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2012 Eland Migration : a conservation challenge

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SANParks have recently released an interesting article about the 2012 eland migration in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Written by Micho Ferreira, Section Ranger: Twee Rivieren, and originally published here on 24th October 2012 During June 2012, large herds of Eland started migrating out of Botswana into the South Afri

National Rural Tourism Strategy: !Xaus Lodge leads the way

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The recently released Rural Tourism Strategy document issued by the South African National Department of Tourism in April 2012 contains reference to an academic thesis which used the !Xaus Lodge case study as a significant portion of the work. We are pleased to note that the document contains reference in paragraph 2.8.1 (pages

SÜDAFRIKA: BETT BEIM BUSCHMANN

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Wennman dann so  dasteht unter der Dusche wie Gott einen geschaffen hat, splitterfasernackt, die Zeltfenster hochgeklappt, die Tür sperrangelweit offen, damit man möglichst viel von dem sieht, was der Herrgott an Natur hierher gezaubert hat, dann könnte man schreien vor Freude. Lesen Sie den Rest der Geschichte hier…

‘Lodge-ical’ Thinking : a PhD thesis

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Lauren Dyll-Myklebust has recently been awarded her PhD by the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal for her thesis ‘Lodge-ical’ Thinking and Development Communication: !Xaus Lodge as a Public-Private-Community Partnership in Tourism. Lauren’s thesis is one of a number of academic studies that has used field work from !

The Lion and the Ostrich – A Bushman Story

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Written by Graham Williams, management consultant and storyteller with Halo and Noose I’ve returned from spending a week in the arid Kgalagadi, listening to the desert silence, taking in the 360° horizon, and encountering a small group of Bushmen. About the Bushmen and how we/others see them The original inhabitants of the su

FTTSA certification announced

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!Xaus Lodge has been certified as a Fair Trade in Tourism Southern Africa (FTTSA) partner. Announced at the launch of Indaba 2011, this certification comes soon after the November 2010 winning of the Imvelo Awards for Best Practice Economic Impact. “We are now in our 4th years of operation” says management operator CEO Glynn