Thamalakane River Lodge

Reviews of Thamalakane River Lodge

Good(81%) From 20 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
10
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 20 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.
Mr & Mrs M from Bracknell
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Great place for a (relatively) cheap and cheerful start and finish to s delta safari. Location is nice, food and staff are great.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Convenient for airport

Convenient for Mown Airport, good rooms.

Good buffet for supper.

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Family B - New York
Arrived on: 29-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
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Quick stay but nice!

We stayed here just one night en route.

Very nice chalets, beautiful terrace and lodge and very good food. Very comfortable beds.

The river was dry while we were there and we didn't have time for acrivirpties, but it was very nice.

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Dr S and Mr B - USA
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

The setting was really great. I saw incredible birds in the garden and the sunsets were spectacular.

The lodge was under new management and they were clearly not communicating well with the staff. When we walked in, we were asked for our vouchers. We explained that we did not require vouchers and the receptionist said we did. Never did he acknowledge he was wrong.

After we ate dinner, we were given a bill even though dinner was included in our booking. The new manager told us she had to fire some staff and get the place back in shape. Clearly, the staff were not happy. She talked about plans to upgrade the physical structure when I thought she should be focusing on staff morale and communications.

Food was nothing special.

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Mr p. from Southend On Sea
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Stone built rooms were very cold, but I guess they just were not equipped for cold weather.

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Dr C. from Newmarket
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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A warm welcome to Botswana from staff.

Friendly staff who went out of their way to make the first leg of this journey comfortable.

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Mr & Mrs E from Stockport
Arrived on: 31-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

pick up was prompt and all staff welcoming and friendly

room was very dark so used our torch to locate items in our cases, bed comfy, strange not to have a door to bathroom entrance, did not use outside shower as full of dead leaves, used the immense bath instead which is great but Lesley could have done with a step up to get in and out more easily due to restricted left leg movement

evening meal good and lots to choose from

informed our transfer flight was 07.40 so needed to leave at 07.00, but breakfast served from 06.30, but when we got there the staff were just arriving. they put out some fruit for us and provided juice and coffee after 20 minutes, but we had to rush off as toast was brought. we got to the airport to discover our flight was not due for over an hour, so just waited














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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Thamalakane River Lodge- Quite overnight stop

We reached Thamalakane River Lodge at 16:30 after a long 8 hour/ 610 Km drive from Kasane. Although all tarred, the drive was long and monotonous. We stopped at one roadside picnic spot, for a quick lunch between Nata and Gweta, before getting off again to Maun. Some rain came, and a miracle just happened: suddenly the road was covered by dozens of thirsty animals (goats, donkeys, horses, cows), gathering around the pools of water on the road.

Thamalakane River Lodge was a perfect choice to relax and getting organized after such a long drive. The people were attentive and courteous.

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Mr & Mrs E - Montana
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Stopover

Just a stopping place on our travels. If we were staying any longer in Maun, this would have been a good place to stay.

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Family K - London
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

We used this lodge as an overnight stop after arriving in Botswana.

The location is pleasant enough, and the grounds nicely landscaped. The staff were friendly and helpful, although the service in the restaurant was a little slow.

The highlight of our short stay was finding a hippo on the river bank 5 metres from one of our chalets when we walked back after dinner.

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