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Xaus Lodge

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Property grounds
Banquet hall
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Overview of Xaus Lodge

Xaus Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Mier with safari and outdoor pool

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
Dune 91, Off The Auob River Road, Kgalagadi, Mier, Northern Cape

Guests rated this location 9.3/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Banquet hall
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Xaus Lodge

Xaus Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 8450 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include full breakfast and self parking.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Rooms are available at any time after 2:30 PM at the Kamqua picnic site. Check-out is upon arrangement after breakfast. Guests planning to arrive outside normal check-in hours must notify this property in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Safari
  • Wildlife drive nearby


  • Built in 2002
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 8450 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Xaus Lodge Rooibrak
Xaus Rooibrak
Xaus Lodge Mier
Xaus Mier
Xaus Lodge Mier
Xaus Lodge Lodge
Xaus Lodge Lodge Mier

Frequently asked questions

Does Xaus Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Xaus Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Xaus Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Xaus Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Xaus Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Xaus Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Xaus Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 8450 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Xaus Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 2:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Xaus Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Xaus Lodge includes a safari. Xaus Lodge also has an outdoor pool.
Does Xaus Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around Xaus Lodge like?
Xaus Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Huge potential wasted
The hotel is in a private concession (owned by the local tribes) within the Kgalagadi national park. A truly beautiful place, though hard to get to. The location is incredibly peaceful and picturesque, and I am very happy we got to see it. The hotel is also owned by the community, though managed by a professional manager. This is where the problems begin, I'd say. In summary, the issues with the hotel were as follows: - it is not eco. The electricity runs on a diesel generator and only works for a few hours a day (not at night). For a location in the middle of the desert one would have expected solar panels (!), but there were none (!) - the rooms and overall facilities were not renovated in decades and are rather dilapidated - broken wooden planks etc. There is a water hole with a light on it to see animals during the night and it was broken for 2 nights of our 3 night stay, so we couldn't see the night wildlife there. The pool is tiny and hasn't been cleaned in weeks - it's really rather disgusting. - some of the staff are super nice (like Linky, the Head Chef). Others, like the head guide, are frankly lazy and bored. They are all (other than the manager) locals. The guide point is super important here - he was responsive only when asked, drove the car too quickly on drives and helped very little in identifying wildlife (the guests did most of the spotting). One could easily fix it up and make it nicer with limited investment. This is the most disappointing thing.
D, 3-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Unlike any other - elevated overlooking 1km wide p
Get remote. Drive 91 orange sand dunes to reach !Xaus. Great place to chill out but also bags to do. Great staff, loadsa knowledge, very tasty and hearty food. Stayed four days and thoroughly enjoyed.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Very poor value-for-money ratio
Both my fiancé and I love adventures and we have no problem with living under local conditions and circumstances such as in the Kgalagadi like showering with salt water, being some days without WiFi and any other connection to the outside world, etc. But what !Xaus offers is simply a rip-off! Serving greasy pork belly on Christmas Eve with a cold soup as a starter, needing to pay for drinks at lunch and dinner, having no fridge with cold drinks available and no AC in the cottages, being provided with just a small drinking bottle like school children which we had to refill at a water dispenser in the dining room, having electricity for only two hours during the day to operate the ventilator in the heat (approximately 45 degrees Celsius), etc. is not acceptable for the amount we paid. We clearly want to exclude the guides from our critics. The guided tours were very informative and interesting. Our résumé: The value-for-money ratio is very very poor!
3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

ruhige und einmalige Lage
Die Lodge ist seit etwas über einem Jahr unter neuer Führung. Der aktuelle Manager gibt sich grösste Mühe und ist als Ansprechpartner stets erreichbar. Die Anfahrt ist wirklich einzigartig und führt über 90 Sanddünen. Daher sollte man den Service nutzen und das eigene Auto stehen lassen. Die Lodge hat alles was man braucht, dass Strom nicht 24 Std. zur Verfügung steht, das Wasser im Zimmer relativ salzig ist und der kleine Pool (welcher Luxus mitten in der Wüste !) viele Bienen anzieht - ist wohl logisch und für 1 - 3 Tage zu verschmerzen. Das Essen hat mich positiv überrascht - sehr lecker. Die einheimischen Mitarbeitenden verhalten sich freundlich, sind aber eher zurückhaltend. Die Ruhe, die Aussicht, die Touren zu Fuss und per Jeep sind sehr schön - DARUM ist man da und bezahlt dafür. Grosse Tiere sind eher selten zu sehen (wer Glück hat, aber auch Kalahari Löwen). Außerdem hat man hier meist einen wunschderschönen Sternenhimmel. Man überlege sich die Transportwege und Kosten, vor allem das Süsswasser aus dem Grundwasser zu holen - das kann nicht billig sein.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Eine grossartige Erfahrung
Die Lodge liegt etwas abgelegen, aber das macht es so grossartig. Nur Ruhe, absolut entspannend, tolles Sternenbild. Die Servicequalität ist sehr gut. Das Hotel hat alles ausser Telefonempfang und nur Strom zu gewissen Zeiten. Essen war gut. Es wird schon bei der Buchung nach Allergien gefragt. Es gibt unterschiedliche Aktivitäten und man lernt viel über die Gegend und die Kultur der Buschmänner. Es liegt abgelegen und Wasser ist ein knappes Gut. Kleine Pannen sind nicht ausgeschlossen, aber das Personal und Management ist gut vorbereitet. Für uns hat es gepasst und wir können es nur weiterempfehlen
Verified guest review