Accommodations - Namibia
Kalahari Game Lodge
Location: Hardap Region - Mata-Mata border post - Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
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Kalahari Game Lodge is situated in Namibia in Northern side of the Kalahari, bordering on the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, west of Mata-Mata. It covers approximately 37 209ha. As you are driving towards Kalahari Game Lodge, with the sun setting in your rear view mirror, and the dust still in the air after a long day of game watching and exploring the area - you will realise this is a very special and unique place, that will offer you its full potential if you are willing to open yourself to it. The Kalahari Game Lodge arises over the last dunes towards the eastern border of Namibia, adjacent to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; it lights up the early evening sky with the Boma fire already inviting the guests to its warmth. This gem to be discovered has re-opened its doors on the 1st of June 2014 with a whole new freshly revamped look as well as brand-new additions! The Lodge conforms aesthetically well to the surrounding landscape as if part of the Kalahari itself. Similarly, the furnishings, decor, and trimmings are indicative of a true Kalahari oasis. The Kalahari Game Lodge, set on the picturesque C15 road in the Karas region, is a mere 18km from the Mata-Mata border post, in the Kalagadi Transfrontier Park. Therefore you will have to travel through the park to get there. Please familiarise yourself with all Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park rules and regulations should the park be accessed. Alternatively Kalahari Game Lodge is also accessible from the southern side exiting South Africa at Vioolsdrif Border post and travelling through Namibia from there to the eastern side via Grunau, through Keetmanshoop and from there onto the C17 road to Koes . Follow the C17 to the C15 junction turning right to reach Kalahari Game Lodge. Another route is from Upington in South Africa, entering Namibia at the Rietfontein border post and then heading towards Aroab, from there take the C11 road to Koes and again the C17 turning into the C15 and drive to Kalahari Game Lodge. Driving down from Windhoek, the easiest route is to follow the B1 in a southern direction to Mariental, turn left onto the C20 towards Stampriet. From there take the C15 via Gochas to Kalahari Game Lodge.
Chalets are equipped with a small kitchenette, as well as an en-suite bathroom. Each Chalet also has a lovely patio overlooking the Auob Riverbed, where you can enjoy your morning coffee as the sun rises over the Kalahari dunes. Selected Chalets are equipped with a braai area outside that provides you with the options of enjoying your dinner under the stars or you could just sit around your own campfire relaxing in the cooler evening air. The chalets are furnished with double or three-quarter twin beds, covered in crisp white linen bedding, rooms are open and spacious, providing you with the wonderful comforts of luxury living in this desolate and remote area. The design of the chalets and lodge allows for the natural circulation of air to maintain comfortable temperatures in the hot summers and creates an inviting atmosphere in the chalets. The Restaurant at Kalahari Game Lodge offers sumptuous breakfasts that are included in the accommodation price. A light lunch is also on offer for day travellers and dinner can be booked at the welcoming restaurant. A vegetarian options is available on request, ensuring we cater for everybody's needs.
Kalahari Game Lodge has open vehicle game drives all year round. There are three trips to choose from - the Scenic Game Drive, Lion Tracking Experience as well as a Night Drive which opens up a whole new look on the amazing nightlife of the Kalahari. Daily trips can be pre-booked, ensuring that you can make the most out of your stay by enjoying all three trips while you are here! ~ The Scenic Game Drive focuses on all the plant and animal species found in the area - our Game Drive guides are very knowledgeable about the Kalahari bush and passionate about every living creature found. They will educate you on details from the smallest of insects to the tallest of trees - ensuring that this experience will be long-remembered by all. The drive also routes through the most picturesque Namibian landscapes and ends watching the Kalahari sun setting over the red dunes before returning to the warm comforts of the Lodge. ~ The Lion Tracking Experience is the most exciting of all the game drives where the collared lions are tracked down guaranteeing an excellent encounter with the king of the Kalahari. These magnificent animals are the highlight of any Africa safari trip, and to see these Lions in very close proximity is a very special part of what the Kalahari Game Lodge offers. Guides take pride in sharing their knowledge on the lions and educate tourists to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the area. Kalahari Game Lodge is the only place in Namibia where you can still see free roaming lions, surviving the desert conditions through centuries. ~ On the Night Drive the Kalahari sand dunes takes on a whole new life. Sightings of rare animals like the Pangolin, Aardvark, Striped Polecat and the rare Brown Hyena are often made. The complete darkness of the Kalahari brings all the nocturnal animals to activity, and the dome of stars covering you makes this one of the most memorable Kalahari activities. The Kalahari Game Lodge is situated on a 40 000 ha farm that lies in the heart of the southern Kalahari desert biome providing a unique habitat to 55 mammals, 58 different reptile families and 185 bird species. Walking Safari Professional guides will accompany you, sharing their knowledge and interests on identifying wildlife tracks, habitat of the animals found, as well as the many local uses of plants in the area. This is an excellent way of enlarging your knowledge on the smaller animal species found here. There is also a self-guided walking trail from the Lodge to the banks of the Auob Riverbed turning around on top of one of the red sand dunes and circling back to the lodge again. So remember to pack your walking boots! Birding Safari Take a walk in the crisp early morning and witness the amazing variety of bird surrounding the Kalahari Game lodge! More serious bird enthusiasts can book a guided walk or a private vehicle in order to devote more time to explore the Kalahari birdlife along the Auob Riverbed as well as in the Kalahari dunes. Kids on Safari Holiday is all about family and building memories together - therefore Kalahari Game Lodge specially caters for children too. We have child-friendly activities such as walks and game-drives in close proximity to the lodge along with guides who love teaching children about the natural wonders of the Kalahari. Here children may learn more about tracking the footprints of wild animals and as well as more about the plants of the area. Parents must accompany their smaller children on these excursions and take extra time to involve youngsters and join them on a safari outing.
Dune Braai The appeal of a wood burn fire under the star filled night sky is a wonderful Kalahari experience! This is ideal for an intimate family or group visiting Kalahari Game Lodge. We take you to a magnificent look-out point on top of one the tallest dunes in the area to enjoy a magical evening around the fire whilst preparing your dinner. Not to be missed! Star Gazing See the skies light up at night with thousands of little stars. Namibia is well known for its magnificent clear night skies. Our guides will escort you to the top of a dune after dinner and share their knowledge of stars and constellation with you. A telescope and laser light pointer makes this a bit easier, and will capture everyone's attention!
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