The luxurious, four-star Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa in Kasane recently underwent a revamp, with a specific focus on structural improvements.
The main road leading up to the resort was repaved, giving visitors from all over the world a fitting welcome to this prestigious lodge bordering the Chobe National park, one of southern Africa’s prime wildlife reserves. For guests wanting to explore the Chobe River up-close-and-personal on one of the mokoro (canoe) river trails, or on a tranquil Chobe River cruise, a new jetty was installed to replace the old one which had fallen into disrepair. According to Cresta’s Group Operations Manager, Jonathan Cox, the total cost of the project amounted to P900 000 (just over R1 million).
The hotel hosted the 2015 Illegal Wildlife Conference in March, which saw the upgrade of all hotel gardens and grounds, and an extension of suites in order to accommodate senior government representative from 31 countries, including several Heads of State.
“A soft refurbishment was carried out to enhance the look of six extra suites that can now also be utilised as inter-leading family room,” explains Cox. The walkways and decking throughout the resort were refurbished, as were the bedroom door-locking systems and safes. “In addition, the Wi-Fi system was upgraded so guests can access the Internet from all bedrooms and public areas throughout the resort,” he adds.
According to Glenn Stutchbury, Cresta Hotel Group’s chief executive officer, the resort is truly “the jewel of the Chobe River,” and it is hoped that “the improvements have served to further enhance its attractiveness to visitors from all over the world.”
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa has 112 lavish, en suite bedrooms to choose from, as well as 4 luxury suites, decked out with inviting four poster beds, 1.5 bathrooms, and a jacuzzi tub. Each of the accommodation options also have spacious balconies which overlook the gorgeous Chobe River.
Cresta Mowana also features a decadent on-site restaurant – Serondela – which serves up an exceptional array of both local and international cuisine, and a tranquil spa, which offers a wide range of specialised treatments delivered by experienced therapists.
An extraordinary safari resort like no other, a visit to the newly refurbished Cresta Mowana is a must!