Kalahari Accommodation

When visiting Uitspan Hunting Ranch in Namibia, you will overnight in our unique Kalahari accommodation facilities. After a long day of hunting for your trophy, you can relax and let us spoil you while you enjoy the Kalahari's special atmosphere.

We provide accommodation

  • for Hunting clients visiting Uitspan Ranch
  • for Tourists visiting Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (scroll down for more information)

Kalahari Accommodation...
For our Hunters

Our Kalahari accommodation camp is situated ± 545 yards from the Botswana border. Here you have a spectacular view on the famous Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The wide-open spaces, crystal clear starlight, beautiful sunsets and the sounds of the African nights will form part of your true African experience with us.

We offer you personal attention in a unique Kalahari setting of untouched nature. You will feel very much part of the surrounding fauna and flora and will be able to enjoy the exceptional tranquility and peace of the Kalahari.

We have two ranch houses on Uitspan as well as a "hunters' camp" where we accommodate our hunting guests. While being in the middle of the African bush, these facilities still offer all the requirements to make your stay easy and comfortable.

The buildings were planned in such a way that it will enhance your safari travel experience. We have 5 rooms available in the camp which have cold/hot showers, flushing toilets, bedding and closets.

We personally service the rooms every day and make sure your laundry is done at least every second day.

We have internet and phone facilities available at Uitspan's two main ranch houses where you will at least come by once a day. No running electricity is available in our hunters' camp. Solar power is used for lights and the charging of camera batteries, etc.

We can accommodate 4 hunters (2x1) at a time. We prefer not to take more than that at any stage to make sure we give each client the best hunting experience possible.

Kalahari Accommodation...
For Tourists visiting
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

We also provide accommodation for tourists who are traveling to or from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and who would like to overnight somewhere in the Kalahari region of Namibia.

Uitspan Ranch is about 2.5 hours' drive from the Mata-Mata gate and on the eastern border between Botswana and Namibia. We are ±100km east of Aranos situated.

We can accommodate 9 people. Our camp is fueled by gas and solar power and has limited cell phone reception, therefore it is a true escape from everything.

The following is provided:

  • Refreshments (tea/coffee) on arrival at the lodge
  • Bedding and towels
  • A fully equipped kitchen, dish washing liquid and a dish towel
  • Showers and toilets (4 rooms with en suite bathrooms, 2 rooms sharing)
  • Firewood
  • Braai packs/BBQ packs (MUST be booked in advance)
  • Please inform us at least one week prior to arrival if you need us to supply you with any extra groceries or drinks.

Hunting Camp Accommodation Fee:

  • N$350.00 per person per night (Namibian Dollar)
  • Children under 12 years of age stay at no cost

A deposit of 50% of the total amount will secure your booking.

Contact us to check availability and book your stay.
We can also be reached by telephone:

  • +264-81-2509324
  • +264-81-3604493

Breakfast and Dinner on request.

From our Visitor's Book

"We, as many others, came as hunters en left as friends.  Thank you so much for the stories, knowledge and excellent hunting.... Dori had a great trip, and as for myself, the hunting was fantastic and my PH perfect!..."
(Steve Shaffer, Nebraska, USA)

"Julle het my droom in 'n ongelooflike manier waar gemaak. Ek dank die Here vir mense soos julle en wens julle alle voorspoed toe hier op Uitspan!  Nogmaals dankie vir al julle moeite, en ek is ernstig as ek sê 'tot weersiens'..."
(Louw Koegenlenberg, New Zealand)

"A wonderful time in hunting and then in the evening a great time around the table with wonderful food and company.
Thank you to the whole family for your hospitality."

(John Palffy, Australia)

"...I am usually relegated to describing your family to my frineds by saying that if the Duvenhage-family lived next door to our family, then we would be best of friends. I think they now understand one of the unadvertised lures of Africa...."(Bryce Philips, USA)

"Such a wonderful way to learn about your country! The camp has the "real Africa" feeling and your home made us feel very welcome. The love we feel is like family and we hope to see you again... the memories will be with us forever. Thank you for love and generosity!"
(Heike Baier, WA, USA)

"Your hospitality is that of a true Texan! Uitspan is awesome! It was truly a blessing to spend a week with you. Your family reminds me so very much of my own. The hunting was great!"
(Darlene Evans, Texas, USA)

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Meaning of "Uitspan"

'Uitspan' is an Afrikaans word that means place of rest.

When the Boer settlers moved inland in Southern Africa in the 1800's, they used ox carts. When they found a spot with game, water and green grass, they arranged their ox carts into a circular laager for protection against wild animals and stopped for a rest.

They referred to such an action of relaxation for man and beast, as Uitspan.

(Picture above of our ancestors.)

Did you know?

Greater Souther Kudu
Greater Southern Kudus are famous for their ability to jump high fences. A 2 m (6.56 ft) fence is easily jumped while a 3 m (9.84 ft) high fence is jumped spontaneously. These strong jumpers are known to jump up to 3.5 m (11.48 ft) under stress.

Read detailed info on the Kudu antelope

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Kalahari Lion

Some animals have one sense more than man!

The flehmen response is a particular type of curling of the upper lip in ungulates, felids and many other mammals. This action facilitates the transfer of pheromones and other scents into the vomeronasal organ, also called the Jacobson's Organ.
This behavior allows animals to detect scents (for example from urine) of other members of their species or clues to the presence of prey. Flehming allows the animals to determine several factors, including the presence or absence of estrus, the physiological state of the animal, and how long ago the animal passed by. This particular response is recognizable in males when smelling the urine of a females in heat.

Click here to read how the Kudu antelope use this sense.