We stayed here for a longer than normal stopover, two nights for some well earned rest before continuing our journey. And what a good choice for a longer stop. Excellent setting some 5km off the main road, easy to find as its entrance is well signed on the right hand side of the road before you enter Ghanzi travelling from the east ( Gabarone). The road up to the camp is sandy and rocky in parts but not difficult in our 2WD vehicle as long as you are careful. Main building set out as the pub, small bar area, outside seating for meals, and a back room complete with pool table! This building overlooks the waterhole where the ranch game frequently drink. And a very nice swimming pool, very cold in September but exceedingly refreshing. The accommodation is of course meru tents on raised concrete platforms with cold water and powerful hot water shower, flushing toilet, electricity, all modern conveniences for tented accommodation. Even a kettle supplied with tea and coffee and a lockable security box. Each has a good sized patio area out front with seating to enjoy the views over woodland. They are set reasonably well apart to keep any noise from neighbours to a minimum. Walking the grounds one afternoon was a pleasant couple of hours spotting eland, kudu, duiker and other gazelle game and these can be frequently seen between the tents and at the waterhole.
Breakfast consisted of buffet for juice, tea, coffee and cereals. Hot breakfast was cooked, eggs, bacon, toast, all freshly cooked. Evening meals were primarily game based, all delicious and considering you are very likely to eat there and not drive the 5km to town, still very reasonably priced at around Rand65 for mains and only 15 for a Windhoek beer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less