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Thakadu Lodge in Ghanzi Botswana and accommodation in South Africa and Namibia

Thakadu Camp lets you experience the sights and sounds of the Kalahari without breaking the budget. They have meru tents (pitched on rock plinths in East-African style, with electricity and en suite) and safari dome tents (pitched beneath ancient leadwood trees, with electricity and served by two ablution blocks). Then, there are also a raised pool (with waterfall), bar (a popular “waterhole” among visitors) and restaurant (offering excellent meals at good prices) all overlook the “real” waterhole. Apart from the variety of birds and animals at Thakadu, you can also learn more about the ancient Bushman culture on guided walks. 

Temba Safari are leaders in Youth tours and accommodation reservations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Contact Temba for online reservations such as Kalahari Arms Hotel near Ghanzi in Botswana.

Sangiro Lodge in Bloemfontein Sangiro Lodge is near Shell Ultra City in Bloemfontein at the exit from the N1 to Bloemfontein. If you like the Thakadu camp near Ghanzi you might like Bains Game Lodge Bloemfontein. Bains Lodge offers self-catering ( self contained ) or hotel accommodation next to the N1 at Nelson Mandela exit at Bloemfontein. Closer to Ghanzi, but still in the Free State in South Africa, is Hakuna Matata Guesthouse in Koffiefontein.

From Thakadu Camp you can drive northwards to Maun the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi. We offer a selection of hotels and cars in Maun and the Okavango, which is only three hours' drive from Ghanzi. On the Western panhandle of the Okavango Delta lies Shakawe. Here Drotsky Cabins is a mere 5 hours drive with a Landcruiser or car from Temba Car Hire from the Kalahari Arms Hotel in Ghanzi and is the most popular lodge or hotel. If you visit Ghanzi, Maun and the Okavango Delta, we strongly recommend Andries Erwee as your tour guide.

Drotsky’s bei Shakawe entlang des Okavango-Deltas in Botswana. Drotsky’s Cabins sind die perfekte Unterkunft zur Vogelbeobachtung und zum Angeln bei Shakawe, Botswana. Xaro Lodge Luxuslodge nahe Shakawe im westlichen schmalen Landstreifen des Okavango-Deltas in Botswana.

Most people visiting Thakadu near Ghanzi in Botswana will start their tour in the capital city Gaborone, where we offer a selection of good hotels. Thakadu Lodge in Ghanzi is five hours' drive from Gaborone. In Gaborone you can stay in the The Big Five Lodge or if you prefer something more luxurious you can stay in Cresta Lodge Gaborone. Unfortunately there is no sister hotel of the Kalahari Arms in Gaborone. However, if you prefer the rural atmosphere of Thakadu Camp why not try Mokolodi Lodge Gaborone self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation just 12 km from Gaborone?

Chobe Game Reserve in the north of Botswana is world renown for its excellent game viewing and accommodation, such as Chobe Safari Lodge, Mowana Safari Lodge and the more affordable Toro Lodge and Senyati Safari Camp.
Tuli Safari Lodge in the Tuli Game Reserve in the east of Botswana and on the border with South Africa is best known for its huge herds of Elephants.
Kalahari Rest is on a farm 20 km north of Kang next to the Trans Kgalagadi Highway in Botswana.
North Gate Lodge is in Nata in Botswana. They offer luxury accommodation.
Nguma Island along the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta is an excellent lodge with enormous birding potential.
Makgadikgadi Pans are the largest salt pans in the world and best known for the annual wildebeest migration which takes place in Sepetember. Lodges such as Jack's Camp, Planet Boabab and Gweta Lodge promise to be home away from home.
Gaborone is a modern buzzling city with some excellent hotels such as the Gaborone Sun and Cresta Lodge. Gaborone is not only the capital of Botswana but one of the world's fastest growing cities.
Namibia Hotels and Lodges in all towns include Windhoek, Lüderitz and Swakopmund and all destinations such as the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei and Etosha National Park.
Halali Rest Camp is the central rest camp in Etosha National Park in Namibia and famous for its waterhole.
Otjiwarongo and Waterberg Mountains is home to famous lodges such as the Waterberg Plateau National Park, Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, Otjibamba Game Lodge and Frans Indongo Guesthouse.
Byseewah Guest House in Hentiesbay is perfect for those anglers who prefer not to sacrifice their luxury while on a fishing safari. Byseewah arrange fishing trips for the least independent anglers.
Hotel Eberwein is a German style hotel known for its excellent service in Swakopmund.
Windhoek Casino and Country Club is Namibia's best five star hotel and the capital's only five star hotel. It is surrounded by an eigteen hole golf course.
Kamieskroon and Namaqualand accommodation including the \Kamieskroon Hotel and the Namaqualand National Park which include the Skilpad Nature reserve.
Lüderitz Bay is the southern harbour of Namibia. Diamonds made Lüderitz famous, but today ghost towns such as Kolmanskop is the only indication of the diamond rush. In Lüderitz you can stay in either the luxury The Nest Hotel or the Pension Zur Waterkant Guesthouse.
Zelda Guest Farm is very close to the Botswana border and 90 km from Gobabis in the east of Namibia.
Maritz Country Lodge was previously known as the Lafenis Rest Camp. Here you can overnight in basic accommodation just south of Keetmanshoop without breaking the bank.
Motopo Hills also known as Matobo Hills is the National Park near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Beautiful rock formations create a spectacular sight. Temba Lodges offers accommodation such as Matopo Hills Lodge, Granite Ridge and Maleme Rest Camp in this beautiful park.
Do an Elephant Back Safari at Victoria Falls. Many people might not be aware of the fact that Victoria Falls is in a big Game Park with the same name. The best way to do a safari is on the back of an animal and there is no better choice of animal for a safari than elephants.
Zimbabwe Botswana Flying Safari will start in Harare from where you will be transferred for two nights to Manapools, then to Kariba, Hwange and finally to Victoria Falls. From Victoria Falls you will travel by road to Chobe in Botswana.
Twee Rivieren is the main rest camp of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape of South Africa.
Springbok in the Northern Cape of South Africa and unofficial capital of Namaqualand offers very good accommodation establishments such as Kleinplasie self-catering accommodation, Springbok Hotel, Masonic Hotel and Kokerboom Motel.
Kamieskroon Hotel in Kamieskroon in Namaqualand is a small country hotel but perfect for those interested in the Namaqualand flowers.
Van Zijl Guesthouse in the Namaqualand town of Nieuwoudtville is an excellent destination from where you can explore Namaqualand during the flower season.
Kwazulu-Natal is also known as the Garden Province of South Africa. This province is known for its evergreen hills and beautiful Drakensberg Mountains, the magnificent coastline, St Lucia wetlands, a world heritage site and the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Temba Travel offers a variety of accommodation in this beautiful province.
The Free State Province is South Africa's most central province. The capital of the Free State is Bloemfontein.
Cremorne in Port St Johns offers excellent self-catering accommodation in fully equipped chalets, but if you need to be spoiled, Cremorne is more than willing to provide you with meals.
Arendsnes is an affordable family resort in Cintsa in the Eastern Cape. This resort is not on the beach but within walking distance of the beach.
Humewood Hotel in Port Elizabeth is a hotel with yesteday's charm but modern facilities. The Humewood is centrally situated and affordable.
The Western Cape with its magnificent floral kingdom, spectacular views and Mediteranian climate is South Africa's best known tourism destination. Cape Town's Table mountain and Robben Island is both Unesco world heritage sites while the Cape Winelands are internationally known as one of the worlds best wine producing regions.