I stayed at the lodge before and after my safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This is a beautiful lodge with an excellent restaurant. The breakfast buffet spread is tempting, and a must try is their ox tongue (if available). Their dinner buffet is excellent as well. For the meat lover, they serve roasted goat and grilled beef during dinner. Beer selection is adequate. Hotel service is great and responsive. Luggage could be stored at the lodge whilst you are on a safari. Lodge security is excellent. - it is walled-in with electrified cables atop. Rooms are provided with a dead bolt and a safe. There is an elevated viewing deck adjacent to the restaurant that overlooks the Thamalakane River. It is great for a sun-downer. I spent sometime on the deck during my last evening, and at a distance you could view ducks in flight with a setting sun as the background. I took several photos with my long lens. There is a bar on the elevated viewing deck. Unlike a previous review from another guest, I do find the rooms to be quiet for a good nights' sleep. The rooms are about 125 ft. to 150 ft. from the main road. A tour desk is present, though, I did not use that service. Room and shuttle service are excellent. There is not much activity (from a tourist viewpoint) nearby. A short taxi ride would take you to downtown. The return taxi fare was inexpensive - costing me about USD2.50. I am happy with my stay and would return if my travels take me through Maun.