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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Arrived at the Garden Lodge with a group of fellow Kiwis on our "Number One Kiwi Botswana Adventure" to be warmly welcomed by all the staff onsite. Shown to our beautiful room with private balcony, which, like the rest of the Lodge, was decorated with fascinating African handicrafts. Nothing was too much trouble - including the coffee and cake on the terrace for afternoon tea!
Meals were super, staff were friendly and attentive and the riverside setting of the Lodge made for great sunsets and animal watching. The staff went to such trouble to cater for the needs of all the guests in this boutique Lodge (whether couples or a group such as ours) - in all, very memorable.

Room Tip: Upstairs was gorgeous- rooms have a 2 bed mezzanine for family stays.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Judy074
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We enjoyed three lovely nights at the Garden Lodge -- a charming guest house where we felt at home right away. My youngest made herself at home in the kitchen with the cooks, and her older sister happily chased ducks in the garden. We all enjoyed the gardens, including the hippo that wandered up from the river right up to the hedge where we were having dinner! The meals were very good -- kid friendly variations were happily provided. Our room was comfortable and clean, with a neat loft area above with the children's two single beds. We had a nice view of the river. Phil was a charming host and I enjoyed our dinner conservation. The rest of his team were very friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed the Lodge's sunset river cruise -- amazingly close to hippos eating in the marshy parts of the river, and elephants right across from them. Probably the most spectacular water experience we've had with these beautiful big creatures. Our last night was my husband's birthday --- they made a special cake for him, and surprised him with everyone singing happy birthday. A special touch was the Amarula flavoring of the cake -- noting how much of it he'd been drinking in the previous evenings! Definitely a nice guest house to explore Chobe by land and water from.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank LMCalnan
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We recently stayed at the Garden Lodge occupying three rooms (us+2 kids, and 2 other double rooms). Location was very nice, with pleasant views down the garden to the river. Staff were fantastic and very accomodating with all our requests, including a birthday dinner in a private dining area on our last night. All game viewing (boating and truck) were in the lodge's private vehicles with their own experienced guide. Amazing game viewing - never been so close to so many elephants. We also saw a leopard twice, and an interesting exchange between three lion and a very large herd of elephants. We would love to go back again.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have a nice private balcony with views of the river.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Garden Lodge and had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff were welcoming and helpful from start to finish; the rooms were lovely; the setting is beautiful; and we had brilliant experiences on the game drives and the river safaris. Garden Lodge is personal and very pleasant - a lovely break and we would love to come back at some point.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Having experienced the beautiful Okavango Delta, the next stop on me and my fathers Botswanan tour was to be the Chobe National Park, and I cannot say how glad I am, that we spent our time their at The Garden Lodge, rather than some of the larger establishments nearby. For this, there is one reason, (for I am sure that the excellent boat tour and safari we recieved at Chobe, (a real highlight of the trip), would have been achieved at the said "larger establishments"), that of the close knit, warm family atmosphere that every part of the hotel exerted.

From the lizard shaped room keys, to chatting to the hosts at dinner, every part of the experience felt like we were in the proprietors own home. What is more, the lushous gardens with warthogs roaming free throughout them were perfect for a stroll, not to mention the open sitting area, and swimming pool that was jsut what was needed after a 35 degree centergrade boat safari along the Chobe river.

I woudl whole heartedly recomend this lodge to all coming to Kasane, for not only the safaris and facilities that is provides, but the warm and genuine recpetion you will recieve there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank BarnabyRule
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