Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge
Accommodation in Southern Namibia
Camelthorn Lodge which is set in a secluded valley between two red Kalahari dunes. The ambiance inside is distinctly Bushman and reflects not only the location but the indigenous San people as well. Your accommodation is also nestled amongst beautiful camelthorn trees, one of the most iconic and common trees of Namibia.
Positioned north of the small town of Mariental the lodge is on The Intu Afrika Kalahari Private Game Reserve. This is a 10,000ha wildlife sanctuary, part of the south-western region of the Kalahari Desert and along the upper reaches of the Auob river system. An added attraction here is that game often wanders around the property.
The public and hospitality areas are enhanced with indigenous décor and are home to a fine collection of San artefacts, one of the oldest cultures in the world. Rest and relax in the thatched main building, outdoor dining area, bar and a boma that overlooks a natural stone pool. A laundry service is available.
Overnight in 12 double chalets, with en-suite bathrooms with a shower/tub combination, twin beds, air-conditioning, luggage rack/open wardrobe, tea/coffee station and hair-dryers. Step outside to a patio and sit on directors camping chairs to enjoy your view.
This area offers guests the opportunity learn about a predator re-introduction programme, the Kalahari Lion Project. An opportunity to take a walk in the Kalahari with a bushman tracker to discover their desert survival techniques, and to learn some of the history of the ancient San people, is also a possibility. Guests can explore the Kalahari in open 4x4 vehicles.
Camelthorn Lodge is child friendly and there is a nearby landing strip, with transfers to and from the lodge for their guests.
- Game Drives
- Guided game drives are offered on the Intu Afrika Game Reserve
- Dune Sundowners
- Watch a spectacular Namibian sunset from the top of an ancient Kalahari Dune
- San guided walks
- A bush walk with the ultimate expert trackers
- Take a quad bike tour around the Kalahari Desert
From Windhoek head south on the B1 to Rehoboth and then continue towards the settlement of Kalkrand. Before reaching Kalkrand turn left on C21 for 48 km and then turn onto D1268 for 22km. The Intu Afrika Game Reserve entrance gate on your right - follow the signs to the Camelthorn Lodge
only 25 kilometers west of Mariental this lodge promises an interesting safari experience. With over 19 game species including white rhino on the property, those seeking wildlife in this arid area are unlikely to be disappointed
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