Thakadu Lodge - Ghanzi

Affordable chalets and camping near Ghanzi in Botswana









Tel. + 27 (0) 21 855 0395
Thakadu Farm, Ghanzi, Botswana
GPS: 21 44 34.3S   21 40 71.60E


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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.




From Thakadu it will take you 3 hours to drive the 260 km to Kang along the Trans Kgalagadi Highway. where we recommend the Kang Ultra Stop or Kalahari Rest. If you decided to visit the Okavango Delta stay a night at Thamalakane River lodge or Island Safari Lodge near Maun in Botswana. Near Gaborone we recommened Mokolodi Nature Reserve for self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in a nature reserve 12 km south of Gaborone. In Francistown Hotels Thakadu camp is proudly associated with hotels such as Thapama Hotel, Marang Gardens hotel and Woodlands stop over self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation,.


If you plan a visit to Namibia after your holiday at Thakadu Camp contact Temba Namibia for a tailor made tour for a tailor made tour. You will most likely start your Namibian at Windhoek Country Club and Casino Namibia and Windhoek first five star luxury hotel. Your next stop will most likely be Etosha Lodge just south of the Etosha National Park. 

Car Hire
Temba Car Hire provides car and minibus hire in all cities of South Africa as well as in Namibia and Botswana.  Temba Car Hire provides vehicles to visit Thakadu Camp in Ghanzi


Thakadu camp recommends a visit to Zimbabwe. Our favourite place is Kariba where Spurwing Island in the Matusadona Game reserve is an excellent safari destination and popular with fishermen.  Near the Great Zimbabwe monument we recommend the Lodge at the Ancient City a luxury lodge from where you can see the Zimbabwe Ruins. The Leopard Rock hotel is in the Vumba Mountains and perhaps Zimbabwe's most luxurious hotel.  This five star hotel and resort offers breathtakingly beautiful views, excellent cuisine and one of the continent's best golf courses.


The Windhoek Hotel recommends other hotels and lodges in Southern Africa.
Temba Safari arranges self-drive tours in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.  Contact Temba Safaris and let us tailormake a tour to suit your needs. Temba Safari use a variety of hotels an lodges in Botswana South Africa and the Okavango Delta.