Red Sands Country Lodge

Red Sands Country Lodge

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4.5
#1 of 10 lodges in Kuruman
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Sands Country Lodge is nestled amongst the Kuruman hills. Just 15km west of Kuruman, you will find a peaceful place to stay whether you are here on holiday, or on business. The Lodge offers camping & accommodation with it's renowned continental a-la-carte restaurant -'Kaufmann's Kitchen', serving some of the best food in the area. We also have a swimming pool to cool off on those hot Kalahari summer days. We are situated in a 1800 ha private reserve with 17 different game species. Guests are welcome to explore the reserve with their own vehicle or discover our bush trails on foot or by mountain bike. Red Sands is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 50 different species identified on our property. Red Sands is ideally located between Kuruman and Kathu, offering an excellent stop-over point for travellers heading to Namibia, the West Coast or the Kgalagadi National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Hiking
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

N14 toward Kathu, Kuruman 8460 South Africa
Getting there
Sishen Airport
33.8 km
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Upington Airport
224.7 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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DeeR S wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa313 contributions117 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stop-over at Red Sands en route back from the Kgalagadi.
We had initially booked a caravan stand but due to our late arrival we decided to stay in a non-self catering Chalet.
The chalet was spacious, nicely furnished with all you could need and a super comfy bed.
We had both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant where we found the service fantastic & attentive and the food was delicious!
This will definitely be our go to place en route to and from the Kgalagadi on future trips!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Renee M wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great and convenient location to stop over when traveling to/from the Upington area and beyond, for business or enroute holiday destinations. Also a great place to spend a few days to unwind away from the city. The restaurant has a great selection of scrumptious food. The hosts and staff are very pleasant and attentive.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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fourie2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kempton Park, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Air con dripping on pillow and bed. Noice of air con is a problem. Can sleep with air con on and can sleep with air con off. To hot not to have it on. Food is great at the restuarant. I won't book again if air cons are a problem
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from richardkauf, Owner at Red Sands Country Lodge
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Good day Mr. Fourie Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We try to keep our hands on the 40 aircons that we have on our property. Kindly let me know which room you stayed in so that I can make sure it gets attended to. Unfortunately, with the humidity this time of year aircons often condense alot of moisture and freeze up and thus drip water inwardly when they get blocked. Have a blessed day! Richard
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506nomthandazon wrote a review Nov 2021
Kempton Park, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay at Red Sands, the food was lovely, it was the best especially the braai day on Wednesday 10 November. Beautiful service at the restaurant. The room was cleaned every day and towels changed daily and upon request. When load shedding, starts, the generator helps.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Izak D Olivier wrote a review Sept 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an absolute gem in the Kalahari and especially if you need a clean, safe and stunning sleepover. We have stayed here a number of times and we can honestly say that both camping, and chalets are fantastic and highly recommendable. The restaurant is top class with the selection and the quality of the food. From the manager to the waiters are super professional and courteous, well-spoken and very friendly. We will most definitely stay over again. As a last comment, there fees are really not expensive.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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michaelP6937OM wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay
Great food at the restaurant
Room were clean and tidy
Beds were excellent
Minor maintenance required around the chalets. I.e.: doors have massive gaps in frames. when closed, cold air comes into the room through these gaps.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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schalkkruger2023 wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Red Sands was again one of our "don't miss" destinations on our way back home, AS ALWAYS!
We really enjoyed it very much with the very friendly and caring and competent staff.
And the restaurant...... EXCELLENT!!!!
One gripe only:
The hot water issue at the private ablutions needs to be taken care of - we know there is an issue, let us fix the issue and not give apology and refer to the other ablutions, that is why we pay the extra premium.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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christo683 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kempton Park, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked 2 rooms for 4 adults, a baby and 4 dogs.
The facilities were great, clean and air cons were a winner!
The staff were efficient, friendly and helpful. We could keep the dogs on the stoep and later walk around the estate with them. The pool was quite pleasant as well.
The restaurant and food was really good .
We can only recommend it to anyone .
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
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pierre487 wrote a review Aug 2022
Black River, Jamaica2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Red Sands. It is far enough off the tar road that you don't hear any traffic noise and the stars at night are fantastic. The accomodation is large and very comfortable, but the best is the restaurant! My steak was perfect but my partners lamb chpos immediately gave me Order Envy :) Totally reccommend Red Sands.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Traveller Les wrote a review Mar 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed over at the Lodge on 9th March 2024 en route to Augrabies Falls and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park from Johannesburg. Our rondavel was very comfortable and both dinner and breakfast were nicely presented and delicious. All of the staff were very friendly and efficient. We stayed over again on the way home on 16th March and once again enjoyed a fabulous experience. The 'starter' of pickled fish is the best we have ever tasted and once again the entire dinner and breakfast was excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Passenger00671029509 asked a question Jul 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom
Holding birthday lunch for the day?
Answer from RialetVenter
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Will be a great venue!
Navigator65174607109 asked a question Jun 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
At what time is check out
Answer from Richard Kaufmann
Kuruman1 contribution
Good morning. Check-out time is at 10am.
jono wrote a tip Apr 2023
Sandton, South Africa17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The restaurant is good quality and well priced"
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Gary B wrote a tip Aug 2022
96 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If there’s a tour group around, let them have dinner first so you can experience true Northern Cape hospitality."
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John F wrote a tip Aug 2021
Pretoria, South Africa11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a self catering chalet on the hillside overlooking the resort"
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Ewert B wrote a tip Oct 2019
Kathu, South Africa153 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"chalets 9 - 12 have excellent views"
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HunterBloemfontein wrote a tip Mar 2019
Hermanus, South Africa686 contributions113 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are options for every need: check the website of write to the staff."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,413 - R 1,596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeKuruman
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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