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About Dumela Lodge

Dumela Lodge is 'your home away from home' when visiting Francistown, whether on business or passing through. We are located just outside the Ntshe residential, which is just 10 minutes' drive from the city centre and the airport. Some refer to us as a bush lodge, while others refer to us as 'out of town in town'. We are thus perfectly located as a stop over to and Makgadikgadi National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the famous Victoria falls in Zimbabwe.

The lodge comprises a wooden thatched structure, which houses reception, a cocktail bar where you can catch up with your favourite sport on satellite TV, and a restaurant. The lodge provides Wi-Fi hot spot free of charge. Accommodation is offered in luxury en-suite tented chalets on raised timber decks. Our swimming pool is the biggest in town and there is also a beach volleyball court.

Our seven luxury- ented chalets consist of three twins and four doubles, en-suite facilities, hairdryers, tea and coffee-making facilities, mosquito net and electricity supply of 230 V round plugs.

Satellite TV and Wi-Fi is only offered in the main building.

  • Response Rate: 88%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 19 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 37 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tswana (Setswana)


  • 2 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Satellite TV and Wi-Fi is only offered in the main building.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double En-suite Room Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 This is a stand-alone chalet. Features:  Double beds, En-suite
    from R966 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Twin Bed Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 The room is a stand-alone chalet.
        from R966 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for Dumela Lodge

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          Chris & Elmarie Dreyer
          05 May 2017

          Unfortunately we could'nt stay as there was no electricity available at Dumela Lodge. They have provided alternative accommodation in town, which we decided not to utilise as we wanted to stay out of town.

          Annelies Duyts
          04 May 2017

          Nice place to sleep ... beautiful tent

          Annette Chingandu, South Africa
          30 December 2016

          Lovely set up and clean bedding is always a plus. Pity our one night stop over did not allow for us to explore, we plan to head back there and spend a few days for sure.Staff were also very friendly and super helpful.

          Nicole Astfalck, South Africa
          24 July 2016

          Our experience was not great. Firstly we booked for a family of 4 only to find 1 double room had been booked so the kids had to sleep on mattresses on the floor.The pool has no water and is in terrible condition. Not like the website. At night the tent was so loud from all the flapping parts and we nearly blew  away. Not to mention the loud music coming from a shabeen or the like close by.We eventually packed up and left early, only to find out we were the only people staying at the lodge that night. Not surprisingly.It is doubtful I will book through SafariNow again.Establishments Response:th...
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          c j
          16 May 2016

          We and our friends stayed 2 nights at Dumela Lodge Francis TownIt was a nice surprise to find the luxury bathroom in a safari kind of tent, the stay was a nice pitstop for the adventurer before entering RSA again. The staff was very helpful and let us at feel at home and satisfied our every need. Thanks to the night staff manager who were there.We will stay there again.

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          Dumela Lodge is 1.3km from the centre of Phase V4 , the nearest airport 174.3km (JM Nkomo International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling