xaus lodge logo!Xaus Lodge

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Pronounced ‘kaus’, the lodge is a place to experience a unique desert environment, providing accommodation in the heart of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for eco-tourists and visitors to the Kalahari.

The beautiful Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a conservation area measuring over 3.5 million hectares, almost twice the size of the Kruger National Park. The Kgalagadi offers stunning scenery, excellent birding and an overpowering silence under the clear night sky. Some of the highlights of the lodge include a cosy lounge with a fireplace, a large observation deck perfect for stargazing, a refreshing swimming pool and a heart- warming fire in the boma, perfect for enjoying the beauty of the night sky.

Returning to Thirstland – Read a story by Louise de Waal about her recent visit to !Xaus Lodge

Photos courtesy of Celeste McKenzie


1 March 2019 – 28 Feb 2020

(Single Supplement: 30%)

Per Adult per night (sharing): R4975
Children under 3: Free
Children 3-11: 30% of Adult Rate
Children 12-16: 50% of Adult Rate


Full board (all meals)
Game drives
Wilderness walks (For safety considerations, regrettably children under the age of 12 may not participate on the wilderness walks)
Return transfer to Kamqua picnic site


SANParks entry fees
Craft purchases

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Take a Tour of !Xaus Lodge

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.

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Payment & Cancellation Policy:

50% deposit confirms a booking, remaining balance payable 14 days prior to arrival.
30 days or more before arrival – no charge | 29-15 days before arrival – 50% of total cost | 14-0 days before arrival – 90% of total cost

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