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Thamalakane River Lodge

Sexaxa Ward, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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#3 of 76 Speciality lodging in Maun
Travellers' Choice
Thamalakane River Lodge is ideally located an easy 20-minute drive from Maun Airport en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. It is a secluded haven of tranquility nestled in a grove of mature riverine trees on the bank of the Thamalakane River. The rambling lodge has an idyllic setting and is committed to service excellence. It is a delightful place to come home to after a day spent exploring.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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KERRY B wrote a review Nov 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been to Thamalakane River Lodge 2x and each time it never disappoints. Highly recommend that if you are looking for accommodation...this is the spot to be. Spotless, Friendly, best beds, food amazing etc
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Room right on the river is the best
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_cedric_biwer wrote a review Nov 2021
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg19 contributions15 helpful votes
very nice lodges, spaceful and well equipped. Included was a river cruise where we saw hippos and a whole group of male bachelor elephants who crossed the river right in front of us. A lot of colourful birds could also be appreciated. A delightfull dinner was served with candlelights outside in front of the river. amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: I had a south side room that was delightful
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Claudio Müller wrote a review Oct 2021
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Thamalakane River lodge is a beautiful place with chance to hear or see hippos grassing in the front yard or swiming along the river. Nice chalet with everthing you will need. The restaurant serves lovely prepared dishes. Thanks to the staff for all services. Special thanks to Indy for the surprcing dinner on our very last day in Botswana!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Natasha V wrote a review Oct 2021
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Thank you everyone at Tamalakane River Lodge for an amazing time. It is such a beautiful place and on top of that we were spoiled in every aspect. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. We will definitely be back soon!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Mo wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great time at Thamakalane River Lodge. From our arrival at the airport, we were treated like proverbial royalty. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. We were fortunate to catch some Tiger fish in the Delta and the price for the boat, staff and equipment was reasonable. Great menu and service. The setting is on the Thamakalane river and we saw elephants and hippo.(frogs and hippos were lovely to hear at night) We stayed in the Babbler units and were impressed with the neatness, airconditioning and layout. Unfortunately we ran out of time as we still wanted to try the Spa. Great place, we will be back soon!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Book in advance as they are busy. We were fortunate that another family cancelled at the last...
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US$188 - US$460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictNgamiland EastMaun
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thamalakane River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thamalakane River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Okavango River (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thamalakane River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Thamalakane River Lodge?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Thamalakane River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thamalakane River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thamalakane River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thamalakane River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thamalakane River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Thamalakane River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Thamalakane River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thamalakane River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Thamalakane River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Thamalakane River Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.