Northern Cape Famous Lodges is a collection of pristine Kalahari lodges ideally situated in the Northern Cape en route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Owner Jeán Lambrechts has made it his absolute priority to ensure that visitors have a comfortable and memorable stay.
For an avid nature lover, visiting any one of the NC Famous Lodges will be a delightful treat, as there is so much to do. In fact, it can be quite hard to fit all the activities into a single visit.
Visitors who decide to make one of NC Famous Lodges their preferred destination can expect to experience the following at each unique lodge:
Molopo Kalahari Lodge
The Kalahari Molopo is an ideal stopover on your way to the Park or merely a breakaway from the busy city life. Guests can get an authentic Kalahari experience while enjoying a real farmhouse breakfast with the first rays of sunlight, enjoy a 4×4 game drive or sundowner cruise, play a round of human chess, relax next to the huge swimming pool, watch a game of rugby on the big-screen TV, or just arrive and relax. Guests can also treat themselves to mouth-watering meals throughout the day at the restaurant, which is also open to the public, or they can just socialise at their very famous Kalahari Bar.
EJ Marilie Rossouw had the following to say about Molopo: “We had such a lovely stay at Molopo, the food was outstanding and the service was even better! Thank you.”
Vischgat Game Lodge
Vischgat Game Lodge is your perfect weekend breakaway, family holiday and hunting destination. You will find yourself surrounded in utter silence, unique exclusivity, elegance, tranquillity and breathtaking scenery. This self-catering private game lodge is perfect for small groups of up to 20. Vischgat Game Lodge plays host to a variety of game such as gemsbok, springbok, zebra, eland, red hartebeest, rooibok, steenbuck, blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, duiker and ostrich. The lodge is equipped with hunting vehicles with a driver and tour guide included and visitors may also use their own vehicle.
Elandspoor Bush Camp Lodge
Elandspoor Bush Camp is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who likes to experience this semi-desert landscape and all it has to offer. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, such as horse riding (trained riders only), game drives on Elandspoor, nature walks with the farm manager, game viewing (zebra, ostrich, swartwildebees, blesbok, rooibok, springbok, gemsbok, steenbok and duiker) and birdwatching (hornbull, secretary birds and more). All told? It’s a surefire delight for the avid photographer and nature lover.
Tshahitsi Lodge provides a true home-away-from-home ambience! Enjoy this fully equipped self-catering lodge without losing out on the authentic Kalhari atmosphere. For your convenience Tshahitsi Lodge offers on-site braai packs, homemade sosaties, ice, camelthorn wood, postcards, bottled water, a fully licensed bar (one stop buy and relax), wash bay, laundry service, overnight bulk freezing facility, group braai facilities, swimming pool, giant chess set, on-site wildlife and 24-hour security service. This one-stop lodge is ideally situated, bordering the Bi-Lo Supermarket, Bistro, Liquor store and Ladies‛ bar. Just follow the walkway to the pub and restaurant for a scrumptious warm breakfast.
Adrian Dunlop said the following about Tshahitsi: “Fantastic place. The rooms are well kept and comfy. Breakfast is really good. The location is convenient. Close to shopping centre and airport. If you ever need to visit Upington, then this is definitely the place to stay.”
Letsatsi Lodge is the latest addition to the N.C. Famous Lodges group and is a convenient lodge destination for any discerning tourist or business person. Accommodation at this Namaqualand paradise is guaranteed to satisfy every taste. It boasts a wide range of exciting activities and things to see such as mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, wine tasting, deep sea fishing, an antique motorbike collection, an old jail museum, 4×4 routes, succulent tours and the historical church! Along with all that, Letsatsi is also dog-friendly, so you can have loads of fun with your furry friend!
Rene Zerf had the following to say about Letsatsi Lodge: “On visiting Namaqualand and staying over in Klawer, to our disappointment, we couldn’t find anywhere to eat. What a pleasant surprise when we drove to Vanrhynsdorp and found Letsatsi. We had the most scrumptious breakfast there on the 4th of Sept. On our return trip to Cape Town a few days later, there was no hesitation in where we were going to have dinner. On both occasions we were very impressed by the food as well as the service.”
Letsatsi is also home to the Red Ox Steakhouse where you can treat your business associate or special partner. The steakhouse offers a wide variety of culinary delights and superior coffees. Meat lovers will favour the chef’s daily blackboard specials!
Simone Wentzel: “Beautiful lodge and venue for a function or wedding. Such a beautiful church. There are Springboks ons the premises and a dam with ducks. The restaurant has amazing food, especially the buffet breakfast. I feel super relaxed after our weekend away. Thank you Dwane for our coffee in bed and extra wood for braai!”
For more information about the N.C. Famous Lodges, visit their website at www.ncfamouslodges.co.za. You can also follow them on Instagram at @ncfamouslodges or on twitter at @NCFamousLodges. You can also like their Facebook page @NCFamousLodges.