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WE DON’T DO CONVENTIONAL . . . WE DO KALAHARI


The Kalahari is an unusual and vibrant beautiful world, and when you stay with us you are immersed in its flamboyant colours and mysterious beauty. 


Our boutique hotel is located in the village of Van Zylsrus. The village itself is quintessential Kalahari... small, remote, and serene. It lies on the banks of an ancient dry riverbed, beside a huge red sand dune, and littered with iconic and gnarled Camelthorn trees. 

The Hotel

When you step into the hotel for the first time, you get the feeling of an enchanted wonderland where exquisite Kalahari-themed artworks and local friendliness meet. Each of our nine rooms has been individually decorated with motifs of the delightful desert creatures.

The garden, with its fountain and swimming pool, shady trees and gorgeous birdlife, is an oasis of green and cool, inviting you to do nothing more than stretch out in the shade and chill, in a desert sort of way.

The Restaurant

Enjoy a traditional Kalahari dining experience in our beautiful dining room or on the spacious patio where the arid heat is tamed by refreshing outdoor mist coolers. Our scrumptious Kalahari dishes are all served with the warmth and style for which the region is famous. 

Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offer a wide selection of delicious choices to suit all dietary preferences. And if dessert is your favourite part of the meal, then our collection is for you!


The Attractions

Sundowners on a sand dune… famous Kalahari sunsets… walks in the incredible landscape… bird-watching… donkey cart tours… a meerkat rehab experience… or simply enjoying an ice-cold drink in the friendly bar, there is something for every guest at our charming hotel!  

And to end it all off in spectacular fashion, the Kalahari’s brilliant display of stars will certainly take your breath away.