A holiday at the award-winning, 4-Star !Xaus Lodge – located in a remote part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, is something every person ought to experience at least once in their life-time. Pronounced ‘kaus’, the lodge is the place to experience the Northern Cape’s unique, isolated desert environment.
Come to think of it, an escape to the seclusion of the Kalahari Desert wilderness might be the best way to practice social distancing during this time. They have also put in place various health protocols to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 during your stay.
Previous guests also pointed out the unique facilities and the top-notch hospitality they received during their stay.
Accommodation at !Xaus Lodge
On arrival, you will notice that the lodge is designed as an eco-friendly destination that is designed to seamlessly flow with its natural surroundings. The !Xaus Lodge complex consists of a central lodge and 12 individual chalets. Each unit features with its own private deck overlooking a vast saltpan and waterhole fed with fresh water.
You will love the cozy atmosphere and unique living space offered by the Kalahari game lodge. For those travelling with family or as a group, you will be happy to hear that there is a family unit that can accommodate a typical family of two adults and up to two kids.
Amenities in the en-suite chalets include large comfy beds, large showers with wash-hand basin and separate flush toilet, purified drinking water from the desert, winter sheets and gas heaters, ceiling fans for the hours when the generator is onamong others.
Please note that because of its location, there is no cellphone, Wi-Fi or TV signal coverage – which is a plus for those seeking to detox from the modern world. However, communication is available in cases of emergencies.
Facilities at !Xaus Lodge
Guest facilities include ample, safe parking for your vehicles as well as an art and craft shop selling amazing Bushman crafts from the local community.
There is a large observation deck, a cool swimming pool and a boma. Inside, there is also a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a library.
The dining area overlooks the pan and is a great place to enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Activities in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Aside from amazing star-gazing opportunities, the Lodge offers a host of activities such as game drives, guided dune walks and birdwatching.
You can also take a visit to the Bushman Craft Village.
Reviews from previous !Xaus Lodge guests
“Outstanding place and wonderful people. A beautiful secluded space within the National park. Highly recommended for anyone travelling up to this corner of the world and wanting to learn more about the environment. Big ups to their local guides,” wrote studio2021 on their TripAdvisor page.
Pioneer66090812742 added; “The lodge is well organized and run. Maintenance is good. The food was very good. The Boesmans experience was very educational and informative, we enjoyed the experience. We will definitely recommend this lodge.”
“Authentic wilderness experience in the middle of the vast sea of ancient sand dunes in northern South Africa. Friendly and helpful staff and excellent tracker guides will take you on walks and drives,” said roymaartens.
!Xaus Lodge is located at 91st Dune, off the Auob River Road, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 21 701 7860; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.xauslodge.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.