A fire is always a devastation, especially when property and wildlife and nature are destroyed. I especially relate to this as my mother was involved in the Knysna fires a few months ago, and although luckily her property was not damaged in any way, the grief of her neighbours and friends who lost everything was indeed tragic.

The team at Tau Game Lodge in the stunning Madikwe Reserve recently suffered the terrible ravages of a fire that damaged the lodge itself and much of the surrounding bushveld. However with a never say die attitude, they have proved their commitment not only to conservation but also to ensuring guests’ every safari requirement box is ticked.

Recent feedback from guests visiting the lodge in the wake of the devastating fire destroying the main hospitality lodge in June, confirms the team has not only managed its 5-star services like troupers but has secured recent visitors returning soon to experience the new facilities.

Small groups of guests have been catered for in 10 chalets since August during the remodelling of the hospitality hub, and Tau management itself reports several groups, some of which having visited the lodge before, opting not to change their pending visits when neighboring lodges could not assist during busy times.

Conviviality is adequately catered for, with the new lounge, breakfast and dining facilities proving ideal pre- and post-safari hubs at the lodge.

The Boma and Bush Venue continue to serve as popular dinner areas, while the accommodation still offers the wow factor with those incomparable vistas of the waterhole, where the myriad species of game and birdlife mostly adhere to the pecking order, and when they’re not, creating entertainment of the highest order nature could offer, in plain sight of the chalet room decks. Sir David Attenborough could not wish for a better natural verdant bush spectacle should he decide to visit, quipped a recent visitor to Tau.

The well-equipped Tau Game Lodge Convention Centre, which is situated a short walk from the lodge, seats up to 150 delegates and will recommence with services by mid-2018.

Tau is recognized for its contribution to developing eco-friendly safaris whilst also focused on family travel and community oriented projects. Shorter, informative yet entertaining safaris are offered to the youngsters, allowing parents to have some quality ‘alone’ time at the lodge.

If you need more de-stressing in your life – make sure to book a Tau Spa Oasis treatment for two, where you view the bush from the privacy of your spa treatment room through a life-size picture window to enhance those sublime pleasures even further.

Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve boasts year-round game viewing and a bird population of over 250 different species. Madikwe is one of the few reserves where one can view a wide variety of fauna, from breeding herds of elephant to the endangered wild dog and cheetah.

Contact Tau Game Lodge to make a reservation:

T: 011 466 8715/17


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