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River View Lodge

Riverfront lodge with outdoor pool, near Kazungula Crocodile Farm

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from October 22 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).

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  • Great spot. Beautiful view. New rooms will be great when complete. All the staff were…

    Nov 22, 2019

  • Very helpful and friendly staff! We had a very nice stay.

    Aug 27, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Kazungula Crocodile Farm - 16 min walk
  • CARACAL Biodiversity Center - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Chobe National Park - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Chobe National Park - Sedudu Gate - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
This property is closed from October 22 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Family Room (3pax)
  • Family Room (4pax)
  • Exclusive House, 1 King Bed, River View, Garden Area
  • Deluxe Double Room


  • Kazungula Crocodile Farm - 16 min walk
  • CARACAL Biodiversity Center - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Chobe National Park - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

What’s around


  • Kazungula Crocodile Farm - 16 min walk
  • CARACAL Biodiversity Center - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Chobe National Park - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Chobe National Park - Sedudu Gate - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km

Getting around

  • Kasane (BBK) - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 11 cabins


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 6 PM*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, French, Spanish

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • River View Lodge Kasane
  • River View Kasane
  • River View Lodge Lodge
  • River View Lodge Kasane
  • River View Lodge Lodge Kasane

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BWP 112 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 12 costs BWP 112 (one-way)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, River View Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from October 22 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Nando's (3.9 mi), Thebe River (4.1 mi), and Savannah Bar (4.8 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8 AM to 6 PM on request. The charge is BWP 112 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Enjoyed that it was a smaller place, set in a beautiful location on the river and away from the big “mass market lodges.” Everyone gets a “cabin.” Staff is very friendly and helpful. Game drives and river cruises were delightful, informative and packed with animals. Downside: breakfast usually the same, Internet very poor, and the power frequently goes out for 1-3 hours.

    3 night trip with friends, Mar 17, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Over Priced

    Very tired lodge in need on a complete renovation.

    James, 1 night romance trip, Feb 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Wonderful family Safari - would stay again

    We stayed at the Lodge for 3 nights in a family room for 3 adults. We struggled to find the location, however once we arrived the hospitality was wonderful. We were shown around the complex, which consists of a restaurant, bar, open lounge area and swimming pool. The room itself was a good size with ample space. The cleanliness was good and the decor good for the location. The bathroom could do with some modernisation, especially the shower tap. The breakfast was always a great start to the day with plenty of Continental and hot food options. The evenings meals were from set menus that changed every night, these were a good portion and always great quality. The pool area had lots of space to lounge around, even when the hotel was full. Again, there was always staff nearby to assist with any needs. We also appreciated the free ironing service. The morning game safari organised by the hotel was lovely (although cold/windy in the vehicle due to the nature of the very large safari vehicle) and we saw some amazing animals, including lots of Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe, Lion. However, this is dependent on the day you visit the Chobe Park, I guess we were lucky to see Lions (as it was off/wet season). The transfers to Livingstone airport were organised by the hotel for $60 pp (prices can vary - check with hotel), again a good journey and ample of space in the vehicle. The only issue was on checkout when different $ conversion rates were applied but rectified after I identified.

    3 night family trip, Jan 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location, so peaceful, with helpful staff and delicious meals. Will absolutely plan to stay here again the next time I'm in Kasane!

    Maria, 3 night trip, Dec 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's a really friendly comfortable lodge with good food and service.

    Helen, 1 night family trip, Nov 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent facilities in a tranquil setting, with very caring and friendly staff. Will definitely use the lodge again and recommend it to friends

    Zuli, 2 night trip, Nov 3, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely peaceful lodge with terrific staff. Great food too.

    David, 1 night trip, Aug 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent intimate lodge by the riverside

    Great lodge by the Chobe river-side. Very good service in general, and the offerings in terms of game drives and boat cruises were excellent. Very professional. The breakfast is good, a complimentary light afternoon tea is also included - all with a very 'homey' feel. The fact that there is less than 10 rooms, gives it a very intimate feel. Something that the communal dining area supports. There's a lovely pool and a nice area to relax both outside in the garden, as well as a lounge that is partly inside/outside.

    Jacob, 2 night romance trip, Aug 9, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good


    シュシュ, 2 night family trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Preis-Leistung stimmen hier leider nicht. Obwohl alle den Eindruck machen bemüht zu sein, finden wir es nicht akzeptabel, wenn man als Gast um 8:30 Uhr zum Frühstück kommt und noch der alte, kalte Kaffee vom Vorabend im Pot steht. Auch sonst war noch nichts aufgedeckt. Die gebuchte Morgen Safari war die schlimmste, die wir je erlebt habe. Es war nur eine Hetze durch den Chobe Park, ohne langen Aufenthalt bei Tiersichtungen und ohne jegliche Erklärungen. Wer die Tiere noch nicht kannte, hat auch nicht dazugelernt. Schade, wirklich schade. Mit der tollen Lage direkt am Fluss könnte man echt mehr machen. Und bei dem Preis kann man als Gast auch mehr erwarten.

    Claudia, 2 night romance trip, Dec 25, 2019

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