Within Madikwe Game Reserve
VENUE WEBSITE (click here): www.aha.co.za
aha Thakadu River Camp is set within the riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River in the eastern sector of Madikwe Game Reserve. The camp comprises 12 Tented Suites, each with its own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. This wholly-owned, community-based tented safari camp is an ecotourism partnership with North West Parks, the Molatedi Community and the operator, aha Hotels & Lodges. With a 45-year lease period to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across Madikwe, the concept is unique in South Africa in that the community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing to the community itself.
The main camp at aha Thakadu River Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico. The Lodge has a welcoming open-plan lounge, dining area and reception as an African bushveld oasis that offers exciting game drives as a compliment. The attractive bar and pool area are also ideal for relaxation, and the entire Lodge welcomes families.
If you are seeking a unique game viewing experience, get an early start and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that accompany the dawning of a new day. Depending on the time of year, departure times differ. Besides indulging in the elegant luxury and warm, personal service of aha Thakadu River Camp, guests can experience the essence of nature by joining us for a range of activities*, designed to ensure the ultimate African adventure! Children under 6 years can join us for a 1.5-hour game drive especially for them after breakfast, as they cannot be permitted on standard game drives. Parents are welcome to join.
The Lodge has been carefully constructed to blend into its surroundings, with the use of wood and thatched roofs. A traditional Lapa falls within a glade of the natural riverine forest to offer panoramic views. Besides lush views of the gully and river to the north, guests are delighted by our staff’s warm hospitality and personal care.
The 5-star accommodation in Madikwe comprises 12 x Tented Suites that boast a strong Afro-Asian safari ambiance and viewing decks overlooking the Marico River. These spacious tents offer every comfort and luxury with features. Children are welcome in any of the 4 x Family Rooms, as these tented suites each have an extra queen-size sleeper couch.