Chobe River Lodge

Chobe River Lodge

Plot 714, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
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Riverview room downstairs
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R 11 939
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R 11 939
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4.5
#4 of 20 lodges in Kasane
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Formerly know as The Garden Lodge we have completely renovated the property now CHOBE RIVER LODGE. This small property with a new look and service With 7 riverview suites overlooking the Chobe river and 5 courtyard rooms. Rooms are large with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Rooms have large decked verandas. The brand new swimming pool and pool loungers are for guests relaxation. Massages available on request Free wifi through the whole property. A self service check-in is installed at the brand new reception. Chobe River Lodge was built with the specific intention of offering personal service to a small number of guests. There are many fine lodges in the area, however most have over 100 beds, we have 24. We have our own private jetty and provide boat rides and game drives through our own company Ngweti Safaris. The combination of unlimited water and constant sunshine allows hibiscus, frangipani, bougainvillea, banana and paw paw to grow in profusion. Guests love the garden and the prolific birds attracted to the flowers and fruits. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Fishing
Free airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

Plot 714, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 62 out of 100
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Kasane Airport
Livingstone Airport
70.6 km
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Mikesh35 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom28 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at this Lodge. We found the Staff very accommodating and focussed on looking after their guests which they did throughout our stay. The catering staff must be congratulated on the variety and quality of their offerings which seemed to seamlessly appear throughout the day, excellent.

The various trips we took part in to Chobe NP and to the Chobe river were hosted by very knowledgeable and caring staff who worked wonders in ensuring that animals were found and their history, background explained in great detail. There was never a dull moment on these trips and once again, the snacks, drinks provided were first class.

I think the owners have made the right decision to upgrade the property, currently it is perfectly serviceable, but with the passing of time the current facilities, decor might be considered outdated by future guests. Tourism is a competitive market and other Lodges, Hotels etc might appear more attractive. One thing that many of them cannot offer is the intimacy of a small number of rooms and communal dining ......a real bonus in our eyes.

Mike & Jen
UK
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cor K wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Top class boutique hotel on the banks of Chobe river in Kasane! Excellent staff, stylish and comfortable facilities capped by exquisite food and private (land and water) safaris made memories that will last a lifetime.

We stayed in a family room, which provided two single beds for our kids and a king size bed for my wife and I. Whilst not out on safari, we enjoyed the onsite pool as well as a retreat from the midday heat to our airconditioned room. The chef served top restaurant quality food at times pre-arranged with with us to suit our preferences.

Our twice daily safaris where arranged around our schedule and wishes, and each trip provided unique experiences. Our guide was very friendly, professional and knowlegable.

Overall an experience that exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Derik Louw wrote a review Sept 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Anja awaited us at the gate with welcoming cold facecloths ...what a pleasant welcome after a long and difficult trip through se Savuti. She is a very interesting lady and inform us of interesting places to visit. The personal also welcomes us warm heartedly. Every meal was served with love and the table was extraordinary well set. One can sense that the staff is proud of what they offer the guest. We really enjoyed our stay with Anja and her staff at The Garden Lodge.
Derik and Rina Louw
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Wilbi wrote a review Oct 2023
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chobe River Lodge has direct access to the river. From the terrace you have a beautiful view over the garden to the river. The warthogs tell you "although you are in a civilized environment here, it is still wilderness".

The rooms are nicely furnished and offer a lot of space. All openings in the rooms are secured with fly screens, so there is no need for a mosquito net over the bed. We found this to be very pleasant.
It would be very nice if all rooms had a safe, but that can certainly be arranged :-)

The service is very good, you always have the impression that everything is very well organized. The food is very tasty and plentiful.

A great and interesting pool with nice loungers invites you to cool off.

The tour offer of "Wild Horizons" was fabulous with our guides BK (aka Botswana King :-)) and Tefo.
Were we already flashed by the boat tour with BK, we have to say that Tefo was the best tour guide of our 3-week tour. The man is the hammer! Three game drives through the park with him and none was like the other. His expertise and commitment were great!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book Tefo for your game drive tours.
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noel s wrote a review Apr 2021
16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at The Garden Lodge in March as our first stop in our 3 week road trip through Botswana. We had pre-arrange Kheto meals for my wife and we were not expecting much from any of the places we were going to be staying in as this may not be a very common request. Well were we pleasantly surprised. Hein pulled out all the stops to provide delicious meals. We had also requested a couples massage, which although is not currently offered by the lodge themselves, a mobile therapist with equipment was arranged by Hein and the massage was conducted on the premises (Now that is luxury service). The lodge is newly renovated and the quality of the workmanship is of a high standard. Our river cruise and game drive into the Chobe Game Reserve did not disappoint. We had so many animal encounters and all these activities are offered by the lodge and their staff.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Francois S wrote a review May 2021
7 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are seeking all of the comforts of home but long to spend some time in the wilderness, then this lodge is a MUST for your next visit to Botswana.

For years the idea of a ‘luxury bushveld experience’ still required visitors to bite the bullet and shoulder the irritations of run down, poorly looked after facilities.

At the risk of sounding cliche, you do not have to look any further. This lodge epitomises modernity and luxury without compromising on the authentic African experience.

What’s more is the staff are excellently trained and friendly. They tended to all of our wants and needs and went out of their way to offer us unique activities outside of the normal tourist areas.

The only ‘bad’ part of our experience at this lodge was having to leave.

We will be back as soon as possible. Highly recommend. You cannot go wrong.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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exploredaily wrote a review Apr 2024
Brookline, Massachusetts1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an excellent and highly enjoyable experience. The staff were attentive, kind and knowledgeable. We did two activities organized by the lodge: a sunset river cruise and then on the next day, a full day safari. Both were fantastic - the guides were excellent, the scenery was beautiful and the wildlife viewing was great. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the prepared meals were convivial and delicious. One of our party is celiac, and the staff was attentive and able to accommodate his needs- no issues with gluten exposure. The views along the rivers edge contributed to the lovely experience . All in all a relaxing lovely experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robert H wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place has a cool boutique feel and from the first minute you feel at home and looked after, everything is under control. We had a full board and safari programme which was perfectly managed everything worked like clockwork and the care and attention of everyone was as good as it could be. Go!
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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: All pretty awesome!
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Miss_YHadley wrote a review Jul 2022
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One night stay traveling between Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. We had a lovely stay, this hotel is great and the food was incredible. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, we really couldn’t have asked for more. Would recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We were a bit disappointed with our boat tour & were advised this was due to the busy waterway,...
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Michelle47303 wrote a review Jun 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana18 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are comfortable and the staff is great. The lodge is clean and beautifully decorated. They staggered groups and meals to maintain some social distance. Our meals were delicious and had a good wine selection. They could work on their dock, and the landscaping could use some work, but I'm sure this could be a challenge when you have warthogs eating on you lawn in the evenings.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Active-Reisen
Grainau, Germany4 contributions
Hi there, we are not the owners, we gave a review as we stayed there. Please do contact the establishment - we do highly recommend it. Enjoy your stay in Botswana
Kurt_g asked a question Oct 2019
Moosseedorf, Switzerland7 contributions2 helpful votes
Hallo Wir werden morgen bei euch eintreffen. Akzeptiert ihr auch NAD oder Rand als Zahlungsmittel??
Answer from Brendon N
Botswana
Hallo. We only accept Mastercard and VISA, as well as Dollar, Pula, and Euro. See you later! Best regards Brendon
Wilbi wrote a tip Oct 2023
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book Tefo for your game drive tours."
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Robert H wrote a tip Aug 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All pretty awesome!"
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511gh wrote a tip Jun 2023
Sasolburg, South Africa48 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Real sun downers at the bar a must."
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Kenneth L wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Its all good😁😀🤫🏅"
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Miss_YHadley wrote a tip Jul 2022
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were a bit disappointed with our boat tour & were advised this was due to the busy waterway, so would recommend considering the timing."
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PRICE RANGE
R 9,562 - R 10,775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Garden Lodge
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National ParkKasane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chobe River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chobe River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Savute Reserve (4.9 km), CARACAL Biodiversity Center (2.1 km), and Boab Prison Tree (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chobe River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Chobe River Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a sofa, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Chobe River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chobe River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chobe River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Plus Coffee & Curry, The Old House, and Chobe Safari Lodge Restaurant menu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chobe River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chobe River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chobe River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Chobe River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Chobe River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chobe River Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kasane.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chobe River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
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