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About Thakadu Bush Camp

Thakadu Bush Camp is situated just South of Ghanzi, overlooking a calcrete pan and a floodlit waterhole. The lodge is surrounded by ancient Leadwood trees, which thrives on this ridge and provide us with natural shade for the accommodation.

Thakadu offers accommodation, activities, a well-stocked bar and restaurant and a curio shop with a range of crafts and some emergency supplies for travellers. We also have credit card facilities and wireless Internet available at reception. Accommodation is provided in luxurious rooms, en-suite thatched chalets, en-suite Meru tents and budget twin-bedded budget cabins.

Our cosy restaurant overlooking the waterhole provides excellent a la carte meals at reasonable prices, and a selection of fine wines. A raised swimming pool is available to guests and also overlooks the pan.

The pan at Thakadu naturally holds water for a few months after rain, but we supplement this to provide a waterhole throughout the year. The Ghanzi district is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and birds and these are drawn to Thakadu pan and can be seen while sitting on the veranda or at the pool. Self drive game drives are available on Kabakae Game Reserve where large herds of eland and other Kalahari plains wildlife may be seen. We provide bush walks for the adventurous, Bushman experience walks and dances that has to be booked in advance.

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 14 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 53
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 40 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • 220 Volt
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Check in from 12:00
  • Lunch
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Availability and pricing

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  • Meru Tents Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 These raised safari style Meru Tents provide wonderful rustic comfort. They have electricity and abundant hot water... see more Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Fan see more Twin beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from R1650 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Thatched Chalets Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 The chalets are elevated, with balconies overlooking game-rich veld, and within short walking distance of the restaurant... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R2150 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • En-suite Rooms Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 These rooms are luxurious en-suite brick rooms with electricity, hot water and with very close proximity to the bar/rest... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Three-quarter beds
            from R2600 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only This ai a luxurious en-suite brick rooms with an adjoining door, perfect for families. The rooms are elevated, with balc... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Three-quarter beds
                from R4400 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Campsites Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 The spacious campsites are all situated under shady Leadwood trees with electric lights, powerpoints, drinking water... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering
                    from R480 For 2 guests
                    • Rooms Adults
                      • En-suite Budget Cabin Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 These are small, basic wooden cabins and have two single beds in each, their own firepit and electric lights. The en-su... see more Features:  En-suite, Fireplace, Single beds, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from R880 Room rate
                        • Rooms Adults

                          Reviews for Thakadu Bush Camp

                          40 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Ben Roelofs
                          18 February 2019

                          The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is in Bush style and serves goodfood. The accomodation - meru tent - is old and worn. A refrigerator, needed in this climate, is missing. The reality of this accomodation no longer corresponds to the text and photographs with which these are presented. The offered quality of the meru tent and the requested price for this are absolute out of balance. Not recommended !

                          Martina Griebel
                          07 January 2019

                          Staff very friendly. Rooms aircon should be switched on before arrival in Summer

                          Peter Meyer
                          09 December 2018

                          Well cared Lodge, we enjoy the overnight stay.

                          Ronel Stroh
                          02 January 2018

                          The one room’s Aircon needs attention. See above

                          Eulali Jacobs
                          20 September 2017

                          There is quite a lack of maintainance on the budget tents. The tents that we stayed in wasn't cleaned for a while. there was spider webs all over. Our tents door handle was broken and we couldn't close the door properly. There was also mice in the one tent. The beds that we slept on is too short for a man

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                          Thakadu Bush Camp is 5.4km from the centre of Ghanzi , the nearest airport 473.1km (Rundu Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling