Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch combines design and décor, materials and furnishings, gardens and natural settings, to ensure guests live their dream of an African Safari. The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savanna.  The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westernly to south-easternly direction. The valleys in between the parallel dunes are commonly known as ‘streets’.  A rambling old farmhouse was extensively altered, upgraded and renovated to not only serve as a residence, but also as the main center of the Lodge. An entrance hall leads to the reception, lounge, dining room, library, bar and cellar at the Game Ranch.  The Spirit of the African atmosphere, coupled with service delivered with graciousness and charm, in a luxurious setting, providing excellent value and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveler.

    Dune Chalet

    Although three styles of chalets are provided, all have the same standard of luxury and finished quality. Four chalets, constructed of wood and on stilts are built on top of a Kalahari sand dune, with unsurpassed views to the Southwest. The other six chalets are built in the street or valley between the dunes. These chalets are built of ‘hay bales’ with walls 600mm thick, the insulation and atmosphere are equally effective and tranquil. The main difference between the styles of chalets besides the construction method, is the fact that the dune chalets have a bath and shower, while the ‘hay bale’ chalets only have a shower. The garden courts are adjoined. The standard and quality of finish is the same for all our chalets, with exquisite décor and equipped to exceed your expectations. Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch has opened FIVE individual campsites. Set in a wide ‘street' between the red sand dunes, each campsite has it's own dedicated ablution block, toilet, shower, washbasin and mirror. It is fully tiled, hot water supplied by modern gas geysers and solar lights.

      Strohbale Chalet

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        Garden Court Room

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          Our chef stands ready to tease and appease your taste buds, morning noon & night. Coffee, tea, snacks and drinks are available all day long from our honour bar. Relax with a cold drink, binoculars and book on our viewing platform overlooking a natural waterhole, or watch our cheetah at play.


            The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch has a well stocked, small library with a broad selection of books mainly on Africa and matters related to the African flora and fauna.


              Relax next to the sparkling swimming pool and soaking up the hot African sun is definitely something to be experienced. Relax in a comfortable lounger.

                Gift Shop

                In need of a special gift or souvenir browse the well stocked curio shop.

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