River View Lodge

River View Lodge

Plot 5824, Kwena Road, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
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4.5
#3 of 20 lodges in Kasane
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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We are an intimate, private lodge ideally situated on the banks of the lower Chobe River in the Kazungula/Kasane region of northern Botswana, where friendly, efficient service is at the heart of everything we do. The perfect place to relax and unwind after exploring the beautiful surroundings of Chobe, our recently refurbished rooms and chalets are very tastefully appointed and are all en-suite and air-conditioned. For guests looking for a bit of extra indulgence, we also offer a beautiful private home which features a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and large open-plan living area including lounge, dining area and kitchen. Our gardens are majestically landscaped and offer a tranquil environment in which to relax and enjoy the views of the Chobe River. Located on the doorstep of Chobe National Park and a mere 1-hour drive from the mighty Victoria Falls, we offer game drives, boat cruises and day trips to Victoria Falls, and are on hand to assist with arranging other activities available in the region. With consistently positive reviews about our exceptionally friendly service, we strive to ensure each and every one of our guests has a truly memorable stay with us. We cannot wait to welcome you!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans
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HighlandLass24 wrote a review Aug 2022
Baltimore, Maryland188 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our three night stay here with games drives into Chobe National Park and Boat Cruises on the Chobe River. The lodges themselves are individual concrete built rooms that are spacious, modern, have air conditioning and full bathrooms. The staff were all kind and helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and the view of the river was nice. Our guide for the drives and cruises, Mathews was AMAZING. He was nice and knowledgeable and spent just the right amount of time letting us see the animals without rushing but without staying too long and getting bored. He really made the trip. Dinners were also amazing and really flavorful. We loved our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your glowing review and we are delighted you loved your stay with us! Guest reviews are shared with our entire team, and such positive feedback means so much to us all. A big thank you especially from Matthews for your wonderful feedback about your activities. We would love to welcome you back again one day, hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Hayley T wrote a review Feb 2023
Portsmouth20 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first experience of Botswana was River View Lodge, and they did their country proud! Beautiful gardens on the banks of the Chobe, with only an electric fence separating guests from game! Spotless accommodation, inviting communal and dining areas, attentive and fun staff, and great, fresh food from a small, but varied, menu.
We ventured out on the morning land safari and evening river cruise into the neighbouring Chobe Park - seeing lions, giraffe, hippos, and elephants - among many more.
We will return.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2023
Dear Hayley, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! Your feedback means the world to us, and we are thrilled your stay with us gave you such a good first impression of Botswana! It would be our absolute pleasure to welcome you back again one day, hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Caroline wrote a review Jul 2023
Perth, Australia765 contributions219 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing little lodge on the banks of the Chobe River, they offer their own safari cars and boats to explore at exceptionally good prices.
The rooms are newly decorated (room 2 was ours) in a lovely comfortable fashion, cosy beds with tea and coffee and a verandah to enjoy it on.
All of the staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble, Mossie arranged an esky with a substantial breakfast and flask of coffee for us when we wanted to go out early for a self drive game drive.
Dinner and the safari tea has all been huge and so delicious. Proper home cooked style food that’s abundant and tasty. The wine list is small but very good and so reasonably priced:
There’s a fire pit to sit around after dinner with an amarula cream or drink of your choice from the bar.
We are so happy we stayed here and would definitely recommend to family and friends.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book dinner so they know you’re staying in to eat as everything is made fresh every day!
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 15 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, and for your wonderful feedback! We are all delighted you enjoyed your stay and felt so well looked after by the team, and we hope to be able to welcome you back again one day!
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Alexandra R wrote a review Jul 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't Hesitate to book this place is jewel on the Chobe River! My friend and I recently travelled around Botswana. Of all the places we stayed the River View Lodge was by far the best. We felt so welcomed checking in, Sofia was expecting us it was a warm greeting, the room was clean, comfy and the setting was stunning. The meal set up was a unique family style dinner which was great for sitting around and meeting other lovely travelers. This is a smaller sized resort and as a result the staff knew each guest and was able to provide personalized recommendations for them. We took advantage of the sunset cruise and the early morning game drive. The guide was wonderful and the vehicle was very comfy. I think families, couples and solo travelers would all feel at home at this lodge. My friend and I ending up staying again on our way back through Kasane and the entire River Lodge Family was waiting to greet us, hear about our adventures and they had upgraded our room. This really was a home away from home. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. So we will just have to visit again! Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sofia Keladitis, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 08 Jul 2022
Dear Alexandra, Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you and Jessica felt so at home with us and it was such a pleasure to host you twice during your travels around Botswana (we are all still blown away that you saw cheetah on your camping trip! How lucky!). We would love to welcome you back again one day, hopefully in the not too distant future <3 Best wishes to you both from your River View Lodge family.
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Magnus and Lillemor Hultin wrote a review Jul 2023
Gothenburg, Sweden123 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a Swedish couple who spent two nights at this lovely lodge in June 2023. The accommodation is spacious, the surroundings are stunning, the food is very good and the activities well organized.
Compared to more expensive lodges River View Lodge gives great value for the money..
We had two game drives and two boat tours - the guides were very knowingly and made their best efforts to maximize our experiences. We guess it s the nature experience that makes most people come here and that certainly didn't t disappoint.
All in all we have nothing but great things to say about River View Lodge.and it comes highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 23 Jul 2023
Dear Magnus and Lillemor, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, and for your wonderful feedback! It was such a pleasure to host you during your visit to Botswana, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and felt we offered good value for money. We greatly appreciate your recommendation of us, and hope to be able to welcome you back again one day! Best wishes from us all at River View Lodge.
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Tinadmc wrote a review Jul 2023
Ghent, Belgium48 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights in The River View hotel with our 2 boys , 12 and 14 y old. When you approach the hotel from the outside it does not look very special, but first impressions CAN be wrong.
The welcome was very warm and the rooms were very nice, clean and modern with great pictures on the wall.
They come to check the rooms twice a day and have a very good laundry service. We got our clothes neatly and ironed back the same day.
We did some nice game drives and a boat Safari with their own guide John. Very friendly man and lots of knowledge.
The food was very tasty, with a free lunch in the afternoon and always a vegetarian option.
Our last night the hotel was fully booked and there were not enough tables to eat dinner in the dining area. The solution however was wonderfull. They made this amazing decorated table next to the camp fire, our own private dinner. The friendly waitress even teaches me how to fold the napkins in to a bird.
The staffs treats you very friendly and makes you feel at home. They are always smiling and you can ask them everything.
Thank you so much for the wonderfull stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 15 Jul 2023
Thank you so very much for your review! Guest feedback is really important to us and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and felt so at home with us. It was such a pleasure to host you and your family during your visit to Botswana, and we hope to be able to welcome you back again one day!
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VicsterK wrote a review Jun 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really lovely place, very nicely located on the banks of the Chobe river, run by fabulous staff.

I stayed here with my father and daughter for two nights ( We would love to have stayed longer but we had already spent a couple of weeks in Namibia and 24 hours in Vic Falls immediately before coming here.

The rooms are clean, spacious and nicely equipped and the food was great. It's not the most extensive menu for dinner (though there is a vegetarian option), but it is excellent quality. We loved both of our evening meals. Breakfast was great too and there is a nice 'safari tea' put on around 2pm which was very welcome and included a savoury dish and salad with cakes and tea/coffee etc.

The organised morning game drives were wonderful. We saw so much wildlife, including a leopard and a stand off between a herd of buffalo and a large pride of lions (amongst many other wonderful sights). The game drive guide Matthew was great and his right hand man on the day, John. There is also an afternoon boat cruise option which I'd highly recommend. Again the wildlife is abundant and heading back down the river as the sun goes down I pretty unforgettable.

A big shout out goes to the wonderful Mossy (sorry if that is not the right spelling) and Shingi, who was running the admin (I've never deal with anymore more patient and responsive!) It was my daughter's birthday while we were there and they left a lovely treat in the bedroom and set up our evening meal table outside by the open fire with a special cake. It was very thoughtful and much appreciated.

I'd really recommend this place. We all really enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 01 Jul 2023
Dear Victoria, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us so much and it would be our absolute pleasure to welcome you all back again one day! Best wishes from all of us at River View Lodge.
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Jeanene L wrote a review Nov 2022
105 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our 3 night stay here. Our room was was very spacious, modern and very comfortable. We had a lovely view from our outdoor area to the pool and river. Gardens and lush and green and the common areas were very welcoming and inviting. The meals were delicious, one evening they set us up a table overlooking the river for
Dinner which we thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed. All staff were very kind, friendly and always happy to help if needed. The game drives and river trips were fantastic. A lot of wildlife spotted including 2 leopards which was amazing.

Thank you to all
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Guest feedback is so important to us, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us so much and felt well looked after by the entire team. It was our absolutely pleasure to host you during your visit ot Chobe, and we hope to be able to welcome you back again one day.
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M Nair wrote a review Jan 2024
Los Angeles, California455 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We, family of 3, stayed 3 nights starting Dec 30. Spend the 2024 NY at this lodge and would always be memorable. Shingi from office is awesome and so are many of the folks who work there. We loved our cabin (No. 2) which had a great view of the Chobe river. Cabin was big enough for the 3 of us. The maids do a great job of keeping it clean and tidy each day. Breakfast / dinner area is spacious and beautiful. My wife and daughter are vegans and their choices were limited but staff made every effort to make sure they have something. One of the suggestions for them would be to increase meal choices. One more suggestion would be to reduce the time between meal courses. Like don't make folks wait for 25 minutes to get their dessert after the main course. 24/7 tea and coffee station is available along with filtered water which you can refill your bottle. We did full day Chobe park safari , chobe river afternoon crruise and they were awesome. We got Matthew as our safari guide and he is a great driver/ safari guide. On final day we got Matthew again for our shuttle ride to Kasane airport which is about 15 mins from lodge. Overall great experience and would love to stay there again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sofia K, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2024
Dear Manoj, It was such a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us over the New Year holidays, and thank you so much for your wonderful review! Guest reviews are shared with our entire team, and we are all so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Many thanks as well for your suggestions, which have been well noted and are greatly appreciated. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again one day, hopefully in the not too distant future!
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Marian V wrote a review May 2022
Cameron23 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at ruver view lodge!
The owners and staff are fantastic and really do their best making you feel welcome (eg arranging our pcr tests, changing money for us, giving advice, etc).

The premisis is clean; the rooms are nice and big. Food is good. The river cruise is a must!

We would stay here again next time when we are near Kasane
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sofia Keladitis, General Manager at River View Lodge
Responded 27 May 2022
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and felt so welcomed and well looked after by the entire team. We hope you had a fantastic remainder of your holiday in Botswana, and it would be our genuine pleasure to welcome you all back again one day.
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Kasane, Botswana1 contribution
Dear Julie, Many thanks for your interest in River View Lodge. Further to Klaus's helpful response, please note the Private Home has an en-suite bathroom featuring both a bath and shower, and with an additional WC off the main living area. Should the Private Home be booked as a 2-bedroom unit (by way of an optional interleading Twin Room), please note the Twin Room also has its own separate bathroom with both a bath and shower. Best wishes, River View Lodge
Cc C asked a question Jan 2018
Gaborone, Botswana2 contributions
Hi.please may I have contacts of this lodge
Answer from AntJa2704
Mainz, Germany190 contributions30 helpful votes
Just google River View Lodge Kasane please.
Answer from DerekJG
Rotterdam, The Netherlands60 contributions4 helpful votes
If you contact the lodge they can arrange transport (about an hour) but you have to change taxi at the border. The lodge will also arrange an early morning game drive or evening river cruise. We found the river cruise much better, saw lots of game and got up close.
Meg123456 asked a question Feb 2016
16 contributions4 helpful votes
How do you make a reservation enquiry?
Caroline wrote a tip Jul 2023
Perth, Australia765 contributions219 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book dinner so they know you’re staying in to eat as everything is made fresh every day!"
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Einar Norway wrote a tip Dec 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All roms face Chobe river !"
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Klaus G wrote a tip May 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1,048 contribution243 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"unit 10 has a river view"
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KTSB wrote a tip Apr 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania173 contributions128 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All are great."
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99rudi1982 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Kitwe, Zambia4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"river facing rooms, better view"
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PRICE RANGE
R 4,138 - R 7,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National ParkKasane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about River View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to River View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Chobe Crocodile Farm (0.2 km), Vuche Vuche Basket Weavers (7.8 km), and Buzzadi Trading (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at River View Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at River View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at River View Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thebe restaurant and bar, Debonairs Pizza, and Hungry Lion Kazungula.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River View Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does River View Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, River View Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River View Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Afrikaans.
Does River View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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