Haina Kalahari Lodge, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Haina Kalahari Lodge
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places
Our rating: Superior | Property style: Tented Camp
Haina Kalahari Lodge sits on the northern fringes of the vast Central Kalahari Reserve offering a wonderful desert safari experience. Uniquely designed and impeccably run, the lodge is perfect for enjoying fantastic game viewing as well as cultural interactions. Accommodation is in traditional safari tents, raised up on hardwood decks and covered with slatted canopies to provide shade during the day. With six luxury, three superior and a family tent, 20 guests max. can stay here at a time providing an intimate feel. Tents all come with en-suite bathrooms, including indoor and outdoor showers and shaded verandas at the front where guests can relax during the day. The superior tents are more spacious and have a thatched canopy as well as freestanding baths. The main lodge houses the bar, dining room, lounge and the sundeck and swimming pool area where guests can relax during the day. Food served by the friendly front of house team is excellent and prepared with fresh ingredients. Abundant activities can be enjoyed from the lodge including game drives, guided walks, cultural interactions with the San people and quad bike safaris.
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Other properties in Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Tau Pan Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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Kalahari Plains Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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