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Kalahari Guest House and Farmstall

Upington, Northern Cape

Kalahari Guest House and Farmstall is an AA highly recommended, our luxurious guest house is an oasis of tranquillity ensuring you an unforgettable stay. In contrast with a night in the city, here you can sleep with the doors wide open and wake to the calls of the many bird species drawn to the Kalahari landscape.

Experience true bush living in our bush camps and the beauty of the Kalahari when you organise a safari with Paul, proprietor of the farm. Or engage with Riana, your friendly hostess, who provides many of the delicacies that you’ll find at the farmstall – where you can relish a glass of chilled ginger beer and sample an array of biltong. You’ll also find Kalahari certified natural lamb chops and boerewors and interesting curios. Don’t miss out, as currently this is the only farm stall on the road (R360) from Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Our Location

En-route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (a mere 50km from Upington on the R360), in the midst of the ”Green Desert” on the farm ”Uitsig”, is a holiday destination that seems to have evolved from a movie makers imagination, offering the visitor a firsthand embrace of nature with all the luxuries of modern life.

Accommodation

Guest House

The Kalahari Guest House is perfect for families or a group of friends, that are on holiday or just want to get away from the city noise. It offers a welcoming experience of home in the middle of the Kalahari.

The Guest House consists of 3 en-suite rooms, each with the following amenities:

  • Fans and/or air-conditioners
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • 240v Electricity and gas
  • Braai / barbecue area
  • Self-catering
  • Swimming pool
  • Meals on request


Bush Camp

The farm is situated next to the R360, nestled between dunes in the heart of the Kalahari, a mere 50km away from Upington on your way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The Kalahari Bush Camp offers guests accommodation in thatch roof huts with three thorn bushes as walls. It is fully equipped for self-catering, and it offers warm water showers and flush toilets.

Each bush camp hut has the following amenities:

  • Fully equipped for self-catering
  • Warm water showers
  • Flush toilets
  • Gas and battery powered lights
  • Freezer available at the Kalahari Guest House

Camping

Pitch your tent or caravan virtually on the waters edge, and wake up every morning to a spectacular sunrise spilling across the red Kalahari sands, with the sounds of birds chirping complimenting the mood.

The Kalahari Camping area has a self-catering kitchen, with the following amenities:

  • Kettle
  • Two-plate stove
  • Gas and battery powered lights

Attractions

On and around the farm
Farm stall – on the farm

Engage with Riana, your friendly hostess, who provides many of the delicacies that you’ll find at the farmstall – where you can relish a glass of chilled ginger beer and sample an array of biltong.

You’ll also find Kalahari certified natural lamb chops and boerewors and interesting curios.

Don’t miss out, as currently this is the only farm stall on the road (R360) from Upington to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Variety of kalahari plants – on the farm

Because the Kalahari Desert is not technically a desert, there are almost 500 species of vegetation that thrive during the rainy season.

Because the soil and sand of the Kalahari retains water better than normal desert sand, the plant life is thriving in some parts.

In order to survive, the plants here grow a deep root to be able to reach waters in depth and to offer them stability in the harsh environment.

Kgalagadi transfrontier park – 199km away

One of the largest conservation areas in Africa and a jewel in the crown of South Africa’s national parks, the Kgalagadi offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the Kalahari where lions still roam free and the majestic oryx can be photographed against a backdrop of red dunes and sweeping grassland.

Many wildlife photographers regard a visit to the Kgalagadi as an apex experience.

Upington – 50km away

Upington is situated on the banks of the Mighty Orange River, which is one of the largest rivers in South Africa.

Upington is rich in culture and history. The town was established in 1870, and since 1880 the town as a result has expanded rapidly and is now the business, agricultural and educational center of the Gordonia district.

The economy depends heavily on tourism making Upington the path to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Richtersveld, the flowers of Namaqualand and the most noteworthy Augrabies National Park.

Mighty orange rive – 50km away

The Mighty Orange River (Afrikaans/Dutch: Oranjerivier), Gariep River, Groote River or Senqu River is the longest river in South Africa.  It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho. Flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.  The Orange River plays an important role in the South African economy by providing water for irrigation, as well as hydroelectric power.

Activities

On the farm

  • Swimming pool
  • Kalahari hunting
  • Hiking trails
  • Canoeing
  • Bird watching
  • 4×4 Routes
  • Cycling trails
  • Night drives with Paul (The owner)

Rates:

Guest House
  • R660.00 pp.pn- Adult
  • R420.00 pp.pn- U/13
Bush Camp
  • R1140.00 pn – 2 Bed
  • R1440.00 pn – 4 Bed
Camping
  • R192.00 pp.pn / Adult
  • R96.00 pp.pn – U/13

Admin Fee:

  • R55.00 once off admin fee per reservation.

Activities

Bush Camp

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