!Xaus Lodge at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

!Xaus Lodge

Game Lodge at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests37
  • Units/Rooms12

About !Xaus Lodge

Owned by the Khomani San (Bushmen) and Mier communities, !Xaus Lodge is the first fully catered luxury lodge located in the heart of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This 3,9 million hectare transfrontier peace park transcends the border between the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and Botswana and is one of the last pristine conservation areas on earth.


!Xaus Lodge, a 24 bed thatched luxury lodge has been crafted to blend into the landscape of this remote wilderness area. Situated on the red dunes of the Kalahari it overlooks an enormous salt pan where, from the privacy of the deck of your own chalet, you can observe the animals drinking at the waterhole below.


!Xaus Lodge offers visitors an opportunity to experience the scenic unspoilt splendour and the remoteness of the vast and arid Kalahari wilderness; to be drawn into the fascinating rituals, traditions and historical cultures of the Bushmen, the remarkable “first people” of southern Africa; and at the same time enjoy the comforts of a luxury lodge that captures the essence of the Kalahari.

At night, gathered around the camp-fire, the Bushmen share with visitors their legends of the night sky, their health secrets and the history of their culture and existence.

Wildlife & Nature

Whilst wildlife, much of which is seen on game drives from the lodge, is plentiful and the black-maned lion is one of its icons, this transfrontier park is also a bird-life paradise with two-thirds of the raptor species of southern Africa occurring within its boundaries.

But the real “heart” of !Xaus Lodge lies in its spirit and its people. The experience of an African sunset, the sound of silence as day turns to night and the feeling of being able to touch the stars, provides a feast for the senses and the soul.

Guests are invited to accompany the Bushmen, the legendary “hunter gatherers”, as they track through the desert following the spoor of animals, identifying the plants they can eat or harvest for medicinal purposes and locating their water cache, buried to ensure that they are not overcome by thirst in this harsh environment.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool


  • Catering (in-house)

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Other transfers available

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -26.150069
Longitude: 20.255762

Closest airport(s)
Upington Airport - 350km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h30
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

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November 2008 - 1 Review

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Dear people, what a trip we had!! 5 weeks in Namibia and South Africa have just been exciting and wonderful. We are back home since a couple of weeks...

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