Thakadu River Camp sits alongside the Marico River that forms the eastern boundary of the reserve, and is a community owned and run lodge, so probably has the best sustainable tourism credentials of all of our recommended lodges in the Madikwe. Tented suites bring you right into the heart of the bush, an intimate safari experience that you’re unlikely to forget. The suites are vast, large enough to encompass a full bathroom, and decorated with wooden furnishings and soft, welcoming furniture. Mosquito nets hang over the bed and your private deck juts into the surrounding vegetation. The main lodge boasts stone walls and details like small wood stoves for cozying up to in the chilly evenings. A stay at Thakadu will be relaxing and rewarding, with the added incentive of knowing that you are really helping to uplift the local community.