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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
R125 to R2,075
per person sharing
Location: Mariental
Type: Safari / Game Lodge (17 rooms/units)
Child Policy: Children are charged as adults.
Check in/out: 2:00 PM (in)   10:00 AM (out)
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The French word 'bagatelle' translates as a trifle - something small, of little consequence, not very important. In the southern Kalahari, the word Bagatelle might be interpreted as a little miracle - a life-enhancing experience springing from the glowing red dunes of this arid, fiery desert. This is what has been achieved at Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch - a permanent, man-made reflection of the miracle that transforms the dry desert into a brief blaze of living colour after rainfall. Built atop and amid the huge red parallel Kalahari dunes, Bagatelle's luxury chalets and rooms stand defiant against the relentless sun and the searing wind. Inside they exude charm, tranquillity and creature comforts to pamper you during your stay and our gracious charming service will ensure you lack nothing, yet still experience an exhilarating thrill reminiscent of the traditional Safari Experience, the Spirit of Africa and The Final Frontier all in one.

Room info & pricing please note that low season rates are shown in brackets

Dune Chalet (4 rooms)
Max guests: 2 guests
Bed: Double bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Bath and Shower)
Single: R1,355 to R1,866
Double: R1,355 to R1,355

Description: Well separated from each other, stand alone on stilts on top of the red dunes, with unsurpassed views to the south-west across the dune landscape. Each unit has an ensuite facilities bath and shower, air-conditioning, coffee/tea station and mini bar.
Strohbale Chalet (6 rooms)
Max guests: 3 guests
Bed: Double bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)
Single: R1,155 to R1,600
Double: R1,155 to R1,155
Extra: R1,155 to R1,155

Description: Constructed with thick walls built from plastered straw bales, stand well apart from each other in the street between the dunes with scenic views. Each with ensuite shower facilities, air-conditioning, coffee/tea station, mini bar & sleeper couch.
Garden Court Room (2 rooms)
Max guests: 2 guests
Bed: Double bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Bath or Shower)
Single: R950 to R1,264
Double: R950 to R950

Description: Spacious rooms situated close to reception with private garden separated by wooden dropper-fence. Each unit has an ensuite shower facilities, air-conditioning, fans and coffee/tea station. Honesty bar in reception area.
Campsite (5 rooms)
Max guests: 1 guest
Bed: Single bed
Bathroom: Communal Bathroom
Single: R145 to R145

Description: This unit is situated 1 Km from the lodge in a nearby street between the dunes. Each has a fully tiled ablution block with toilet, shower, washbasin and mirror, gas-fired hot water, solar lighting and romantic paraffin lam lighting. 0 - 3 years stay free, 4 - 12 years pay 50% of the sharing rate

Map & Directions use controls on map to zoom/pan etc

Address: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch D1268
Latitude: -24°18"1.30' (-24.300360)
Longitude: 18°1"58.02' (18.032782)
Directions: We are situated approximately 50Km from Mariental amid the red rolling dunes of the Kalahari Desert. From Windhoek and the north: Take the B1 main tarred road southwards, past Rehoboth and Kalkrand. Approximately 12km before you reach Mariental, turn left at the large intersection with the tarred C20 road which then takes you eastwards. After about 12km, take the first left turn on to the D1268 gravel road. Continue northwards for roughly 25km until you reach the sign indicating Bagatelle Kalahari Game ranch on the right hand side of the road. The Ranch is another 3-4 km into the dunes, where a warm welcome awaits you. From Keetmanshoop and the south Take the B1 main tarred road northward, past Mariental. About 12km further, turn right at the large intersection with the C20 tarred road which then takes you eastwards. Then follow the directions in the paragraph above.


  • Accreditations
    • Portfolio
  • Surroundings
    • Game Reserve
  • Languages
    • English
    • Afrikaans
    • Portuguese
  • Wining & Dining
    • Breakfast served
    • Lunch served
    • Lunch Box on request
    • Dinner served
  • Leisure facilities
    • Bar on premises
    • Bird Watching
    • Braai / Barbecue
    • Game Viewing
    • Garden
    • Library
    • Pool Table
    • Swimming Pool
    • Walking / Hiking
  • Business & conferencing
  • General Facilities
    • Curio Shop
    • Baby-sitting
    • Family friendly
    • Fireplace on premises
    • Gay friendly
    • Laundry Service
    • No Pets allowed
    • Parking available
  • In all rooms
  • In some rooms
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar Fridge
    • Fan
    • Tea and Coffee
    • View
    • Bed Linen supplied

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