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Strand, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Clean and well equipped rooms with shared facilities in large house. Secure parking and friendly, helpful staff. Nice braai facilities. A guided early morning walk to read the "Kalahari newspaper" is a must !!

Thank henkt509
Kalaharitrails, Owner at Kalahari Trails, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review Henk. It was a pleasure to have you here and both Jaco and I wish you all the very best for 2017. Anne

Reviewed 17 August 2016

We booked the cottage for 4 nights which was a great decision. It has its own little water point very close by so we were able to view numerous bird species as well as gemsbok, springbok and other small mammals. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk with Jaco and the meerkat family and Professor Anna Rasa proved to be a mine...

Thank Wendy G
Kalaharitrails, Owner at Kalahari Trails, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words Wendy. Its great to know that there are people who really appreciate what we are trying to do here - to give people a Kalahari experience that they will find nowhere else. Thanks again, Anne

Lichtenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

THIS IS WHAT WE READ ONLINE: "Highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary is a 3 500ha private reserve situated 35km south of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The setting is a nature-lover’s paradise. Given over exclusively to game, it offers a wide range of habitats to explore. Various accommodation options are available..... Guests are welcome to explore the farm...

Thank Jennifer-Sannieshof
Launceston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived very late having originally booked in for camping, but decided that fixed accommodation was probably a better idea. I'm glad we did as the rains were very heavy that night! We were greeted very promptly and given a choice of rooms. We stayed in the one at the end with double bed and bath. Honestly the rooms do...

1Thank a-marie1983
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We camped for 2 nights at Kalahari trails on the way into Kgaligadi. It was a great introduction to the Kalahari, with the benefit that you can just walk into the dunes, which you cannot do inside the park. Campsite was empty except for us when we were there. There are braai and sink facilities, and clean bathrooms with showers....

1Thank Dara219
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Kalahari Trails prior to a week in the Kgalagadi National Park. We were met by Prof. Anne and her meerkat friends. The facilities at the guest house were clean and welcoming. We made use of the freezer and fridge for our provisions in the Park. We had booked 2 nights in the...

4Thank Sueg1953
Nome, Alaska
Reviewed 21 May 2015

My friends and I spent the night on our way to KTP in mid April. The accommodations were basic, but clean and well maintained and the setting was delightful. We had hoped to do a nature walk with the the owner, Dr Rasa, but she was recovering from a serious illness which may explain the unfortunate state of affairs described...

1Thank orito63
George, South Africa
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We spent 2 nights in this facility on our way to the Kgalagadi. This was quite a disappointment. Not only was our room double booked, but the toilet was not functioning properly, the shower drain was partly blocked, the kitchen zinc was totally blocked and everything else had a shabby appearance. The kitchen in general was dirty and the management...

1Thank Toerman
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We booked this place almost a year ago and paid extra to stay in the chalet (ZAR1000). After spending nearly 2 weeks in the fantastic camps of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks we arrived for our one night stay only to be told that the chalet had been double booked!!!!!!!! Instead we were given two rooms in the self catering guest...

7Thank kalmond123
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

This is basic accommodation but worth the experience to learn more on the way of the Kalahari. Anne is very informative and you learn a lot if the smaller things that move around in the dunes plus the smaller animals in the area. Very quiet and surreal in isolation when the everything and everyone goes to sleep.

1Thank Louise B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kalahari Trails is a self-service Nature Reserve with a main guesthouse, chalet, tented camp and campsite.We specialise in guided walks and drives and show visitors a Kalahari they would never see from a car.A visit here is the ideal complement to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, just 20 mins drive away. Come walk the Kalahari with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalahari Trails

Address: Twee Riverien, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Number of rooms: 14
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“Book a room with on-suite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles henkt509, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are no good rooms in this guest house. Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles kalmond123, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“En suite bedrooms are more spacious”
 of 5 bubbles JudithS234, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There is no such thing as a good room here.”
 of 5 bubbles WilfredThessinger, 23 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Rather book something in Upington or the Kalahari Park itself.”
 of 5 bubbles Kruger2014, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
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