Situated on a 20,000ha conservancy within the Hainaveld, along the northern boundary
with the Central Kalahari, this lodge is pleasantly situated overlooking a small
waterhole which attracts many animals including Lions which are frequently heard
and seen here. Access to the lodge is via Kuke corner, 60km away, or Maun - 120km
on a fairly good dirt road (2.5hrs).
What to see and do
Dinaka Safari Lodge was established in 2010 and is family run, offering a personal
touch to your stay in the Kalahari.
Game Drives Explore and learn as your guide shares his intimate knowledge of this
picturesque landscape. As with most lodges morning and late afternoon drives are
offered although these are flexible depending on your schedule.
The afternoon drive usually continues until after sunset offering you the opportunity
to see animals such as Caracal, Aardvark, Aardwolf and African Wild Cat with the
aid of a spotlight.
Bush Walks Explore the Kalahari on foot learning the survival techniques of the animals,
birds and plants in this harsh environment.
The habitat here is a mixture of Kalahari scrub with areas of taller trees which
creates a picturesque landscape that is home to a wide variety of antelope such as
Wildebeest, Hartebeest and Gemsbok. Predators are often seen with Lions common in
the area and frequently heard from the lodge. Leopard, Cheetah, Honey Badger and
Bat-eared Fox also occur.
During the dry, winter months the waterholes attract herds of antelope which in turn
attracts predators. There is a lookout hide, complete with toilet facilities, overlooking
a large waterhole where you can watch animals coming down to drink, day or night!
Despite the arid environment birding here is rewarding especially for Kalahari specials
such as Crimson-breasted Shrike, Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters and White-browed Scrub-robin.
Nocturnal birds including Barn Owl, Pearl-spotted Owlet and Spotted Thick-knee can
be seen on night drives in the area.
Built overlooking a small waterhole, the main lodge area features a large lounge,
bar and dining area with a small plunge pool. The waterhole can be a hive of activity
during the winter as various antelope and even the occasional lion come to slake
The accommodation here consists of well furnished, en-suite, bedded tents which are
built on stilts each with its own deck. Although the tents are all close to the main
lodge they have a good cover of dense bush between them which gives privacy.