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Activities at !Xaus Lodge
Spend your time at !Xaus Lodge trying out a range of activities designed to take you out and about exploring the dunes of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, learning about how the bushman once lived in the area and marvelling at the bright night sky.
Your time at !Xaus Lodge could be spent exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park by game vehicle on day and night game drives. The endless rolling red dunes could have wildlife like oryx, ostrich, lion and plains game hidden amongst them. This area is particularly well known for its black maned Kalahari lions which when seen are a sight to behold. On night drives you might spot some of the rarer nocturnal animals like the black backed jackal, the Cape fox, the spring hare and maybe even the bat eared fox and honey badger to name a few.
Getting up close and personal with the Kgalagadi is a special experience, and !Xaus Lodge offers guests the opportunity to go out with your guide on a bush walk. Departing after breakfast your guide will take you on a walk over the dunes to teach you about some of the flora and fauna that the Bushmen once used for food and medicine. you will learn about which parts of the plants they used and why, as well as about some of the smaller animals and insects that live amongst the undergrowth. Your walk will then take you onto the Bushman village where you will get to meet and interact with Bushmen of today - dressed in traditional clothing, these Bushmen no longer live in the traditional way, and have lost much of the language. However, they will show you how they traditionally make jewellery out of seeds, animal bones and animal skins and how they decorate using ash from a fire.
Finally, one night at !Xaus Lodge must be spent enjoying the spectacular night sky. So clear you can see the milky way, someone will be on hand to point out some of the more popular constellations and planets as well as offering up some folklore about the stars.
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