experience, you are still not early enough. And if you happen to visit at a time just before it changes, you are really quite late arriving to the bush. Last week we should have left no later than 5:30, if not earlier.
Lynn Rubow Nov 2016
Our entire experience was incredible! I will return and highly recommend Tau to everyone I know.
Meghan McBride Mar 2012
Great lodge, great people, very nice food.
Joshua Motsuenyane Apr 2009
We enjoyed our stay very much! The warm welcome and the facility was great.
We shall recommend it to other people.

Orna Dreazen Oct 2008
Our time at the lodge was very interesting. The bush breakfast was fantastic, as was the dinner in the boma.
Karen van der Wath Aug 2008