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Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve – Meerkat Sanctuary


Kalahari Trails, better known as the Meerkat Sanctuary, is a home that helps to rehabilitate one of Kalahari’s best-known animals, suricates.  It was created by Prof Anne Rasa, a famous ethologist, who wanted to give people the opportunity to learn about the Kalahari Desert and so enjoy and appreciate these amazing and diverse lands.

Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary is a 3500ha gem, nestled right in the heart of the red Kalahari dune fields, just 35km before the entrance to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP).  This unique piece of heaven offers visitors accommodation opportunities such as chalets, rooms and camping with the provision to provide experiences where you can get closer to nature and interact with the Meerkats.

This unique adventure provides visitors with a chance to walk the dunes and learn more about all the creatures great and small, that would otherwise be unseen if you were traveling in a car or a game drive vehicle. The dunes create miles of limitless beauty where the sky meets the sand and beyond.

So why not drop in to the Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary, to see the wonderful rehabilitation work taking place. You could even stay at their lodgings to soak up and take pleasure in the tranquility and splendour of the Kalahari Desert.

Kalahari Trails has three types of camping on offer for its visitors and these are detailed below

The Dune Camp (communal campsite)

This is a campsite with one, shared ablution block with showers, toilets and power shared between 4 campsites (though up to 11 vehicles can fit at this site). The rate is R 150 per person per night.  Children below 12 are free and pensioners get 10 % off.

The Eco Veld Camps

These are individual camp sites with their own ablution block with power, shower, toilet, basin and braai stand. The rate is R 200 per person per night.  Children below 12 are free and pensioners get 10 % off. The Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary offers varied accommodation and camping options. It is a must visit for those who want to be wowed by the sheer beauty of the Kalahari.

Tree Camp

This magical place is suited to larger groups, who enjoy camping in the raw Kalahari Desert.  Situated far into one of the streets, away from everything, yet still close enough to be able to visit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.  It has 2 showers, 2 toilets with an outside basin. Hot and cold running water (hot water is Donkey Boiler operated) and a large braai pit beneath a live sociable weaver bird tree.  There is some solar power lighting for the ablutions. The rate is R 200 per person per night.  Children below 12 are free and pensioners get 10 % off.


For more information on the various accommodation options and to book your spot, simply fill in the enquiry form below and the reservations and bookings department will get hold of your directly so you can secure you stay.


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