Bagatelle Game Ranch
SOUTHERN KALAHARI – The lodge lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub Savannah. The ranch is characterized by huge red sands dunes running parallel, and in a northern-westerly to south-easterly direction. The valleys in between the parallel dunes are commonly known as `streets’. A rambling old farmhouse was extensively altered, upgraded and renovated to not only serve as a residence, but also as the main nerve centre of the Lodge. An entrance hall leads to the reception, lounge, dining room, bar & cellar, library and office. There is a swimming pool and recreation area with a pool table and hammock. An open air lapa for outdoor meals captures the atmosphere of an African Safari.Although two styles of chalets are provided, both have the same standard of luxury and finished quality. Four chalets, constructed of wood and on stilts are situated on top of a Kalahari sand dune, with unsurpassed views to the Southwest. The other six chalets are built in the street or valley between the dunes. These chalets are built of `hay bales’ with walls 600mm thick, the insulation and atmosphere are equally effective and tranquil.