aha Thakadu River Camp, Madikwe

At a glance

  • Luxury tented safari lodge
  • Stunning views overlooking the river
  • Diverse variety of wildlife

Aha Thakadu River Camp, Madikwe


A luxury safari lodge situated beneath a beautifully private riverine canopy

Nestled on the banks of the Marico River, aha Thakadu River Camp is a luxury tented safari lodge set within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Owned and managed by the local community, this unique lodge is the perfect spot for a tranquil and unforgettable safari experience. For those keen to relax, the camp provides a lovely spacious lounge, indulgent infinity pool, and a traditional lapa secluded within a quaint forest opening.

After a long day of game drives, dinner can be enjoyed in the spacious dining room or on the expansive wooden terrace. In either setting, expect a delicious South African menu amid the glorious backdrop of the river and forest canopy. For those seeking a more authentic African dining experience, the camp also has a charming lantern-lit boma. The lodge has been specially crafted to blend into its natural surroundings. Rooms are divided into individual tented suites, so expect canvas frames, wooden beams and plenty of natural stone and carpets throughout. All suites are luxuriously furnished with strong African style, and feature generous living areas, attractive en-suite bathrooms, and an expansive private viewing deck overlooking the river.

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Key information

Positioned on the banks of the Marico River in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Airport transfer time: Approx. 4½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg airport
Rooms: 12

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Accommodation information

12 tented suites with private viewing decks


Restaurant, bar, boma

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