City Lodge OR Tambo

Reviews of City Lodge OR Tambo

Good(82%) From 54 travellers
Excellent
17
Good
26
Average
11
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 54 of our travellers who have visited City Lodge OR Tambo, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs W - VIC Australia
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Handy and convenient.. Workmanlike, pleasant

Glad not to have to wander around Johannesburg. Ease of access to airport for early start

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Mr & Mrs W from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

OK Airport Hotel

Journey from Ichobezi through Joburg to Bazaruto felt very long and a bit of a waste of time.

I noticed that one of the charter companies that flew us into Kasane advertised that they flew direct to Bazaruto - we would definitely like to have explored the cost of that as our actual journey was undoubtedly the low point of our holiday

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Expert Africa comments

While it is possible to organise a charter flight from Kasane to Bazaruto (indeed its possible to arrange charter flights from/to many southern African destinations) we find that the high cost of such flights is usually a prohibitive factor. Never-the-less we were interested to learn that this option is indeed being advertised and so we contacted the flight company to gain more information, this is what they had to say:

Our website and in-flight magazine does state:

Based in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango, our destinations are throughout Botswana and neighbouring countries reaching as far as Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Vilanculos and Windhoek.

We are able, on request, to quote on private charters to any of these destinations but seldom do due to the costs involved. We generally use our larger turbine engined aircraft for the longer charters due to the lack of piston aircraft fuel at some of the airports in Southern Africa.

To give you an idea, a quote from Kasane to Vilanculos in a Cessna Caravan would cost over US$16,000 for the aircraft (rough estimate based on February 2013 prices). The scheduled airline flight does work out much cheaper but we do offer the air charter should we be requested to do so.


Wed always urge any of our travellers to enquire about the possibility of chartering a plane if this is an option they wish to explore but, due to the costs being so high, its rarely an option which we suggest without being prompted to do so.

Mr S & Ms M from Banstead
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

A good overnight hotel.

Ideal for a stopover.

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Mr & Mrs S - Nevada
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent

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Excellent location. Nice staff.

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Mr F & Mrs M from Peru
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

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Same as previous comments

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Mr F & Mrs M from Peru
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

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Same as previous comments

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Mr F & Mrs M from Peru
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

City Lodge OR Tambo review

The same as previous comment

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O Family - Vancouver
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

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Mr F & Mrs M from Peru
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

a convenient hotel

A convenient hotel for sleeping between the different destinations. Hotel rooms a little small, but comfortable.

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Dr and Dr A - Cleveland, UK
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Very convenient hotel, easily reached from the airport. Comfortable rooms, and good breakfast.

Only slight quibble - there were no luggage trolleys when we came out in the morning, for the walk back into the airport. I imagine they would have found one for us though, if we had asked.

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