The Old House

The Old House

President Avenue Between Hunters Mall and the Golf course, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
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4.5
#1 of 9 guest houses in Kasane
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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THE OLD HOUSE is a small family owned and run Bed and Breakfast situated in Kasane, overlooking the Chobe River. Conviniently located within walking distance to all shops and a 10 minute boat ride to the entrance of the Chobe National Park. We offer accommodation, boat cruises, game drives, fishing and canoe trips.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

President Avenue Between Hunters Mall and the Golf course, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
65
Kasane Airport
Livingstone Airport
70.7 km
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BradH0ward wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions41 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Old House in Kasane Botswana is a great choice for location, comfort and access to Chobe National Park and river.

We stayed in a 'family' room which was known as the Loft Room and it was up a flight of stairs above the other rooms. It was large, airconditioned and had a Queen bed and 3 single beds, a lounge area, shower and toilet facilities. It was clean and comfortable for our 3 night stay.

The bar/restaurant area was a wonderfully peaceful area to sit and enjoy the rest times with plenty of local wildlife often wondering around the gardens. We had a warthog enjoy a stroll around the garden. The food menu is small but it is high quality and really all you need with more than enough choices. I didn't have any need for starters at any time during the stay, the mains were large enough. The pizza is amazing as is the English breakfast.

Our tour guide for our stay was Gee and she really knew what she was doing and ensured we saw everything the park had to offer. She took us on game drives and river cruises morning and afternoon and provided the necessary information on everything we were seeing out there. One special mention to Gee for our last day when she knew the Leopard was the only remaining sighting for us, and even though it hadn't been spotted for the last 4 days, she tracked it down in our last 20 minutes in the park, never giving up. Amazing.

I really enjoyed the dual options of game drives and river cruises for both mornings and afternoons. It gives you very different perspectives and animal sightings. Don't forget to order your drinks at the bar for the river cruises, it is nice to have a cold drink in the afternoon on the water.

All the staff at the Old House were excellent and very attentive but also discrete, only appearing when they needed to.

The best parts of the Old House are the location, the people who work there and the food. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Order your meal early as it can take a little while to arrive during busy times
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Response from Luke Riggs, General Manager at The Old House
Responded 13 Dec 2023
Wow.. such a compliment :)
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yamon08 wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York1,450 contribution24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m just ending a long trip and this is the first place I stayed where I would want to stay forever. Its also close to the park entrance, shops and PCR testing as well . I had thought “Old House” , hmm ? What it is it beautifully updated decorated extremely clean rooms among lush greenery. The restaurant was excellent including the pizza which I’m from NY and picky. The place also has a dock and houseboat that the owner Luke takes out for sunset cruises in the evening. Animals are all over with great photo opportunities. Luke and his wife run the place with such warmth. He was even so kind to book a local flight when I had some difficulty and then drove me to the airport and walked in with me. Great guy, great place. You will be extremely happy staying here !!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Can walk next door for PCR test
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Jeremy S wrote a review Sept 2022
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay often in Kasane, The Old House is my favourite guesthouse: comfortable, green, with a great bar/restaurant and helpful staff (including on sunset boat trips on the river). Highly recommended! My only criticism is that wifi is limited to the reception area - but there it is very good. (Tip to Old House: extend coverage!)
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Luke Riggs, General Manager at The Old House
Responded 09 Sept 2022
Thank you once again for your stay with us and WOW, what a kind and great review.. we working on wifi in the resturant :)
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MayvN wrote a review Jul 2021
55 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice guest house for a one night stay. Mo self catering option, restaurant available. Offers trips on the river and river can be accessed on foot close-by. Staff very friendly and helpful. Typical guest house experience with a room and en-suite bathroom.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No family rooms available
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lchale874184 wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointing, it is in a lovely location by the river. The hotel lives up to it’s namesake Old House, very run down could do with a serious revamp, the bathroom was in poor shape! For me it was more a back packers venue. We paid in 120€ for the night (breakfast included) overpriced and the food really appalling. A big big disappoint
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Date of stay: February 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Luke Riggs, General Manager at The Old House
Responded 17 Feb 2023
Apologies about your stay with us, we are currently doing maintenance this time of year and the rains have not helped. We appreciate the feedback and resolve our issues. Safe travels
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bekki_amy wrote a review Aug 2023
Barleythorpe, United Kingdom29 contributions15 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for three nights as a solo female traveller prior to the star of a mobile safari. I couldn’t have wished for more. Wonderful friendly and welcoming staff, beautiful room, along with a lovely bar and great value food. What more can you want? Reception also organised a fantastic trip to a Victoria Falls which was very reasonably priced. I’d love to make a particular thanks to Andreck for making me feel at home despite eating alone. A real credit to the Old House.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Luke Riggs, General Manager at The Old House
Responded 13 Dec 2023
Thank you for the kind review :)
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Jim H wrote a review Feb 2023
Leeds, England, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous place.

Lovely food and breakfast. Food is reasonably priced and very generous portions. Coffee at breakfast some of the best coffee i have had in Botswana

. friendly staff. Boat trip a "must do" with knowledgeable guide

highly recommended
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Luke Riggs, General Manager at The Old House
Responded 09 Feb 2023
Many thanks for your wonderful review. Safe travels
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KatLeg wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom45 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice B & B next to the river. Pleasant setting and good accommodation. Breakfast tasty. Staff friendly. Offers decent WiFi, a small pool and safe parking. We had a lovely spacious room, but this place is starting to look a little tired around the edges and in need of maintenance (especially the bathroom). Would have felt more accepting of this if the price had been more appropriate - we felt it was a little on the steep side for what they were offering.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Luke Riggs, General Manager at The Old House
Responded 09 Sept 2022
Many thanks for your kind response. Will look at the pricing, things are all just so expensive now. Safe travels
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Elizabeth O wrote a review Dec 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely, clean, well appointed rooms. Good food, especially breakfast. Friendly service. Staff was helpful when I needed to use the reception computer to book a flight. You can sit by the pool and watch the warthogs or stroll down to the river.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: One room as three beds; one double, two twin
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junglejanebettenay wrote a review May 2022
Derby, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Strangely enough I didn't make it to The Old House this time, but my guides and Client did and they absolutely LOVED it. The cozy atmosphere, fantastically friendly efficient staff and superb cuisine all added to their glowing experience. I was SO SAD I couldn't be there and have a yarn to Luke Riggs who has made this place better than your average home away from home. If their was 10 stars I would have rated 10 1/2!! Next time I will BE THERE, I can already almost taste the freshly caught seafood melting in my mouth, and the comfortable bed luring me in for a superb quiet nights sleep. Luke, Kagiso and everyone else a HEARTY Thankyou!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from lucky
Kasane, Botswana3 contributions
Hi Tamsin, Wish we could help but we are very booked up already and we only have 10 rooms. Many thanks Luke
Answer from lucky
Kasane, Botswana3 contributions
Try book something through Shearwater or Wildhorizons in Vic falls, they will happily look after your bags. A taxi will take an hour to the Bots border the 15 min to town from there.
Answer from lucky
Kasane, Botswana3 contributions
Hi, we are a 15 minute walk fro Chobe Safari lodge, nice to walk here but suggest taking a taxi back in the evening.
Susana V asked a question Oct 2018
Madrid, Spain120 contributions39 helpful votes
¿Me gustaría saber cual es el costo de la excursión a Victoria Falls?
Answer from dcablo
la massana, andorra7,338 contributions1,060 helpful vote
Nosotros contratamos transporte privado para 4 personas con SM Tours por 1800 pulas. Con nosotros todo el día a nuestra disposicion. Muy serios
BradH0ward wrote a tip Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order your meal early as it can take a little while to arrive during busy times"
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Danielatvl wrote a tip May 2023
Milan, Italy53 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
" Don't miss the Chobe cruise"
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Elizabeth O wrote a tip Dec 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"One room as three beds; one double, two twin"
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MayvN wrote a tip Jul 2021
55 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No family rooms available"
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yamon08 wrote a tip Jul 2021
New York City, New York1,450 contribution24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can walk next door for PCR test"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,593 - R 2,924 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National ParkKasane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old House
Which popular attractions are close to The Old House?
Nearby attractions include Savute Reserve (4.8 km), CARACAL Biodiversity Center (2.0 km), and Boab Prison Tree (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Old House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Plus Coffee & Curry, The Old House, and Chobe Safari Lodge Restaurant menu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Old House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Old House have airport transportation?
Yes, The Old House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Old House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kasane.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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