Deception Valley Lodge

Deception Valley Lodge | Kalahari, Namibia

Deception Valley Lodge

This friendly, family-run lodge is located on the outskirts of the Central Kalahari and overlooks a busy watering hole. The atmosphere is relaxed and the game-viewing activities well-managed.

Deception Valley Lodge is a small, family-owned and managed lodge situated on the outskirts of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. It is located within a private reserve (allowing for greater flexibility with regard to game activities than the national park) in an area that offers good game-viewing. The guided walks, led by local Bushman trackers, are a particular highlight. The lodge also overlooks a busy watering hole.

Deception Valley Lodge is a mid-range rather than luxury lodge, offering comfortable accommodation and a homely atmosphere. The lodge is managed directly by owners Gerard and Annelize with help from the local community. The atmosphere is relaxed and the game activities varied.


Deception Valley Lodge offers eight private guest chalets, each of which consists of a twin bedroom, separate lounge and a Victorian style bathroom with an outside shower. All of the rooms have private decks where you can sit and gaze at the Kalahari bush.


Meals are served communally in the dining room or outside around the boma-fire. The day starts with a light breakfast (cereals, fruit, tea/coffee), followed by a generous brunch on return from the morning activity, afternoon snack, and a three course dinner in the evening.


- Dining room
- Lounge and bar
- Curio shop
- Swimming pool
- Boma
- Nearby watering hole


- Game drives
- Walking safaris
- Bushman village visits

Child Policy

Children under the over the age of eight can be accommodated at Deception Valley Lodge, though a private vehicle must be booked for game drives if travelling with children under the age of 12.