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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned here after four years and were happy to see the campsite is as beautiful and well kept as ever. Just the restaurant near the nice bar is no longer functioning. The bar is still open but not many people seem te use it. We had reserved a special place but got another, also very spacious and nice place,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the last stop of Bustards Birding Tours trip, we booked a few private boat cruises on the river, with the focus being birding and bird photography. The lodge was very comfortable as always, the meals great, and the staff extremely friendly. Our boatman was very good and knew the best spots to look for the special species. Always...

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Heilbron, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a beautifull place. We only spend a few hours there for birding and that was a excellent outing on the boat with a excellent guide Ray. This is defnitly our next holiday's destination. Want to stay at least a few days.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I had long wanted to stay at Drotky's having read so many good things about it and the website was very enticing too. Sadly our stay turned into a huge disappointment mainly at the hands of bad management. We had been booked into their xaro lodge but shortly after booking was confirmed our agent was advised that 'management' had decided...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We recently changed our booking at Drotsky's camping area due to the disappointment that the sites were not on the river bank. All sites are in the bush with lovely shade but situated on a side stream of the river. Unfortunately one can not see or hear the water as it is overgrown with reeds and vegetation. We are bird...

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Winterton, South Africa
Reviewed 21 September 2016

What a pleasure to leave the dry sandy roads of NW Botswana and arrive at Drotsky's with its green lawns, tall indigenous trees, sparkling pool and fast flowing Okavango river. The lodge has seen reincarnation from its origins of A frame cabins which, although they remain, are used primarily to accommodate fishing parties. Our air conditioned timber cabin on stilts...

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

4 nights spend camp site Nr 5 Fantastic birdwatching destination. Wonderful campsites, well maintained, good ablutions, electricity, lights and water for each campsite. 17 sites, and they are all good, some bigger than others. Site 5 fantastic. Only problem is some aggressive monkeys that steal your food. Boating trips a highlight, mostly for birdwatching but also saw some elephant. Saw...

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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Wonderful lodging facility. I stayed there in one of the cabins for one night during a work trip. The restaurant staff were very tactful and helpful and I had a great oxtail there. The reception staff were exceptional and were very accommodating of short notice requests particularly "Bel" at the front desk! The interior was most impressive and i particularly...

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I travelled from Somerset West, through Namibia, up to the Caprivi and to the Mohembo border, and specially went into Botswana for 2 days to camp at Drotsky's. It was worth every minute of travelling to arrive at this piece of paradise. We were only sorry that we didn't stay longer. From the minute we arrived in...

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Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We recently stayed at Drotsky's for 2 nights on a 16 day Cape to Kalahari ride with RideDownSouth motorcycle tours. The campsite we had was great, right near the water, so we could hear the hippos grazing in the nearby reedbeds throughout the night. The monkeys are not afraid of humans, so you really need to keep all foodstuffs secured...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the North-Western corner of Botswana, situated on the banks of the Okavango River and in the panhandle of the Okavango Delta, you will find the lush green lawns and tall, shady indigenous trees, of a paradise called Drotsky's Cabins. The area is a birding and fishing paradise, and Drotsky's is the ideal stop over for tourists en route from or to Namibia and a wonderful place to relax for a few days while enjoying a boat cruise on the Okavango River, or visit the nearby World Heritage Site of Tsodilo Hills and Mahangu National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drotsky's Cabins

Address: Maun Road | 10km South of Shakawe, Shakawe, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Shakawe
Number of rooms: 10
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“choose a place close to the bar.On the camp site.”
 of 5 bubbles brokgoud, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't go there.”
  • Nice rooms with beds but the nets could be better.
  • Sitting area and desk. Note the Self catering (Kettle)
  • Nice green grounds if infested with host's children
  • Excellent shower stall.
  • Towel store and WC
 of 5 bubbles mfuwe, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want to camp in the bush, this is a good spot.”
 of 5 bubbles AKruger, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Opt for one of the new timber cabins overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles bergview, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is in the main reception area. All cabins have excellent view.”
 of 5 bubbles Birder57, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
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