Valentines greetings were exchanged as far back as the Middle Ages, and written Valentines began to appear by the 1400. By the 1800’s, Valentines cards were produced in print factories in black and white, and hand-painted by factory workers.
How far we’ve come, as now we treat our Valentines to a glorious mini-break at Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve, offering highly reduced packages to celebrate romance.
Valid during Valentines Weekend from 10-12 February 2017, the special packages @ R17,400.00 per couple sharing for 2 nights comprises:
- 5-star accommodation;
- 3 meals per day;
- 2 game drives per day;
- drinks and snacks on safari drives;
- A Tau Spa Oasis Back & Neck couple’s massage of 30 minutes, which is a deep tissue therapy guaranteed to soothe stressed muscles.
This package excludes:
- Park Entrance fees of R170.00 per person (subject to change);
- Tourism Levy of R10.00 per person per night (subject to change)
- Bar, Mini Bar, Laundry, additional Spa treatments, and all other extras.
To book this special package, please quote: TAU VALENTINE 2017
What recent South African and international guests have posted on TripAdvisor about Tau – edited as some are lengthy in praise:
“My friend and I (both conservation biologists) snuck away from an intense meeting in Johannesburg two nights of fantastic break at Tau. It was just wonderful, from start to finish. First up, when you look at the price, remember it includes 2 guided game drives a day, there (huge) meals a day, plus various other treats and niceties such as drinks at sunset. And it seems quite reasonable. Our four game drives (4 pm, 6 am, 4 pm, 6 am) were as good as it gets. We saw masses of wildlife with Murray, a truly excellent guide. As biologists we were delighted with his knowledge, passion and natural history skill. He was very nice and his knowledge deepened our understanding of the eco-conscious Reserve.
Tau has a full electric fence around quite a bit of land – and a nice small playground – so it would be great for kids. I’m bringing mine next time … We enjoyed the friendly staff, who sang wonderfully – they need to make a CD. Food was good and plentiful and eaten overlooking the waterhole, with more animal viewing. It was all quite fantastic. Remember your binoculars!!”
“I was emotional when leaving as this safari struck a deep chord. My wife and I enjoyed three days and nights of outstanding service and value, deep in the Reserve, with delicious fare, invariably friendly service, and above all the expertise of our ranger Michael Rae, who had an uncanny ability to find hidden lions and rhinos even after dark, and endless enthusiasm to explain the distinctive attributes and behavior of each mammal, bird or reptile. With a large watering hole, the parade of zebras, elephants, kudus, waterbuck and so on make outdoor dining on the deck overlooking them a true delight. The outdoor Boma dining of local and cosmopolitan fare was enjoyable as was the Swedish massage at the Spa.”
“We would have loved to have stayed longer. Many people who want to go on safari in Africa naturally gravitate to Kruger but Madikwe game reserve on the South African/Botswana border is in my view equally good and in some ways better. And within Madikwe is the wonderful Tau Game Lodge. Everything about this place is amazing. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, the meals are delicious, the staff are attentive, the location superb (the chalets surround a waterhole where it is not unusual to see giraffe, elephants and other animals come down to drink as you also have a drink on your private balcony.
“But most of all the game drives (for sighting and photography only) are the reason you would come to Tau. Usually two a day (the 4am starts are worth it) we had the good fortune to have the incomparable Iggy as our driver and guide. The drives are really well organised, safe and the staff know how to track the best wildlife.
“On our first day we saw all of the Big Five and much more. The luxurious accommodation and services come at a reasonable price. PS. Whilst the open air showers are delightful, be careful not to leave any clothes or other items outside – the monkeys are notorious thieves.”
Learn more, in armchair safari style, to view a live webcam, accessible at http://www.taugamelodge.co.za/WebCams.asp