It’s not too soon to treat your significant other to gourmet meals, game sighting, and a spa treatment at Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe

Watch elephants drink beneath the Tshwene Tshwene hills from your bed. This is Tau Game Lodge bordering Botswana. Expect Expect gourmet meals, Big Five sightings, bush sundowners, and romantic dinners à deux against a sound backdrop of roaring lion and hooting owls.

Valentine 2021 package @R15,800 per couple includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in one of 12 newly-renovated chalets
  • 3 meals per day
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Drinks and snacks on safari drives
  • Tau Spa Oasis African Foot Ritual (30 minutes) per adult

The Tau team deep-clean rooms before every arrival. Meals are served a-la carte and tables are spaced at an appropriate distance.

A waterbuck and a mother baboon with her baby at the waterhold as seen from my chalet deck at Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe
A waterbuck and a mother baboon with her baby at the Tau Game Lodge waterhole. Picture: Caroline Hurry

The live web camera at the Tau waterhole serves as a reminder that the natural world continues its flow. Daily sightings include African wild dog, herds of elephant and buffalo, lion, the entire spectrum of antelope, and a plethora of birdlife, stealthily observed by the resident crocodiles.