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The Garden Lodge

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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 12 December 2016

They opened the (closed for renovation) lodge for us. You would never believed it was closed. Nothing was a problem. Well done to the few staff, One of the the tour party said he would definitely be back to visit garden lodge again

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Kasane
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We have been very satisfied. We had nice and delicious food, the staff were super friendly. All in all we really enjoyed our stay in this lodge. And we would definitely come again. The location at Chobe-River ist excellent.

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Luanda, Angola
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We recently stayed two nights at the garden lodge and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is cozy. Both the owners as well as the rest of the staff welcome you and treat you as were you a good friend. We quite enjoyed chatting with them and the other guests at a big table during the meals. The food was very...

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Kasane
Reviewed 21 November 2016

So well looked after. A beautiful small lodge where everyone is friendly and caring. We had a night here which included a delightful evening river cruise and morning game drive and we're sorry not to have stayed longer.

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Gaborone
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at The Garden Lodge with friends who were visiting from U.K. We had a very friendly welcome from Emily. The lodge looked a bit dated. I usually stay at The Old House, next door, which was fully booked so I was probably unfairly comparing it. We stayed in two of the upstairs rooms which were very comfortable and...

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The Garden Lodg... K, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ms Morphy-Morris, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am really very sorry that you felt slighted by not being spoken to myself. We always make a point of having breakfast at the lodge and joining guests for a drink in the evening, so that we can talk to each guest individually. We actually had old friends from...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stayed 2 nights at the end of a 2 week trip - this lodge is warm and friendly. While not super luxurious, it makes up for that with the warm and caring staff, and superb food. We ate kudu stew which was incredible! The views on the river are spectacular. The rooms are clean, but not new. Saw amazing wildlife...

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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your time to leave your comment. It was lovely having you and hope to see you again one other day. For your information, rooms will undergo update renovation this coming off season. Watch out on our website for new photos as of middle 2017. Wishing you a wonderful festive season. Gabi O'Shaughnessy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A perfect spot to land after 24 hours in the air! Very peaceful with great game drives through nearby Chobe Park with John our guide. The food and service were excellent (as well as the wine). The room was very charming, neat and clean and the staff very helpful. Highly recommended; would love to go back! Steve & Cordelia

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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear from you. Hope you made it back home without too much stress and maybe will see you again one other time. Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful festive season. Gabi O'Shaughnessy

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Excellent lodge.A hippo actually came and sat on the front lawn while we had dessert one evening. Very interesting. Staff and management were very knowledgeable and helpful during our stay. Meals were excellent. Rooms were clean and accommodations quite satisfactory with a nice view of the Chobe river. Would highly recommend this lodge for stays in the Kasane area.

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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your sweet comment. Lovely to learn you felt looked after and comfortable. Maybe we see you again one other time. Or keep us in good memory. Gabi O'Shaughnessy

Kasane
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It was a family trip and we all appreciate the hospitality of Emily and Mark and of course of all the personnel. We did the game drive and the boat. Excellent!! Very clean swimming pool! In the evening we liked the good dinners on the same table and of course all the good home made cakes during the day! Very...

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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this review

wonderful of you to find the time to leave a comment. I am very happy to hear you felt looked after and enjoyed our family style meals on our long table, hope you met other interesting people during meal times and could share your experiences. Take care. Gabi O'Shaughnessy

Basye, Virginia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I spent four nights in this charming lodge. We took all our meals the lodge. They were expertly prepared and one night we even ate Impala.The meals are taken at a family style large table where it is easy to interact with the other guests. It is amazing after a couple of meals we start to form...

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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for finding the time to write about us on Tripadvisor. I am very happy to read you enjoyed our concept of sharing the table for meals and give all guests a chance to meet each other. If we don't see you again, keep us in good memory. Gabi O'Shaughnessy

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We built The Garden Lodge with the specific intention of offering personal service to a small number of guests. There are many fine lodges in the area, however most have over 100 beds, we have 22. The lodge has eight bedrooms (4 standard double/twin bed rooms, 3 family rooms with 4 beds each and 1 smaller double/twin room. ). All rooms with own bathrooms and private verandahs overlooking the Chobe River.We are truly a garden lodge. The combination of unlimited water and constant sunshine allows hibiscus, frangipani, bougainvillea, banana and paw paw to grow in profusion. Guests love the garden and the prolific birds attracted to the flowers and fruits. ... more   less 

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Address: Plot 174 President Avenue, Kasane K48, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Number of rooms: 8
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“Most rooms have a view of the gardens and river except one separate from the main building”
919peterf, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face river and are equally good.”
christinebJ3249QX, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a better view of the river.”
Tomwilliamsen, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the river would be nice, but the garden room was just as good.”
Andrea2963, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We recommend the upper floor.”
OnlyFeatherbooks, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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