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About Dumela Lodge

Dumela Lodge is 'your home away from home' when visiting Francistown, whether on business or passing through. We are located just outside the Ntshe residential, which is just 10 minutes' drive from the city centre and the airport. Some refer to us as a bush lodge, while others refer to us as 'out of town in town'. We are thus perfectly located as a stop over to and Makgadikgadi National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the famous Victoria falls in Zimbabwe.

The lodge comprises a wooden thatched structure, which houses reception, a cocktail bar where you can catch up with your favourite sport on satellite TV, and a restaurant. The lodge provides Wi-Fi hot spot free of charge. Accommodation is offered in luxury en-suite tented chalets on raised timber decks. Our swimming pool is the biggest in town and there is also a beach volleyball court.

Our seven luxury- ented chalets consist of three twins and four doubles, en-suite facilities, hairdryers, tea and coffee-making facilities, mosquito net and electricity supply of 230 V round plugs.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 20 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 31 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Mid Range

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tswana (Setswana)


  • 2 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Dumela Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Dumela Lodge

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Nicole Astfalck, South Africa
24 July 2016

Our experience was not great. Firstly we booked for a family of 4 only to find 1 double room had been booked so the kids had to sleep on mattresses on the floor.The pool has no water and is in terrible condition. Not like the website. At night the tent was so loud from all the flapping parts and we nearly blew  away. Not to mention the loud music coming from a shabeen or the like close by.We eventually packed up and left early, only to find out we were the only people staying at the lodge that night. Not surprisingly.It is doubtful I will book through SafariNow again.Establishments Response:th...
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Caren Vermeulen, South Africa
21 July 2015

The unit was clean and very comfortable with a lovely big bath.  We booked a family unit and the children had to sleep om mattresses. We thought that the children would sleep on beds if we book a family unit. 

Wynand Bester, South Africa
12 January 2015

Tented chalets are tastefully furnished, but in need of maintanance. We felt rather alone, as we were the only guests.

Linel Claassen, South Africa
22 September 2014

What a brilliant place to stay! The most friendly staff I have ever come across and such a lovely place. Top Notch!

Dr RM du Plooy, South Africa
01 July 2014

We enjoyed our overnight stay at Dumel Lodge. It was relaxing and quite and also enjoyed ou dinner. Staff was efficient and friendly.

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Dumela Lodge Map

Dumela Lodge is 1.3km from the centre of Phase V4 , the nearest airport 174.3km (JM Nkomo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Phase V4

Domboshaba Heritage Site

(59.5 km from Phase V4)

The Domboshaba Ruins is an Iron Age stonewall site built during the Great Zimbabwe era in 1450AD. During its heyday it functioned as the capital of the Bakalanga tribal state known as Butua. Every October the Kalanga culture is celebrated at...