LINKS FROM NORMA JEANS LAKEVIEW LODGE AT GREAT ZIMBABWE
At Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort (S20 14 94 E31 00 17) the term ‘home away from home’ is not a tourist cliché. This is exactly what you’ll find – delicious home-style cooking, comfortable accommodation, beautiful gardens, friendly service and a breathtaking view of Lake Mutirikwi. Norma Jeane’s is built around the tin-roofed homestead of Murray MacDougal, who was responsible for the building of said lake (previously known as the Kyle Dam). Mr MacDougal certainly had an eye for a great spot! Accommodation ranges from hotel rooms (with dining and lounge facilities), to self-catering rooms, or budget rooms and a camp site.
Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and 15 hours drive from Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort. We offer a variety of accommodation in Windhoek Namibia. The best accommodation is the five star Windhoek Country Club and the four star Windhoek Safari Hotel which is 5 hours drive from Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort.
East of Windhoek some 7 hours from Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort is the Gobabis district. Just a km or two from Gobabis is Goba Lodge a very comfortable lodge with all facilities. Nearer to the border is Zelda Guestfarm.
Along the Skeleton Coast a mere 4 hours from Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort is Cape Cross Lodge, a luxurious destination at the seal colony north of Henties Bay.
Damaraland is 15hours west of The Great Zimbabwe Monument in Namibia. Here you can book some excellent lodges such as Palmwag, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Ugab Terrace Lodge and Vingerklip Lodge.
Together with Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park is Namibia's best known tourism destination. At Etosha you can stay in luxury accommodation such as Okaukuejo, Halali, Namutoni and Mokoti Lodge.
In the far north of Namiba lies Rundu, a fast growing town with two excellent lodges. Just west of Rundu is Hakusembe River Lodge and east is Kaisosi River Lodge, a family destination. Allow two days to drive from Great Zimbabwe monument to Rundu. Rundu is offen called the gateway to the Caprivi.
The Caprivi is a narrow strip in the far north east of Namibia and about two hours drive from Norma Jeans Lakeview Lodge.. The sub-tropical Caprivi forms a very sharp contrast withthe hills around the Great Zimbabwe monument. At Ngepi Camp and Popa Falls which is three days drive from Norma Jeans Lodge, Temba offers excellent lodges on the banks of the Kavango River. Further east are some excellent lodges, such as Mazambala Island Lodge a luxury and affordable lodge on an island in the Kwando River, and the famous Kwando Camp in the same area. Allow three days to drive from Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort to the Kwando River area.
Mudumu National Park lies on the eastern bank of the Kwando River in the Caprivi strip in Namibia
Itumela Camp is in Palapaye and a perfect affordable overnight stop between South Africa and the Game Reserves of Botswana.
Botswana Lodges and Hotels and self-catering accommodation. Botswana is home to the Okavango Delta Chobe and some of the world's best game viewing areas.
Planet Boabab near Gweta on the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana offers unique accommodation amongst massive Boabab trees.
Jack's Camp is the most luxurious lodge on the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. A few nights at Jack's Camp promise to be the experience of a life time.
Complete Botswana family holiday for people without a 4x4. It includes all the highlights of Botswana such as Maun, Drotsky Cabins and Namibian highlights such as Caprivi before returning to Botswana and Chobe Game Reserve.
Namibia Lodges and Hotels offers hotels, lodges and self-catering accommodation in all major centres and at all attractions such as Windhoek, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei and Etosha National Park.
Mahangu Safari Lodge on the banks of the Kavango or also known as the Okavango River in the Caprivi in Namibia.
Halali Rest Camp is the central rest camp in Etosha National Park in Namibia and famous for its waterhole.
Etosha Safari Lodge is a new luxury private lodge near Anderson Gate near Okaukuejo Rest Camp in 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.
Khorixas Rest Camp near Khorixas in Damaraland or Kaokoland in the north-west of Namibia offers affordable accommodation near the Petrified Forest and the Vingerklip Rock.
Sam's Giardino is a German style boutique hotel in the CBD of Swakopmund, Namibia's premier coastal resort.
The Hansa Hotel was Namibia's first real luxury hotel. The Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund still sets the benchmark for luxury hotel accommodation in Swakopmund and Namibia.
Monteiro self-catering accommodation 10 km south of Windhoek is the perfect stopover for families near Windhoek in Namibia.
Temba Lodges recommend a number of excellent lodges near Sossusvlei in Namibia. The Sossusvlei Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei Lodge and Desert Camp is at Sesriem. Further south is Desert Homestead and north is the Namib Dessert Lodge.
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.
Zelda Guest Farm is very close to the Botswana border and 90 km from Gobabis in the east of Namibia.
The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the world's second widest and deepest canyon after the Great Canyon in Arizona. Here Temba lodges offer accommodation such as Canyon Lodge, Ais-Ais, Canyon Roadhouse and Canyon Village on the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon, and The Fish River Lodge on the western rim of the Canyon.
The Canyon Roadhouse just about 10 km west of the main entrance to the Fish River Canyon offers affordable accommodation for families or individuals.
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.
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is perhaps this country's best known game reserve. Temba Travel offers luxury accommodation such as Sikumi Tree Lodge and Hwange Safari Lodge, and self-catering accommodation in the Hwange National Park such as Hwange Main Camp and Robin's Camp.
If you can't beat them, join them. On a Lion Walk Safari you will be accompanied by lions on a walking safari in big game territory. Fair enough, you might not see too many antelope, but you will be very well protected against anything that might want to attack you.
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.
The Grand Zimbabwe tour is an example of a tour which includes all the highlights Zimbabwe has to offer. You can do this tour as a guided package or as a self-drive tour. The itinerary is flexible and so is your choice of accommodation. The tour departs from Johannesburg and includes visits to the Great Zimbabwe Monument, the eastern highlands and continues then via Kariba to Victoria Falls. From Victoria Falls, Hwange Safari Lodge is your next destination before you continue to Bulawayo and Motopo Hills. From here you will return to South Africa either via Beitbridge or Francistown in Botswana.
Nossob Rest Camp is in the area where you are most likely to see lions in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The Kokerboom Motel is just outside Springbok on the N7 between Namibia and Cape Town. Kokerboom Motel is best known as overnight accommodation.
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.
Cremorne in Port St Johns offers excellent self-catering accommodation in fully equipped chalets, but if you need to be spoiled, Cremorne is more than willing to provide you with meals.
Arendsnes is an affordable family resort in Cintsa in the Eastern Cape. This resort is not on the beach but within walking distance of the beach.
Sea Shells in Jeffreys Bay offers affordable but luxury self-catering accommodation on the beach. Jeffreysbay is a paradise for surfers in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.