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Suricate Kalahari Tented Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 Mariental B&B and Inns
Gaborone, Botswana
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“Among the best of Leading Lodges”
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

Compared to other Leading Lodges in Namibia the Suricate is one of the nicest, with exception of the Le Mirage maybe.
Location perfect, rooms a tiny bit run down but lovely otherwise, nice pool, good food and very friendly, highly professional staff. All in all a recommendable place.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

Our stay at Suricate was mindblowing, we spend a whole day out in the most beautiful game reserve Namibia had to offer to my opinion!
The game drive we did was so much fun, I guess we saw everything the Kalahari has to offer within a few hours.
From the moment you leave the lodge the experience you get every time you cross one of the dunes is just great,
on the one side you see a large group of zebra, once over the hill a giraffe family!
We saw the lions, leopards and a whole bunch of suricates !!
Back at the lodge we loved sleeping in the tents with a view over what seemed to be a big salt pan!
There we saw a gnu herd run and the dust flying up behind them, there is no better way to wake up in the morning!
The meals were served by a very friendly staff and with view over the pan, the lodge has a nice relaxing feel to when the sun sets it is the perfect place for what they call a "sundowner drink" in Namibna.
We also joined the bushmen walk the next morning, a real interesting experience, sadly enough there was no more time to do a quadbike tour on the reserve.
But Suricate is on my list to visit next time we're back in Namibia!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

This is marketed as a 4 star lodge and makes a mockery of the NAM star rating system. It's dilapidated and has had less than 50c spent on maintenance there in the last 5 years. The whole place is tired, unloved and is best left off of your itinerary. This was the second lodge that we stayed at in this chain (Leading Lodges of Africa) and both suffered from what seems to be disinterested management content to let these lodges fall into disrepair. Suricate is unloved, untidy and the best thing to do would be to demolish it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Suricate Kalahari Tented Lodge
Address: Intu Afrika Kalahari Private Game Reserve | District Road D1268, Mariental, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Hardap Region > Mariental
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mariental
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:1 star — Suricate Kalahari Tented Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Suricate Tented Kalahari Lodge is situated on a red sand dune overlooking a pan system that forms part of the upper Auob wetlands. It is here that one can experience all the romance, all the adventure of the early safari expeditions but with style. The Lodge comprises twelve luxurious walk-in-style tents, well secluded in the Kalahari savannah. Each tent offers a private deck and an intimate open air bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush toilet and shower. A cozy African-style lounge overlooking the vast grassy pans of the Auob river or the pool deck is the perfect setting for drinks and meals. ... more   less 
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