Wish we could have stayed longer!
on Sep 16, 2019
We only spent one night at the Zebra Kalahari Lodge but wished it were more! We had a heartwarming welcome, enjoyed a lovely lunch and afternoon at the pool with a view onto the waterhole where all kinds of animals - antilopes, zebras, ostriches - gathered. The lodge is positioned in the middle of the Namibian Kalahari Desert with its vibrant red sand. Our room (one of the chalets) was very spacious and comfortable with lovely interior design.
We took part in the sundowner drive where we saw a lot of game and enjoyed a typical African sunset with drinks and snacks. This was followed by excellent dinner under the southern night sky. The San Bushmen walk was very informative too.
All in all a great experience, good activities, perfect location and great food.
Great views of a wide variety of antelopes
on Jul 29, 2019
This is a pleasant lodge to stay at after the dusty roads. The accommodation is of good quality, the food was good and the staff very pleasant. From the terrace, one can observe a wide variety of antelopes and zebra feeding and drinking. On the safari drive in late afternoon, we saw several giraffes, onyx, kudu, waterbucks, bat-eared foxes and the old lioness that the game park keeps seperate.
A Wonderful Hotel
on Jun 24, 2019
The Zebra Lodge is quite terrific. The staff couldn’t be friendlier or more attentive. We had room #7 and it was spacious, well furnished, and accommodating. The outdoor shower was a nice plus. They have a waterhole for wildlife just outside of the restaurant and hotel rooms, and there were always a few animals eating straw bundles and drinking water.
The bushman’s walk in the morning was wonderful. The young men spoke in their traditional language which interpreted by the guide. They were quite interesting and funny. We highly recommend, and suggest a 10 rand tip for each bushman.
The evening game drive was informative and well directed by Bearfid. The drive concluded at sunset with cocktails.
The restaurant was excellent. Breakfast was a fine buffet but the cooks were willing to accommodate special requests. Dinner was “white table cloth” with a few options. Springbok was, surprisingly, very good. We had a massage before dinner in an attractive spa set up for couples.
On the downside, there isn’t anything to do outside of the hotel, other than the activities we mentioned in this review. We stayed two nights but would suggest only one, unless you are looking for a place to simply sit and relax.
A wonderful retreat in the Kalahari
on Mar 26, 2019
My first visit to the Kalahari, stayed at Zebra for 3 nights and was very impressed with the lodge, the excellent service and the friendly nature of all the staff. The lodge itself is well located in the game reserve with game sightings all through the day and night all viewable from the lodge and just a stones throw away from the swimming pool. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with aircon for those hot Kalahari days. Activities offered include game drives, quad biking, walks on the dunes and lazy afternoons by the swimming pool sipping on G&T's. Breakfast included a continental buffet as well as hot breakfast. Dinner included a three course meal in the restaurant area overlooking the swimming pool. The bushman walk offered in the morning was very enjoyable, informative and highly recommended. A true gem in the Kalahari.
Beautiful NR in the Kalahari
on Feb 23, 2019
Beautiful NR in the Kalahari and a very friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay very much.
There are a lot of animals on the reserve, and they are taken good care for them. The sunset on the sundowner was the most beautiful one I have ever seen. Spectacular!
The lodge looks good, only the rooms, can use a new decoration. They feel a little bit old fashioned ...