Deception Valley Lodge

Private reserve on the fringes of the Central Kalahari

From $500

Offering the following

Family Units
Game Drives
Night Drives
Walking Safaris


Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

We have based our opinion on the fact that this is a fenced reserved with a fairly classic simple bush lodge. Were it not in a fenced off area this lodge would have achieved higher as it is excellent for its facilities and activities.

Game is not hugely abundant and predators like lions are only in the reserve if the fences are breached. However, the very positive aspect of this lodge is how they make use of their surroundings.

Safaris are undertaken with game drives during the day and night but the highlight would be the bushmen walks which give you an opportunity to explore their culture and hunting skills.


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Afternoon and night safaris in custom built game viewing vehicles with the chance to see:
Kalahari lion
and if lucky, the elusive brown hyena.

The night safari in particular will reveal a fascinating world of nocturnal species. Deception Valley is a bird lover’s paradise. Enjoy the amazing Kalahari Sunsets while having sun-downers on Safaris or Walks.


Deception Valley Lodge an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana, a luxury lodge close enough to the famous Okavango Delta. Experience the Kalahari with Bushman at hand, to share their knowledge, while you can relax in total luxury at this unique destination.
Set on 15,000 hectares of private reserve, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge is the premier Kalahari destination in Botswana.

At Deception Valley Lodge you can experience the vastness of the Kalahari while enjoying some of the most prolific bird life or do some star gazing at night.

Comfort set in vibrant and rustic coloured interiors, Deception Valley Lodge accommodates up to sixteen people on a sharing basis. The lodge is private and restful.

Attention has been given to every detail ensuring you a completely different experience, in an arid Kalahari bush land stretching for miles. Each unit stands separately, on stilts connected with the main lodge by wooden walkways.

The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colours making use of Bushmen and other African artefacts. From the deck you can view activities at the nearby water hole. A curio shop and small library forms part of the complex. The lodge has an ethnic African theme and was build to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambience and colour.

A swimming pool situated close to the main complex, enhances the enjoyment of guests. The boma features prominently during the African nights when guests enjoy their dinner while gazing across a clear night sky

Room Description

6 of the 8 chalets consist of luxury twin bedded rooms with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge.

There is also a chalet with 2 inter-leading rooms for families. For your convenience a hairdryer, shaving plugs and bathrobe is standard. All units are fitted with ceiling fans and mosquito nets.

A private mini-bar will ensure your comfort during an afternoon siesta. After a night-cap, turn in for a peaceful sleep nestled among the comfortable and safe surroundings of the lodge.

2023 Pricing

Prices are per person per night sharing

Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.

contact us for single traveller prices.

January to March


April to June


July to October







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