A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph a well-known lodge in Madikwe game reserve (one of my favourite reserves in South Africa), Tau lodge. I had such a great time photographing this lodge and especially loved the positioning of it. It is positioned right in front of a waterhole that is very, very active. The two nights I spent there, I had elephants playing in the water numerous times, a lion hunt in front of my room (which you can view by clicking that link), countless plains game and amazing birds in front of my room all the time.
Tau lodge can accommodate up to 60 people and offers an ideal South African conference venue as well as an idyllic wedding venue overlooking a natural waterhole. The food I experienced at Tau was also fabulous and I had to restrain myself from the yummy desserts that were served up after each meal (one of the bad things about being a hotel/lodge photographer!).
The game I experience in Madikwe always amazes me. As I said before I saw all of that from the comfort of my room, nevermind the game drives. I also got to see the newly released cheetahs and had an awesome guide, Grant, who made sure I had the best positioning to photograph anything I wanted to. Thanks so much Grant, I wouldn’t have got a lot of the shots I had if it weren’t for you!
If you are planning a trip to Madikwe be sure to check this lodge out. You won’t be dissapointed.