Get an overview of this hotelLuxury lodge with free airport shuttle and restaurant


Situated in Madikwe, this luxury lodge is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Tshukudu Dam and within 32 mi (52 km) of Derdepoort Gate and Kopfontein Border Post.

Property Features

This lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free self parking and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, WiFi in public areas, and meeting rooms.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer WiFi and in-room massages. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include premium bedding and separate bathtubs and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The lodge offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the lodge's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge). A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests at scheduled times. This luxury lodge also offers an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Free airport transportation 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 13 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Free self parking 
  • Total number of rooms - 12 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 2006 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( ZAR 200 per stay )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( ZAR 200 per stay )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Desk 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Fireplace 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Individually decorated 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Phone 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

Aha Thakadu River Camp has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Game drive on site 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Massages 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 4 PM

Check-in time starts at noon

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No pets or service animals allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Tourism fee: ZAR 10.00 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ZAR 200 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 200 per stay (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Thakadu
  • Thakadu Camp
  • Thakadu River
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Lodge Madikwe
  • Thakadu River Camp Lodge
  • Thakadu River Camp Lodge Madikwe
  • Thakadu River Camp Madikwe
  • Thakadu River Camp Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Lodge
  • aha Thakadu River Camp Madikwe

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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