!Xaus Lodge takes Gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

By |Apr 10th, 2016|Awards & Accreditations, Responsible Tourism|

!Xaus Lodge has received a Gold Award in the Best for Poverty Reduction category at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in Cape Town. The special ceremony took place at World Travel Market Africa, with Heidi van der Watt, managing director of Better Tourism Africa explaining what makes the Award winners the leaders in responsible tourism in Africa: [...]

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In the Footsteps of the Great Farini

By |Mar 17th, 2015|Experiences|

Recently, SA 4x4 Magazine featured an article written by adventurer, traveler, and outdoor enthusiast, Jacques Marais, set off to seek the "Lost City of the Kalahari" but landed up in the heart of it instead. "Apparently there is a mythical Lost City of the Kalahari, situated somewhere amidst the shifting dunes and arid outcrops of the [...]

Living with limited water in the desert

By |Nov 18th, 2013|Experiences|

Visiting a desert environment with limited water challenges all of us to be responsible travelers. Welcome to some of the tips and tricks that make living in the desert so interesting. !Xaus Lodge is in an ecosystem that is currently facing a dramatic scarcity of water, relative to what the area has experienced over the [...]

Seeing the light about dark skies

By |Sep 23rd, 2013|Experiences|

"I AM a big fan of dark nights. I dream about living in a place where, when I flick off the last light in the house at night, only the moon and stars will remain illuminated. I’ll not see the single flicker of an artificial light or the tiniest reflection thereof anywhere around me. Darkness [...]

Manager’s diary: Autumn 2013

By |Apr 15th, 2013|Experiences, Manager's Diary|

The Manager's Diary -  Richard Illet, General Manager's letter to friends about the fun and games of life at !Xaus Lodge by Richard Illet, General Manager, !Xaus Lodge   Hello Family and friends Hard to believe March and April has come and gone, it seems like just the other day that I was getting ready [...]

2012 Eland Migration : a conservation challenge

By |Nov 8th, 2012|Nature Conservation|

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 African side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP). This movement is a natural [...]

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