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Reviewed September 14, 2017

I loved my stay at the Garden Lodge and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

The staff are all very friendly and helpful and make it easy to set up game drives or boat trips or whatever your heart desires.

At the end of a busy (or lazy and relaxing) day everyone returns to the lodge for dinner served together which provides a great way to learn about other people and hear about their adventures.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Thank nathanh590
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The Garden Lodg... K, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Many thanks for your comment, and sorry for my late response. I had been away. Lovely you liked what we do and enjoyed our service and atmosphere. Hope to see you again at the lodge.
Gabi

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

We had a family room with a beautiful balcony overlooking the garden and the Chobe river flowing at the bottom, and spent many peaceful hours here reading or watching birds. Our room was comfortable and well equipped. The staff were always helpful, polite and friendly. We have no complaints about anything and would love to return one day...

Room Tip: Nothing could better the ones over-looking the river!
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Greetings from Kasane.
It was a real pleasure having you in our lodge and we would love to have you all again.

Take care,
Gabi

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

A-MA-ZING! This was my happy place for three days. Not only is the lodge very welcoming and comfortable but the people make it like home. John picked us up from the airport and was always quick with hello and how is your stay every time we ran into him. Mark and Emily were awesome hosts, sharing loads of insights, tips, and were genuinely interested in who we were as people and how to make the most of our trip. Phil was always super generous and even took us out on 2 game drives during our stay. I think he would have bent over backwards to share the beauty and wonder of Chobe with us. Quick-witted Craig was also a wonderful host and always guaranteed we were having a good time. Lastly, our river guide Gaba was more than we could have asked for. It was such a pleasure getting to know him and learning about Botswana and the wildlife from him.

Our room was extremely comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The service was spectacular throughout. The chef is extremely talented - I probably gained a few pounds in three days!

I will absolutely be back! Thank you for our wonderful stay!!!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Matisham
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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Wow, that is the most amazing compliment. You have me speechless. How wonderful you liked us the why we run the lodge and look after our guests, all compliments will be passed onto the staff to share this.
Maybe we see you again one other time.

Take care,
Gabi

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Beautiful rooms (bed full of blossoms, when you arrive), everything works as it should, excellent and personal service (one employee, Craig, even took us to the butcher in his car, so that we could get good meat for our next day camp site!! Amazing!). Very good breakfast and dinner. Gabi, the German welcoming owner, and her husband offer boat trips directly from behind their garden. We made this boat safari which was superb. Many, many elephants, hippos, crocodiles, storks and even 2 lions (a little far).
Laundry service is included. Around the house you see a lot of animals like an owl which lives under the roof, warthogs, hippos and waterbucks in the garden. We stayed two nights and made a daytrip to Victoria falls on the day in between. Organization went properly.
We would return to this lovely at any time!

Room Tip: All 8 rooms have a private verandah overlooking the Chobe River.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

it is always lovely to read guests enjoy what we do and like our family atmosphere concept with a personal service and attention to details. Thank you for your wonderful review. Take care and hopefully we see you one other time.

Gabi

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

We first visited this place 17 years ago when it was Phil and Gabi's dream under construction. (They even made some of the bricks!) Now we returned to find a popular lodge, full of interesting travellers, with friendly, knowledgeable staff committed to personal service.
The owners' dream lodge is now a beautiful reality. The meals were great, the Chobe River tours were nothing short of magic, and the game drives provided plenty of breath-taking moments. 4 days was the perfect stopover time for us.
The Garden Lodge is super close to Victoria Falls, and other fantastic spots are easily accessible by road or the nearby (sparkling new) airport.
This is not a large, impersonal hotel. It is a small lodge with communal areas for eating, chatting or enjoying the river views. It was booked out while we were there and I suspect you'd have to book quite early to get a room.

Room Tip: There are great river views from the rooms
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kerplunk1967
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gardenl0dge, Owner at The Garden Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. we are so happy you came back to stay with us, don't let it be 17 years again.

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