Visit !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Pronounced ‘kaus’, the lodge is a place to experience a unique desert environment, providing accommodation in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for eco-tourists and visitors to this wilderness area in the Kalahari. A unique living space, highlights of the lodge include a cosy lounge with a fireplace, an art and craft shop, 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 silence of the night while keeping warm.

Awards & Certifications

responsible tourism

Community Owned Accommodation

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.

In the Heart of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

!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.

“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. If you want to experience that strange but incredibly powerful pull to return home to Africa, it’s definitely worth a visit!”

TripAdvisor – About Nature Tours

“I, not liking safaris, was forced by my husband to go on safari. What a wonderful place that was!!! The setting, the rooms, the staff…. All just perfect! Our safari guide, Andries was motivated, insightful and a lot of fun. We met a lot of wonderful people. Will definitely go back. Thank you so much x”

TripAdvisor – Elle D

“We have thoroughly enjoyed spending two nights at !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It’s so quiet that you can almost hear a pin drop at night. Except for some hyena, lion or owl sounds of course. Excellent facilities, food, guiding, pool etc. Great star gazing too!”

TripAdvisor – James290774

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