Posted: 20 Aug 2020 Tau opens its safari doors to welcome guests again!

Safari dreams are what makes the world go around. This is a mantra from folks who enjoy the good life and a good safari.

A normal five-star safari day at Tau Game Lodge starts with an early wakeup call, if you’d agreed this with your ranger over a convivial dinner the previous night. You dress in your comfortable clothes and layer up as early mornings are cool.

Wash face, brush teeth, and meet at the hospitality area of the lodge for a hot coffee of your choice, a smooth latte, cappuccino, or even a steaming mug of hot chocolate. You indulge in a kitchen-baked fresh muffin, or a buttermilk rusk, which, as is customary in South Africa, you dunk in your hot beverage.

You then get rugged up with a warm woollen blanket on the safari vehicle with canopies for comfort with a maximum of 6 guests to adhere to social distancing rules for your safety, and, you are off to see game of all sizes and descriptions, in their natural habitat. You’d even have the option of your private safari vehicle at an additional fee.

Fast-forward from a spectacular game drive to indulging in a breakfast fit for royals, served at your private table overlooking the verdant waterhole, where you see the natural pecking order of the wild, from a crocodile lazing on the embankment, hoping to trap a snack, the myriad birdlife avoiding said crocodile, elephants trumpeting their arrival, and probably a hyena and a lion giving each other the evil eye…

As everyone is dealing with the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, the Tau team has adopted additional health and hygiene measures to provide guests with complete peace of mind during their visit, from arrival to settling into their rooms. 

Each room undergoes a meticulous deep cleaning before each guest arrival. 

The culinary team’s delicious and healthy meals are served a-la carte and tables are spaced apart at an appropriate distance.

Tau is perfectly suitable as a medium size meeting venue for 20 or 30 delegates with single occupancy as well. Corporates who had to work non-stop, yet remotely during these past months could be in dire need of a well-deserved breather in nature to plan their way forward.

Plan and pay now, travel later with Tau’s current voucher offers:

            Lion Special 2020: Treat the Lion King in your life to our pride voucher @R13,750 per couple sharing for two nights (actual value R19,757). The package includes: accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day, drinks and snacks on safari drives, a gift basket (valued R500), a spa voucher to the value of R150 when spending R300 or more, which could be used towards any treatments or spa products as well as a Tau Curio store voucher to the value of R300 (when spending R600 or more) and all levies. When booking for 2021, the rate would be R17,780 (actual value R27,960).

            Lioness Special 2020: Treat the lioness in your life to our pride voucher @R13,750 per couple sharing for 2 nights (actual value R19,757). The package includes: 2 nights’ accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day, drinks and snack on safari drives, a 30-minute couples back and neck massage (a deep tissue back massage to relax tight, sore muscles), a bottle of sparkling wine in the room PLUS a romantic bed turn-down on the 1st night, and all levies. When booking for 2021, the rate would be R17,780 (actual value R27,960).

            The above vouchers exclude: all items ordered from the bar, curio purchases, telephone usage, laundry services and all other extras. Drinks consumed at the lodge are charged on consumption.


            Full advance payment is required to purchase vouchers – email


Community responsibilities

In line with Tau’s community programme and the Tau Foundation, management endeavours to maintain staff levels in order to support the local Supingstad communities during these uncertain times.

The highly addictive Tau live webcam will keep you mesmerized on:

Tau Game Lodge opened its 5-star safari doors in 1995 and offers 30 rooms, from Standard to Luxury to Family Suites. Family-friendly. Conference and Events Centre. Eco-friendly.

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