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Thakadu Bush Camp

Ghanzi south side, Ghanzi Botswana
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#3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Ghanzi
Thakadu is a family run bush camp in the middle of a private game reserve, just 3km outside of Ghanzi, 700km from Gaborone, 500km from Windhoek and 280km from Maun. We have comfortable en suite rooms, swimming pool and a bar overlooking our waterhole, as well as a very popular restaurant serving game dishes from our own farm for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available


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Ghanzi south side, Ghanzi Botswana
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport332 miSee all flights
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We had a fairly comfortable night after arriving quite late. The dinner was excellent. A rustic set up but we didn’t really have enough time here to explore all that is available especially the wild life. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere very tranquil.
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We stayed in a nondescript cottage here while in transit from Maun to Windhoek. It was clean and met our needs. The staff were friendly. The restaurant was better than expected. It was fine for one night, but there is nothing that we saw to recommend it as a destination in its own right. It would be a particularly long drive, but had I to do over again, I would consider driving from Maun to Windhoek without stopping overnight. I can’t speak to value because this was booked as part of a larger package.
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The restaurant has a lovely outlook on the water hole where a variety of animals come to have a drink of water and it was truly amazing to watch.On top of the spectacular view the restaurant had really good food and friendly service .My stay was very peaceful and a delight .The room was equipped with hot water a very comfortable bed an air conditioner and of course a coffee stand for those who would like a cup of goodness before bed. I would definitely recommend Thakadu for those who are searching for a relaxing break or even just for an adventure as they also have very enlightening activities one being the bushman walk . This was undeniably one of my best stays in Botswana .
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we stayed 1 night(thankfully) not as we had booked thru our travel agent but in a meru, cottage and 2 budget rooms. Well these budget rooms are disgusting shacks that should not even be charged for. Stinking toilets , plank shacks. we have previously stayed here on 3 occasions and this must rate as the worst, serious lack of maintenance . Wont be back
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Response from Jeanette W, Manager at Thakadu Bush Camp
Responded Jul 13, 2019
I will reply to your review with our side of the story. Your agent booked what we had available, we could not upgrade you as all the other rooms were taken.The fact you could not get what you wanted made you angry with us. I presume as you have not mentiond the other accomodation you were happy with them, The wooden budget cabins are what they are BUDGET, and are slightly more expensive than camping with your own tent and bedding and using the communal ablution block. If the toilets were stinking ( I have checked they are not) perhaps you should have discussed it with the management, instead of going back to South Africa to complain.
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We camped here for one night on our way to the CKGR. Our campsite was well established with big shady trees and was easy walking distance to the shower block (clean with hot water) and the main reception/restaurant. We had a delicious dinner in the restaurant which overlooks a waterhole and saw various animals throughout the evening. Bar serves cold beers and wifi was pretty good. It's a short drive to Ghanzi if you need to stock up on supplies.
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Response from Jeanette W, Manager at Thakadu Bush Camp
Responded Jun 30, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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$100 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BotswanaGhanzi DistrictGhanzi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thakadu Bush Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Thakadu Bush Camp?
Nearby attractions include Gantsi Craft (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thakadu Bush Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Thakadu Bush Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thakadu Bush Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thakadu Bush Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.