Female executives, take note. The Harare Cresta Lodge (S17 49 97 E31 06 07) in Harare, offers accommodation specifically designed for female executives! This is apart from their other 4-star accommodation options, catering for executives but also definitely for tourists. Another plus is their “selected services” concept, so you choose only what you need. It’s a family-friendly establishment, because they have a number of discounts for junior guests. The Chatters Restaurant offers a continental and full English buffet breakfast, as well as buffet and a la carte lunch and dinner. There are also two bars offering drinks and snacks.
If you are interested in the western side of Botswana, you can drive from Harare Cresta Lodge to Windhoek and then to Kang. Kang Ultra Lodge is the best accommodation along the Central Kgalagadi Highway between Windhoek and Harare Cresta Lodge in Kang, Botswana. From Kang you can visit the Northern Cape Province but be warned that this will be a very long drive from Harare Cresta Lodge in Zimbabwe. Kambro Lodge offers self-catering (self-contained) accommodation 20 km north of Britstown in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. If you want to stay in Britstown the Britstown Transkaroo Lodge is in the main street of Britstown and 2000 km from Harare Cresta Lodge.
Most people visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe and Harare Cresta Lodge will fly into South Africa and from there to Harare. If you fly from Europe. From Harare Cresta Lodge you will fly with Air Zimbabwe to Johannesburg and then drive down to the Drakensberg mountains where you can stay in Amazian Mountain River Lodge. This is a luxury boutique hotel in the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa.
South of the Drakensberg mountains lies the former Transkei. It will take you a few days to drive from Harare Cresta Lodge to this area. We recommend that you fly from Harare Cresta Lodge via Johannesburg to Mthatha (formerly Umtata). No self-catering (self-contained) is available in Mthatha but you can overnight in the Umtata Savoy Hotel. As with Etosha this region is famous for its unspoilt beauty. The Wildcoast of the Eastern Cape and Transkei is perhaps the most beautiful coastline of Africa. Your first stop will be Port St Johns where you can choose between self-catering (self-contained) accommodation such as Ntaba River Lodge or luxury family accommodation at Umngazi River Lodge. Further south is the Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel which is a basic hotel and self-catering (self-contained) accommodation facility. For more luxury family resorts and for excellent fishing Kobs Inn Hotel or Mazeppa Bay Hotel might be your answer. Please remember that if you decide to drive from Harare Cresta Lodge to the Wildcoast you will need to budget for four nights' accommodation.
Driving from Harare Cresta Lodge to the Wildcoast will take you through the South African province of the Freestate. Here you can spend a night in the capital city Bloemfontein. Sangiro Lodge Bloemfontein near the Shell Ultra City in Bloemfontein might be your answer. If you prefer similar accommodation such as Harare Cresta Lodge you can try Bains Game Lodge. Bains Game Lodge offers self-catering (self-contained) or hotel accommodation next to the N1 at the Nelson Mandela exit at Bloemfontein. If you prefer rural areas, you can overnight in Koffiefontein 1980 km from Harare Cresta Lodge. In Koffiefontein you will overnight in Hakunda Matata Guesthouse which is in the town and near the police station.
From Bloemfontein you can drive South to Colesberg. Colesberg is 2200 km from Harare Cresta Lodge. The best self-catering (self-contained) accommodation in Colesberg is Gables Inn Colesberg. If you prefer hotels the Merino Inn Motel is just outside Colesberg on the N1. The Merino Inn is not self-catering (self-contained) accommodation such as Harare Cresta Lodge but as at Harare Cresta Lodge you can park your car right outside your room. South of Colesberg is the town of Hanover. Hanover in South Africa is a very small town but you can stay in Hanover Inn which offers very basic accommodation in Hanover, South Africa. If you want something more upmarket stay in Hanover Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Hanover South Africa.
Shakawe in the north-west of Botswana on the western panhandle of the Okavango Delta is very well known for lodges such as Drotsky's Cabins and Nguma Island Lodge.
Bwabwata National Park including theMahango, Buffalo and Kwand regions of the Caprivi in Namibia. It, form a component of the greater regional ‘Peace Parks’ conservation area that will be known as the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area
Ghanzi is a cattle district in the west of Botswana. It is also home to famous lodges such as Thakadu Camp and the Kalahari Arms Hotel.
Shakawe in the north-west of Botswana is best known among birders and fishermen who visit places such as Nguma Island and Drotsky's Cabins to enjoy the barbel run or the annual migration of carmine bee-eaters.
The Okavango Delta Moremi and Savuti Safari includes the very best the Okavango Delta has to offer. Excellent game viewing and scenerey on a private safari in Botswana.
Onkoshi Lodge or rest camp is the most luxurious lodge in Etosha National Park. Onkoshi is in the west of Etosha, the largest National Park in Namibia.
Etosha Lodges offers a selection of lodges, luxury accommodation and self-catering accommodation in and around Etosha National Park in Namibia.
Otjibamba Game Lodge only four km south of Otjiwarango in Namibia offers the perfect overnight accommodation for people travelling between Windhoek and Etosha National Park.
Ilala lodge offers luxury rooms and suites near the Victoria Falls in Zimababwe.
Hentiesbay just north of Swakopmund in Namibia is famous among anglers. In Hentiesbay even beginners can often catch a very big Kabeljou or Steenbras. Self-catering accommodation in Hentiesbay includes Eagles Holiday Chalets and the luxurious Byseewah Guest House.
Byseewah Guest House in Hentiesbay is perfect for those anglers who prefer not to sacrifice their luxury while on a fishing safari. Byseewah arrange fishing trips for the least independent anglers.
Desert Dune Lodge is a supreme luxury lodge just inside the National Park at Sesriem near Sossusvlei.If you stay at the Desert Dune Lodge you can visit the dunes at sunrise. There is no need to wait for the gates to open. You are already in the Sossusvlei National Park.
Helmeringhausen Hotel is in a small town with the same name south of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. This is a farming community influenced by the German colonial era.
Gobabis is on the eastern side of Namibia. Here, Temba market lodges such as Goba Lodge, Zelda Guest House and East End overnight stop.
The Arid Region Tour combines the Namaqualand flowers with the beauty of the Namib Desert. It includes South African National Parks such as the Namaqualand National Park and the Richtersveld National Park with the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, before returning to South Africa via the Trans Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies National Park.
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is perhaps this country's best known game reserve. Temba Travel offers luxury accommodation such as Sikumi Tree Lodge and Hwange Safari Lodge, and self-catering accommodation in the Hwange National Park such as Hwange Main Camp and Robin's Camp.
The Flight of the Angels gives you a bird's-eye view of the mighty Victoria falls. This helicopter flight over the Falls takes about 15 minutes.
Do an Elephant Back Safari at Victoria Falls. Many people might not be aware of the fact that Victoria Falls is in a big Game Park with the same name. The best way to do a safari is on the back of an animal and there is no better choice of animal for a safari than elephants.
Mlibizi Lodge in Zimbabwe is on the western end of Lake Kariba. The Kariba ferry starts and ends at Mlibizi Lodge.
South Africa is often called the powerhouse of Africa. This beautiful country have nine provinces and thousands of hotels, lodges and self-catering accommodation to offer.
Springbok Hotel is a sister hotel of the Masonic Hotel and Kokerboom Hotel in Springbok, the unofficial capital of Namaqualand in South Africa.
Van Zijl Guesthouse in the Namaqualand town of Nieuwoudtville is an excellent destination from where you can explore Namaqualand during the flower season.
Graskop is on the escarpment in Mpumalanga. From Graskop you can visit all the nearby attractions such as Pilgrims Rest. Blyde River Canyon and Mac Mac Waterfalls.
Sani Pass Chalets are at the border between South Africa and Lesotho, but on top of the Drakensberg Mountains at Sani Pass.
The Free State Province is South Africa's most central province. The capital of the Free State is Bloemfontein.
Mthatha was previously konwn as Umtata. It was the capital city of the former independant homeland Transkei. Hotels in Mthatha include the Mthatha Savoy Hotel and the Garden Court Hotel.
Qora River and its lodges and resorts along the Wildcoast is pure heaven both for families and fishermen. Temba offers Kob Inn and Mazeppa Bay Hotel in this region.
Inkwenkwezi near East London in the Eastern Cape is a big five game reserve. Inkwenkwezi is a real jewel among the many private game parks of South Africa.
Port Elizabeth, also known as the friendly city is the largest city in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Temba Lodges proudly recommend hotels such as Humewood Hotel, The Beach Hotel, Paxton Hotel and Pine Lodge self-catering accommodation in Port Elizabeth.
The Beach Hotel offers luxury accommodation on the beach in Port Elizabeth.
Hire a Quantum Minibus from Temba rentals at all South Africa's airports as well as in Botswana and Namibia. However, minibusses are not available in Maun in Botswana.