This privately-owned five-star Lodge is built to reflect the rugged natural beauty of the surrounding Great Marico and is an ideal destination for an authentic African safari vacation as well as a first-class venue for conferences and nuptial celebrations.
Tau Game Lodge sleeps up to 60 visitors in 30 luxury thatched chalets: 20 Standard and six Deluxe chalets, one Family Unit, and one Family Suite.
Each chalet has air-conditioning and overhead fans, an en-suite bathroom, open-air shower, hairdryer, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, and mini- safe.
The Standard chalets, one of which has been modified to be wheelchair friendly, can accommodate two adults sharing or a single adult. The Deluxe chalets, on the other hand, are double the size of the Standard chalets and can accommodate two adults and two pre-teen children. However, as the Deluxe chalet is open-plan, visitors should be aware there is limited privacy.
This Family Unit is made up of two Standard chalets joined linked by a communal lounge. One bedroom is furnished with a double bed and the other with twin beds, making this Unit suitable for a family of two adults and two children or two couples traveling together.
The Family Suite consists of two adjacent Deluxe chalets connected an interleading sitting area. This Suite includes one bedroom fitted with a double bed and a second bedroom with twin beds, plus the option to put in additional sleeper couches, making it perfect for larger families with up to four children under the age of 12.
The double-level main lodge is decorated in the same eclectic Afro-chic style evident in the chalets and features a comfortable lounge, dining area, and bar all of which are open-air, affording visitors panoramic vistas of the waterhole and out across the jumbled hillocks of Tshwene-Tshwene to the Dwarsberg mountains on the horizon.
The views are just as magnificent from alongside the main lodge’s refreshing plunge pool or the recently constructed infinity pool which lies close to the dedicated game viewing sitting area.
Mouthwatering buffet breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the main dining area or on deck next to the plunge pool, while dinners are served in the Lapa or under the star-filled skies in one of the cosy Boma's.
What typically attracts visitors to “The Place of the Lion” [*] and the world-renowned Madikwe Game Reserve is its impressive biodiversity. To this end, Tau Game Lodge prides itself on giving visitors ample opportunities to discover all that this unique bushveld region has to offer. Adult-oriented activities include twice-daily game drives in open Landrovers, informative nature trails and exceptional birdwatching safaris in the company of the Lodge’s passionately knowledgeable guides.
And as Tau Game Lodge believes your inner journey is just as vital to your well-being, it is equally proud of its beautiful Spa facilities where you can pamper yourself with a choice of specialised therapies from authentic Africology to revitalising hydrotherapy treatments. Or retire to the calm sanctuary offered by the secluded relaxation Sala.
Or if some retail therapy is what you’re looking for, the curio shop is stocked with quality outdoor gear, handcrafted mementos and jewelry, postcards, cuddly toys, and more.
While youngsters under the age of six years are not allowed on the standard game drives, unless their parents have arranged a private vehicle, as a family-friendly establishment, Tau Game Lodge does provide an extensive programme of supervised activities for junior visitors.
Youngsters aged 3 to 5 years are automatically granted membership of the Tau Cubz Club. The Cubz Club programme includes a short morning game drive, treasure hunts, and arts and crafts. And as a member of the Club, each child receives a backpack filled with a wildlife activity booklet, animal sticker checklist, deputy ranger sticker badge, and certificate as well as a special Tau Game Lodge T-shirt. Children aged six and older are also welcome to join their younger siblings during the Cubz club activities. Plus, there is a babysitting service available for an additional fee.
Should you be organising a convention, Tau’s world-class conference venue is sure to meet your demanding standards. The venue is fitted with state-of- the-art amenities and can accommodate up to 150 delegates. The main hall can be split into three sub-halls, each of which can operate independently or together via a touch-screen control system.
The system includes simple plug-in- and-play options to meet your presentation needs and has been set up to maximise ease of use, performance, and aesthetic qualities. The venue features a kitchen, bar, Lapa, and regular as well as wheelchair-friendly toilets making it perfect for team building events, corporate retreats, and seminars.
And if it is a once-in- a-lifetime wedding you’re planning, Tau Game Lodge offers visitors the opportunity to experience a nuptial ceremony with a difference. Tau’s flexible packages and professional service will transform your nuptials into a magical event, designed around celebrating with dear friends and close family against the backdrop of this pristine bushveld oasis.
The Lodge can cater to wedding parties of up to 60 visitors in the main building while the resident game looks on from the far side of the waterhole. For more adventurous bridal couples there is the option of a bush ceremony at a beautifully secluded site within the Reserve including a gazebo, red carpet, and chairs with white chair covers.
Madikwe Game Reserve is run as a joint venture between the state, the private sector, and local communities. In keeping with this vision, Tau's owner Robert Gerard setup the Tau Foundation which focuses on encouraging overseas business visitors to contribute to this non-profit organisation. The Tau Foundation runs several successful projects in the local Supingstad community, including a leather factory, school soup kitchens, and traditional heritage sites.
And because the Lodge understands that the conservation of our environment depends on planting more indigenous trees, the owner also established the Tau Tree Fund. The Fund enables visitors to give back by planting a protected tree species of their choice.
[* The English translation of the Setswana word “Tau.”]
- Game Viewing Lounge
- General Info
- How to get there
- The Spa Oasis
|Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability|
1 Oct 2020 to
30 Oct 2020
|Standard Chalet - Per Person Per Night Sharing||R4 915|
|Standard Chalet -Single surcharge of 20% applies when more than 2 single rooms are booked in one party/group in high season||R 985|
|Deluxe Chalet - Per Room Per Night||R14 740|
|Family Unit - Per Room Per Night||R19 655|
|Family Suite - Per Room Per Night||R24 570|
1 Nov 2020 to
30 Apr 2021
|Standard Chalet - Per Person Per Night Sharing||R5 405|
|Standard Chalet -Single surcharge of 20% applies during low season on all rooms booked.||R1 080|
|Deluxe Chalet - Per Room Per Night||R16 220|
|Family Unit - Per Room Per Night||R21 625|
|Family Suite - Per Room Per Night||R27 030|
1 May 2021 to
30 Sep 2021
|Standard Chalet - Per Person Per Night Sharing||R4 035|
|Standard Chalet -Single surcharge of 20% applies when more than 2 single rooms are booked in one party/group in high season||R 807|
|Deluxe Chalet - Per Room Per Night||R12 100|
|Family Unit - Per Room Per Night||R16 130|
|Family Suite - Per Room Per Night||R20 165|
1 Oct 2021 to
30 Oct 2021
|Standard Chalet - Per Person Per Night Sharing||R5 405|
|Standard Chalet -Single surcharge of 20% applies when more than 2 single rooms are booked in one party/group in high season||R1 050|
|Deluxe Chalet - Per Room Per Night||R16 220|
|Family Unit - Per Room Per Night||R21 625|
|Family Suite - Per Room Per Night||R27 030|
N.B single surcharge will apply for all singles (Easter & Festive Season Christmas/New Year).
The above rates
are inclusive of:
- All meals
- 2 Game drives per day in open Land Rovers guided by experienced Rangers, includes sundowner drink
- If scheduled flights are booked through Tau – then Airstrip Transfers are included
The above rates
are exclusive of:
- Conservation Levy
- Government / Bed Levy R 10.00 p.p. per night
- All Beverages
- Telephone/Internet Use, Curio and Bar purchases, Spa Facilities, Gratuities and Laundry
- The Rhino Conservation levy
- An airstrip landing fee
- For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
- Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
- For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
- A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
- Only written cancellations are accepted
- If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 25% cancellation fee will apply.
- 60-days to 31 days prior to arrival - 50% of total reservation value
- 30-days to date of arrival -100% = total reservation value
- A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.
Valid until 20 December 2020
|Standard Chalet -
Per Person Sharing
20% single surcharge to be applicable to all singles in low season
|Deluxe Chalet - Per Unit per night||R9 150|
|Family Unit - Per Unit per night||R12 200|
|Family Suite - Per Unit per night||R15 270|
- Three meals per night booked.
- 2 Game drives per day in open Land Rovers guided by experienced Rangers, includes sundowner drink.
- If scheduled flights are booked through Tau - then airstrip Transfers are included.
- Conservation Levy of R180.00p.p (subject to change)
- Government / Bed Levy R 10.00 p.p. per night (subject to change).
- Transfers To and From the lodge.
- Telephone, Curio and Bar purchases, Spa Facilities, Gratuities and Laundry.
- Convention Centre Venue Hire - R3 800.00.
- The Rhino Conservation levy at R 165.00 per Adult per night and R82.50 per child per night (2-12yrs) this fee is VAT inclusive. (subject to change)
- An airstrip landing fee of R60.00 per person and airstrip transfer of R200.00 per vehicle one way (maximum 10 guests per vehicle) (subject to change)
The above special is bookable under the following Terms and Conditions;
- Valid until 20 December 2020
- Subject to availability
- No changes allowed **
Check-in/out time Check in time is 14h00. Check outtimeis10h00.
|The above rates are inclusive of:|
|The above rates are exclusive of:|
|Payment and Cancellation Policy|
|Child Policy - Tau Game Lodge|
sharing and Child Policy
Thirty luxury chalets are spread out in U-formation on eitherside of the lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the waterhole from the opposite bank. The lodge has a 5 star rating and chalets are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans, mini-bars, tea and coffee facilities.
Each chalet has its own wooden deck, which allows one to experience the bush in privacy and is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and open-air shower. All the Standard chalets are suitable for two adults and can be shared with one infant (below the age of 2). 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.
Room Type 1 Accommodation (20
The standard chalets with private balcony overlooking the waterhole can accommodate 2 adults sharing or a single adult. (One of these chalets has been modified with special fittings and is wheelchair friendly.)
2 adults and 1 infant under 2 years
Special Rate Information : No charge for 2 yr old or under
Room Type 2 Accommodation (6 rooms)
The Deluxe chalets are double the size of a standard chalet and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years old sharing in the same room.
(This is one large room so no privacy).
Special Rate Information : Minimum charge = equivalent of 3x applicable adult sharing rate.
Family Unit at Tau
Room Type 3 Accommodation (1
The Family Unit is made up of 2 standard chalets joined by a semi-interleading lounge area, this unit is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children, alternatively 4 adults, the one bedroom is equipped with a double bed and the other with twin beds.
Tau Game Lodge has 1 family Unit only.
Special Rate Information : Minimum charge = equivalent of 4x applicable adult sharing rate.
Room Type 4 Accommodation (1 Room)
The Family Suite consists of 2 adjacent Deluxe chalets joined by a semi-interleading lounge area. It is thus suitable for larger families of 2 adults and max 4 children below the age of 12 years, 1 bedroom is equipped with a double bed and the other with twin beds, sleeper couches can be put into the rooms to accommodate the additional 2 children. 1 Family suite only
Special Rate Information : Minimum charge = equivalent of 5x applicable adult sharing rate.
Tau's Convention Centre
The main hall of this South African conference venue (270m2 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
Conference Facilities Tau Game Lodge
Custom designed floor panels have been installed into all 3 sub-halls with connections for computers and other electronic equipment. Standard equipment includes:
The convention centre has its own facilities and is equipped with
- Ordinary & wheelchair-friendly toilets
These are all easily accessible in the main building of the convention centre 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 high-quality facilities, privacy and beautiful surroundings, which provides your business team with an additional team-building opportunity in a relaxed and luxurious environment.
Enjoy the Wildlife in our 5 Star Communal Area The African inspired game viewing lounge area situated at close proximity to the infinity pool allows for guests to meet for morning and afternoon drinks prior to game drive departure. The cosy bar area serves both the swimming pool and the game viewing lounge from where guests can enjoy a daily parade of amazing wildlife passing through from the big 5 to the smaller antelope and bird population.
Check in time is 14h00. Check out time is 10h00.
TAU GAME LODGE is in a malaria free area so no prophylactics are required. The lodge has qualified first-aid staff members. In the case of medical emergency Paramedic Medical Emergency Service are available.
Families with children are welcome at TAU GAME LODGE. Children under the age of 2 years sharing with parents stay free. Children under the age of 6 years are not allowed to join the adults on the standard game drives, unless the party with the children have booked a private vehicle (At an additional charge).
A shorter kiddies safari of approximately an hour can alternatively be arranged and a children’s program is in place for their entertainment . Please discuss further policies relating to children directly with Tau Lodge Management.
An hourly fee will be charged.
The Curio shop carries items created by skilled craftsmen, traditional ornaments or handcrafted jewellery as well as useful safari gear.
A laundry service is available at a nominal cost.
Hairdryers, mosquito nets, Hostess tea/coffee trays, bar fridge and mini-safe. Air-conditioning and overhead fans.
Tipping and Gratuities
Tipping of Rangers, Mochundas and lodge staff is at the guests own discretion. A suggested amount can be advised by lodge management.
What to take
Comfortable light clothing – neutral colours recommended, walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent and bathing suits. A good bird book, binoculars and camera could come in handy. During winter, please pack warm jackets, gloves and beanies for the game drives.
North West Parks Board charges an entrance levy per person (subject to change), which we will collect on check-out on their behalf. A Government Bed levy is charged per person per night and is due for payment on check-out. A compulsory Rhino conservation Levy) is applicable to assist the Reserve in its anti-
LUXURY GAME VIEWING LOUNGE
The African inspired game viewing lounge area situated at close proximity to the infinity pool allows for guests to meet for morning and afternoon drinks prior to game drive departure. The cosy bar area serves both the swimming pool and the game viewing lounge from where guests can enjoy a daily parade of amazing wildlife passing through from the big 5 to the smaller antelope and bird population.
THE CONVENTION CENTRE
The state-of the art convention centre, which is situated at walking distance from the lodge can seat up to 150 delegates.
High quality equipment has been installed in the 3 sub-halls and all systems have been integrated and configured to maximise performance. The centre offers specialist equipment designed with simple plug in and play options for all presentation needs.
Each of the 3 breakaway rooms are 5.5m x 4m in size and are able to accommodate 10 delegates comfortably.
Luxury Game Viewing Lounge
Enjoy the Wildlife in our 5 Star Communal Area
The African inspired game viewing lounge area situated at close proximity to the infinity pool allows for guests to meet for morning and afternoon drinks prior to game drive departure.
The cosy bar area serves both the swimming pool and the game viewing lounge from where guests can enjoy a daily parade of amazing wildlife passing through from the big 5 to the smaller antelope and bird population.
African Treasures and Trinkets
Little Pieces of Africa
Our curio shop is situated at the entrance of the lodge and is one of the first lodge features one will notice on arrival when walking through to the reception and entrance hall.
Once you are comfortable and have more or less settled into your new home we encourage you to have a good look around and discover some delightful items created by skilled craftsmen, traditional ornaments or handcrafted jewellery as well as useful safari gear.
Unique items of memorabilia are also on sale carrying the Tau Game lodge logo as a reminder of your African safari; making the bush memories linger long after your return back home.
We also offer elegant fashion inspired by the beauty of the bush as well as quality outdoor gear, such as peak caps or broad brimmed hats.
Guests can purchase anything from either child and/or adult clothing, through to postcards, batteries, wild animal "soft" toys and books.
Caring for the Cubs at Tau Game Lodge
The Cubz Club
Children 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 automatically become members of the Tau Cubz Club, which is great fun and works best over school holidays,. It 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.
Additional Cubz entertainment options are for sale in the Tau Curio Shop, including a wide variety of children's goods. These items also make for ideal children’s gifts.
The Cubz Club is especially welcomed by families visiting during school holidays, providing parents the opportunity to enjoy some adult safari time, knowing the kids are well taken care of as well as stimulated and entertained.
The bush is the ideal environment in which families can share relaxation time together, provided they are disciplined and respect the rules of the bush. Tau is discreetly electrically fenced around the living area for added safety.
A playroom is also reserved for children’s arts and crafts and other supervised activities. The chef offers additional child-friendly food to complement the adult meals, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Children between 6 and 11 years old can join the adult safaris, they will however also be issued with a special Cubz Club activity booklet and are welcome to join their siblings during the Cubz club activities.
Relax and Cool off while Game Viewing
Tau offers a new infinity pool located in close proximity to the Game Viewing Lounge, with stunning views of the amazing wildlife passing through from the Big 5 to the smaller antelope and birdlife.
We also have the relaxing plunge pool situated at the main lodge area, for those guests who prefer to sit around the pool and enjoy their drinks with a spectacular view of the waterhole.
How to get there...
Option 1 - Self Drive:
360 km from Johannesburg, an easy 4 hour drive on National roads (see map) The Parks board charges a conservation levy on entering the park.
From Pretoria take the N4 direction Rustenburg
From Johannesburg travel via Fourways to Hartebeestpoortdam, following the signs to Suncity to begin with and once on the N4 continue this toll road to Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust. Toll fees ± R 120.00.
In Zeerust, turn right at the second stop street at President Street onto the R 49 to Gaborone.
You may wish to re-fuel in Zeerust as there is no fuel available in the Reserve.
Follow the R49 towards Madikwe Game Reserve for approximately 97km.
First gate you will pass is Abjaterskop, drive past this gate for 7kms the next gate is Wonderboom, pass this 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.
Option 2 - Transfer by Coach or Minibus:
Transfers and charters to Tau Game Lodge is available on request.
Option 3 - By Air transfer:
Daily scheduled flights depart from Oliver Thambo Airport (Johannesburg International Airport)
Please see the details below:
Flights depart from The Federal Air Executive Lounge / Hangar complex at O.R. Tambo (old Jhb Int), where complimentary bar service, teas & coffees, shower & internet facilities are available. The service is operated with aircraft from their late model fleet of 14 Cessna Grand caravans and twin-engine aircraft.
Please note: Guests are to make their way to the Federal Air Airport Kiosk – in the OR Tambo International Bus Terminal behind the Intercontinental Hotel. Complimentary transport to the Federal Air lounge will be arranged from there. Alternatively, directions to the Departure Lounge are available at www.fedair.com.
...in order to facilitate smooth connections
Connecting flights on the way to Madikwe must arrive at least 2 hours before the Madikwe Flight departure time
Connecting flights on return should be booked 2 hours after expected return time from Madikwe onwards for local flights and 3 hours after return time from Madikwe onwards for International flights.
Relax, revitalise and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in the uniquely African surroundings of the Tau Spa Oasis...
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.Enter an Oasis...
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 are 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.
TAU OASIS SPA TREATMENT MENU
H1. Steam Room: Sessions include a refreshing outside shower and then time in the Tau
Relaxation Sala. 15 min R152
25 min R232
H2. Hydro Spa Bath: Sessions include a choice of spa additives for the water and a refreshing drink. You may order an alcoholic beverage to enjoy during your spa bath, which will be debited to your room account. Following your spa bath, you may take some time to further unwind in our Tau Relaxation Sala. For one 30 min R303
For two 30 min R424
M1. Intonga (Stick) Massage: Intonga is a deep tissue and stress relieving treatment. Skillful movements are performed with the hands, while different sized wooden sticks are used to stretch tight muscles and ease toxic overload from daily stress. Symbolically the stick represented wisdom and direction to the healer. Created from wood, the stick symbolized growth and abundance, and the traditional healer knew that the energy of the earth was a valuable tool, not only in massaging the individual, but also for its intrinsic ability to absorb and purify negativity, re-channelling energy flow. 60 min R626
M2. Aromatherapy Full Body Massage: Aromatherapy is the unique combination of aromatherapy essential oils, to enhance and rebalance health & well-being with a light pressure massage. Your essential oils will be chosen for specific ailments. 60 min R556
M3. Swedish Full Body Treatment: The classic body massage will ease muscular tension, aid in promoting a restful sleep whilst increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow. For this deep massage we utilize natural sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil with no essential oils added. 60 min R505
M4. Back & Neck Massage: Experience a deep tissue back massage that will assist in relaxing taught, sore muscles. 30 min R364
M5. African Head Massage: Eases muscle spasms in the neck and headaches. The shoulders, neck, face and scalp is given an amazing concentrated massage incorporating pressure points and draining movements. 30 min R253
M6. Deep Relaxing Foot Massage: Experience true African hospitality with our signature foot massage – your feet are pampered by a true African warming foot massage leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed. 30 min R192
M7. Soul of Africa Body Conditioning Massage: A ceremonial process, using Africa's ‘miracle’ oil, blended with Neroli, to soften signs of ageing through its anti-stress action. Benzoin further acts as an anti-inflammatory and aids chapped, inflamed and irritated skin. Traditionally Marula was used in anointment ceremonies to bless and bring abundance. 90 min R768
M8. Hot Stone
Massage: Hot stone massage is a unique connection we
experience with nature,
offering a sense of profoundness and sacredness that we too often
forget. Hot stone
massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated basalt stones.
It is a deeply
soothing, relaxing form of massage and the warmth of the hot stones
and calms the nervous system.
Back & Neck 30 min R384
Back, Neck & Feet 45 min R465
Full Body 60 min R576
F1. African Goddess anti –ageing Skin Treatment: A de-stressing, anti-ageing cell renewal care is rich in natural oils. A velvety textured treatment lubricates the skin to restore elasticity and softness, combats aging and promotes a healthy glow. Our combination of anti-oxidant ingredients was carefully selected to stimulate new cell growth, to keep skin healthy, lubricated and elastic, making it less prone to wrinkles. Formulated with a cocktail of Marula Nut Oil, Hypoxis Root Extract, Rooibos Extract, Aloe Gel and the wonderful anti-oxidant Coenzyme Q10, and finally scented with Frankincense, Geranium and Rose Otto. A therapeutic journey starts with a warm neck and shoulder massage. We use a traditional oil blend, followed by a cleansing, exfoliation, mask, and nourishment. 90 min R768
F2. Africology Repair Facial: This wonderfully deep cleansing and repairing facial works to balance the skin and maintain the skins natural healthy radiance. Therapeutic serums treat the appropriate skin conditions to give the skin what it needs, circulation, nutrient supply and radiance of the skin is improved through massage, and hydration maintained to protect and support the skin. 60 min R626
F3. Africology Vitamin Boost Facial: This uplifting facial uses a rich vitamin and mineral cocktail to replenish the skin and boost your immune system and energise the skin. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production, while vitamin A, E, and B complexes restore and strengthen your skin naturally. Great for tired, stressed or run down skin, leaving you revitalized. 60 min R556
F4. Africology Balancing & Refining Facial: For a non-reactive calmer skin this facial helps to brighten your complexion with a combination of Alpha Hydroxy acids, vitamin C and B complex, you will recognise fresh lemon and Rosemary with their promise of a clearer, brighter result. Working in concert to clear clogged pores, and encourage the production of Elastin to refine and retexture uneven skin. 60 min R556
Our body work recognises the mind, body and soul connection and great care is taken to restore balance between the three, understanding that total calmness and relaxation is obtained when a gentle harmony is achieved.
B1. Tau Spa Oasis African Foot Ritual: Allow your feet to be pampered by our therapists in a soothing footbath to drain away tiredness. Next your feet are pummeled and massaged with an aroma-therapeutic based scrub to remove all dead skin followed by a true African warming foot massage. 30 min R313
B2. Inkomfi Sloughing: Our Sloughing process gently exfoliates lifeless skin cells while nourishing the skin and is followed by a warm compress and a nourishing, anti-oxidant body cocktail. The aromas of South African Geranium, Lemon, & Neroli, essential oils further transform a usually stressful mindset to one of enduring tranquillity since a powerful memory is invoked each time you think of your Africology experience. 30 min R354
B3. Skin Smoothing Back Treatment: A unique treatment to cater for one of those hard to reach areas, this treatment is designed to cleanse the pores and remove dead skin from the back encouraging a healthy smooth back, whilst the essential oils in the massage oil relax you. 45 min R414
B4. Coffee & Mint Body Wrap: Once the body has been prepared with our Walnut & Marula shell exfoliator, our proven combination of Coffee extract combined with Mint is applied as a mud wrap and sets on the body to stimulate lymph and blood flow together with toxin elimination. This wrap is particularly helpful in water retention and cellulite reduction. It is highly recommended as part of a Lymph Draining Treatment. Upon completion of your massage, enjoy time in our Steam Room. 90 min R778
B5. Africology African Clay Wrap: This wonderfully therapeutic wrap contains deep cleansing Kaolin and Bentonite for the absorption of excess oil and toxins from the skin, which makes it ideal for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, rashes, sunburn and swelling. Jojoba, Marula, Aloe Ferox with Rooibos and Lavender help to leave skin feeling smooth and refined, stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The skin is prepared with our Africology Body scrub, and completed with a massaged application of hydrating oil. 90 min R778
Note: Our African Body Wraps commence with a full body exfoliation, followed by a refreshing shower and your chosen body wrap.
For those wedding couples with a common love for the African Bush, who would prefer to avoid a traditional wedding in favour of a unique wedding experience, Tau Game Lodge offers an adventurous alternative with its South African wedding venue.
Tau Game Lodge, situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, has hosted various never-to-be-forgotten weddings.
A Safari Wedding Destination
The Lodge can host and accommodate smaller, intimate wedding parties of up to 60 people. Taking over the entire Lodge for a wedding has definite advantages, in that the whole day can be designed to suit the couple's needs and guests don't have to drive home afterwards.
We offer a personalised and professional service for the event and a flexible package to suit both your budget and personal style.
This exciting, romantic setting with beautiful African sunsets and sunrises will make the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable occasion. The hire of our wedding venue is inclusive of
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- use of all lodge facilities for the function
- teas & coffees
- a safari in an open Land Rover
- one nights accommodation (minimum 2 night stay over weekends)
- a champagne breakfast or brunch
- a lunch overlooking the spectacular waterhole, followed by an exciting Safari through "Big 5" country
- a romantic Boma dinner around the fire, under the stars
A Diverse Selection of Animal
and Bird Life
Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few reserves where one can come for a truly South African safari holiday and view an unusual wide variety of South African wildlife.
Come and see the magnificent animals that have settled in our South African game reserve, such as:
- breeding herds of elephants
- white and black rhinos
- spotted & brown hyenas
- endangered wild dogs
Various antelope species roam
Madikwe Game reserve, namely:
Madikwe is also home to a
bird population of over 250 different species.
A spectacular diversity of South African wildlife is conserved at Madikwe Game Reserve and you can enjoy the wildlife and the tranquility of nature right on your doorstep while on your South African safari holiday at Tau Game Lodge.