N.C. Famous Lodges consist of a collection of pristine Kalahari breakaway destinations that are ideally positioned en route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Feelings of awe and wonder will be awakened by visiting any of these lodges. Each nature enthusiasts will find something to adore in the beautiful Green Kalahari.
“What a wonderful location, amid the red sands of the Kalahari lies this oasis. Wonderfully friendly staff, nice rooms and great food,” says John Bennett a visitor to one of the N.C. Famous Lodges.
Letsatsi Lodge is situated just outside the historic town of Vanrhynsdorp. This area is known for the beauty of its unique succulents and wildflowers. During July and September, the most beautiful wildflowers are in bloom on the premises of Letsatsi Lodge. This lodge also offers you succulent tours to truly connect you to the unique natural surroundings. Guided tours at Letsatsi Lodge provide the opportunity to learn more about the aloes and the succulents of the area and are definitely a must for any plant lover or enthusiast.
Tour leader Brink van der Merwe has amassed a lot of experience in this field. Van der Merwe states, “I’m actually a qualified diesel mechanic. For 11 years I worked at the old SA Railways in Johannesburg but gave it up to move back to Vanrhynsdorp where I grew up as a child. The best decision I made was to start working for, and with, Oom Buys Wiese, also known as the ‘succulent king’. Under his guidance I became an expert in the cultivation of succulents and aloes.”
Furthermore, Letsatsi Lodge has the most amazing variety of birds as well as tame Springbok for all to witness on the emerald green lawns. Coenie Fourie was utterly impressed with this lodge, and said the following: “Very nice setting with free roaming springbuck. Great food and very friendly people, definitely worth a try if you travel from Windhoek to Cape Town.”
In the heart of the Green Kalahari lies Molopo Lodge. The sunkissed red dunes and the glorious sunsets will provide you the ideal setting for finding peace of mind. This tranquil lodge does not only consist of friendly staff, but will give you the opportunity to refresh and relax your soul. Facilities are outstanding and you will fall in love with the serene surroundings and beautiful rooms.
Guests can enjoy an authentic Kalahari experience after putting away a farmhouse breakfast alongside the first rays of sunlight. Activities include enjoying a 4×4 game drive, playing a round of human chess, relaxing next to the huge swimming pool, watching a game of rugby on the big-screen TV or relaxing. Piet, who travelled from Cape Town to visit Molopo Lodge, stated, “I had the privilege of going Gemsbok hunting in the Kalahari desert last week at a nearby concession owned by the local bushmen. We stopped over at this lodge and were pleasantly surprised at the level of service and cleanliness. Very comfortable pleasant facilities with a epic pub to wash away the desert dust and enjoy a magical sundowner!”
While travelling in our beautiful country, Tshahitsi Lodge is a definite must visit. Entering Upington from Johannesburg/Olifantshoek, the new 4-star Tshahitsi Lodge will be your first stop for resting, food and up-to-date travel information.
Tshahitsi Lodge is one of the N.C. Famous lodges that stands tall thanks to its amazing natural surroundings. You can relax on the patio while viewing a wide variety of game, or revive your spirit in the swimming pool. Despite the fantastic nature that this lodge has to offer, you can indulge in a sizzling Kalahari steak with a rock shandy or Thai beef salad and local wines at the Bi-Lo Bistro. Guests are immersed in the natural habitat of the Kalahari black-mane lion, the regal gemsbok, meerkat and the land of the bushman.
The Kalahari is a desert ecosystem covering large parts of South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. Herds of springbok and blue wildebeest are common within the area and the extremely fast cheetah is often spotted. Various other game can also be seen in the area, such as wildebeest, warthog, duikers, eland, kudu, impala, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, caracal and the African wild cat. Smaller residents include the bat-eared and Cape foxes, the honey badger, mongoose and over 200 species of birdlife.
Annelien Viljoen from Bloemfontein visited the Tshahitsi Lodge and stated the following: “Love the ‘Springboks’ grazing on your doorstep. Best breakfast in the Northern Cape. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.”
You will find yourself surrounded by glorious silence, unique exclusivity, elegance, tranquillity and breathtaking scenery. Vischgat Game Lodge plays host to a variety of game such as gemsbok, springbok, zebra, eland, red hartebeest, rooibok, steenbok, blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, duiker and ostrich. The lodge is equipped with hunting vehicles with a driver and tour guide included, or visitors may use their own vehicle. When you pay a visit to this extraordinary lodge, you will experience mind blowing self indulgence. Being surrounded by raw beauty is something you first want to selfishly experience alone, then share it with those closest to you, mindful that too much at once might result in a satisfaction overdose.
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For more information about the N.C. Famous Lodges, visit their website at www.ncfamouslodges.co.za. You can also follow them on Instagram at @ncfamouslodges or on twitter at @NCFamousLodges. You can also like their Facebook page @NCFamousLodges.