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Suricate Tented Lodge – Towering over the pans of the Auob wetlands is the Suricate Tented Lodge – Intu Afrika which has been built on top of a majestic red dune.
The tents which combine the ultimate African safari experience with the comforts and luxuries of modern day living leave a lasting impression on all our guests.
There are 12 tents complete with mini bars, safes, mosquito nets and all the amenities available at the other lodges with the added benefit of an open-air en-suite bathroom and a deck. One of the tents is a honey-moon suite, which is appropriately distanced from the other tents and has its own plunge pool for the convenience of the romantic couple.
The main lodge area is also intriguing as it boasts a large deck that overlooks the entire shimmering pan and the warbling waters of the infinity pool release any tension. Guests can choose to have their meals in the communal dining room which also has a built in fire place and bean bags for guests to relax on or to enjoy their meal on the deck surveying the pans.
At night guests enjoy the starry skies with drinks by the fire pit with the friendly staff at your beck and call, ready and willing to assist you with planning your day or with facilitating any activities guests may want to enjoy.This lodge is designed to induce pure respite from the tensions of modern day life and many guests spend hours watching the variety of animals make their way through the pan during the day.The landscape is breath-taking and during the rainy season (January-March), the most incredible sight to behold, is the various animals making paths through the muddy pans which fill up.
Guests of the Intu Afrika Game Reserve are encouraged to spend more than one night at the lodge because of the variety of activities with which guests can occupy and enthral themselves with. Guests can explore the neighbouring lodges and choose to have dinner at one of the other lodges or to spoil themselves with the ever popular dune dinner.
All the activities on offer at the Game Reserve can be enjoyed at any of the lodges and the friendly staff efficiently facilitate the client’s desires. So whether it’s a game sunset game drive on an open-air 4×4 vehicle or on a quad bike, or a walk with the Bushman (San) or simply a massage, simply ask, it shall be done.
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- Air Condition
- Private bathroom
- Safety Deposit Box
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The Kalahari Desert stretches across endless plains and paints the landscape in rusty reds, golden yellows and splatters of green. Rolling dunes dotted with patched of yellow grass gives new meaning to the phrase “middle of nowhere”. The horizons are seemingly endless and incredibly beautiful. In Tswana the name Kalahari means “the great thirst” due to water being sparse with scorching temperatures during the day. Omurambas or dry riverbeds do hide sources of life giving sustenance, especially during good rains. Despite the harshness of its name and nature, the Kalahari supports scattered herds of oryx, springbok and ostrich while shepherd trees and thorny acacias add shades of green. This beautiful expanse reaches out from north eastern Namibia through to western Botswana and even extends down into South Africa to cover a total area of 900,000km. Large sheep farms and nature reserves exist within its boundaries and incredible scenic opportunities await the eager visitor. The Kalahari is regarded as the traditional homeland of the San Bushmen. They have traversed its sands and sparse vegetation to eke out an existence in harmony with the land and its animals. In seemingly inhospitable conditions, they have managed to survive and even thrive on only that which they gathered and hunted on the vast plains. Flora species have cleverly adapted to the sweltering heat and shortage of rain. Smaller leaves and thick trunks sporting sharp thorns reduce the amount of moisture that evaporates into the atmosphere. The Kiwano fruit or Horned Melon is just one of the endemic species found in the Kalahari.
Culture and history infoDerived from the Tswana word Kgala, meaning "the great thirst", or Kgalagadi, meaning "a waterless place", the Kalahari has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent surface water. Drainage is by dry valleys, seasonally inundated pans, and the large salt pans of the Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana and Etosha Pan in Namibia. The only permanent river, the Okavango, flows into a delta in the northwest, forming marshes that are rich in wildlife. Ancient dry riverbeds—called omuramba—traverse the Central Northern reaches of the Kalahari and provide standing pools of water during the rainy season.