A table for two at Sanitas Garden Restaurant , or a quite trip down the Okavango Delta or an afternoon wandering through the arts at the Gabs Museum; These are the moments that inspire us to fall in love, not just with the surroundings but with the person who’s beside us. In preparation for festive season, we searched our country to find the most romantic places one can find for this cupid struck day.
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Situated in the Eastern Caprivi of Namibia, a peninsula on the northern bank of the Chobe River, Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats.
Moremi Camp is a new 16 tented camp built on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi’s game-rich seasonal floodplains and overlooking Chief’s Island. Moremi Crossing will be a new style safari camp combining luxury with simplicity. This is a 100% eco-friendly development featuring the latest in solar and waste disposal technology. The main building consists of a large open plan deck that has a spectacular view over the Boro River onto Chief’s Island. This crescent-shaped area is built on different levels to give you the feeling of space.
Camp Okavango, an enchanting and authentic African safari lodge situated on the remote Nxaragha Island at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience. Camp Okavango’s traditional thatch and lethaka (reed) main lodge features a cocktail bar, lounge and wildlife reference library. The dining room leads onto an expansive open-air patio which is perfect for brunch, afternoon tea and tranquil evenings around the fire. Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and a sundeck with plunge pool for relaxing during the sunny midday hours.
Phakalane Golf Estate
Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort is a 4 star resort located in the heart of Botswana’s premier Golf Estate, which encompasses spacious accommodation of a Hotel as well a…s luxurious self serviced apartments with extraordinary panoramic views of its international 18 hole championship golf course. Securing a unique market niche, allows the well renowned resort to be a market leader that is not comparable to the rest on a national scale. With this in mind, the resort prides itself in having won the following awards; Botswana’s Leading Golf Resort for 2004, Botswana’s Leading Resort from 2005 to 2010, World Travel Awards for Botswana’s Leading Hotel from 2011 to 2013, Golden Arrow Award of Golf Courses 2013 and Bronze Arrow Award in the category of Executive Hotels 2013.
Duma Tau camp _Linyanti Reserve
DumaTau, meaning ‘roar of the lion,’ is a ten-roomed (eight twin and two family) luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on Osprey Lagoon, one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system, and between two elephant ‘corridors’ – all of which results in a plethora of wildlife on game drives along the Savute. DumaTau Camp is raised off the ground to take advantage of the fantastic river views. Each en-suite tent is spacious, spreading out under a canvas roof, with clear-storey sliding doors and windows that allow for wide-angled views of the riverfront.
The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park area covers some 16,058km².
The national park is situated roughly halfway between the towns of Maun and Nata, on the Francistown road. Watch out for directions at the turn off to the park’s main entrance, the rather unobtrusive signs are approximately 160km east of Maun and 45km west of the small village of Gweta, which has the nearest lodge accommodation, fuel and supplies. From that turning, there is a further 8km of rough gravel road before the park entrance gate
The name Makgadikgadi implies of a ‘vast open lifeless land’. The pans are located in large areas to the south, east and north-eastern regions of the park. Widely believed to be one of the largest salt flats in the world, it is not always dry. Torrential rains fall from mid-November filling the dry, salty, clay crust with water and grass, which is retained until April or May. The ‘vast open lifeless land’ now becomes a fascinating refuge for birds and animals.
Set in the African bush, Mokolodi House features a swimming pool, a game room with a billiards table, and a library. It also offers viewing decks overlooking the Gaborone Dam and the Mokolodi Valley.
The Mokolodi Nature Reserve is located just 700 metres away and Lion Park is 5 km away. Mokolodi House is 10 km from Game City and 28 km from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
Located in one of the two towers in the iconic Masa Square in Gaborone, the Lansmore Masa Square Hotel has 153 rooms, a restaurant, conference centre and a non-affiliated casino. In the middle of the complex is a beautifully designed piazza with 3 restaurants. The Towers are poised to be the ultimate work, shop, play and stay centre in the country. As part of Lonrho Hotels, Lansmore Masa Square Hotel is uniquely positioned to ensure that guests have a wonderful experience each and every time they stay. Their knowledge of Africa enables us to exceed expectations – from having the freshest fruit and mueslis at breakfast through to freshly ground African coffee and an uninterrupted power supply and internet access via our own designated satellite connection.
The Peermont Mondior is a Gaborone hotel in Botswana, which is situated in the heart of the business district. It offers guests accommodation in 67 comfortable suites, which are beautifully appointed and are equipped with self- catering facilities. The hotel has a sophisticated ambiance and is beautifully decorated in an African chic style. Guests can unwind by relaxing by the beautiful pool which is situated to the right of reception. Dine at the nearby News Cafe’ restaurant. Peermont Mondior Gabrone is situated in what is referred to as the Village, this is the old sector and you can visit interesting historical buildings in the area
The Gaborone Sun Hotel is located in the cosmopolitan capital of Botswana, with its excellent restaurants and bars and its world-class high-tech conference facilities. Offering comfort and luxury, it has been voted the Best Hotel in Botswana.
Grand Palm Hotel
Hailed as the gem of the African continent, Botswana is a fascinating country of extraordinary natural beauty, game and mineral wealth. Just a few minutes from the city centre of Gaborone and 12 km from the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport lies The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Convention Resort which offers luxurious and affordable accommodation in two hotels – the luxury 187-key Peermont Walmont and the 149-key three star Peermont Metcourt Inn, gourmet dining in the award-winning Beef Baron Rib & Grill Room, the Bai Sheng Asian Restaurant and Mokolwane Bistro, lively entertainment, a thrilling casino, and a Camelot Health and Beauty Spa, all underpinned by warm Botswana hospitality.