The best way to discover the Kalahari

Deception Valley Lodge in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of very few accommodation options in the world’s second-largest game reserve. What makes Deception Valley Lodge unique is the rare opportunity it gives you to meet the Naru-speaking Bushmen, one of the oldest surviving cultures in Africa, and to explore this remarkable environment with them as your guides.

Game drives are also conducted by guides with the best skills and knowledge of the Kalahari Desert.  The lodge and the rooms are decorated in vibrant colours with a rustic edge. The main complex houses the dining room, lounge, and bar area decorated with Bushman and other African artefacts. The swimming pool allows you to cool off in the midday heat while the traditional boma serves dinner under African skies. 

The lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests, with six Twin Chalets and one two-bedroom Family Chalet. Private and restful, the eight units are raised and free-standing, and connected to the main lodge by wooden walkways - protecting this eco-sensitive area. All chalets have a private lounge, en suite bathroom with outdoor shower, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and private mini-bar.

Highlights

  • Small, exclusive lodge and one of few accommodation options inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Water hole in front of the Main Lodge area attracts animals
  • Tracking animals with Bushman trackers and learning more about their culture
  • Walking safaris and off-road game driving is permitted
  • Night safaris, birding encounters and astrology/star gazing also offered

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Location

Farm 65 Haneveld, Private Bag HA 58 HAK

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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  • Pool

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