Thakadu Lodge - Ghanzi

Affordable chalets and camping near Ghanzi in Botswana.


Tel: +27 (0) 21 855 0395

Thakadu Camp - General

Thakadu Camp and Lodge can easily be reached with any sedan car. The last 3km is a gravel road and those travelling in a sedan car will need to drive slowly. This is the perfect overnight accommodation between Maun and Namibia, or South Africa - but we can recommend a longer stay. Only from your second night you will really start appreciating the environment.

Thakadu Camp and Lodge is managed by the owners, who go out of their way to ensure you have the most enjoyable stay. If you want you and your family to get spoilt, Thakadu Camp and Lodge is the place for you.

The Location

Thakadu Camp and Lodge is situated 5km south of Ghanzi in Botswana. This affordable lodge, situated on a game farm, overlooks a natural pan with year round water surrounded by ancient Leadwood trees.



Thakadu Camp and Lodge overs a variety of comfortable accommodation. The chalets offer hotel quality accommodation and are mainly built of local material and have air-conditioning and are spacious with three beds and a very large bathroom. The meru en-suite tents are slightly less luxurious yet still spacious, with all amenities you might want after a long day on the road. All chalets and meru tents have a large deck and have tea/ coffee facilities.

The campsite is well-equipped with electric points and beautiful communal ablutions.

Thakadu Lodge’s restaurant and bar area is basic, comfortable, the food good and the hospitality extraordinary. Nowadays you can log on high speed internet with your laptop whilst enjoying a cold beer or a magnificent and affordable meal. Whatever you choose, Chris, Janette and their staff are ready to spoil you with typical Ghanzi hospitality.




The pan is a magnificent gathering point for a variety of birds. Various antelope visit the waterhole to quench their thirst much to the delight of guests. Among them you may see some large Eland, Springbok and Wildebeest. You might even be lucky to hear a lion roaring. At Thakadu you are surrounded by nature but still near the comfortable facilities of arguably the best accommodation near Ghanzi.

Horse trails, game walks, San walks, traditional San dancing and guided trips into the surrounding wilderness areas are some of the activities that can be arranged.