It is easy to imagine you are an African emperor from the era of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe when you enter the Lodge at the Ancient City (S20 15 77 E30 56 86). The Lodge is built to resemble the Great Zimbabwe – the famous World Heritage Site that can easily be seen from the main complex. At night the firelight and soft mbira music create an atmosphere that could well have been taken straight out of a Sir Rider Haggard novel. The décor in the guest accommodation continues with this theme. Definitely a wedding venue with a difference.
Perhaps you would like to return to Botswana after your visit to Great Zimnanbwe. Shakawe is in the far north west of Botswana and can be reached with any vehicle in a Temba Drotsky Cabins which is a great place to stay for the outstanding fishing and bird life. Temba often stops here on some of our Youth tours.
Seven hours drive fromGreat Zimbabwe Monument and the Lodge at the Ancient City is a small community nature reserve. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary offers affordable accommodation within an eco-tourism destination. Khama Rhino Sanctuary is about 8000 hectares in size and hosts rhino and a variety of antelope.
Most Temba clients visit the Kalahari after their visit to Great Zimbabwe Monument and The Lodge at The Ancient City. It will take you about 9 hours by car to get from Senyati Safari Lodge to Ghanzi. At Ghanzi you can book your accommodation Ghanzi accommodation. On offer is accommodation such as the traditional Kalahari Arms Hotel or Thakadu Lodge which offers comfortable lodge and camping on a safari farm near Ghanzi. From Ghanzi it will take you just over 2 hours to get to Kang. Kang Ultra Stop offers the best accommodation along the Trans Kgalagadi Highway between Johannesburg and Windhoek in Kang, Botswana. Kang is 10 hours drive from Toro Lodge.
Four hours from Lodge at the Ancient City, is Botswana's second city, Francistown. Near Francistown is Woodlands self catering. This is the best accommodation for families and people on self-drive holidays near Francistown in Botswana. Woodlands is also known as Woodlands 4x4 but the camp is accessible with any vehicle hired from Temba Car Hire.
Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana and is 9 hours drive with a Temba hired car from The Zimbababe Ruins and the Lodge at the Ancient City. If you are on a self-drive with one of Temba Car Hire vehicles you would most likely want to stay at Mokolodi Lodge Gaborone. Mokolodi Nature Reserve offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation with good game viewing just 12 km from Gaborone. If you are on business in Gaborone Cresta Lodge Gaborone will be ideal. Cresta Lodge offers luxury rooms, good meals and secure parking only 2 minutes from the CBD of Gaborone. A cheaper option would be The Big Five The Big Five Lodge 10 minutes from the CBD in Gaborone.
Planet Boabab near Gweta on the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana offers unique accommodation amongst massive Boabab trees.
The Central Kalahari region of Botswana is home to the largest Game Reserve in Africa namely the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Mudumu National Park lies on the eastern bank of the Kwando River in the Caprivi strip 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.
Etosha Safari Camp offers affordable accommodation near the Anderson Gate of the Etosha National Park in Namibia.
Waterberg Plateau National Park offers excellent hiking, breathtaking scenery, game viewing and luxury accommodation in the famous park in Namibia near Otjiwarongo.
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.
Hotel Eberwein is a German style hotel known for its excellent service in Swakopmund.
Arebbusch Travel Lodge in Windhoek offers self-catering accommodation in a variety of chalets. The restaurant serves excellent meals for those who prefer to be spoilt.
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.
Lüderitz is Namibia's oldest harbour. The discovery of diamonds made the town famous. However, today mining towns such as Kolmanskap are the only evidence of a once booming diamond industry. In Lüderitz you can either stay in the luxury The Nest Hotel or in the Pension zur Waterkant Guesthouse.Sams Giardino are world renown for their good food, good wine, and superb accommodation.
Zelda Guest Farm is very close to the Botswana border and 90 km from Gobabis in the east of Namibia.
The Fish River Lodge is the only lodge on the western rim of the Fish River Canyon. This is a luxury lodge with spectacular views over the Fish River Canyon of Namibia.
Bulawayo in the south-west of Zimbabwe is this country's second largest city. In Bulawayo Temba Travel offers accommodation such as the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel and the famous Churchill Hotel.
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.
Lake Kariba was at its completion in 1963 the world's largest man made lake. The town Kariba is near the dam on the north- eastern shores of this magnificent lake. Kariba hotels include the luxury Caribbea Bay Resort, Cutty Sark and Tamarind self-catering accommodation.
Zimbabwe Botswana Flying Safari will start in Harare from where you will be transferred for two nights to Manapools, then to Kariba, Hwange and finally to Victoria Falls. From Victoria Falls you will travel by road to Chobe in Botswana.
The Kokerboom Motel is just outside Springbok on the N7 between Namibia and Cape Town. Kokerboom Motel is best known as overnight accommodation.
Skilpad Nature Reserve in the larger Namaqualand National Park becomes a kaleidoscope of colour every year during the annual Namaqualand flower season.
De Herberg in De Aar in the Northern Cape province of South Africa offers very good accommodation in South Africa's most central town.
Eshowe along the North Coast of Kwazulu Natal and the Battlefields of Zululand offers a selection of accommodation such as Shakaland.
The Eastern Cape is home to the Xhosa people, the Wild Coast and the motor industry in South Africa. Temba Lodges offer accomodation in numerous hotels in all the large cities and along the Wild Coast of the Transkei and the Eastern Cape.
Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay is on a beautiful setting with excellent views over Coffee Bay. The meals at Ocean View Hotel are very good and the service as good as you would expect.
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.
Meander Inn Guesthouse in East London is in the residential area of the city, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The Western Cape with its magnificent floral kingdom, spectacular views and Mediteranian climate is South Africa's best known tourism destination. Cape Town's Table mountain and Robben Island is both Unesco world heritage sites while the Cape Winelands are internationally known as one of the worlds best wine producing regions.
The Eastern South Africa Safari combines South African and Swaziland highlands such as Blyde River, Kruger National Park, St Lucia and Zululand in one upmarket but affordable safari. This tour can be taken as part of a guided tour or as a private self-drive tour.