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Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights here and found the staff very friendly. Our room was a good size if a little dark. We had the gym pool to ourselves during the day. They tried to be very helpful with my gluten free diet. The Wi-Fi was patchy but they always tried to rectify the problem. We had room 422 upstairs facing... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dianne R. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you managed to relax. We will look at the lighting in 422 as well as the wifi connection to ensure that we have a long term solution. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We have spent three nights at the Cresta Mowana in Kasane. Overall the hotel needs a make over and some serious investment. They start doing it by having a new Gym and Spa area which is really nice. We had a very good massage there and the pool is new. The location on the riverside is great. However, the main... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Butter137 Thank you for reviewing your stay at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback on areas where we can do better. Our chef and his team are constantly trying out more innovative menus for our buffet. We are sorry that we were not able to meet your needs during your stay. A long... More 

Gaborone
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The facility and the service was excellent. The staff promptly attended to all that was reported to them eg. the extractor in the bathroom was not working properly as it was making a screeching sound and it was attended to by the maintenance team. PLEASE CONSIDER HAVING CITIZEN AND NON-CITIZEN PRICES!

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Israelr682 Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you found our resort and service to be excellent. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

Maasmechelen, Limburg, Belgium
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156 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I stayed for 1 week in this hotel but most guests are just passing thru for a few nights. In general a good place to relax, nice pools... Staff are all very friendly and nice people. Check-in/out: no problems encountered. Bar: is upstairs with nice view on the river, lots of insects and really needs some music, very sad place... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear John P. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for reviewing your week's stay with us on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We are sorry that the internet connection did not work as well as it should have during your stay. Thank you too for your suggestions on how we can... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Stayed over at this hotel after a full day's journey. The friendly reception, green and peaceful surroundings and amazing river views were just what we needed to relax. The very full Chobe River created a relaxing scene, especially at sunset from the upper deck bar. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear iLouis Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on the banks of the Chobe River. We are pleased that you were able to relax. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

Magaliesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

It wasn't last year. It was during the soccer world cup in South Africa. I wasn't reviewing then. But Chobe is incredible. And the Cresta Mowana was very special. The service was impeccable, the room was large and comfortable, including filmy mosquito net, the furnishing top drawer, and our upper level view of the gardens was lovely. We were 2... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rogofor Very warm greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa. We read with delight the memories you have of your stay a few years ago. We are delighted that you had such an awesome experience and that you are thinking of coming back. We would be honoured to have you staying with us again. We have made changes... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

After an incredible 4x4 safari starting in Cape Town doing the entire Botwana Mowana is the perfect place to unwind. Stunning location on the bank of the Chobe River. Wild Pigs grassing in the gardens. The foyer to this hotel is spectacular. Rooms had great view of the river. We spent most of our day at the pool at the... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Holidaylover55 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to unwind after an incredible safari. We were honoured to have you as our guests. Thank you for pointing out that our service was a bit slow. We are reviewing how we can improve without... More 

Claygate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

We spent four days at Cresta Mowana Resort and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. Our rooms were lovely and the maid service was excellent. The lobby is built around a huge Baobab Tree which is lit up at night. There are two beautiful pools - one by the main restaurant and a quieter one with jacuzzi by the spa.We all made... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear BLM66 Thank you for sharing your experience at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa with the Tripadvisor travel community. We are pleased to note that you spent four days with us and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. We are especially delighted that you were in luck and got to see prides of lion as well as buffalos, elephants and also... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My family and I had an amazing stay at Cresta Mowana. From the moment we arrived till we left the hospitality was warm and welcoming and the service was excellent. The salad bar and spread of food for breakfast lunch and dinner was well presented and very satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed the roast lamb and the water-hog chops were tender... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Edward S. Very warm greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you and your family staying with us. We are delighted that you had an amazing time and got to experience all that our unique Safari Resort has to offer, including game drives in the untamed wilderness where you were in luck to... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A magical spot right on the Chobe River in Kasane. We all had an amazing stay and were also able to enjoy the top class spa as well as visiting the game park. A truly amazing trip! Will be returning for sure!

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Dear Tys-Tracy V. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you had a truly amazing trip and will be returning for sure. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray, GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa situated on the banks of the mighty Chobe River in Botswana is one of southern Africa's sustainable tourism destinations where luxury exists in harmony with nature, providing a unique location from which to explore the magical wonders of untamed Africa. Game, including herds of elephant, antelope, giraffe, zebras, lions, leopard and many more, roam freely in the nearby Chobe Game Park. Sunrises and sunsets in this part of the world, with the Chobe River and Namibian flood plains as a backdrop are the substance of dreams. Birdlife is in abundance. Bird species unique to this part of southern Africa can be seen on the property as well as on the banks of the Mighty Chobe River. Facilities at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa include 110 luxury air conditioned bedrooms and 4 suites all with river views, a 9 hole golf course and fully equipped spa. Each guest room has a private balcony. In these tranquil surroundings you will come to experience true comfort, superb accommodation, gourmet cuisine and African inspired menus and only the best in personalised 'African-style' service. Play a round of golf on the famous golf course or enjoy bird watching on the banks of the mighty Chobe River. Take time to interact with the un-spoilt natural and beautiful surroundings while enjoying a leisurely massage at the Mowana Spa. All 110 bedrooms and four suites boast spectacular river views and have been tastefully decorated in an ethnic style to compliment the natural ambiance. Both the Serondella Restaurant and Savuti cocktail bar overlook the Chobe River and Namibian flood plains, the ultimate place to watch the abundant wildlife gathering at twilight. The Spa at Cresta Mowana is beautifully designed, featuring natural textures and ethnic elements. It is in harmony with the surrounding Chobe National park, a serene space that offers sanctuary from the stresses of life. With four private treatment rooms complemented by a raised deck overlooking the mighty Chobe River on which open air pampering sessions are highly recommended, the Mowana Spa offers state of the art facilities and a range of Clarens treatments and therapies that will have you spoilt for choice. Life doesn't get much better than this. Day trips can be organized to Victoria Falls, just 80 kilometres away from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

Address: Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana (Formerly Mowana Safari Lodge)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Price Range: $425 - $979 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 114
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Mowana Safari Lodge
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“go to spa for infinity pool.”
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“There are no elevators so if mobility is an issue or you have a lot of luggage, book a ground floor.”
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“all have river views - second level better”
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“Ask for a full river view and to be near the spa/gym to be near infinity pool.”
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