Garden Lodge

Reviews of Garden Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 50 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 50 of our travellers who have visited Garden Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
George H from AZ
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Garden Lodge Kasane

We did the Chobe River and the land safari. Only one is need of each but recommend taking both. We also played golf next door. Pretty amazing with elephants roaming through. We had to take caddies (I use the term loosely because they did not know much about golf) but it was a good idea to have them help navigate the animals. We decided the course was probably in the worst shape of nay course we had ever played but it was fun. Right on the Chobe River yet they had a watering problem, go figure. Phillip, the owner of the Lodge, said they had problems. Phillip was great and sat with us a dinner entertaining us with stories.

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Mr & Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Good location and guides

The all-day game drive was a real highlight for us.

The guides are all good.

The lodge location is wonderful, right on the banks of the Chobe.

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Birds from Cape Town
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Convenient base

Enjoyed the spacious room with an interesting view of the river.

Meals were tasty and varied.

Very friendly helpful staff.
Optional excursions offered by the lodge were well organised and good value.

We were disappointed with the outside operator that took us to the Victoria Falls.


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Expert Africa comments

We're so pleased that these travellers enjoyed the atmosphere and their stay at Garden Lodge. Sadly we weren't involved in arranging their visit to the Victoria Falls, but we would have been very happy to help with organising a reliable company who wouldn't have let them down.

Prof. R from Goring
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Garden Lodge review

A very pleasant last night stay in Kasana in Garden Lodge; the lodge feels a bit dated but the food, company and the excellent and very exciting boat drive on the Chobe was more than memorable.

Ideally located for some last minute souvenir shopping.

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Wallington from UK
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Brilliant place

Both game drive and boat cruises were excellent. The Guide, John, is eager to share his extensive knowledge of game and birds and the owner (Gabi, I think) and the manager were engaging.

We very much liked sharing a dinner table with them and the other guests.

A bonus to have hippos on the lawn at night.

A great stay, so action packed that we didn't even have time to walk into Kasane.

* Our booking stated that we had a thatched cottage, (I only noticed this after we left), but were put into a terraced room. I can't say it made any difference to our enjoyment, just thought I'd mention it.

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Expert Africa comments

Thank you for informing us about our room type description, I have updated this to avoid further confusion in the future.

Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 10-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Garden Lodge review

Beautiful really enjoyed everything here,the pool, the food, the trips out.

Wish we had had longer!

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Piotr & Glen from London
Arrived on: 4-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location, food, hosts & activities

We cannot fault anything about Garden Lodge - enjoyed everything there, starting with the warm welcome from Gaby, meeting her friends from Germany, having excellent lunches together, brilliant food for dinners, cooling off in the swimming pool, enjoying the views from our veranda, and having a really excellent time with our guide on both river cruises and the drive.

While the drive itself was quiet in terms of animals, we did see a big python, and the abundance of birds was excellent. The river cruises were amazing - dozens upon dozens of buffalo, dozens upon dozens of hippos, lots of crocodiles, scenes of animal carnage - crocs, vultures and other birds of prey eating a fallen elephant; and a pack of lions with two cubs eating another elephant right be the river, with a protective mother attacking a crocodile that was trying its chances with going for one of the lion cubs!

Really incredible and so overall definitely recommend Garden Lodge.

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Mr & Mrs R from Salisbury
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nice friendly lodge - good boat trip

We had only one night here. Arrived from the UK and were out on a boat on the Chobe river within 90 minutes. Rooms were comfortable and well appointed. I suspect that one lodge's boat trip on the Chobe river is much the same as every other lodge's boat trip!

Can't comment further on other activities.

All staff were friendly and welcoming

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Mr & Mrs H from Bath
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great place

We were pleased to be in a lodge that is outside the park, as it was easy to get to and generally more convenient. And next to the river. They have created a very special place, with lots of atmosphere

We loved the game drives - lions, leopard, elephants by the thousand, buffaloes, giraffes, many types of antelope, and lots more

The river cruises were totally brilliant, with large numbers of animals and birds

There are far more animals around in the dry season, when they all go to the river. But don't expect to see so much in the wet season.

The guides were very good.

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Ms L from Heathfield
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great boat trip on the Chobe River from here

The rooms at Garden Lodge are very comfortable and ours had a great view down to the river, from which we could view the animals coming in at night. The staff gave us a warm welcome and we very attentive and friendly.

The boat trip from the lodge on the river during the late afternoon is a 'must do'. We saw so many animals coming down to the river to drink, an especially loved seeing the elephants swim across! It was unforgettable and a highlight of our trip.

Garden Lodge is a good place to stay in a convenient location.

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