The ‡Khomani San and Mier communities reached a historic land settlement agreement with the government of South Africa and SANParks in May 2002, which restored a large tract of land to the communities that had once roamed or farmed this area. SANParks is responsible for the environmental management of the park, while the land settlement agrees to provide the communities with an allocation of funds for the purpose of constructing a tourism facility to be jointly owned by the two communities.
!Xaus Lodge is situated in the heart of the beautiful Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This conservation area, at over 3.5 million hectares, is almost twice the size of the Kruger National Park. It offers stunning scenery, excellent birding and overpowering silence. This captivating landscape was formed through the amalgamation of The Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana. The park is one of the very few parks left of this magnitude in the world.