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“Great environment and perfect guides to Kalahari nature”
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!Xaus Lodge
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The lodge is perfectly situated overlooking a salt pan where animals meet day and night. We enjoyed two great bushwalks with Koos and John, a night drive and a sundowner drive. We even saw six mighty lions passing the lodge so close that you could touch them... Food was fantastic and comfort regarding the very remote area very good. We‘ll surely return!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were so impressed with the whole thing we can hardly place one more than another.All the staff were so helpful and friendly and the guide we had really knew his stuff .We had a glorious sundowner on 2 stools brought out into the dunes from nowhere and that was amazing.A large lioness right in the middle of the camp the last morning was a great highlight. Thank you so much for such a glorious stay

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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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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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 360 - R9 233 (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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