Rakops River Lodge began operation in March 2012. It is located only 7 km from Rakops in Xhwitshaa area and is surrounded by short Seshi bush and visitations by the Makgadikgadi elephants, elands, ostrich and abundant different types of fish.
The lodge - situated on the Boteti River Banks which offer absolute relaxation given the freshness of ambiance from the river which is currently flooding. It is ideal for conferences, special functions/events and camping. It offers individually thatched en-suite guestrooms, with modern showers and flat screen television, refreshment facilities on the River Banks at reasonable price. DSTV channels are available on the lodge. There is also a restaurant which offers full breakfast to satisfy your first meal of the day, lunch and dinner are available on request. Freshly caught fish is available on the menu daily.
The Campsite - There is a modern camping area that comprises a Lwapa (which is a traditional Tswana Tribe court yard, where breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals are normally prepared and also serve as a dining area). We also have a full ablution block for both male and female sections that has hot water showers and modern clean toilets up to international standards. Lighting is also provided in the camping area. Individuals provide their own tents and amenities and we rent out tents for P50.00, blankets for P20.00 and stretchers for P30.00.
The eco-friendly policy - Rakops River Lodge is environmentally conscious and very friendly with nature that is why we always go green where possible. The lodge depends mostly on Solar Power. The benefit of using solar power is to supply electricity that does not emit any green house gases. Therefore, there wont be any air pollution given off by solar generated electricity. We also have a strict no littering policy, because we understand that it is important to preserve nature for future generations and for health wise reasons. Residents/visitors are advised to walk only in pathways.