Welcome to Thota Lodge, a hidden gem in Hotazel within the vast southern Kalahari Desert. As you journey towards Botswana and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, our lodge offers an unparalleled desert experience with breathtaking views of the Koranna Mountain range.
Unwind in Unique Accommodations
Bessiebos Campsite: Nature Unleashed
Nestled on a gentle rolling dune, the Bessiebos Campsite offers a private retreat with full ablution facilities. Embrace the unfenced wilderness, where massive camelthorn and witgat trees provide shade. This campsite is perfect for those seeking an accessible and affordable escape close to nature.
Camel Thorn Chalet: A Kalahari Sanctuary
Perched on a dune, Camel Thorn Chalet provides an exclusive African sanctuary. Revel in uninterrupted views of the Kalahari landscape and Koranna mountains. Built with a minimal environmental footprint, this chalet offers a unique blend of luxury and sustainability.
Luxury Rooms: Homestead Elegance
Indulge in air-conditioned twin rooms at the main homestead. With en-suite bathrooms, a warm farmyard atmosphere, and stunning views over the Kuruman River, these rooms offer an elegant retreat. Immerse yourself in the secluded outdoor spa and savor the tranquility.
Embrace Sustainable Living
At Thota Lodge, we prioritize sustainable living. Engage with the owner for an insider's view of our unique approach, where all hot water is sourced from a responsibly fueled wood-burning boiler.
Dive into Adventure
Thota Lodge invites you to explore a variety of thrilling activities:
Bakkie Ski: Experience the adrenaline rush of "skiing" on red Kalahari sand, a unique sport invented by the owner.
Hiking Trails: Traverse the Kalahari on foot, always carrying sufficient water for emergencies.
Bird Watching: Discover over 100 bird species in our natural haven.
Game Viewing: Witness the magic of Kalahari sunsets during game viewing.
Horse Riding: Pre-book a horse ride through picturesque landscapes.
4x4 Routes: Embark on self-drive adventures in search of elusive pangolins and anteaters.
Donkey Cart Rides: Experience the charm of traditional rides (pre-book).
Beekeeping: Delve into the world of beekeeping, subject to the season.
Stargazing: Immerse yourself in the brilliance of the night sky, far from city lights.
Outdoor Bath: Enjoy a romantic bath under a "witgat" shepherds tree with an uninterrupted view.
Private Deck Lounging: Relax on a private deck with your favorite book and a sun-downer in hand.
For a more in-depth exploration of our offerings and to plan your personalized Kalahari adventure, visit our website. Thota Lodge invites you to celebrate the extraordinary moments that define your journey.
, Camping & Caravan Parks
, Self Catering
, 4X4 Trips
, Game Drives
, Horse Riding Trails & Outrides