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“!Xaus Lodge”
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!Xaus Lodge
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I absolutely loved this place and would go back in a heart beat! The setting was magnificent and the guides and staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. I had always wanted to go to the Kalahari Desert and loved it all. We went with Kiboko Tours and couldn't have been happier with their choice.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

It's worth the time and ride to reach it, but once you get there ...
It's "special" in many ways, you 'll never forget it
Far away from everything, lost in the desert. But all you need and want is there

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our second stay in this unique and picturesque place
Very remote, very quiet, very scenic
Comfortable chalets, good food, friendly staff
Interesting morning walk with John, incredible lion and cheetahs' sightings thanks to our skilled local guides, romantic evening under a stunning starry sky
A special thank to Richard and Toby for their dedication, professionalism, and generosity. They truly know how to share their love of this place, and make this second stay even more pleasant than the first one

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely lodge a few lions and hyena but that part of the world is about space,stars, big vista's and all the small things that makes the arid dunes of the kalahari. Rooms comfortable, food great. The guides are knowledgeable especially John. All in all a feel good place

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

My boyfriend and I spent 4 days at Xaus Lodge and loved every minute of it, from the early morning dune walks to getting into bed with hot water bottles at night! We were warmly welcome by Anthony who spent time telling us all about the fascinating background of the lodge and the land before going through our comprehensive itinerary. Our days were a perfect mix of activities and time to relax in the beautiful setting overlooking the dunes and watching animals from the sun deck. The food was fabulous and the staff were friendly and attentive the whole time.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about !Xaus Lodge

Address: Dune 91 | Off the Auob River Road, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 8814, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Price Range: R5 379 - R9 238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — !Xaus Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
!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. ... more   less 
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