If you are looking for 4-star accommodation, centrally situated in Francistown, Botswana, keep the Cresta Thapama Hotel in mind. You’ll find 96 air-conditioned rooms, all en suite, and equipped with tea/coffee-making facilities, radio, TV and telephone. The Hotel’s Ivory Grill serves delicious buffet and a la carte meals, while snacks can also be enjoyed at the Lenaka Bar and pool bar. If you suffer from unexpected pangs of hunger, you can enlist the help of room service. Guests won’t be at a loss to find something to do: there are a sparkling swimming pool, splash pool for junior guests, gym, tennis court, golf area and glass-backed squash court to keep you occupied. If you are into gardening, take a look at their rock gardens with its numerous waterfalls.
Perhaps you want to do a circle route from Thapama hotel and Francistown to the west of Botswana. This means that you will drive south east via Serowe to Khama Rhino Sanctuary near Serowe, or via Woodlands Stopover at Francistown. Both of these lodges are about 3 hours from Thapama Hotel in Francistown Botswana.
From here you will drive south to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. In Gaborone you could consider the luxury Cresta Lodge which is in the CBD in Gaborone and a sister hotel of the Thapama Hotel or you can stay at The Big Five Lodge which is 10 minutes from the CBD in Gaborone. If you prefer something more similar to Thamalakane River Lodge you can consider Mokolodi Lodge in the Mokolodi Nature Reserve 12 km from Gaborone. It will take you about 9 hours to drive from Maun to Gaborone.
From Gaborone you will slowly turn back to Maun. Your next stop will most likely be Kang Ultra Lodge which is halfway between Gaborone. and Maun in Kang, Botswana. From Kang it will take you 2 hours on the Trans Kgalagadi Highway to Ghanzi where you can stay in lodges such as Thakadu Lodge which offers comfortable lodge and camping on a safari farm near Ghanzi, or at the Kalahari Arms Hotel which is a traditional hotel in Ghanzi, Botswana. From Ghanzi you can be back in Maun in 2 hours or back at Thamalakane River Lodge a little bit later.
Itumela Camp is in Palapaye and a perfect affordable overnight stop between South Africa and the Game Reserves of Botswana.
Shakawe in the north-west of Botswana on the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta is very well known for lodges such as Drotsky's Cabins and Nguma Island Lodge.
Drotsky’s bei Shakawe entlang des Okavango-Deltas in Botswana. Drotsky’s Cabins sind die perfekte Unterkunft zur Vogelbeobachtung und zum Angeln bei Shakawe, Botswana. Lawdons die berühmte luxuriöse Schwester-Lodge der Drotsky’s Cabins bei Shakawe im Okavango-Delta in Botswana. Lawdons ist perfektes Reiseziel zur Vogelbeobachtung bei Shakawe, Botswana. Xaro Lodge Luxuslodge nahe Shakawe im westlichen schmalen Landstreifen des Okavango-Deltas in Botswana.
Xaro Lodge is a sister lodge of Drotsky's Cabins on the western side of the Okavango Delta. Xaro lodge is an adult only destination in a beautiful setting in a real birding paradise.
Kalahari Rest is on a farm 20 km north of Kang next to the Trans Kgalagadi Highway in Botswana.
The Mokoro Safari make use of the Okavango Delta's tradition transport, the Makoro or dug-out canoe. This 4-day safari depart from Maun and includes a night in Island Safari Lodge in Botswana.
Berrybush near Tshabong offers basic accommodation very near Tshabong and the South African border in Botswana.
The Okavango Delta Moremi and Savuti Safari includes the very best the Okavango Delta has to offer. Excellent game viewing and scenery on a private safari in Botswana.
Etosha National Park is Namibia's most famous national park with excellent accommodation in and around the park.
Namutoni Rest Camp is built around a fort in the east of Etosha National Park. Namutoni is a luxury destination in Etosha National Park.
Otjiwarongo Waterberg and Mount Etjo where can experience the breath-taking scenery of the Waterberg Plateau National Park, excellent game viewing at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, or overnight at Frans Indongo Guesthouse or Otjibamba Game Lodge.
Swakopmund in Namibia with its German colonial atmosphere is by far the most popular coastal resort of Namibia. Here you can choose between the extreme luxury of the Swakopmund Hotel and Casino, and hotels such as Hotel Pension Rapmund and self-catering accommodation such as Alte Brücke and Swakopmund Rest camp.
The Hansa Hotel was Namibia's first real luxury hotel. The Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund still sets the benchmark for luxury hotel accommodation in Swakopmund and Namibia.
Kamieskroon and Namaqualand accommodation including the \Kamieskroon Hotel and the Namaqualand National Park which include the Skilpad Nature reserve.
The Windhoek Safari Hotel hosts three hotels on a large premise near Windhoek Eros Airport. The Safari Hotel is a good three-star hotel and the Windhoek Safari Court an upmarket four-star hotel.
The Zur Waterkant Guesthouse in Lüderitz offers breath-taking views over the bay and unique Namibian hospitality in Lüderitz Namibia.
Goba Lodge in Gobabis offers excellent overnight accommodation in Gobabis in the east of Namibia.
The Fish River Canyon and Ai-Ais region is part of the Richtersveld Ai-Ais Transfrontier Park and home to the world's second largest canyon, the Fish River Canyon. Accommodation is available at Ai-Ais, Canyon Lodge, Canyon Village and Canyon Roadhouse.
Maleme Rest Camp in the Matopo Hills or Matobo Hills National Park in Zimbabwe offers basic and affordable accommodation.
Hwange Main Camp offers self-catering accommodation which consists of very basic but clean chalets near the main entrance to the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
If you can't beat them, join them. On a Lion Walk Safari you will be accompanied by lions on a walking safari in big game territory. Fair enough, you might not see too many antelope, but you will be very well protected against anything that might want to attack you.
The Vumba Mountains are also known as the Bvumba Mountains on the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, and are very near Mutare. The Inn on the Vumba is a boutique hotel, while the famous Leopard Rock Hotel is known as one of Africa's best five-star hotels and golf courses. Both offer magnificent views over Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
South Africa with its excellent infrastructure and numerous hotels and lodges in nine provinces is the perfect place to visit if you are interested in an African Safari.
Kieliekrankie is a wilderness camp on a Kalahari dune in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Kleinplasie in Springbok in Namaqualand is the perfect overnight stop for those travelling between Namibia and Cape Town and the perfect base from where you can explore the annual Namaqualand flower beauty.
Skilpad Nature Reserve in the larger Namaqualand National Park becomes a kaleidoscope of colour every year during the annual Namaqualand flower season.
De Herberg in De Aar in the Northern Cape province of South Africa offers very good accommodation in South Africa's most central town.
Eshowe along the North Coast of Kwazulu Natal and the Battlefields of Zululand offers a selection of accommodation such as Shakaland.
Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province of South Africa. In Bloemfontein you can stay in Bains Game Lodge, Sangiro Lodge and Lakewood Lodge.
The Spotted Grunter offers self-catering accommodation and excellent meals in Port St Johns on the banks of the Umzimvubu River. The Spotted Grunter is a fisherman's heaven in Port St Johns.
East London in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is the only South African city with a natural harbour. New hotels such as the King David and the Regent are among those in the Temba Lodges profile.
Paxton Hotel offers a touch of class in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The new Paxton Hotel is modern and very comfortable.
Somerset West is situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain in the heart of the South African Winelands. Strand and Gordon's Bay is also part of the Helderberg Region. Temba Lodges offer a selection of hotels, lodges and guest houses in the Helderberg.