Reviews of !Xaus Lodge
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Amazing Place Off The Beaten Path
It was such a great experience to stay at !Xaus. I am so happy that we were able to spend two nights there instead of only one. We would have missed some of their activities. We drove all the way into the lodge which added to the whole experience. As soon as we arrived we felt right at home. The staff could have not been more welcoming and pleasant.
We joined all of their activities and loved each one of them. We did two night drives that were great. We were able to see an Aardwolf which it is my understanding is pretty unusual. The morning drive and walk was also excellent. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The sunset drive was also beautiful.
The rooms have a ceiling fan which helped cool down the room before the power is turned off at 10pm. The view of the salt pan from the rooms is spectacular. The food was excellent!
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This was an outstanding experience. If you go to the KTP, this is a must.
Not a lot of animals but the natural surroundings and peacefulness of the camp and the grounds are well worth it. Quite magic!!!
We were the only guests for the first night and we certainly had VIP treatment. The hosts and their staff do an excellent job.
Very comfortable lodge in a superb location
A real oasis in the Kalahari! A beautifully designed lodge where it is impossible not to relax. Rooms were excellent, as was service from the friendly staff.
Lots of activities should you want them and some wildlife around the lodge also, including barn owls which nest in boxes under the roof of the chalets. Nothing seems to be too much trouble here. The plunge pool looked very inviting and in summer no doubt would have been!
The track to the lodge seems to go on for ever and 4wd is necessary due to the steep, sandy inclines.
a very pleasant and mind expanding experience
The Xlaus safari camp was well run with excellent and very friendly, helpful staff. Their were plenty of activities from day walks, game drives, "sun downers" and star gazing. The arrangements went smoothly, everything went well and the whole party thoroughly enjoyed themselves very much. The food was especially of very high quality thanks to Ellen and her people in the kitchen.
The visit to the Kalahri bushmans camp was OK but none of us would undertake it again as not there was not much to be observed or learnt. However the concept of involving the indiginous people as developed by Pete the camp manager was quite brilliant. The camp itself was decorated with many local, interesting and appealing artefacts.
The camp was having a few problems with their water wells and water purifiers when we were there but the only noticable problem was with the swimming pool which was cloudy and quite unappealling. The electricity was on for a limited time each day which wasn't a problem but I suspect that the pool needed extra time to filter properly. A little more shade around the pool would have been a bonus.
It was a very hot time of year and there was no air-conditioning but surprisingly it wasn't too much of a problem. The "cottages" cooled down very well at night.
The evening winds were a wonderful experience and interesting phenomina.
The moonrise on one particular night was spectacular while the over abundance of stars was a wonder every night.
There was a good library with reference books and Pete was very knowledgable on just about all topics. His love for the area and the people was quite obvious and contagious!
The only shortfall was the lack of big game although we were warned of this before the trip. There were plenty of sightings of Gemsbok, Springbok, Springers, Ostrich, Wildebeest, Jackals, black backed Hyenas, desert foxes etc. but we were not priveleged to see lions, cheetahs etc.
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Super place and the hosts Piet and Arnie are so enthusiastic about the whole area which makes it even better.
Excellent welcome and information given.
Would love to go back.