Cresta Jwaneng is located in Botswana just off the A2 highway, along the Trans Kalahari Highway in Jwaneng, makes this hotel an ideal stopover if you are on your way to Namibia, Etosha, Maun or the northern Botswana parks of Moremi and Okavango Delta.
The Jwaneng area is also home to the world’s richest mine – Jwaneng Diamond Mine.
main building houses a reception area, bar and restaurant. Two swimming pools, a large one and smaller
one for the children, a kids play area, boma with outdoor bar, Internet Access and Wi-Fi. With two conference rooms, the hotel provides the perfect balance between
business and pleasure.
The large Naladi Restaurant and Bar offers both la carte and buffet style meals for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had a lovely dinner of oxtail stew with pap and Mario
had Grilled Kingklip with salad from the a la carte menu but the buffet looked
just as good and we were spoilt for choice.
had to leave early the next morning, so while we were at dinner we asked if we
could have a breakfast pack, there was no problem and we got it just before we
left dinner. (We mention this as some hotels seem to have an issue with
breakfast pack requests).
There are 65 rooms leading
from the main building and are all linked by paved pathways lined by hedges; each
room has air conditioning, tea/coffee station (some with a microwave), King
size bed or twin beds, TV and a jug of iced water is placed in the rooms.
The en suite bathrooms have an extra touch; you are given your usual, soap, shampoo, sewing kit and shower cap, but what I liked was that we were given a shaving kit – (razor plus shaving gel) and a dental kit (toothbrush plus a small tube of toothpaste) – this was a first for us!
is quite a bit to do around the Cresta Jwaneng hotel; the sparkling swimming pool
with a large rock feature provides a great place to relax, for the golfers
there is the 18-hole Golf Course just over the road from the hotel.
For the nature lovers, a visit to the Jwana Game Park is a must: it is located round the Debswana Jwaneng Diamond Mine and is open 365 days a year. The park houses Rhino, Leopard, cheetah various plains game with baboons, caracal and ostrich.
A large children’s play area just next to the restaurant and swimming pool is ideal for the kids. The hotel also caters for children’s parties.
Cresta Jwaneng’s GM Shane and his friendly staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant.
Cresta collection of Hotels has a Pride Card, which is a loyalty card. The card allows the card holder a range of benefits like discounts on accommodation, on food and even car hire.
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