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About Island View Lodge

Island View Lodge is situated in a sheltered backwater overlooking Kalimbeza Island and is the perfect place to capture the spirit of the Caprivi, with it's natural unspoilt beauty, magnificent sunsets, and spectacular riverine scenery. Accommodation at the lodge is provided in comfortable, rustic thatched roofed bungalows, each with it's own self-catering kitchen and freezing facilities. All units are serviced daily and guests have a choice of bed and breakfast, full board, semi-full board or self-catering accommodation.

The campsite overlooks a wide expanse of river and consists of 24 sites which can accommodate a minimum of two and a maximum of eight people per campsite. Trees offer campers a shady canopy under which to erect their tents and barbecue facilities are provided at each site, with electric plug points available at a nominal fee. Ladies and gents hot-water ablution facilities and a communal kitchen are also in close proximity.

Visitors who do not wish to do their own cooking can enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal, served around the fire at our dining lapa. Relax with a refreshing drink at the Way-Inn Bar, where anglers meet to discuss the day's events. Darts and pool are popular activities enjoyed by guests, and the bar stocks a variety of wine, beers, spirits, and cool drinks. DStv is also available in the lounge. The swimming pool is ideally situated near large, shady indigenous trees and green lawns, and offers visitors the perfect locality to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Island View Lodge is well-known for the trophy-size Tigerfish and various bream species which are caught by conventional fishing methods, as well as on fly. Tigerfish angling can be enjoyed throughout the year and bream angling from late May to the end of December. Island View is host to the International Zambezi Classic Open angling challenge - the single biggest angling competition in Southern Central Africa.

Our well-maintained fleet of boats can be hired on an hourly, half-day, or full day basis. All boats are hired with an experienced professional guide to assist and advise on the best angling method, bait selection, and locations to fish. The diverse ecology of North East Caprivi region, consisting of vast floodplains, riverine vegetation, grasslands, and savannah woodlands, is host to a large variety of birdlife which are endemic to these habitats. Birding enthusiasts visiting Island View Lodge can expect to see a large number of species in the immediate vicinity of the lodge. In close proximity to three other countries, day or overnight excursions can also be arranged to Chobe Game Reserve, Victoria Falls and Livingstone.

  • Response Rate: 75%
  • Response Time: 35 hours
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 248
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Island View Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Island View Lodge

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Kobus Snyman, South Africa
11 January 2016

Beautiful location and friendly reception. Campsites are well laid out under shade trees but not well drained. Due to heavy rain upon arrival we decided to upgrade to a chalet for our overnight stay.overall a nice and very friendly place which we would like to visit again.

Alwyn Theunissen, South Africa
12 April 2015

The campsite is beautiful but stands are not well drained but opportunity to fish is good. However, the ladies ablution blocks are sub standard and the men's are not cleaned regularly.We were charged R700.00 for two people to fish for 3 hours plus R252.00 for petrol used even though using our own fishing gear. The boat was taken out approximately 750 m from Island View where it the engine was put off. The boys were charged R60 for a whole briem, using a 30cm x 4 cm strip of it. Upon asking if they could have the rest of the briem they were told no, it will be used for other fisherman as well...
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Malanie Ferreira, South Africa
22 July 2014

Very beautiful campsite with private ablution. Clean with lots of hot water for showers! Very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for excellent service and a memorable experience!

Pierre Le Grange, South Africa
11 July 2014

Excellent fishing area

Margi Marsland, South Africa
30 June 2014

We found the camp site to be very average. The ablution facilities were clean. The basins all blocked up. We stayed in much nicer campsites the whole way along the Caprivi Strip. The fishing was great.

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Island View Lodge Map

Island View Lodge is 27.9km from the centre of Katima Mulilo , the nearest airport 39km (Katima Mulilo Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling