You won’t find accommodation closer to the Great Zimbabwe than the Great Zimbabwe Hotel (S20 15 90 E30 55 38). It’s less than a kilometre from the famous World Heritage Site. The décor in the restaurant echoes the distinctive stonework of the Monument, and they even serve a Great Zimbabwe Rocks cocktail. There are a number of rooms, as well as suites in nearby buildings. The emphasis is on stylish comfort. You also have the use of a swimming pool, tennis court and volleyball pitch. If you’re planning a day trip, you can ask for a packed breakfast and lunch.
South Africa is the economic powerhouse in Africa. You will most likely fly from South Africa to Great Zimbabwe. While in South Africa you can just as well visit some of the numerous lodges in this beautiful country. Amazian Mountain River Lodge Underberg Drakensberg is very different to the city of Great Zimbabwe and also too far to drive. We recommend that you fly from Great Zimbabwe via Johannesburg to Durban and then drive to the Drakensberg mountains. At Amazian Mountain River Lodge every night turns out to be a honeymoon.
Perhaps you want to experience some different cultures after your visit to Great Zimbabwe. The former Transkei might be the place for you. We offer excellent lodges in Mthatha such as the Umtata Savoy Hotel. You will most likely fly from Great Zimbabwe to Mthatha via Johannesburg. Once you are in the Transkei which is now part of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, you will most certainly want to visit some of the lodges along the Transkei Wildcoast. At Port St Johns N'taba River Lodge and Umngazi River Lodge offers four star accommodation. Further south are lodges such as the family lodge, Kobs Inn Hotel which is indeed a romantic destination. Mazeppa Bay Hotel and the self-catering ( self contained ) lodge Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel. To return to Great Zimbabwe from here you will need to fly via Mthatha and Johannesburg to Sir Seretse Khama airport near Great Zimbabwe.
Botswana is not the only desert country in Southern Africa. Perhaps you want to drive from Great Zimbabwe via Kimberley to Britstown in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The roads are good but Great Zimbabwe and Britstown are extremely far apart from each other. In Britstown you will have two lodges to choose from. In the main street of Britstown Britstown Transkaroo Lodge is the best accommodation by far in Britstown. If you want to stay on a farm to wind down after your business in Great Zimbabwe the Britstown Kambro Lodge 20 km north of Britstown in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa might be the place for you.
Colesberg is another Northern Cape town which is within a days drive from Great Zimbabwe. There are a selection of lodges available in Colesberg such as Merino Inn Motel. The Merino Inn is just oudside Colesberg on the N1. This is a beautiful three star lodge and the perfect stopover between Great Zimbabwe and the Eastern Cape. Gables Inn Lodge Colesberg offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in the town. For those who are driving from Great Zimbabwe to Cape Town via Colesberg, Hanover in South Africa might be the place to overnight. Temba can offer accommodation in two lodges in Hanover, namely Hanover Inn which offers very basic accommodation. The Hanover Lodge Bed and Breakfast is more upmarket.
Not too many people travel from Great Zimbabwe in Botswana to the Freestate in South Africa. If you have business in the capital city of Bloemfontein you will need to fly from Great Zimbabwe via Johannesburg to Bloemfontein. In Bloemfontein you can overnight at either Sangiro Lodge Bloemfontein or in Bains Game Lodge Bloemfontein. If you visit Great Zimbabwe on diamond business the chance is excellent that you would like to visit the mining town of Koffiefontein in the Freestate. In Koffiefontein the lodge that you we would recommend is Hakuna Matata Guesthouse.
Temba is best known for its excellent accommodation but our youth tours to Europe and the Kalahari Vasbyt are also very popular. Alhough we visit Botswana on the Kalahari Vasbyt we never visit Great Zimbabwe. We previously used KLM. Klm is the Netherlands national airline. KLM is renown for its bad service and luckily they don't fly to Great Zimbabwe or Botswana. Andries Erwee is the tour guide on all our youth tours and Lucas Viljoen is an educator and teacher
Tuli Safari Lodge in the Tuli Game Reserve in the east of Botswana and on the border with South Africa is best known for its huge herds of Elephants.
Gweta Lodge on the Makgadikgadi Pans is a very unique destination. Here in the town of Gweta you can experience how the rural people live or you can overnight under the stars on the pans in luxury.
Mahangu Safari Lodge on the banks of the Kavango or also known as the Okavango River in the Caprivi in Namibia.
Namibia Hotels and Lodges in all towns include Windhoek, Lüderitz and Swakopmund and all destinations such as the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei and Etosha National Park.
Namutoni Rest Camp is built around a fort in the east of Etosha National Park. Namutoni is a luxury destination in Etosha National Park.
Swakopmund in Namibia with its German colonial atmosphere is by far the most popular coastal resort of Namibia. Here you can choose between the extreme luxury of the Swakopmund Hotel and Casino, and hotels such as Hotel Pension Rapmund and self-catering accommodation such as Alte Brücke and Swakopmund Restcamp.
The Beach Hotel in Swakopmund is one of the newest and most modern hotels on the beach at Swakopmund. For those who value a beach view and good service, the beach hotel will be the answer.
Temba Lodges offers a wide selection of hotel and self-contained accommodation in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The five star Windhoek Country Club is the city's most luxurious hotel while the Safari Hotel offers three and four star rooms. If you prefer self-catering accommodation, Monteiro Lodge and Arebbusch Lodge will be your answer.
Lüderitz Bay is the southern harbour of Namibia. Diamonds made Lüderitz famous, but today ghost towns such as Kolmanskop is the only indication of the diamond rush. In Lüderitz you can stay in either the luxury The Nest Hotel or the Pension Zur Waterkant Guesthouse.
The Nest Hotel in Lüderitz, Namibia, is not only a luxury hotel, but it is in the most beautiful setting with breathtaking views over Lüderitz Bay.
Hardapdam is Namibia's largest dam. This recreational area is just north of Mariental in the south of Namibia. Self-catering accommodation and meals are available.
Maritz Country Lodge was previously known as the Lafenis Rest Camp. Here you can overnight in basic accommodation just south of Keetmanshoop without breaking the bank.
Maleme Rest Camp in the Matopo Hills or Matobo Hills National Park in Zimbabwe offers basic and affordable accommodation.
The Victoria Falls Hotel is since 1903 a favourite among those visitors who prefer something more stylish. This luxurious hotel offers not only the best accommodation and service but breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls.
The Pine Tree Inn in the Nyanga Mountains on the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe is one of the most beautiful hotels in Zimbabwe with an English atmoshphere.
South Africa with its excellent infrastrature and numerous hotels and lodges in nine provinces is the perfect place to visit if you are interested in an African Safari.
The D block is one of the older blocks of the Merino Inn Hotel and the rooms look out over the famous Colesberg Kopjes or Hills.
The Kokerboom Motel is just outside Springbok on the N7 between Namibia and Cape Town. Kokerboom Motel is best known as overnight accommodation.
Vanrhyns Guesthouse is a very popular guesthouse in Vanrhynsdorp in Namaqualand.
Augrabies National Park surrounds the Augrabies Falls, the largest waterfall in South Africa. Augrabies is in the northern Cape region of Namaqualand.
Eshowe along the North Coast of Kwazulu Natal and the Battlefields of Zululand offers a selection of accommodation such as Shakaland.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary and its history or the story behind this eco friendly destination.
Lakewood Lodge is an affordable bed and breakfast near the Lake area in the CBD of Bloemfontein. They offer value for money accommodation.
The Wildcoast is perhaps South Africa's most beautiful coast and Temba Lodges offer many hotels and lodges along this beautiful coast.
Cremorne in Port St Johns offers excellent self-catering accommodation in fully equipped chalets, but if you need to be spoiled, Cremorne is more than willing to provide you with meals.
The Kei River in the Eastern Cape was one of the most important rivers along the East Coast of South Africa in the development of the history of the country. Today it is a beautiful region with numerous perfect resort and hotels such as Morgan Bay Hotel, The Trennery and Haga Haga Hotel.
East London in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is the only South African city with a natural harbour. New hotels such as the King David and the Regent are among those in the Temba Lodges profile.
Meander Inn Guesthouse in East London is in the residential area of the city, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The Tsitsikamma Coast of South Africa is in the heart of the Garden Route and home of some of the best hotels in South Africa such as Tsitsikamma Lodge, The Fernery, Tsitsikamma National Park and the beautiful Misty Mountain Reserve.
Somerset West is situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain in the heart of the South African Winelands. Strand and Gordon's Bay is also part of the Helderberg Region. Temba Lodges offer a selection of hotels, lodges and guest houses in the Helderberg.
The Temba Grand South Africa Tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town . En route we will visit all the South African highlights such as Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains, The Wildcoast and the Garden Route.