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Private Bag Ha 115 Hak, Central Kalahari Game Reserve Botswana
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Deception Valley Lodge, an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana. Experience the Kalahari with Bushman at hand, to share their knowledge, while you can relax in total luxury at this unique destination.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Dutch and 1 more


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Private Bag Ha 115 Hak, Central Kalahari Game Reserve Botswana
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport288 miSee all flights
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sarahsB7262VI wrote a review Nov 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa63 contributions51 helpful votes
We got delayed on the way because we got stuck in the sand. One of the owners came to look for us himself & guide us back to the lodge. The chalets are spacious and the bathrooms lovely with outdoor showers & bath tubs. The food and dinner experience was such a treat! The guests dined together at a candle lit beautifully set table whilst we got waited on like royalty. The food was excellent- probably one of the bests meals we had in the Kalahari. The game viewers went out of their way to hunt down our viewing hit list. We left feeling like part of a family!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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vocalocal wrote a review Oct 2019
Brooklyn, New York6 contributions1 helpful vote
My mom and I just returned from an INCREDIBLE trip to Botswana. We stayed at Deception Valley lodge for a few days and I can't recommend it enough. The guide and his bushman tracker were the most professional and helpful guides I have ever had. We saw so many incredible animals and learned so much about the flora and fauna as well as the culture of the bushmen. Fascinating! The food was amazing, the staff were just lovely and so helpful. The room was huge and clean and so relaxing. I cannot say enough nice things about this place. I'll be dreaming about it until I return again! Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Julie N wrote a review Sep 2019
29 contributions22 helpful votes
These folks set the standard for excellence! The service we received from the moment our small aircraft landed at the airstrip to our return to that strip 3 days later couldn't have been better. Our every need was usually anticipated and always met. We each received a metal water bottle on arrival and were able to fill it before each game drive. Great idea and environmentally friendly! The food was outstanding, and they did a stellar job of meeting our dietary restrictions (vegetarian and vegan). We especially enjoyed the communal dining which gave us an opportunity to get to know fellow guests and our guides. The rooms are quite luxurious in this setting and the bed was comfortable. The mornings were rather cold during our stay so only one of us braved the outdoor shower! But the tub was a good substitute. We enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the animals approach the watering hole. A unique experience that Deception Valley offers is the afternoon with the San bushmen trackers. It was so interesting to learn how these resourceful and hardy people thrived in this rather harsh environment. We saw so many animals ... something unique with every drive. And Dix provided lots of information about not only the animals but also offered a lot of insight into Botswana. Deception Valley really is a MUST on any trip to Botswana!
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Date of stay: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Michael O wrote a review Aug 2019
Kelowna, Canada11 contributions6 helpful votes
This was certainly a highlight of our stay in Africa. Deception valley is a private lodge and you have the place to yourselves. One of the highlights were the Bushman guides who are incredible trackers. We had the opportunity to watch them track lions and offload to find them in their resting spot for the day. The bushman shared there culture in their language and our guide translated for us. It was a great experience. The lodge is beautiful with many animals coming to visit the water hole within view of the deck. The cabins are spacious and beautifully appointed and the food is excellent! A truly exceptional experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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PAT RAN Safaris wrote a review Jul 2019
Ghanzi, Botswana4 contributions
Excellent private reserve, where you enjoy this secluded area. The luxury lodge with beautiful room. The game viewing is awesome. I would definitely recommend any one who love the kalahari. The guides are knowledgeable and food excellent. There is a swimming pool and nearby waterhole that attracts animals at night.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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BotswanaGhanzi DistrictCentral Kalahari Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Deception Valley Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Deception Valley Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Deception Valley Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Deception Valley Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a free welcome drink, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Deception Valley Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Deception Valley Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Deception Valley Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Deception Valley Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Deception Valley Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.