The Zebra Kalahari Lodge – Intu Afrika is one of Namibia’s best kept secrets and offers visitors a unique opportunity to commune with the tranquillity and intrigue of nature.
Simply stylish and elegant, the Zebra Kalahari Lodge – Intu Afrika is the most decadent of the 3 lodges on the Intu Afrika Private Game Reserve. After a short drive through the contrasting Kalahari Desert where game languish under trees or in pans, guests are welcomed with a much-needed refreshing drink and a smile as warm as the desert sun. The gurgling fish pond and the beautiful stone and wood buildings immediately soothe one’s soul and guests are ushered into the coolness of the lounge area overlooking a rather vibrant waterhole and swimming pool whilst logistics are efficiently handled.
The rooms area are huge and the walls are decorated with ancient African masks and ebony furnishings and are fitted with air conditioners, a mini bar, a hairdryer and a coffee and tea station with a very large bathroom leading out to an outside shower.
There are 8 rooms adjacent to the lodge area which consists of a lounge with comfortable leather seats, a dining area on a deck mirroring the waterhole and swimming pool and a bar. This lodge is ideal for families or for more mature travellers as the facilities at the main lodge are easily accessible from their rooms.
The friendly staff cater to the whim of every customer, pre-empting what the guest could need and then providing it.
The food served in the dining area is world class, with all the choice game available for viewing, also being served up with delicious vegetables that are also grown organically on the neighbouring sheep farm, Twilight(where meat is also culled).
Meals are served on the deck and guests are never bored with the large numbers of wildlife and birdlife that frequent the water hole. This lodge is set in a valley of dunes and watching the game emerge from various parts of the bush makes for a mesmerising experience.
A well-stocked bar manned by a jovial barman provides some much needed refreshments and on chilly nights a fire is lit in the lounge and guests sit around the fire sharing their travel stories and some refreshing drinks.
The 5 Dune Suites at Zebra Kalahari Lodge are located just a few metres from the main lodge building and offer the same spacious rooms with elegant African décor fitted with air conditioners, a mini bar, a hairdryer and a coffee and tea station with a large en-suite bathroom leading out to an outside shower. These rooms allow guests who wish to have a little privacy and distance between themselves and the main lodge to do so.
A multi-purpose hall with state of the art equipment is also availed for functions such as weddings and parties and can accommodate up to 80 people. The efficient and dedicated staff at the lodge will ensure that the service at your function is only the best whilst the capable kitchen will cater to your guests’ culinary needs. Let us help you arrange your unforgettable events at Zebra Kalahari Lodge.
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.
Children and extra beds
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- Air Condition
- Outdoor pool
- Private bathroom
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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.