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Dune 91 Off the Auob River Road, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 8814 South Africa
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#1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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!Xaus Lodge is a private Safari Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Set in an isolated corner of the Kalahari Desert, this eco-lodge is owned by the local Khomani San and Mier communities, and commercially managed. Guests stay on a full-board basis, with all meals, activities and game drives included in the tariff. Activities include wilderness walks with local Khomani San trackers, a visit to the craft village to meet local crafters, game drives and an opportunity to listen to the sunset. Night-sky star-gazing is a highlight of the evening.!Xaus Lodge is an isolated, desert destination where the emphasis is on experiencing this unique part of the world. Guests stay in chalets on the edge of a large salt-pan and can view game at the waterhole from their private viewing deck. Wilderness walks provide an opportunity to see the smaller details, and give an opportunity to learn about desert life.The local community owners, the Khomani San and Mier, make up the majority of the staff, and their influences dominate the aesthetics and culinary experience. !Xaus Lodge is a place to experience, and not just observe.
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Free parking
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Pool with view
Free breakfast
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Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Outdoor pool
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Dune 91 Off the Auob River Road, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 8814 South Africa
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Stefan F wrote a review May 2022
Somerset West, South Africa5 contributions
We had a warm welcome and all the staff was very nice and helpful. Our guide gave his best but the there were only games and some very nice birds to see. Anyway it was very interesting and we enjoyed our stay very much.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Jurgen B wrote a review Apr 2022
Brussels, Belgium2628 contributions720 helpful votes
We liked our stay here because of the solitude. But this comes at a price: 1: literally: the lodge is too expensive for the quality it offers and 2: it is more than an hour away from the game drive road and there are almost no animals between that road and (around) the lodge. With one notable exception though: we saw a leopard!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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434gerhard wrote a review Apr 2022
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions11 helpful votes
An absolutely memorable stay at !Xaus. Our hosts, Anthony and Suzy when out of their way to make this one of te best trips we have ever had. The staff were all a pleasure to deal with, and Hendrik, our guide, has incredible knowledge of the Kgalagadi and what it offers. Food was great, it is a venue that is extremely highly recommendable.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Blackbear2014 wrote a review Apr 2022
Jakarta, Indonesia22 contributions12 helpful votes
!Xaus lodge was a dramatic surprise when we reached it after a gentle but exhilarating drive through the dunes. After a warm welcome from the staff we were able to relax on our balcony and enjoy the view. The food was fantastic and the portions generous. I highly recommend this if you want to visit one of the earth's special places and experience nature at its best. This is not a place for those who have to be connected to the internet instead of the earth.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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ciska2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good food and nature at it's best. The perfect place to unwind and just be. Our guide, Castro, was awesome! Will defenitely visit again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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AmandaKoen wrote a review Jan 2022
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A lovely stay but the lodge looks a bit tired. It needs a bit of work paint wise, etc. Food was good, staff were lovely. Very hot in afternoon due to fans not working as generator was off. If I visit again I will come in winter or when it is cooler.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Hana wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I really enjoyed spending two nights at the !Xaus lodge. The staff makes you feel relaxed and taken care off. We very much appreciate the fact that most of them were dependents of the people who originally lived in the area. The location of the lodge is also special - it makes you feel close to the nature and allows you to appreciate it more.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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hsh547 wrote a review Oct 2021
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The Staff welcomed us with warm hearts and big smiles. They made our stay and my birthday celebration a obs that will never be forget! Always friendly and our guide went out of his way to make this a memroble visit. Well done !Xaus.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Philjoen56 wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
The remoteness and the expanse of pan and dunes creates a sense of having the Kalahari to yourself. Rooms are stylish and reflects the colour of the pan making it part of the veld. Staff are great and Corne the guide impressed with his intimate knowledge of his world.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Sally B wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa60 contributions37 helpful votes
We booked a night at !Xaus Lodge as we had a gap in our bookings in the Kgalagadi. We did not expect the experience to be as holistic and enjoyable. The service was brilliant from the pick-up by Castro, right to our departure. We loved the guided walk and the night drive, both of which added a different dimension to our time in the Kgalagadi. The history of the lodge is fascinating and was sensitively told. The room was comfortable and had a magnificent view. The food was good and the facilities were great given the remoteness of the location.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$564 - US$637 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeKgalagadi Transfrontier Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about !Xaus Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at !Xaus Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at !Xaus Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at !Xaus Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at !Xaus Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.