Torgos Lodge

Torgos Lodge

Road C15, Karas Region Near Mata-Mata Border Post, Mata Mata 9000 Namibia
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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Mata Mata
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Luxury Stone and Tented lodge with Lapa and Swimming pool, only 5 km from the Mata Mata border post into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Dinner, bed and breakfast as well as self catering units available. 2 x Luxury Campsites with each own ablution. Activities include Sundowner drives, Sunrise drives, Walking trails and Star gazing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Room features
Housekeeping
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

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Road C15, Karas Region Near Mata-Mata Border Post, Mata Mata 9000 Namibia
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mdaly113624 wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic time at Torgos Lodge. The location was perfect for us to visit the Kgalagadi TNP as day visitors every day via the Mata Mata border post. The accommodation was fantastic: clean, well-equipped and with amazing views of the wildlife along the dry riverbed. Jaco was a gracious host, looking after us carefully and leading an excellent sunset game drive, and Mariam & Sonnety kept us well fed with delicious food. Thanks to them and the team. All in all excellent hosts that really added to the experience - we’re counting down the months until we can return!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Manus Kotze, Owner at Torgos Lodge
Responded 04 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review we are so happy that you enjoyed what we offer at Torgos lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back at our lodge. Kind Regards, Manus Kotze
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antjie123 wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a good place to stay before entering the Kgalagadi. Lovely chalets far from each other. Service and food (included in the price) was not so great. We were not told what was on the menu and plates were just put down in front of us - still not knowing what we were eating. Could be a language barrier, but staff were not very friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Manus Kotze, Owner at Torgos Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, How unfortunate that we could not deliver on our service we will most definitely address this issue. Kind Regards, Manus
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ccth2018 wrote a review Sept 2021
Stellenbosch, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay at Torgos Lodge was made by the quality of the restaurant area and by the quality of Mirriam's cooking. The lodge is beautifully designed and decorated. Mirriam's cooking was sublime. She was also very friendly and helpful .
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Manus Kotze, Owner at Torgos Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for your praise for Miriam we are very lucky to have her at Torgos Lodge. Kind Regards, Manus Kotze
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susanne742 wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Owners were exceptional. Most welcoming friendly and professional. Accommodation perfect in every aspect. Crisp white linen and fluffy towels. Very comfortable beds. Three course Dinner and breakfast divine.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Manus K, Owner at Torgos Lodge
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Hi Susanne Thank you so much for your positive review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time at our lodge. It was our pleasure having you. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Lara Kotze
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Oliver S wrote a review Feb 2023
Adendorf, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location for staying in the Kalahari. Very friendly staff and excellent food. We did a morning good morning walk and had a beautifull sundowner. Thanks to Jacob. We would definetly stay again when next time in the Kalahari.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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263nickiec wrote a review Oct 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can highly recommend this delightful private reserve with excellent facilities and warm welcoming staff. Tranquil surroundings with beautiful veld views. Great access from KTP and the Namibian border.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Manus Kotze, Owner at Torgos Lodge
Responded 04 Oct 2023
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time at our lodge. It was our pleasure having you. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Manus & Melanie
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Whitney G wrote a review Aug 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on our way into Kgalagadi and were so pleasantly surprised! Torgos is a beautiful spot with rooms over-looking the watering hole where plenty bucks and birds come in the evenings and mornings to drink. We had the lodge all to ourselves and got such great service and personal attention. Peaceful, beautiful and lovely food!!
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Date of stay: August 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jimmy_Stonehouse wrote a review Jul 2016
South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were met by friendly staff and a beautiful lodge! A true gem in Namibië. The rooms were practical, neat, luxurious and with a "nature theme"! The owner and his wive made breakfast and supper, we really had a relaxed time. At night they have a nice big "boma" and a swimming pool for the warm days. Only 5km away from the Mata Mata gate. Do not miss out on this place!

Thanks Manus for a great time!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alex L wrote a review Aug 2015
Centurion, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tented camp next to a beautiful dry riverbed in the Kalahari Desert is not a stopover. One could easily stay here for a couple of days. Torgos is very close to the Kalahari Tranfrontier Park. Literally a couple of minutes drive to the entrance gate. The owners/Management team are two wonderful people. They go out of their way to provide a professional and friendly service. The food was excellent, prepared with a lot of attention to detail. The tented rooms are clean, well equipped, properly maintained, and include a electric blanket for the cold. Well done to the new team, especially Lara.
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AlamedaYankeegal wrote a review Aug 2015
Alameda
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night so we could get an early start to Mata Mata, gateway to the Transfrontier Park. And it is so close--only about 6 kms. away. The lodge offers two types of accommodations--full board or self-catering safari tents. We chose the latter. We were warmly welcomed by the caretaker who escorted us to our room and provided us wood for our wood-burning "donkey" (heating device). The kitchen was adequately supplied with necessary utensils. The deck area was rather small and did not have a table we could set up for eating our meal. The outside lighting was not very strong which made cooking after dark a little challenging. However, the inside lighting at bedside was sufficient for reading late at night. The tent was clean, basic and suited our purposes for our overnight stay. We didn't see any other guests or vehicles, which surprised me. The attendant showed us her quarters where we could reach her should we have any needs. She also gave us free internet access from the office

If you are planning to spend time in the Park, even on a day basis, this is a very affordable and convenient place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jimmy_Stonehouse asked a question Jun 2016
South Africa22 contributions43 helpful votes
Do the lodge have wi-fi?
Answer from Manus K
Gochas, Namibia1 contribution
Yes there is wifi at the main house at the lodge
Friedrich v wrote a tip Aug 2019
Hoedspruit, South Africa37 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All chalets are under huge camelthorn trees and spread out well away from each other."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Torgos Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Torgos Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Torgos Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Torgos Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Torgos Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Torgos Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.