!Xaus Lodge offers 4 star rated accommodation in the famous Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Perfect for eco-tourists and visitors to the Kalahari.
The property offers a unique desert stay experience: each chalet has its own deck overlooking the pan and waterhole fed with fresh water. Highlights of the lodge include a cosy lounge with a fireplace, an art and craft shop, a large observation deck perfect for star- gazing, a refreshing swimming pool and a heart-warming fire in the boma, perfect for enjoying the beauty and silence of the night while keeping warm.
Guests participate in dune walks, visit the local Bushmen at a re-created craft village, go on afternoon or evening game drives and have access to telescopes to enjoy some of the best star-gazing in Southern Africa.
The complex comprises a central lodge building and 12 individual chalets, each with its own deck overlooking a vast saltpan and waterhole fed with fresh water. One family unit (sleeps 4 people).
This Kalahari game lodge offers a unique living space. The central lodge building consists of a welcoming reception area with its unique wall-hanging made by the ladies of Vezokhule, a sewing co-operative in Upington. The cosy lounge has a fireplace and a library of selected books for paging through before dinner. The dining area overlooks the pan, with furniture hand-made in Upington and images burnt by Bushmen artists.
Game drives - enjoy a fantastic sunset game drive on the pan or an after-dinner drive to explore some of the night creatures the Kalahari has to offer. A complementary six- to seven-hour drive through the dunes is available to guests staying four nights or longer.
Guided walks - An early start with the guides and bushman trackers will take you through the dunes as you learn all about your natural surroundings.
Cultural village - Take a walk to our recreated cultural village and see the Bushman crafters at work.
Star gazing - Clean air and no light pollution makes for a wonderful opportunity to gaze at the night sky. The best night-sky viewing is during the new moon when the sky is at its darkest.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has only 8 antelope species, but 19 carnivores, including the famous black-maned lion. These lions have adapted to the extreme conditions, and kill a far higher proportion of small game than lions in other parts of Africa.
They walk an average of 12km per night in search of food. The Kgalagadi has about 300 bird species of which only 82 are resident. Raptors are common, and highly visible in the arid vegetation.
Children of all ages are welcome
Children under 3 stay for free, discounted rates available for ages 3-16 years
Accommodation, all meals, all activities & transfer to and from Kamqua Picnic Site.
Park entry fees.
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