HOTELS AND LODGES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Still longing for that childhood tree house? Then visit Sikumi Tree Lodge (S18 38 552 E027 05 307), near the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Here, however, you won’t find just any old plain tree house. The Sikumi Tree Lodge version is thatched, all en suite, with comfortable beds, glass-free windows and electric blankets in winter. Plus the tree houses overlook a waterhole that is very popular among the wildlife in the area, so you are guaranteed of seeing elephant or black-maned Kalahari lion from up close (but don’t worry, the premises is fenced).
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.
Maun Lodge in Maun offers luxury accommodation on the banks of the Thamalakane River. Maun Lodge is the perfect gateway to the Okavango Delta of Botswana.
Complete Botswana family holiday for people without a 4x4. It includes all the highlights of Botswana such as Maun, Drotsky Cabins and Namibian highlights such as Caprivi before returning to Botswana and Chobe Game Reserve.
Mahangu Safari Lodge on the banks of the Kavango or also known as the Okavango River in the Caprivi in Namibia.
Onkoshi Lodge or rest camp is the most luxurious lodge in Etosha National Park. Onkoshi is in the west of Etosha, the largest National Park in Namibia.
Frans Indongo Geusthouse offers luxurious accommodation north of the Waterberg Mountains in the Otjiwarongo district of Namibia.
Etotongwe Lodge in Outjo is new, tasteful and fully wheel chair friendly. The manager of Etotongwe Lodge in Namibias is physically handicapped himself and he therefore fully understands the needs of physically challenged people.
The Beach Hotel in Swakopmund is one of the newest and most modern hotels on the beach at Swakopmund. For those who value a beach view and good service, the beach hotel will be the answer.
Arebbusch Travel Lodge in Windhoek offers self-catering accommodation in a variety of chalets. The restaurant serves excellent meals for those who prefer to be spoilt.
Desert Homestead and Horse Trails are about 33 km south of Sossusvlei and Sesriem. At the Desert Homestead you can explore the Namib Desert on horse back.
The Nest Hotel in Lüderitz, Namibia is not only a luxury hotel, but it is in the most beautiful setting with breathtaking views over Lüderitz Bay.
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the world's second widest and deepest canyon after the Great Canyon in Arizona. Here Temba lodges offer accommodation such as Canyon Lodge, Ais-Ais, Canyon Roadhouse and Canyon Village on the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon, and The Fish River Lodge on the western rim of the Canyon.
The Arid Region Tour combines the Namaqualand flowers with the beauty of the Namib Desert. It includes South African National Parks such as the Namaqualand National Park and the Richtersveld National Park with the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, before returning to South Africa via the Trans Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies National Park.
The Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel in Bulawayo, the second largest city of Zimbabwe, is the country's most central luxury hotel.
Do a Night Safari with a bush dinner at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. There are not too many National Parks where you can enjoy a night safari and a bush dinner, let alone something of the quality of Victoria Falls.
Lake Kariba was at its completion in 1963 the world's largest man made lake. The town Kariba is near the dam on the north- eastern shores of this magnificent lake. Kariba hotels include the luxury Caribbea Bay Resort, Cutty Sark and Tamarind self-catering accommodation.
The Grand Zimbabwe tour is an example of a tour which includes all the highlights Zimbabwe has to offer. You can do this tour as a guided package or as a self-drive tour. The itinerary is flexible and so is your choice of accommodation. The tour departs from Johannesburg and includes visits to the Great Zimbabwe Monument, the eastern highlands and continues then via Kariba to Victoria Falls. From Victoria Falls, Hwange Safari Lodge is your next destination before you continue to Bulawayo and Motopo Hills. From here you will return to South Africa either via Beitbridge or Francistown in Botswana.
Nossob Rest Camp is in the area where you are most likely to see lions in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The Northern Cape and Namaqualand with its wide open areas, magnificent flowers and numerous lodges and hotels is South Africa's largest province.
The Masonic Hotel in Springbok in the Northern Cape of South Africa is the town's only three star and most luxurious hotel.
Augrabies National Park surrounds the Augrabies Falls, the largest waterfall in South Africa. Augrabies is in the northern Cape region of Namaqualand.
Graskop is on the escarpment in Mpumalanga. From Graskop you can visit all the nearby attractions such as Pilgrims Rest. Blyde River Canyon and Mac Mac Waterfalls.
Kamieskroon and Namaqualand accommodation including the \Kamieskroon Hotel and the Namaqualand National Park which include the Skilpad Nature reserve.
Underberg and Himeville are two small towns, but with the most spectacular views over the Drankensberg Mountains. In Underberg, Temba Lodges offers accommodation in the romantic Amazian Mountain River Lodge and the Sani Pass Hotel at the foot of the Sani Pass, while Sani Pass Chalets are on top of the pass, just within the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Coffee Bay and Hole In The Wall are beautiful towns along the Transkei Wildcoast in South Africa. Temba Lodges are proudly associated with Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay and Hole In the Wall Hotel.
The Trennery is an affordable resort hotel in the Kei region of the Wildcoast along the Eastern Cape coast of South Africa.
Meander Inn Guesthouse in East London is in the residential area of the city, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Erinvale Hotel is on a golf estate near Vergelegen estate in the beautiful Helderberg District in Somerset West, South Africa.
Temba Car Hire Toyota Corolla is an affordable but still luxury option for your car hire needs in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.