From R 3453.00
Number of Rooms 11-20
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Thamalakane River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19kms from Maun and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The rambling lodge has an idyllic setting and is committed to service excellence. Their 10 free standing luxury stone and thatch en suite chalets are nestled in the shade of majestic riverine trees. Twin and doubles are available. The spacious chalet interiors have a feature stone wall with an en-suite bathroom consisting of a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Rooms are well ventilated with a unique “skylight type” wall. Each chalet has a private patio with a river view. The Thamalakane lodge restaurant is a magnificent rambling thatch and wood structure with views of the Thamalakane River. This lodge feature is open to the public and has become renowned for its high standard of cuisine and service. The restaurant setting is idyllic with superb sunset views to be experienced over the River. Thamalakane Restaurant has a good wine list and a superb menu. It is fast being recognized as the best dining experience in Maun. Other facilities include a pool and conference facilities. The generous camping area has electrified sites and a modern ablution building. We can also arrange your tours safaris and scenic flights. Birding opportunities abound at the lodge, with the option of a Mokoro trip on the Thamalakane River taken from the lodge. The lodge offers day trip excursions into the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve.
Since the town's establishment in 1915 as the tribal capital of the Batawana people, Maun has had a rough and ready reputation as a hard-living 'Wild West' town servicing the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. But with the growth of the tourism industry and the completion of the tar road from Nata in the early 1990s, Maun has developed rapidly, losing much of its old frontier town character. It is now home to over 30,000 people. Regular supplies of almost everything can be bought in Maun, and the town boasts several good shopping centres, filling stations, as well as car and four-wheel-drive vehicle hire. The Maun Airport, which was officially opened in 1996 after extensive renovations, is - if one counts the light aircraft charters to the various Delta camps - one of the busiest airports in Southern Africa. The name Maun is derived from the San word "maung", which means "the place of short reeds". The village began in 1915 as the capital for the Tawana people. The capital was moved from Toteng after glorious victory over Ndebele King Lobengula. This metropolis is now spread out along the wide banks of the timeless Thamalakane River where red lechwe can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle. Areas of interest in and around Maun include the small Maun Game Reserve which covers just 8km2 of woodland. It follows the Thamalakane riverbank upstream from the Best Western Riley's Hotel and includes the original "Place of Reeds" from which the town takes its name. The reserve is open every day and is traversed by numerous walking trails for which a small entrance. Various cultural tours can be arranged, where one would have the opportunity of learning more about the customs of the locals.
Drive 15 minute on the Moremi Game Reserve road from Maun. we are situated in the left hand side of the ropad on the Banks of the Thamalakane River.
Thamalakane River Lodge is ideally located 20-minute drive from Maun Airport. 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