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!Xaus Lodge offers Kalahari accommodation as a game lodge situated in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for eco-tourists and visitors.

The complex comprises a central lodge building and 12 individual chalets, each with its own deck overlooking a vast saltpan and waterhole fed with fresh water. One family unit (sleeps 4 people).

This Kalahari game lodge offers a unique living space. The central lodge building consists of a welcoming reception area with its unique wall-hanging made by the ladies of Vezokhule, a sewing co-operative in Upington. The cosy lounge has a fireplace and a library of selected books for paging through before dinner. Our dining area overlooks the pan, with furniture hand-made in Upington and images burnt by Bushmen artists.

The ‡Khomani San (Bushman) and Mier communities are the owners of !Xaus Lodge and all its furnishings. In addition, the Community representative organisations receive a monthly rental from the operation of the lodge based on its turnover. Almost all the lodge employees are drawn from the local communities where unemployment is rife.

– Owner’s description

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  • Jannie J du Plessis
    Jannie J du Plessis
    7 months ago

    Xaus Lodge is a full-service lodge offering delicious meals with a focus on local cuisine. Located on the Western boundary of the park, Xaus Lodge provides a unique experience with guided activities, including cultural tours and game drives.

  • Dominique Krau
    Dominique Krau
    a year ago

    Beautiful remote lodge, out of the world, where you can hear the sound of silence in the darkness of the night. Anthony and Suzy have been extremely helpful when we had a car issue, thank you so much for your help ! Hendrick and Kali were great guides, sharing their knowledge about animals, their spurs, plants and everything we wanted to know. The food was very nice, meals always a happy moment shared with people we didn’t know before, all linked by love of nature. Not to forget the leopard seen on our last evening and on our departure!! !Xaus will remain a great memory for us!!

  • Brit T
    Brit T
    a year ago

    Magical stay for a birthday trip. Staff were exceptional and made so much effort to make it special. The peace and beauty of the place is indescribable. Highly recommended, especially for those who want to gain a more intimate understanding of the kgalagadi and it's people.

  • Phindezwa Mnyaka
    Phindezwa Mnyaka
    2 years ago

    What a privilege to have spent 2 nights in such a wonderful place. Its community-owned and that's quite special. All the staff were superb and very warm and welcoming. The landscape is incredibly special. We went for game drives with Kallie and what a memorable moment it was to spot a pride of 9 lions. Very unforgettable! What a special experience!

  • Cindy Truyens
    Cindy Truyens
    2 years ago

    What a very special place. Set on the dunes overlooking the pan - an endless view. The management (Ant and Suzi Manley) and staff are professional, attentive and welcoming - they made our stay even more memorable. Highlights were the sunset drive, with drinks served on the dune at sunset, and the dune walk with the very knowledgeable Khomani San guides who taught us to "read the Kalahari newspaper" - footprints in the sand. Our 2 night stay was too short - a memory to be treasured.

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