Located next to the north-eastern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge offers unique opportunities to interact with San Bushmen.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of eight luxurious suites set on raised wooden platforms. Each suite includes either two twin beds or one large double bed dressed in crisp white linens and a separate cozy lounge area. The en suite bathrooms feature outdoor showers and romantic Victorian baths. A private deck is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beauties of the Kalahari. Other amenities include a fan, tea and coffee facilities, and a mini-bar.
The lodge is situated close to the world-famous Kalahari Game Reserve within a private 37,000-acre reserve. The Central Kalahari encompasses 20,400-square miles and is the second largest game reserve in the world. Not truly a desert, the summer rains cause the semi-arid Kalahari to explode with life. In fact, the savanna grows a covering of lush grasses and wildflowers, and herds of grazing mammals descend into the basin to feed. This area is home to the legendary black-maned Kalahari lion, the lively honey badger, and vast herds of antelope, as well as some of the highest concentrations of cheetah in Africa. During the rainy season from November to March, the area is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 250 species. The summer rains also bring wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, kudu, warthog and giraffe accompanied by a host of predators.