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Kwalape Safari Lodge
Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Friendly Affordable Accomodating”
Reviewed 3 November 2011

We were very fortunate to discover this gem while traveling Botswana on a recent fishing trip.
The friendly and attentive staff made a lasting impression from the word go, and really made us feel welcome in true Batswana fashion.
So much so that, what would have been a stay for the weekend only, turned into a stay of 8 days.
Even though we were not looking for 5* accommodation (but got 5* treatment), the tented housing and clean ablutions (shared for tented and campsite guests) were more then adequate to our needs, while there is also more luxurious units (en-suite bathrooms) available for the more fussy travelers.
Ever attentive to our needs, the staff really went out of their way to cater to our needs, even allowing us the use of 1 of the campsites(at NO extra charge) for our evening braai.
The ever helpful staff will organize activities on your behalf, like trips to the Victoria Falls, game drives, fishing trips etc.
They also offer some night time entertainment with traditional dancers and some live music.
The Lapa and bar, next to the crystal clear swimming pool, is a favorite spot after a days activities.
The restaurant offers affordable good quality breakfast, lunch and dinners.
Only a couple of minutes drives from the CBD of Kasane or Gazangula makes this the ideal place for a stay over or even as a main camp from where to explore the surrounding area.
The price conscious traveler won't find better accommodation at a better deal then Kwalape Lodge, so be sure to include them on your next African safari.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Kwalape Safari Lodge

Property: Kwalape Safari Lodge
Address: Main Road | Situated between Kazungula and Kasane, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Chobe National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kwalape Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated between Botswana’s northern towns of Kazungula and Kasane, Kwalape Safari Lodge offers the perfect base to discover the wonders of Chobe National Park and River, with its vast elephant herds and wildlife populations. Kwalape is only an hour away from the magnificent Victoria Falls and 1 km away from where four great African countries meet (Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana) making Kwalape an ideal location to explore from. Kwalape means ‘at home’ in Setswana and it is our management philosophy for all guests to feel welcome, relaxed and at home during their stay and to leave us as friends. We offer value for money accommodation with excellent service. Constructed of canvas, wood and thatch, in harmony with its luscious and naturally landscaped surroundings, Kwalape Lodge comprises 12 chalets each with spacious living areas, en-suite bathroom facilities and a private veranda; 12 safari tents and camping facilities for overland and private tours. The main restaurant and bar are thatched and nestled into the surrounding bush with the restaurant bar offering a stunning elevated deck, ideal for sun downers and sharing the day’s experience with other guests. Other facilities include a swimming pool, conference facility and Boma for starlight meals. ... more   less 
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