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About Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19kms from Maun and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The rambling lodge has an idyllic setting and is committed to service excellence. Their 10 freestanding luxury stone and thatch en suite chalets are nestled in the shade of the riverine trees. Twin and doubles are available.
The spacious chalet interiors have a feature stonewall with an en-suite bathroom consisting of a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Rooms are well ventilated with a unique “skylight type” wall. Each chalet has a private patio with a river view.   The Thamalakane lodge restaurant is a magnificent rambling thatch and wood structure with views of the Thamalakane River. This lodge feature is open to the public and has become renowned for its high standard of cuisine and service. The restaurant setting is idyllic with superb sunsets views to be experienced over the River. Thamalakane Restaurant has a good wine list and a superb menu. It is fast being recognized as the best dining experience in Maun.   Other facilities include a pool and conference facilities. The generous camping area has electrified sites and a modern ablution building. We can also arrange your tours safaris and scenic flights. Birding opportunities abound at the lodge, with the option of a Mokoro trip on the Thamalakane River taken from the lodge. The lodge offers day trip excursions by boat and game vehicle into the Delta and the Moremi.

Safari: We offer various mobile safaris into the Moremi Game reserve, khwai, Chobe and Savuti. We also offer boating overnights into the Delta.

Spa: We offer spa facilities with massages and pedicures & manicures.

Wedding Venues: Fantastic location for a wedding, please book early.

Family friendly: We have family rooms and sleeper couches in our standard rooms to accommodate children. Children welcome on our activities.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 79
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 18 Reviews


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

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)
* Please enquire for further details.


25% OFF Green season special

Stay between 01 Dec 2018 and 08 Jan 2019 and get 25% off. Includes extras to the value of R219 for free..

  • 1 night min stay (check-in between 01 Dec 2018 and 08 Jan 2019)

Availability and pricing

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  • Babbler Chalets Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 23 Babbler chalets sleeping two adults on double or twin beds, one child can be accommodated on sleeper couch in the room.... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sleeper couch, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sleeper couch, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
    from R3659 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • King Fisher Family Units Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 King Fisher family units consisting of two-bedrooms sharing one bathroom. One-bedroom accommodates two adults in either... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, Shower only, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Twin beds, King beds, Shower only, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
        from R5343 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults
          • Lilac Breasted Roller Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Lilac Breasted Roller suite has a spacious stone and thatch chalet with a king size bed, private splash pool, en-suite... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Swimming pool views
            from R5343 Room rate
            • Adults

              Reviews for Thamalakane River Lodge

              18 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Eunice Whitworth, South Africa
              27 March 2015

              Lodge needs some upgrading. Water conditions horrific, sickening

              Emmanuelle , South Africa
              08 January 2014

              Classified as luxury, yet it's the worst hotel that I have done! Bungalow dirty, moldy, that smells urine of the bat, full of insects. Little accommodating staff, a filthy pool, total absence of management. This hotel has great potential

              Jacques Van Zuydam, South Africa
              08 April 2013

              The chalets are private, and all overlook the river. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpfull. The restaurant, also overlooking the river, was a wonderful experience and the variety on the menu is amazing.

              Robert Vaughan, South Africa
              22 December 2012

              Very nice place to stay over. Dinner good. Accommodation very good. Lovely view over the river and bird life is good around the lodge. Friendly and helpful service. Can stay again and again.

              neeran govender, South Africa
              20 December 2012

              Food was good. Accommodation no problem. Activities enjoyed it very much. Will recommend to any person staying for a long period.

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              Thamalakane River Lodge Map

              Thamalakane River Lodge is 19km from the centre of Maun , the nearest airport 259.7km (Katima Mulilo Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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              Nhabe Museum

              (1.8 km from Maun)

              Shows arts, crafts and artifacts of local Artists. Changes the theme of its exhibition every 6 months.