Following last week’s furore on Facebook purporting to the closure of Thamalakane River Lodge to Batswana, we are happy to bring you an update on the matter. We contacted the lodge and received a response addressing claims that the latest development was racially motivated.
The lodge, whose workforce is largely Batswana, happily accommodates everyone who wishes to visit. They explained that they now work on a booking system because they’re inundated with bookings and are fully booked most nights, especially during the high season. They explained that based on this and in the spirit of providing quality service for each of their customers, they now have to request that those who wish to visit check ahead.