A look into life in the Kalahari

Just 50km north-east of Mariental, on the southern edge of the Kalahari, lies Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, nestled between some of the highest dunes in the region and boasting a menagerie of habituated wildlife including three cheetahs protected in conjunction with the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

A combination drive through the ranch for late-afternoon game-spotting includes a pit stop to feed the cheetahs and sundowners on a dune accompanied by a truly Namibian snack. A walk with a San bushman to his village, horseback riding and star-viewing from the Observatory with a state-of-the-art computerised telescope are also available.

Bagatelle has Chalets raised on stilts on top of the dunes, eco-style Chalets with straw walls in the valley between the dunes, and Garden Court Rooms next to the lodge. All are air-conditioned, have en-suite bathrooms and the same high standard of luxury and finishes. The living area is inviting, with a lounge and reading room, walk-in wine cellar and jovial bar. The stunning pool and an intimate boma are key highlights and the dining area, where local delicacies are served, opens onto the grand vista over a waterhole and the wildlife-speckled Kalahari dunes beyond.


  • Private Game Ranch in the Kalahari  
  • Owner-managed and run with only a small number of Chalets making service of a high and personal standard
  • Comfortable accommodation and a homely atmosphere are the order of the day
  • Great variety of activities available which will give you an in-depth experience of the Kalahari and all it has to offer
  • Good stopover en route south from Windhoek or if continuing on to Kgalagadi


50km From Mariental On the C20 And the D1268 District Roads.


Popular Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

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