12 Tented Suites

aha Thakadu River Camp

aha Thakadu River Camp is set within the riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River in the eastern sector of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The camp comprises 12 tented suites, each with its own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.

aha Thakadu River Camp is a wholly owned, community-based tented safari camp in the Madikwe Game Reserve. The tented camp, located on the banks of the Marico River, is an ecotourism partnership between North West Parks, the Molatedi Community and the operator, aha Hotels & Lodges.

The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the Madikwe Reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa in that the community owns the development, with substantial benefits accruing to the community itself.

The Lodge

The main camp at aha Thakadu River Camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico. The lodge comprises an open-plan lounge, dining and reception areas which are warm and welcoming and an oasis within the African bushveld. The attractive bar and pool area is the perfect spot to unwind and relax.

From the moment you arrive you will be delighted by the lodge staff’s warm hospitality and personal care as you enjoy the lush views of the gully and river to the north. 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 natural riverine forest and is the perfect space to enjoy the panoramic views.

Lodge Facilities

arrow01Open Plan Lounge Area


arrow01Dining Area

arrow01Lodge Pool & Bar Area Overlooking the River

arrow01Traditional ‘lapa’ falls within natural riverine forest

arrow01Private Viewing Deck

arrow01Game Drives

arrow01Highly-Trained Game Rangers

arrow01Traditional Outdoor Boma

arrow01Air Conditioning


arrow01Power 220vAC


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