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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super lodge/very good food/gamedrives were lovely/team Jaco-Vero-TC and Tjotta excellent / Walk with the Naru bushmen is a recomande.The nature in the Khalahari is wonderfull sundowner is brilliant. Thanks Jacob-Veronisca Grtz Rik&Nancy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paradise on earth Gamedrive,food,room,lodge,naru bushmen, everything is exellent We had very nice sundowns with a nice drink,good compagny,very good tracker,so we found the family of lions really fantastic! Thank you for the wunderfull stay at your fabulous lodge We hope to see and visit you again!

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Dendermonde, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our visit, the bush was still very high and thick as rain season in 2017 lasted longer and gave more water than usual. This means it is harder to spot the wildlife than later in the season. Still we saw many splendid animals of which a very remarkable encounter with a leopard will always remain in our memories. Riding...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Deception Valley Lodge is truly a unique "jewel" in the bush. It provides excellent chalets, a nice pool, a fantastic terrace right in front of a waterwhole. The whole area has no fences and the managers don't interfere in the wildlife, except from providing water during the dry period. Jacub and Namsie are an excellent team and will provide...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights at this lodge as part of a bigger Botswana trip. Unique secluded setting. Best lion sightings. Best food by miles. Best animal tracking. Best lion roars. The hosting / owner team are fantastic and very welcoming.

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15dvl123, Manager at Deception Valley Lodge, responded to this review

One never tires of the sound of lions making their presence known at night. Glad you could share this with us.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I (~50 yrs) traveled with his mother (85 yrs) and nephew (11 yrs) and everyone LOVED it. From an old hunting reserve where the animals were all scared off, they have built a magical place where guests can witness up close a well managed eco system. To put our comments into perspective, we stayed in three places...

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15dvl123, Owner at Deception Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write this extensive review on what you experiences. It is very valuable to us to know what guests experience, enjoy and want differently.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Wonderful 3 nights in May 2016. This camp had what I was looking for, beginning with a great guide and committed trackers, and plenty of lions!! It is not for the faint hearted or first time safari tourist who want to tick the boxes. So if you want to feel alive... and eat delicious food, sleep to sounds of the...

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15dvl123, Owner at Deception Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Angelo for taking the time to give feedback on your stay. The lions have contributed a lot to the excitement here this past winter and we expect them to remain active around the lodge until it has rained and the game becomes more dispersed

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this wonderful spot, for the food, the generous hospitality, excellent game and nature viewing. Jaco is very knowledgable about birds, plants and animals (and a brave off-road bunds-basher). Nisqa is a great cook and Xega is an amazing spotter who doesn't miss a mouse day or night. We loved the bushman walk learning about the tools and...

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15dvl123, General Manager at Deception Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Good to know that the combination of various destinations in Botswana with camps in the Delta, Linyati and the Kalahari was a good choice.

zurich
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Staying at Deception Valley Lodge was a truly great experience! From day one we enjoyed this absolute remote, peaceful and private place in the middle of the Kalahari. The chalets are spread out to ensure privacy and are very spacious with a living-, bed-, and bathroom, including a classy bathtub as well as outdoor shower. Nearly all the chalets have...

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15dvl123, Manager at Deception Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Jacobus thoroughly enjoyed your interest in the surroundings and your curiosity about he Kalahari and the lodge. Good to know you enjoyed the Bushmen!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We echo all the 5 star reviews about this lodge, owners and staff. Jaco met us at the plane and for the next 2 days we experienced his attention and amazing knowledge of the animals, birds, vegetation, history and ecology- he is so well rounded and enjoyable to listen to. We had a great lion encounter from the landrover watching...

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15dvl123, Owner at Deception Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiasm about the lodge. You may find it amazing to see the image of the five lionesses drinking water at the swimming pool last night. The image was taken by Jacobus and is on facebook. These young ones have been very active around the lodge lately.

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Address: Farm 65 Haneveld | Private Bag HA 58 HAK, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > Ghanzi District > Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,303 - $1,677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Deception Valley Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All cabins are apart, privacy and peace guaranteed. People not good on foot: take a cabin near to the main lodge.”
gonefar, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“All should be good- they are individual cabins. Choose one close to the lodge for the least amount of walking to the lodge”
JaneB87, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins are good with views towards the savannah.”
NancyJax, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Each room stands apart from others- pleasantly private”
wrighteous2015, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The Lodge offers free wifi in the main building and on the wooden deck watching the animals.”
AquilaGermany, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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