Tau Game Lodge Blog

Tales and adventures by the Tau Game Lodge Rangers in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Fri, 30 Oct 2015

News from The Bush in October - by Reggi Baretto

After spending three years guiding in other reserves, I was excited to join the Tau Team in Madikwe Game Reserve, and I can honestly say I have not been dissappointed. We hosted The Tribe, a group of 54 guests who stayed with us for 4 nights, and then we a[.....]

News from The Bush in October - by Reggi Baretto
Sat, 03 Oct 2015

The sweet scent of spring in the air - by Michael Rae

The sweet scent of spring in the air - by Michael Rae

Upon my arrival back to Madikwe, back from a two week break, I felt my heart beating to a new rhythm, the cold had retreated and the fresh smell of the shepherd tree blossoms filled my breaths. The first signs of spring have arrived in our arid piece of Af[.....]

Thu, 03 Sep 2015

A time of light after darkness - By Michael Rae

A time of light after darkness - By Michael Rae

As some may know, Madikwe's wilddog population was devastated by rabies earlier in the year, but from the ashes five dogs remained... Through this last winter period the last five dogs have managed to restore the sunshine, by gifting the park with nine bea[.....]

Sun, 02 Aug 2015

So why wild dogs - By Dylan Smith

So why wild dogs - By Dylan Smith

So why Wild Dogs? Madikwe game reserve is known to so many people as the best chance of seeing wild dogs. Even field guides flock here for a chance to work with the dogs, but why? So many people have actually never even heard of wild dogs, never mind why e[.....]

Wed, 03 Jun 2015

May in the bush

May in the bush

Around this this time of year, we often hear a ferocious roaring sound out here in the bush. The first time you hear this sound, you could be easily forgiven for thinking it could be lions fighting. However, this huge nois is coming from the humble, often[.....]