Thamalakane River Lodge

Luxurious and affordable lodge near Maun, Botswana.

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If you are on your way to the Okavango Delta, include the Thamalakane River Lodge in your itinerary. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, 19km from Maun, on the way to the Moremi Game Reserve.

Within easy reach of the Maun International Airport, Thamalakane River Lodge provides a comfortable, mid-range option for those needing to overnight in Maun. Eighteen chalets with views across the river offer a choice of accommodation, while a large restaurant and bar is a great attraction even for the locals.

The sandy track to the lodge leads into a large and dusty cobbled parking area where you’ll find thatch-and-stone buildings that house the reception, curio shop, guest internet station, booking centre and office. Stone steps and sandy paths lead through landscaped gardens around the chalets and main area and a swimming facility is situated in a shady area. The chalets, public areas and the swimming facility take advantage of a 180 degree view of the riverbanks, lined with reeds and often visited by water fowl and birds.

All the chalets feature basic tea- and coffee-making facilities, 220 volt universal plug points, a ceiling or standing fan, mosquito net, digital safe, freestanding wardrobe space, a desk and an en-suite bathroom with shower. Each chalet has a small patio with outdoor seating and a river view. Limited toiletries are provided as well as insect repellent and spray and mosquito coils.

Close to the lodge there is also a camping area with powered sites, two permanent furnished tents and shared ablution facilities.

Thamalakane River Lodge’s acclaimed restaurant is something not to be missed. The splendour of the surroundings is matched only by the superb food. In addition to the famous signature dishes of the lodge, diners can also expect to find local seasonal treats on the regularly changing menu. The bar overlooks the pool area and the river, so enjoy a sundowner while watching the waterbirds come home at sunset.

You won’t forget your stay at the Thamalakane River Lodge near Maun.

BOTSWANA lodges and safaris

You can reach Thamalakane with a saloon car but if you want to continue beyond you will need a fuly equiped 4x4 vehicle. Landcruisers are very durable and the most popular in the region. You can hiere a fully equpped Double Cab or Troopy form Johannesburg 4x4 hire at affordable prices.

Visit Chobe Game Reserve after your stay at the Thamalakane River Lodge in Maun. Nata is halway between Maun and Chobe and Nata Lodgeon the edge of the Makgadigadipans are the best place to overnight. In Chobe Senyati Safari camp is offers both camping and self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in the bush at a waterhole. SOUTH AFRICA hotels

if you are from the Western Cape in South Africa and you travel overland to Thamalakane River Lodge at Maun in Botswana spent your first night in the Transkaroo lodge in Britstown in the Great Karoo and Northern Cape Province of South Africa. If you are looking for a family destination and tuo prefer a sea holiday look no further than Kob Inn a family resort along the Wildcoast of South Africa. 

NAMIBIA Lodges and Safaris

Perhaps you can visit Swakopmund with it German heritage and excellent accommodation before your visit to Maun. Thamalakane River Lodge in maun ar proudly associated with lodges and hotels in Namibia. Twyfelfontein Country Lodge in Kaokoland formerly Damaraland near the petrified forest at the famous Twyfelfontein rock paintings is one of our famous lodges in Namibia. If you do a round trip from Maun via shakawe you must try to stay at least two nights in Namushasha Country Lodge in the Caprivi. The main attraction in Namibia is most likely the Etosha National park two days drive from Maun. In Etosha we strongly recommend the luxurious Okaukuejo as your accommodation. If you wants to visit the Fish River Canyon after your stay at the Thamalakane river Lodge and Maun you can enjoy the luxurious Ai-Ais hot springs.

ZIMBABWE Lodges and safaris

Thamalakane River lodge recommends lodges and hotels in Zimbabwe such as the famous Caribbea Bay Hotel in KaribaInn On Rupurara a boutique hotel in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabawe and Troutbeck Inn hotel and resort near Nyanga in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.

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