There are three bridges across the Thamalakane River. This lodge is near the southernmost bridge. Stay here if you don’t like camping. Double room R2 082 per night; three-sleeper room R1 945 per night. Free for children under 12 if they share a room with their parents. Breakfast R175; buffet lunch R240; buffet dinner R250. GPS: S20.00506 E23.42796 Contact: 00 267 686 3939 (Lebo);
Cresta Riley’s Hotel
Riley’s Garage is one of the bestknown landmarks in Maun, and not just because it has a filling station. You can buy meat from Delta Deli ( 00 267 686 1413) or stay at Cresta Riley’s Hotel behind the filling station. Double rooms from P1 475 (R1 929) per night, breakfast included. GPS: S19.98803 E23.42723 Contact: 00 267 686 0204 (Phatsimo); resri[email protected]
Old Bridge Backpackers
This backpacker place is near the historical Matlapaneng bridge over the Thamalakane River. ( The bridge was built in the 1940s so people heading to the Witwatersrand to look for work at the mines could safely cross the river.) Camping P70 (R92) per person, plus P35 (R46) for a power point. En suite safari tents from P260 (R340) per person. GPS: S19.94458 E23.48857 Contact: 00 267 686 2406;
This lodge is next to the highway as you enter Maun from the south-east.