Thamalakane River Lodge

Reviews of Thamalakane River Lodge

Good(77%) From 31 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
16
Average
8
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 31 of our travellers who have visited Thamalakane River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Miss B from Marple
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good
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Excellent
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Average
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Average

Thamalakane River Lodge review

Strong lighting made mosquitoes almost unbearable.

Rooms look nice, but no air-conditioning or effective ceiling fan. However beautiful setting and friendly staff.

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Mr P & Ms B from London
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Average
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

It was an OK parking place to stay for a night before the real holiday began. But it feels a bit tired and needs to re-think its offer. Some of the staff were rather off-hand

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C & J from Utah
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Good

Adequate accommodation for one night enroute

The lodge "pick-up" was prompt and direct. The staff was helpful. The dining staff was very friendly. The room was attractive and clean.

Comparing to many other places in resort areas the price was easily twice the value. It seems there is little competition. We would next time at that price bypass a layover there and arrange to go directly out on safari.

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Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 17-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average

Thamalakane River Lodge review

Staff were over solicitous.

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Dr & Mrs S from France
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Thamalakane River Lodge is a comfortable and convenient place to stay overnight in Maun.

Nicely located on the river edge. The buffet style dinner was very good.

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Bertie from UK
Arrived on: 6-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Good Overnight stop

Based in Maun, the lodge was a perfect place to overnight after our flights.

Set next to the Thamalakane river there are excellent opportunities to sit with a G&T whilst bird watching.

Even spotted a huge monitor lizard on the lawn!

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Prof J from Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

there were some problems

There were some problems. The shower drain backed up causing the shower to be inoperative (or allowed to be used for very short times). This caused a flood in the bathroom area of the suite.

A mouse (or other visitor) made quite a racket during the night while it ate some chocolate bars that were in the room.

But we were very tired and the service was helpful.

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Mrs S from Brentford
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Thamalakane River Lodge review

A beautiful location, rooms spacious & comfortable if a little dated. Pretty outdoor restaurant.

The guy who took us on an evening trip on the river unfortunately believed that it was appropriate to give us a good photo op by antagonising the local hippos with his boat to the extent that they would rise out of the water. Then at checkout a very miserable receptionist insisted that one one of our party had to walk back to her room to retrieve the key that she had left in the door - the same receptionist then took about 10 minutes to find change for a 100 pula banknote, while the minibus to the airport was waiting......the driver was very helpful though at all times and especially with getting all the guests checked in at the correct desks for our various flights.

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Ms H from Washington
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

Just okay

Fly and mosquito infested. Not very helpful staff.

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Mr P from Vancouver
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Great place tor rest up - lots of good bird life on the river

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