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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had been planning this trip for over 6 months and wow it was well worth the wait. !Xhaus is like a beautiful mirage in the middle of their beautiful red rolling dunes. The staff, the facilities, views and most definitely the food was all world class!! We will be returning for sure :-) Thank you !Xhaus

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Thank Chants1985
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not easy to reach, !Xaus lodge is truly unique. Its peace, tranquility, sense of place and connection to the local communities is very special. Make the effort if you're looking for something unique but not if you want easy access, speed or even especially great game viewing - but you will experience the Kalahari, its original San people and a...

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Thank rvanbeers
Paris, France
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lost in the middle of the dunes, no radio, no internet, no phone....... Great view, a lot of small animals to see. Very interesting team, you will learn a lot about the life in the dunes Awesome sky to see the stars in the night...

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Thank 3gflo
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were suprised about the comfort and friendlyness in this lodge. We can recommend to stay there, in case you make Holidays in the Kalahari. Next time, we will definitely stay a day longer, Minimum 3 nights.

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Thank heiket395
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed there for a couple of days. The lodge is placed at a beautiful spot overseeing a big pan with a waterhole. We got picked up at a picnic area and drove in a convoy to the lodge. The welcome was warm and after a welcome drink all new arrivals got an introduction, which felt more like a company...

3Thank N0i
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Guiding a number of groups over the last few years to !Xaus, I'm yet to be disappointed. The food has always been good, the accommodation clean and comfortable and the atmosphere pleasant. Game drives in the immediate area can be a little on the quiet side if you're used to the likes of the Kruger National Park, so I would...

Thank AboutNatureTours
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This Lodge is about one and half hours from the main trail in the Park. The Lodge facilities are comfortable and clean. Limited menu due to its remote location. We stayed one night which was enough for us. It is a quiet, peaceful location. People were friendly and welcoming.The journey to and from the Lodge is rough terrain so be...

1Thank Nigeltd
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We loved this place, one of the few places one can go and be truly far from cities, noise, constant bombardment from electronic input. We loved the dazzling night sky, sitting for hours just looking at the landscape, listening to the hyenas outside our chalet at night, watching the animals coming to the waterhole. One afternoon a steenbok sat beside...

Thank Nancy D
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

!Xaus Lodge Luxury Lodge this is not! Not sure how it is graded 4 star by Tourism Grading council. The rooms are very basic with canvas and mosquito nets covering the window holes which on a night of cold howling winds rustled together making a great din, let in the freezing air, and generally kept the occupants awake, which maybe...

2Thank jabjaw
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in !Xaus Lodge for 3 nights in August. It is situated miles from anywhere, wonderful open empty spaces. We had 2 rooms: a double and a family room. These rooms sit overlooking a dry salt pan with a small water hole with the occasional animal (hyena, gemsbok, hartebeest, etc.). Being a game lodge there was the usual pattern...

1Thank HasHout

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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 

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
Price Range: $866 - $916 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — !Xaus Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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 of 5 bubbles fandingo, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms allocated before you arrive. Limited number of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Nigeltd, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have excellent view of the salt pan and nothing to choose between them”
 of 5 bubbles packyderm, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, all in line either side of the main lodge area”
 of 5 bubbles dickiebirdg, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Every room is separate and all have spectacular views. Suggest asking for room at the end of the walkways for maximum privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles J6293TKmiked, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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