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Mariental River Chalets and links to other lodges hotels and self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

The Mariental River Chalets are popular with travelling families, hunting and fishing groups, as well as business people and offer value for money self-catering accommodation. They have 7 luxury, self-catering, airconditioned chalets with DSTV. There are also 4 double rooms (en suite but not self-catering). Breakfast can be ordered. Braai packs and wood can be purchased at the reception desk. They have a safe playground for the children, while the adults relax around the braai fires.

Mariental River Chalets have numerous acquaintances in the travel and tourism industry. We therefore proudly recommend accommodation such as lodges, hotels and self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in our neighbouring countries. We work closely with Temba Tours who arrange a selection of excellent tours and safaris in Botswana as well as in South Africa. In South Africa they do luxury tours such as the Eastern South Africa Tour and The Grand South African Tour, and shorter tours such as the Kruger Park Safari. and the Cape and Winelands Tour. If you are more interested in the Namaqualand flowers you can do the Arid Region Tour which combines Western South Africa and Namibian highlights such as Namaqualand, Richtersveld, Fish River Canyon and Kalahari or Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Unfortunately none of these tours overnight at Mariental River Chalets.

Mariental is in the southern part of Namibia. There is an airstrip but no scheduled flights to Mariental. Most people staying at the Mariental River Chalets are overnight guests travelling between Windhoek and South Africa. You can hire a car from Temba Car Hire or ask Temba Safari to arange your tour of Namibia.


CAPRIVI ACCOMMODATION in the far north eastern part are the furtherest point in Namibia from Mariental River Chalets. If you include the Caprivi you must allow two days to drive from Mariental. In the Caprivi you can choose accommodation such as Kwando Camp or Mazambala Island Lodge, which is a luxury and affordable lodge on an island on the Kwando River in the Caprivi National Park. Perhaps you can consider spending your second night on your journey from Mariental River Chalets at Ngepi Camp. Ngepi is a perfect family destination in the Caprivi of Namibia along the Kavango River, also known as the panhandle of the Okavango River.

No tour of Namibia is complete without a visit to Etosha National Park where accommodation such as Etosha Lodge offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation. In Koakoland and Damarland there is no other accommodation which compares with Mariental River Chalets. However luxury accommodation such as Vingerklip Lodge and Ugab Terrace Lodge overlooking the Vingerklip, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge near the petrified forest and Palmwag all offer excellent accommodation and meals.

You can reach the rich fishing waters of the Skeleton Coast within a day from Mariental. However we believe that it might be rewarding to overnight in Swakopmund on your way to Cape Cross Lodge along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. In Swakopmund Alte Brucke offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation which is of the same high standard that you would experience at Mariental River Chalets. Hoewever the The Stiltz offers more upmarket accommodation on the Swakop River.

A dirt road will taker you from Mariental to Sesriem and Sossuvlei. If you prefer more luxurious accommodation you can stay at Sossusvlei Lodge however if you prefer a self-catering ( self contained ) chalets the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge will be your answer.

Perhaps you are on your way to Canyon Lodge Namibia Canon Lodge near the Fishriver Canyon in the south of Namibia or to Grunau. In Grunau the Grunau Lodge offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation which is similar to the self-catering ( self contained ) chalets of River Chalets. If you require accommodation with meals we highly recommend Grunau Country House bed and breakfast in the old Grunau Hotel. If you are willing to drive just an hour further you might consider Orange River Lodge self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation in Noordoewer near the South African border.
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.
Ghanzi is the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Lodges such as Thakadu Lodge and Kalahari Arms Hotel make this cattle town famous.
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.
Lianshulu Lodge on the banks of the Kwando River in the Mudumu National Park in the Caprivi Strip in Namibia is the ultimate wild life destination.
Kunene River lodge in the far North of Namibia is both a paradise for birders, people interested in the Himba culture or adventurers.
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.
Otjiwarongo and Waterberg Mountains is home to famous lodges such as the Waterberg Plateau National Park, Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, Otjibamba Game Lodge and Frans Indongo Guesthouse.
Okahandja Country Hotel in Okahandja is the perfect place to overnight between Windhoek and the north of Namibia and between Windhoek and the coast.
Swakopmund in Namibia with its German colonial atmosphere is by far the most popular coastal resort of Namibia. Here you can choose between the extreme luxury of the Swakopmund Hotel and Casino, and hotels such as Hotel Pension Rapmund and self-catering accommodation such as Alte Brücke and Swakopmund Restcamp.
Windhoek Casino and Country Club is Namibia's best five star hotel and the capital's only five star hotel. It is surrounded by an eigteen hole golf course.
Desert Homestead and Horse Trails are about 33 km south of Sossusvlei and Sesriem. At the Desert Homestead you can explore the Namib Desert on horse back.
The Nest Hotel in Lüderitz, Namibia is not only a luxury hotel, but it is in the most beautiful setting with breathtaking views over Lüderitz Bay.
Sams Giardino are world renown for their good food, good wine, and superb accommodation.
Keetmanshoop Hotel is in the town with the same name in the south of Namibia. The Keetmanshoop Hotel is the only hotel in Keetmanshoop and offers the most luxurious accommodation in the region.
Canyon Village is on the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon. This beautiful lodge offers luxury accommodation and although they specialize in groups, families or individuals are most welcome.
The Grand Namibia Tour combines all the highlights of Namibia in one single, all inclusive luxury tour. Visitors can choose between a self-drive tour or a guided tour, and as such the tour itinerary is highly flexible.
The Rainforest Tour exposes you to the magnificent Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is arguably the most beautiful of the seven wonders of the world.
The gorges below Victoria Falls are home to the world's best White Water rapids. A day on this class five white water rapids promises to be the highlight of your visit to Victoria Falls.
Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe. Temba Travel offers excellent hotels in Harare such as Cresta Lodge, The Rainbow Towers Hotel and the Jameson Hotel.
South Africa with its excellent infrastrature and numerous hotels and lodges in nine provinces is the perfect place to visit if you are interested in an African Safari.
Gharagab Wilderness Camp is in the far northern corner near Unions End in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa.
Vanrhynsdorp in southern Namaqualand is just within the Western Cape Province of South Africa. During the flower season it becomes a very popular town with accommodation such as Gifberg Holiday Farm and La Rochelle self-catering accommodation.
Colesberg in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa is perfectly situated just south of the Orange River on the N1 between Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. In Colesberg you can stay in either the Merino Inn or in The Gables Inn self-catering accommodation.
Mpumalanga is South Africa's scenic province with breathtaking scenery and excellent game parks, including the Kruger National Park.
The Free State Province is South Africa's most central province. The capital of the Free State is Bloemfontein.
The Glass House in Port St Johns along the Wildcoast of South Africa exposes its guests to the most beautiful views of the bay and lagoon.
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.
Mpumalanga is South Africa's scenic province with breathtaking scenery and excellent game parks, including the Kruger National Park.
The Free State Province is South Africa's most central province. The capital of the Free State is Bloemfontein.
The Glass House in Port St Johns along the Wildcoast of South Africa exposes its guests to the most beautiful views of the bay and lagoon.
The Garden Court in East London is the business people's choice in East London on the East Coast of South Africa.
The Tsitsikamma Coast of South Africa is in the heart of the Garden Route and home of some of the best hotels in South Africa such as Tsitsikamma Lodge, The Fernery, Tsitsikamma National Park and the beautiful Misty Mountain Reserve.
The Temba Grand South Africa Tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town . En route we will visit all the South African highlights such as Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains, The Wildcoast and the Garden Route.
Temba Car Hire Toyota Corolla is an affordable but still luxury option for your car hire needs in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.