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Dune 91 Off the Auob River Road, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 8814 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Free Wifi
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

!This lodge was part of a tour for us. We found it took a long time to get to. People were friendly food great. It needed a bit of maintenance but do realise money is a issue. Personally bit to far to get to and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the view at arrival is ... gorgeous. And we were lucky, we spotted a lion in het pan, .... at arrival. This is a very scenic place. We opted for the family room, and this room was very spacious, clean, nice view....More

Thank HjalmarGalmaarden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owned and staffed by the local indigenous communities with outside supervision. .A great location, overlooking the big salt pan. the chalets are a bit dated now, and our heating packed up the first night. Access involves an hour's drive across the dunes. Food is eaten...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were happy with game drives and food provided.rooms were extremely cold. Kerosine heaters existed, but were not put into use.hotwater bottles were our saviorthe restaurant too was extremely cold, even though gas heating was provided, however ran out of gas one evening without any...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

WE had the greatest days at this lodge, we really experienced the bushmen culture a little bit. You go over 90 dunes to the lodge so you cannot go further into the Kalahari than this. We saw a cheetah at the water whole at the...More

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About
Description
!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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$608 - US$680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Northern Cape > Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$608 - US$680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Northern Cape > Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Traveller (240)
Room & Suite (59)
Dining (23)
Pool & Beach (7)
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Kalagadi Transfrontier Park
450 reviews
11.04 km away
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dondStHelenaBay
28 February 2015|
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Response from EleanorMuller | Property representative |
Yes, all activities are included in the daily rate. Activities include guided morning walks through the dunes, interaction with the Khomani San community at their crafting school, afternoon or night game drives, sundowners... More
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dondStHelenaBay
28 February 2015|
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Response from EleanorMuller | Property representative |
Yes, all activities are included in the daily rate. Activities include guided morning walks through the dunes, interaction with the Khomani San community at their crafting school, afternoon or night game drives, sundowners... More
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Room Tips
"All the chalets face the pan and have similar views"
Rveeaytch
22 Jul 2018
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"all excellent"
fandingo
29 Jan 2017
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"Rooms allocated before you arrive. Limited number of rooms."
Nigeltd
16 Oct 2016
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"all rooms have excellent view of the salt pan and nothing to choose between them"
packyderm
07 Aug 2016
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