Deception Valley Lodge

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Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Deception Valley Lodge: Our View

Deception Valley Lodge is a luxury lodge in a huge private concession adjacent to the North Eastern boarder of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The Lodge is situated in the Hainaveld area and offers a unique bush experience in one of Africa's most remote semi-deserts.

Deception Valley Lodge is one of the few places where you can meet traditional San pole (Bushmen) and learn about their skills and habits. The Deception Valley is a dry river bed that was once an extension of the Okavango River. Part of the Valley is in the Central Kalahari and part of it runs through the southern end of the concession of Deception Valley Lodge - and so the name of the lodge originated.

Accommodation is in eight private chalets, each with twin beds, lounge, ensuite bathroom with Victorian bath and a private outdoor shower. Two of the 8 chalets are family chalets. Private decks provide a dramatic view over the Kalahari. The lodge has a main area with dining room, lounge and bar, as well as a swimming pool and a library.

Activities at Deception Valley Lodge include game and night drives in custom built vehicles with a good chance of spotting the rare  Black Maned Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, kudu and with some luck the shy and elusive brown hyena. The night game drives will reveal the fascinating world of the nocturnal animals in this area. Deception Valley Lodge is a paradise for bird lovers.

Deception Valley Lodge: Quick Facts

  • 8 Luxury twin bedded rooms, included 2 family rooms
  • En-suite Victorian style bathrooms
  • Outside shower
  • Private spacious lounge
  • Ceiling fans and mosquito nets
  • Private mini-bar
  • 4x4 game drives (day and night) with San trackers
  • Guided walking and interaction with the local San people
  • Birding
  • Star gazing
  • Swimming pool

Deception Valley Lodge: The Details

One of the highlights of Deception Valley Lodge is the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with San guides of the Naru speaking San tribe. The San people were the first people of Africa, and they are direct descendants of the first people to ever live on earth.

Thislodge is booked on an all inclusive basis, with accommodation, meals and all drinks, activities and laundry service. Children from the age of 6 years are welcome on request.