Shametu River Lodge

2.5 star property
Divundu tentalow with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Shametu River Lodge

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Property grounds
View from room
Property amenity
Shower, towels

Overview of Shametu River Lodge



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
Shametu River Lodge, PO Box 5049, Divundu, Kavango
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Luxury Tent

  • 65 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

Luxury Chalet

  • 45 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

Standard Twin Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this property

Shametu River Lodge

When visiting Divundu, Shametu River Lodge is a great choice to consider. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 cabins


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shametu River Lodge Divundu
Shametu River Divundu
Shametu River
Shametu River Lodge Divundu
Shametu River Lodge Safari/Tentalow
Shametu River Lodge Safari/Tentalow Divundu

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shametu River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Shametu River Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Shametu River Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shametu River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shametu River Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 4 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Shametu River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the tentalow's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Shametu River Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Shametu River Lodge like?
Shametu River Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Popa Falls.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

The best riverside experience you can get
Spacious and well decorated rooms, very clean with attention to detail, wonderful river views, 4 course high quality dinner, and very family friendly!!! The hosts were very hospitable!!!
Nikolaos, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of my favorite places in Africa
Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful, new, clean, comfortable rooms. Lovely property. Such a pleasant surprise in the middle of nowhere. Right on the river and close to the National Park where we saw great wildlife, including 2 leopards. The property has many relaxing spots to enjoy. The dining was lovely and they paid attention to detail, even proving blanket at the table for chilly evening and mornings. Helpful friendly staff. The only problem was the safe was not working in the room. Stay here.
Megan, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience, staff so helpful , had a great time on safari . Saw a lots of elephants and buffalo . Very relaxing , plenty of activities on offer .
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing at its Best!
What a pleasant surprise after a long journey on the road to get to Caprivi. Our rooms in a beautiful park along the Kavango and a lounge with dining in a stunning african style: decent with attention to the smallest details. The food and service surpassed anything we found in the two weeks before in Namibia. The owners helped us with hands-on tips exploring the surrounding national parks. Elizabeth invited us to her home to witness a authentic demonstration of local cooking and food. The WiFi offers room for improvement.
Marc, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay at Shemetu River Lodge was outstanding. After a quick change in our itinerary (to take the Caprivi Strip) we found the Shemetu Lodge. What a blessing! The rooms were exquisite and restful. The view of the delta was premiere. The staff went above and beyond anything needed. And the food was by far the best we have had throughout our time in Botswana. We would take a trip back to Okavango Delta just to go back to Shemetu River Lodge. Highly recommend!
williams family, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friend of the house experience
Travelling off the beaten track with two kids ( 5 and 10 ) you are especially observant of the service and quality you get. Shametu lodge provided us with an exceptional experience that best can be described as a friend of the "house". The owners are dedicated and manage to capture the essence of your needs together with their amazing staff. We even left our oldest behind alone at the lodge while we went shopping in the village nearby. Staff is alert and understands that when you ask where to find your morning coffee in the excellent morning buffet, instead of only pointing in the direction, they instantly bring you your coffee with a smile. The chef not to be forgotten. He came to the table asking to our wellbeing, seldom seen in African lodges. Price is certainly within range of most family budgets, no need to climb higher as you won’t increase your value for money. We went on the hippo cruise and once stuck on a rock, the guide without hesitation jumped in the water to get us free...water with crocks and hippos I should mention... Take the village tour, it’s worth it, especially if you like us, have kids that are use to an overflow life. Good for them to see with their own eyes that the world is fare from equal. We warmly recommend this lodge. Our trip included 4 countries in the region, and 3200 km driven, nothing on our trip came close to this. We will be back. Thanks to all at the lodge
H, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Toshiaki, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Einfach alles super. Wir waren zum 2. Mal dort. Sollten wir wieder in der Gegend sein, werden wir dort wieder übernachten.
Claudia, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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