A group of friends recently spent 3 days at the campsites of Limpopo River lodge. It was perfect! Camping on the unspoilt bank of the Limpopo river. Excellent birding. The campsites are shady under giant trees and right on the bank of the river. The ablution facilities are clean, modern and well kept. Isak saw to it that we never ran out of hot water. Some of the group stayed in the cabins so we had the kitchen available to us. It is well equipped with a gas stove and fridge. We will always think back with fondest memories to the calls of the fish eagle, the soothing sound of the river and the light of our campfires in this beautiful camp.
We camped for 2 nights and found the campsites clean, ablutions were basic but clean and water was hot. Game viewing from our own vehicle yielded spectacular photos of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu and of course many other smaller buck like impala and duiker, many stunning birds including African fish eagle. Of course, a trip to the Limpopo would not b complete without a croc or two floating by and my highlight was a rather heated chat with a line hippo at 4am...all in all we really enjoyed the time close to nature..and far away from cell towers.
After a long 7hr drive from Gaborone we arrived at the reception around 5pm, met a lady there who was not expecting us and told us that there was no booking under our name for the bush camp even though we had prepaid and received confirmation the day before. She then proceeded to call her manager and quite hilariously although unprofessionally dished out a piece of her mind to the manager who had obviously messed up. Because it was late and the bush camp hadn't been prepared for us, her only option was to send us down to the lodge for the night and she said it would have to be sorted the next day. We thanked her and took a slow drive to the lodge, met some friendly staff who were quickly making up our rooms. The lodge accommodation and kitchen is simple and straight forward,…
First time staying there and when we arrived we thought camp site was awesome, then around 4pm across the river a neighbor switched on a water jump we had to endure for the 4 days we where there almost 24/7. Maybe Limpopo river lodge can’t do anything about it but should inform there guests about it
Upon arrival you are assisted with everything to feel as comfortable as possible. The personnel assist with your fire and with the hot water system. The best is to sit and listen to the birds and see the elephants pass a few yards from you