Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp is located in the south west Kalahari...
Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp: Our full report
Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp is located in the Intu Afrika Kalahari Private Game Reserve in the south west Kalahari, which is also home to Zebra Kalahari Lodge and Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge.
Unlike the other two Intu Afrika Camps, Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp has, as the name suggests, 12 tented rooms, including 11 standard rooms and one larger honeymoon suite, which also has its own private pool. Rooms all have double or twin beds with mosquito nets as well as tea and coffee facilities, minibars, safes, fans and hair-dryers. In front of the bed is the entrance to the room, accessed by a large wooden deck with a table and chairs. This faces the plains in front and also a small waterhole. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with fluffy white towels and soap provided.
The main area here consists of the long communal dining table with a bar at one end and a small lounge with a fireplace at the other end. Walking through this room, you emerge on a large deck with more tables and chairs where dinner can be eaten on warmer evenings. There's also a firepit here were guests can gather for pre or after dinner drinks. In front is a beautiful infinity pool and a boma filled with loungers and chairs.
Activities on offer at Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp are similar to those at Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge. These include afternoon game drives looking for smaller game, and sundowner drives or walks to a dune for a cool drink. Guests can also participate in quad biking or have a treatment or massage, but they must drive or be transferred to Zebra Kalahari Lodge for these activities. (NB: It’s essential that you read the Quadbike warning in the ‘Health & Safety’ section below for our comments on insurance issues regarding this activity.)
Our viewSuricate Kalahari Tented Camp is the more upmarket of the three camps in the Intu Afrika Reserve and so is suitable for those who like to take things slowly, and enjoy their surroundings. A couple of activities on offer means guests may wish to linger more than the usual one night stop off.
Ideal length of stay: 1-2 nights
Directions: Heading south on the B1 from Windhoek, turn left onto the C21 at Kalkrand. After 42km turn right onto the D1268 and follow this for 22km. The gate to the reserve is on the right. Once inside the three lodges are quite badly signposted – make sure you ask for directions at the gate.
Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Half Board
Food quality: Breakfast here is served as a buffet, and dinner is a set menu. A light lunch is also available.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: No drinks are included, these cost extra.
Further dining info: No
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp.
Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions at Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp.
Special activities & services: None
Generally recommended for children: Yes
Notes: Children must be supervised at all times.
Power supply: Generator
Communications: There is sporadic mobile reception here and WiFi is available in the main areas.
TV & radio: None
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Mariental
Quadbike warning: quad-biking is sometimes available as an activity from Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp. As with any potentially dangerous activity, it’s vital that you take responsibility for ensuring that you have adequate travel insurance prior to getting involved. Be aware that some insurances cover quad-bike activities only for bikes with lower engine ratings: check such clauses particularly carefully before you get on a bike.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Security measures: There is a guarded gate at the entrance to Intu Afrika Kalahari Private Game Reserve.
Fire safety: Fire extinguishers are found in each room.
Disabled access: On Request
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money: The lodge accepts local currencies as well as US$ and Euros.
Accepted payment on location: Visa and MasterCard are accepted.