There is just one word that describes the Leopard Rock Hotel (S19 08 46 E32 47 05) in Zimbabwe: legendary. It has been (and still is) a favourite haunt of royalty, sport stars, celebrities; as well as “ordinary” tourists who appreciate the finer things in life. In short, the accommodation is stylish and luxurious, the cuisine unforgettable, the French Chateau atmosphere simply magic. The well-known golf course (Tiger Woods’ favourite), floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, squash courts, gymnasium and casino are all part of the package. Then you haven’t even started to explore the beautiful countryside.
Leopard Rock in Zimbabwe proudly recommends the following accommodation. It will take you at least two days to drive from the Vumba Mountains to Mariental in Namibia. Mariental River Chalets is situated next to the B2 main road between Windhoek and keetmanshoop in Mariental Namibia. The River Lodge specialise in self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation but serve breakfast on demand
You can drive from Leopard Rock Hotel to Hare from where you can fly to ?Swakopmund. From Swakopmund you can visit the high dunes of Sossusvlei. This is a vastly different area to the Caprivi. At Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert you will see some of the world highest sand dunes. You can stay in our luxury Sossusvlei Lodge or if you prefer self-catering ( self contained ), at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge at Sesriem, which is the entrance to Sossusvlei. From sossusvlei you can easily visit the Fish River Canyon and overnight in Canon Lodge in the south of Namibia. The lodge offers luxury accommodation.
If you plan to visit Cape Town after your time at leopard Rock, you can drive via Namibia and overnight at Grunau Lodge between Keetmanshoop and Noordoewer in Namibia or at Grunau Country House bed and breakfast accommodaion in the old Grunau Hotel in Grunau in between Noordoewer and Keetmanshoop in Namibia. At Orange River Lodge you can stay in self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in Noordoewer near the South African border and two days drive from leopard Rock Hotel in the Vumba Mountains.If you drive from Leopard Rock Hotel via Botswana to South Africa, Upington accommodation online offers a selection of self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in Upington. >Kang Ultra Lodge is the best accommodation along the Trans Kalahari Highway between Kwando Camp and Upington in Kang, Botswana. Perhaps you could also consider Ghanzi in Botswana as a stopover between Kwando Camp and Upington. In Ghanzi you will stay at either Kalahari Arms Hotel or at Thakadu Lodge.
Once in Upington Upington Country Lodge offers excellent self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in the CBD of Upington while Kalahari Monate Lodge offers equally good self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation or camping 10 km from Upington in the Spitskop Nature Reserve. As Upington is about 16 hours drive from Kwando Camp, you may prefer more luxury as opposed to self-catering ( self contained ). If this is indeed so the Kalahari Sun River Lodge is a boutique hotel in Upington and will be your answer.
You can also decide to explore the eastern side of Botswana. Nata Lodge on the edge of the Makgadigadi Pans in Botswana is only 7 hours from Leopard Rock Hotel in the Bvumba Mountains, Zimbabwe. Seven hours from Leopard Rockis Francistown, Botswana's second city. Here you can overnight at Woodlands self-catering ( self contained ) and camping. Nine hours from Kwando Camp is Khama Rhino Sanctuary where you can stay in affordable self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in an eco-friendly nature reserve.
Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana and 11 hours drive from Leopard Rock Hotel. You can fly from Gaborone to Harare and drive from there to Leopard Rock Hotel., In Gaborone you can stay in city hotels such as Cresta Lodge Gaborone or The Big Five Lodge or you can stay in Mokolodi Lodge Gaborone in the Mokolodi Game Reserve.
Xaro Lodge is a sister lodge of Drotsky's Cabins on the western side of the Okavango Delta. Xaro lodge is an adult only destination in a beautiful setting in a real birding paradise.
North Gate Lodge in Nata is halfway between Maun and Kasane and between Kasane, Maun and Francistown. This lodge is new and the perfect overnight stop in Nata, Botswana.
Deception Valley Lodge is a luxurious lodge in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Here you can experience the pulse of Africa while doing game activities with the local San or Bushmen as your guides.
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.
Rundu is the most northern big town in Namibia. Here you can book lodges through Temba Lodges such as Kaisosi Lodge and Hakusembe Lodge.
Etosha Safari Lodge is a new luxury private lodge near Anderson Gate near Okaukuejo Rest Camp in the Etosha National Park in Namibia.
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is perhaps Namibia's best known private game reserve. Mount Etjo Safari Lodge offers five star accommodation and excellent game viewing in their big five game reserve.
Swakopmund the old German town along the Namibian Coast is the most popular coastal resort in Namibia. The Stiltz is our favourite hotel in Swakopmund but other hotels such asThe Beach Hotel ,Hotel Pension Rapmund and self-catering accommodation such as Alte Brücke needs to be considered when you choose your accommodation in Swakopmund.
The Swakopmund Rest Camp in Swakopmund in Namibia offers affordable self-catering accommodation in this famous coastal resort.
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.
Namib Desert Lodge is about 40 km north of Sesriem, the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, at the petrified dunes. Namib Desert Lodge with its beautiful gardens is a real oasis in the Namib Desert.
The Southern Region of Namibia includes towns such as Mariental, Keetmanshoop, Grunau and Noordoewer. Accommodation in this area includes Mariental River Chalets, Quiver Tree Lodge, Grunau Country House and the Orange River Lodge.
Sams Giardino are world renown for their good food, good wine, and superb accommodation.
Home Sweet Home in Keetmanshoop in Namibia offers self-catering accommodation and bed and breakfast accommodation.
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 NamElephant Hills Hotel and Casino is built on a hill surrounded by a magnificent golf course. This luxury hotel at Victoria Falls overlooks the Zambezi River.ibia, before returning to South Africa via the Trans Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies National Park.
Sundowner Cruise. The Zambezi River above Vitoria Falls is more than a kilometre wide. The sunsets over the river is magnificent. No visit to Victoria Falls is complete without a Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi.
Manapools is Zimbabwe's most remote National Park in the lower Zambezi Valley but a visit to Manapools is most rewarding. In Manpools you are guaranteed to see big game in abundance.
The Zimbabwe Flying Safari combines the very best this beautiful country has to offer in one unforgettable tour and safari. Your tour will start in Harare from where you will be transferred to Great Zimbabwe, Matopos Hills, Hwange, Victoria Falls, Kariba and Manapools before you will return to Harare. All Transport will be done with an Air Caravan or similar type of aircraft.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier park is in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and covers the Kalahari of South Africa and the south of Botswana.
The Kalahari Tented Camp is slightly larger than the other wilderness camps of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Kalahari Tented Camp is only 3 km from Mata Mata border post with Namibia.
Springbok in the Northern Cape of South Africa and unofficial capital of Namaqualand offers very good accommodation establishments such as Kleinplasie self-catering accommodation, Springbok Hotel, Masonic Hotel and Kokerboom Motel.
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.
Kwazulu-Natal is also known as the Garden Province of South Africa. This province is known for its evergreen hills and beautiful Drakensberg Mountains, the magnificent coastline, St Lucia wetlands, a world heritage site and the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Temba Travel offers a variety of accommodation in this beautiful province.
Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province of South Africa. In Bloemfontein you can stay in Bains Game Lodge, Sangiro Lodge and Lakewood Lodge.
Merino Inn Hotel's E block is recently renovated and offers rooms of a very high standard in Colesberg onroute between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
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.
Areena is a family resort and game park near East London. Areena is the perfct place for a family breakaway.
Pine Tree Lodge offers fully equipped self-catering accommodation on Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth.
The Beach Cabanas in Jeffreys Bay in South Africa offers bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering units in the surfing paradise in The Eastern Cape.
Somerset Lodge in the main street of Somerset West in the residential area offers excellent accommodation in the Helderberg region and the Winelands of South Africa.