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TEL +27 (0) 53 643 0019
ADDRESS: Queen Street 
Hanover 7005
South Africa


Hanover Lodge

Oasis of the Karoo - Traditional hospitality in Hanover,
South Africa.


Hanover Lodge, bed and breakfast, hanover South Africa between johannesburg and Cape Town, restaurant, overnight stop

Hanover is a tiny village next to the N1, halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, and it is here where you will find the famous Coffee Baa-ar. This Coffee Baa-ar is part of the Hanover Lodge, and is the only restaurant in South Africa that serves delicious, fluffy sheepuccinos, merinos and dorpers. All are the names of drinks inspired by the main activity in the area: sheep farming. The Coffee Baa-ar also offers home-cooked pub meals and are fully licensed.

The Hanover Lodge is the only Art Deco style building in the town, where the usual Karoo architecture dominates. Hanover is quite an interesting town, having been the place where the famous writer Olive Schreiner lived (you can still visit Olive Schreiner house) and where Zwelenzima Vavi was born (he is the General Secretary of the powerful Cosatu-movement). History is still very much evident, as you will see in the donkey carts, the old water channels, and the imposing Duth Reformed Church dating from 1907.

The Hanover Lodge boasts a display of various interesting relics from the past. Many photographs, telling the story of the surrounding area; books with stories about the Karoo; as well as a collection of stencils that were used to identify wool bales – all telling the story of a unique region of South Africa.

The Hanover Lodge offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation, and is an ideal overnight stop. Garden rooms and suites are offered, all en suite and equipped with fan, mosquito net, TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, heaters and hot water bottles (it can actually become very cold in Hanover). There is secure parking, as well as a swimming pool and braai facilities.


Hanover Lodge entrance
bedroom in Hanoverlodge
Donkey car in hanover
dutch reform church hanover utum in hanover south africa

There are various lodges and hotels in South Africa that can be booked through Temba besides Hanover Lodge in Hanover. Here are just a few examples:

Ntaba River Lodge in Port St Johns.  Ntaba Lodge lodge is near the sea on the banks of the river.
Upington Country Lodge is in Upington South Africa.  They offer self-catering (self contained) accommodation near the CBD of Upington.
Temba South Africa is best known for the high quality tailormade tours and safaris in South Africa such as the Great South African Tour, Cape and Winelands Tour and Kruger Park Safaris.

Hanover Lodge is a good overnight stop if you are driving up from Cape Town to Botswana. Once you are in Botswana there are a number of places that Temba can book for you:

Chobe Safari Lodge near Chobe Game reserve and Kasane in Botswana.  Chobe Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation at affordable rates.
Cresta Lodge in Gaborone Botswana.  This lodge has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is just out of the CBD.
Thapama Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in Francistown in Botswana.  The Thapama Hotel is in the centre of the CBD of Francistown.
Planet Baobab is a very special destination near Gweta in Botswana. Planet Baobab has a unique atmosphere that will stay with you long after you have left.

Mazambala Island Lodge in the Caprivi is excellent accommodation along the Kwando River Namibia.  This lodge borders the Caprivi National Park in Namibia. Namutoni in the far East of the world famous Etosha National Park offers excellent accommodation and wildlife activities in Etosha
Sossusvlei Desert Camp is only 54 km from Sesriem at the entrance to the Sossusvlei Park.  Desert Camp offers luxury self-catering (self contained) accommodation at Sossusvlei in Namibia.

If you are traveling up to Zimbabwe after your overnight saty at Hanover Lodge, we would be pleased to help with bookings in Zimbabwe. Temba Zimbawe are specialists in tours and safaris to Zimbabwe.  We tailormake tours to suit your needs.  We do small guided tours and self-drive tours through Zimbabwe.

The Churchill Hotel is a famous hotel in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.  The Churchill hotel is 5 km from Bulawayo CBD on route to the Matopo National Park. Granite Ridge is a lovely lodge in the Matopo National Park.  This lodge is near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. If you decide to go all the way up to Karib, Cutty Sark Hotel is an affordable hotel in Kariba with views over the lake.

Cutty Sark Hotel
Chobe Safari Lodge
Desert Camp
Cresta Lodge Gaborone
Granite Ridge Lodge.
Temba Zimbabwe
Mazambala Island lodge
Upington Accommodation
Thapama Hotel
Buluwayo Churchill Hotel
Planet Baobab
Ntaba River Lodge

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