Zebra Kalahari Lodge

Zebra Kalahari Lodge: Our full report

13 rooms
All year

Zebra Kalahari Lodge is located in the Intu Afrika Kalahari Private Game Reserve in the south-west Kalahari, which is also home to Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge and Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp.

There are 13 rooms at Zebra Kalahari Lodge, consisting of eight luxury rooms and five dune suites. The terraced luxury rooms are located just next to the main area, and are very spacious inside, which does make them feel a little sparsely furnished, as they contain just a bed, wardrobe, tables and chairs. The style is comfortable and modern furniture in browns and reds, so the rooms feel bright. Outside, through double glass doors, is a patio with table and chairs for sunset viewing or soaking up the scenery.

The dune suites are situated further from the main area, surrounded by orange sands and with a more uninterrupted view. The suites are split level, with a comfortable lounge area on the lower level, complete with black leather sofas and armchairs, and the four poster bed on the higher level. Although larger than the luxury rooms, these rooms feel less spacious as they have more furniture in them, and they too are decorated in browns and reds. One of the suites has a fireplace and a bath in – this is usually reserved for honeymooners.

All the rooms have air conditioning, minibars, safes and hairdryers as well as en-suite bathrooms with either a bath or a shower (or both in the honeymoon suite) and a flush toilet. Brightly coloured towels and shampoos and soaps are provided.

The main area of the lodge looks out across the red dunes of the Kalahari. There's a large open plan lounge and dining room with a fireplace and more leather sofas. This area leads to an outside seating area which also looks over the pool, surrounded by sunloungers. The pool is built in an L shape, with a deeper, larger part and a smaller much shallower splash pool – all overlooking a small waterhole. Further back towards the reception is a small grassy garden with a pond and shaded seating areas.

Activities on offer at Zebra Kalahari Lodge include afternoon game drives where you may spot ostrich or springboks, quad biking, a bushman walk and sundowner drives. (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.) They also offer a few spa treatments such as massages.

Our view

Zebra Kalahari Lodge is a relaxing spot for a night or two in the Kalahari, with some pretty scenery and a few activities to keep you entertained.


Location: Southern Namibia, Namibia

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

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 Zebra Kalahari Lodge.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions at Zebra Kalahari Lodge.

Special activities & services: None

Equipment: None

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 area.

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 Zebra Kalahari Lodge. 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.

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