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Zedelgem, Belgium
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159 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was ever the most terrible stay ! Terrible rooms, terrible service !our toilet didn't had a plate to seat but they could not fix it ! So no toilet ! Restaurant was impossible ! 2h30 to get a COLD steak ! Rice was old re cook and re cook ! They were arrogant no excuse and we didn't eat... More 

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Francistown, Botswana
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very nice place that gives you a feel of home, town and wilderness in one. stayed just for one night and enjoyed the spacious rooms with the spacious bathrooms. it is very clean and accommodating as well with the ever smiling staff especially at the reception area.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were staying 2 nights in tented part of the lodge. Place was clean and quite. Staff at the bar and in the restaurant very friendly and helpful which I cant tell about about reception. Lodge is located away from Kasane, So car or taxi transfer is needed. Restaurant offered good quality food but was a bit pricey. Better to... More 

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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a nice stay for 4 nights in one of the chalets. They are spacious and have nice facilities (fridge, coffee table, big bathroom, nets, aircon). We were close to the pool and bar (chalet 7), which was great, since we were travelling with an almost 2 year old. The food is ok, especially the meat and potatoes. Breakfast... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The reception staff were friendly enough - pool was lovely. The ablutions are terrible - we were in a tented camp next to a loud, unruly bunch of campers with no consideration. In the bar area they show old films on a projector... we didn't stay the night - couldn't wait to get out..

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

stayed in the tent and it was sufficient because it was clean, had a mosquito net, fan, lights, clean bedding and camper beds. What made this place amazing was the kind staff, great food and amazing atmosphere. Would definitely come again.

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Redland City, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is only very basic accommodation. We were with a group of 20 people. One of our number had to be relocated because he put his foot through the floor. Another had no toilet seat. No plug in the bathroom sink. About five minutes walk uphill to the unit. Meals were only average. Staff were pleasant and pool/bar area quite... More 

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147 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

it is certainly not a luxury accommodation but economical, however, it has found a beautiful place to stay with a real african atmpshere. we stayed in the nice room tents, certainly not news but nice and confortable with big bathroom (but no door to lock) we appreciate wery musch our stay here and the staff was very helpful and friendly.... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed in one of the new safari tents.....quite nice, but housekeeping could be better. The ladies at reception are extremely friendly and helpful. We were a group of 20 people and Sandra gave us a good briefing at the poolside. The braai, for dinner, at the pool area was very good, but breakfast was a dissapointment with quite an... More 

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South Africa
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21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed in Kwalape Lodge for the first time. Very friendly staff indeed. We were welcomed and given a good briefing by Sandra. The rooms were 100% and very neat. We had a braai for dinner around the fire, very good. We will go back there again. Only negative is the cats running over tables and everywhere.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated between Botswana’s northern towns of Kazungula and Kasane, Kwalape Safari Lodge offers the perfect base to discover the wonders of Chobe National Park and River, with its vast elephant herds and wildlife populations. Kwalape is only an hour away from the magnificent Victoria Falls and 1 km away from where four great African countries meet (Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana) making Kwalape an ideal location to explore from. Kwalape means ‘at home’ in Setswana and it is our management philosophy for all guests to feel welcome, relaxed and at home during their stay and to leave us as friends. We offer value for money accommodation with excellent service. Constructed of canvas, wood and thatch, in harmony with its luscious and naturally landscaped surroundings, Kwalape Lodge comprises 12 chalets each with spacious living areas, en-suite bathroom facilities and a private veranda; 12 safari tents and camping facilities for overland and private tours. The main restaurant and bar are thatched and nestled into the surrounding bush with the restaurant bar offering a stunning elevated deck, ideal for sun downers and sharing the day’s experience with other guests. Other facilities include a swimming pool, conference facility and Boma for starlight meals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwalape Safari Lodge

Address: Main Road | Situated between Kazungula and Kasane, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Price Range: ₹ 1,227 - ₹ 1,364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kwalape Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms at the far end are quieter..”
 of 5 bubbles thunthuk, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room close to Reception.”
 of 5 bubbles Nannytanny, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tent 6 is the best as it is accessible, morespecially when you come from the reception and the pub”
 of 5 bubbles kgotsoe, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wide choice - chalets, standard rooms, safari tents or camping sites.”
 of 5 bubbles Wangary, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the main road are quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles fidelisblue, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
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