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About The Big Five Lodge

Now you can experience the ultimate African adventure in Gaborone, Botswana, by staying at The Big Five Lodge. Come and enjoy the beauty, tranquility, comfort, and serene environment that The Big Five Lodge has to offer. The lodge is located just 10 minutes from the CBD, near the airport in Gaborone, Botswana.

Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana and the fastest growing city on the African continent. It is a vibrant, if small, sprawling modern city that provides souvenir shops, restaurants and services that visitors, drawn to Botswana for its abundant wildlife, will need. There are also a few sights to see and excursions to enjoy for those who only have a day or two in which to experience the country.

The Big Five Lodge gives you the opportunity of staying in a city while you experience the warm heart of Africa, and is the ideal stop over if you are on your way to explore the rest of Botswana.

Our thatched chalets are spacious and air-conditioned, and feature en-suite bathrooms. Our rooms range from Single to Double and Family Rooms and are equipped to meet the needs of the most discerning visitor. The rooms have been individually designed and decorated with natural colours and fabrics to create a warm and elegant ambience, and are also equipped with satellite TVs and telephones.

In addition, The Big Five Lodge offers a restaurant, bar, and a swimming pool. Secure parking is also available for residents. The staff of the Big Five Lodge pride themselves on friendly, efficient service.

Conference Venues: The lodge offers conference facilities for up to 700 delegates.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 250
  • Check-in: 15:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)
  • Czech
* Please enquire for further details.

The Big Five Lodge Rooms

Reviews for The Big Five Lodge

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Colleen Arendse
12 November 2017

The Big Five Lodge is a stunning resort but needs some serious maintenance. lots of water leakages which broke our hearts coming from Cape Town where we have a water shortage.menu could be improved upon as well to fit this beautiful establishment.;signage from the "Main" Rd is non existent which sent us riding in circles.

Brendon van Staden , South Africa
24 June 2013

Disgusting service, will never refer anyone there. Everything was a disaster!

24 June 2013

I have to let this down. This was the most unprofessional, unorganized, disappointing, uncomfortable stay I`ve ever experienced in my life. On arrival, no kettle in the compartment, order food at 19:00, food arrived at 22:30 at night. Next day found an apology letter, still no kettle, at night they deliver a dirty, filthy kettle that we never used. This was the most disgusting experience and I will never visit again.

Mike Rademaker, South Africa
08 March 2013

Bad service and a serious lack of maintenance.What you order at the restaurant is not what you get on your plate. Not worth the price charged. There are plenty of better places for the same price.

Roy du Pre, South Africa
24 February 2013

I recently spent a week at the Big 5 Lodge while attending a workshop. The chalet was lovely and comfortable and contained all amenities (air-conditioner, TV, fridge,desk, armchair, en-suite bathroom, comfortable bed). The pool was great,bar and restaurant service good, and staff friendly and helpful. Conference rooms were promptly serviced before and during breaks, and kept supplied with water, etc. Room service was prompt and the food was okay. Unfortunately it was difficult getting timeous response to queries/requests/complaints.

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The Big Five Lodge is 4.4km from the centre of Mogoditshane , the nearest airport 10.1km (Sir Seretse Khama International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling