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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

Our rating

7/10

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Highlights

- Characterful lodge in private reserve
- Distinctive, spacious accommodation
- Restaurant, bar, and pool
- Unspoilt wilderness views

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Overview

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge is a charming, mid-range property situated in a 10,000-acre private reserve in south central Namibia. The lodge offers distinctive accommodation in 12 individual guesthouses along with a bar, restaurant, an inviting swimming pool, and amazing surroundings comprising stunning sand dunes, valleys and the striking Kalahari and Great Karoo Desert savannahs. The lodge sits in a dry lake or vlei, with superb views across the surrounding wilderness, and overlooking a water hole which attracts wildlife including springbok, giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, eland, oryx, and ostrich. Conveniently located between the renowned Fish River Canyon and Windhoek’s international airport, the property offers friendly service, comfortable accommodation and tranquil wilderness views away from the beaten track.

The thatched main lodge and accommodation are accessed via a series of wooden boardwalks. Communal areas include a reception area, bar, a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a sundowner terrace overlooking the water hole. Outside is an inviting swimming pool and loungers. Battery charging facilities are provided, and complimentary Wi-Fi is available in main areas, although due to the property’s remote location the signal can be intermittent at times.

Activities include game drives, including atmospheric sundown drives, and guided and self-guided walks following a series of marked trails. Keen hikers can experience a guided two-day walking excursion into the wilderness including an adventurous overnight camp. Mountain bikes are available for exploring the stunning landscape.

Accommodation comprises 12 distinctive guest houses, built on stilts and featuring stone and canvas walls, traditional thatched ceilings, and teak floors. Spaced apart for privacy and flanked by the sand dunes, each spacious property has a double or twin beds, a lounge area with a wood burner for colder nights, and an ensuite bathroom, with an additional, super-refreshing alfresco shower. Each unit comes with air conditioning, mosquito nets, a minibar, and hot drink facilities. Outside is a private veranda with comfy sofas and stunning views of the savannah. Larger ‘superior’ units also come with their own private plunge pool.

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. Two of the houses can connect via a boardwalk to make a larger single unit, ideal for families or groups. Little ones up to four years of age stay free of charge, and there are discounts offered for children age four to 12 years when sharing with adults. Parents are reminded that both the swimming pool and the camp are unfenced; accordingly, adult supervision is required at all times.

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Average Rating

based on 502 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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