From R7737 PPS

Deception Valley

From R7737 PPS



Deception Valley Lodge an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana, a luxury lodge close to the famous Okavango Delta. Experience the Kalahari with Bushman at hand, to share their knowledge, while you can relax in total luxury at this unique destination.

The duration of a leopards pregnancy lasts about 3 months. The female leopard gives birth to 1 to 3 cubs. Their eyes will open after 10 days. The cubs learn from their mother how to climb, to hunt and how to protect themselves from other predators. The female takes care of her cubs until they are one and half years old, after that they are on their own. The male leopard loses interest in the female after mating and will only return to her when she is in oestrus again. The skin of a leopard is unique. Every individual has different colouring. The form, size and order of the spots are unique for every individual.

Combining your visit of the Kalahari with the well-known area of the Okavango Delta to the north and the famous Victoria Falls would ensure that your safari to Africa would remain a treasured memory.

At Deception Valley Lodge you can experience the vastness of the Kalahari while enjoying some of the most prolific bird life or do some star gazing at night.

When outsiders think of the Kalahari, the image they generally have is the red sands of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. But locals know it as a vast flatland of spectacular thunder-storms, old-fashioned villages, and friendly folk and when the rain comes, blizzards of butterflies.

What makes Deception Valley Lodge unique is the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with bushman guides of the San people, one of the oldest cultures in Africa. Experience a tour with real Bushmen. Exploring the bush on foot, while your guide will teach you of the hunting and survival skills, the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in the most inhospitable environment of them all.

Comfort set in vibrant and rustic coloured interiors, Deception Valley Lodge accommodates up to sixteen people on a sharing basis. The lodge is private and restful.

Attention has been given to every detail ensuring you a completely different experience, in an arid Kalahari bush land stretching for miles. Each unit stands separately, on stilts connected with the main lodge by wooden walkways.

The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colours making use of Bushmen and other African artefacts. From the deck you can view activities at the nearby water hole. A curio shop and small library forms part of the complex. The lodge has an ethnic African theme and was build to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambience and colour.

A swimming pool situated close to the main complex, enhances the enjoyment of guests. The boma features prominently during the African nights when guests enjoy their dinner while gazing across a clear night sky

6 of the 8 chalets consist of luxury twin bedded rooms with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. There is also a chalet with 2 inter-leading rooms for families. For your convenience a hairdryer, shaving plugs and bathrobe is standard. All units are fitted with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. A private mini-bar will ensure your comfort during an afternoon siesta. After a night-cap, turn in for a peaceful sleep nestled among the comfortable and safe surroundings of the lodge.

Activities at the lodge includes:
Safaris with open 4X4 vehicles
Night drives to explore the nocturnal species
Bird watching - over 200 species, from the deck at the main lodge or in a hide at one of the water holes
Nature walks with experienced guides
Guided walks with the Bushmen to explore their culture, survival and hunting skills and their extraordinary knowledge of the veldt and animal life.
Interact with the Bushmen of the Kalahari on one of the Cultural walks with Bushmen at Deception Valley Lodge.
Specialized guided walks - survival of plant, animal and man in this arid semi desert.


Room Facilities

On Site Facilities

  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours


Family Unit

Sleeps 3
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A chalet with 2 inter-leading rooms for families. Twin beds and 1 single bed. Rooms with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, outside shower a private spacious lounge. A hairdryer, shaving plugs, bathrobe, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini-bar is standard.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 10052   R 7737
February 2016       R 10052   R 7737
March 2016       R 10052   R 7737
April 2016       R 10600   R 8148
May 2016       R 10600   R 8148
June 2016       R 10600   R 8148
July 2015       R 12017   R 9245
August 2015       R 12017   R 9245
September 2015       R 12017   R 9245
October 2015       R 12017   R 9245
November 2015       R 10052   R 7737
December 2015       R 10052   R 7737


Sleeps 4
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The 2 en-suite bedrooms (1 x Double bedroom and 1 x Twin bedroom) each has its own spacious en-suite bathroom guests with individual facilities for him and her. Two splash showers (his and hers) and bath. Private chef and services.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016   R 45689        
February 2016   R 45689        
March 2016   R 45689        
April 2016   R 45689        
May 2016   R 45689        
June 2016   R 45689        
July 2015   R 68533        
August 2015   R 68533        
September 2015   R 68533        
October 2015   R 68533        
November 2015   R 45689        
December 2015   R 45689        


Sleeps 2
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A luxury twin bedded room / King size room with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. For your convenience a hairdryer, shaving plugs, bathrobe, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and mini bar is standard

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020       R 7889   R 7889
February 2020       R 7889   R 7889
March 2019       R 7889   R 7889
April 2019       R 8316   R 8316
May 2019       R 8316   R 8316
June 2019       R 8316   R 8316
July 2019       R 12839   R 9869
August 2019       R 12839   R 9869
September 2019       R 12839   R 9869
October 2019       R 12839   R 9869
November 2019       R 8316   R 8316
December 2019       R 7889   R 7889
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

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Rates last updated: 18 March 2019


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  • Response Rate: 67%
  • Average Response Time: 16 hours
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Farm 65 Hainaveld, Central Kalahari , Botswana

Map Deception Valley in Central Kalahari Game Reserve  Botswana
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