Three generations born and bred in the Kalahari

Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge includes 32 strategically placed chalets, offering family, luxury, standard and business chalets, as well as 15 4-star campsite. The on-site restaurant, Black Mane Butcher & Grill, was founded by Head Chef and owner SJ Koortzen, and offers only the finest quality meat -including game meat – burgers, pies, artisanal sandwiches and gourmet pizzas – serving delectable meals suitable for all palates. A grocery shop, Black Mane On-the-Go, with eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging, is also available on-site offering on-the-go meals for travellers making their way through the Kalahari. Further to this, the Lodge has its own 4×4 hire, Oryx 4×4, for visitors to the Kalahari looking to explore the many attractions the area has on offer.

A Family-Owned Business

The ideal one-stop destination in the Kalahari

The Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge is a family-owned and operated business with the main objective to offer only the best service and product to the weary traveller. You are invited to join us in making your holiday a memorable one.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a refreshing beverage, a warm meal, a place to rest or a quick visit – we extend a warm welcome to everyone and guarantee that you will return to Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge in the future.


The ideal spot for local and international travellers

Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge offers the following facilities on-site:

  • Supermarket
  • Butchery
  • Bakery with fresh bread daily
  • Fully licensed restaurant, voted as the best food in the whole Kalahari (Hospitality Marketing Inc)
  • Swimming pool
  • Bottle store and wine shop
  • 4X4 vehicle hire
  • Landing strip

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The desert transforms into a green oasis

Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge offers accommodation near the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a large wildlife preserve and conservation area in Southern Africa. The total area of the park is 38,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi) and approximately three-quarters of the park lies in Botswana and one-quarter in South Africa.

The park has abundant, varied wildlife. It is home to large mammalian predators such as lions, cheetahs, African leopards, and hyenas. Migratory herds of large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland, and red hartebeest also live and move seasonally within the park, providing sustenance for the predators. More than 200 species of bird can be found in the park, including vultures and raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and secretary birds.

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Social Responsibility

The Koortzen family has become inextricably involved in the local community

Over the years the Koortzen family has become inextricably involved in the local community owing to the fact that so many locals have worked and still work for the family.

Pictured are Denise and S.J. Koortzen planting trees at the local school on Earth Day – just one of the many projects that they are involved in.

In the Press

Our venue has been reviewed and vetted by top South African journalists

Kindly select the “Learn More” button below, in order to browse through a couple of the articles posted about our establishment.

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