Torgos Lodge is located on the Western Border of Namibia adjoining the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The lodge is alongside the C15 route, 5 km from the Mata Mata border post.
Situated alongside the Auob River bed, the stylish main building (Lapa) is constructed from stone and thatch and has a lounge, bar, and dining area. Outside the Lapa is a large stone terrace, a group barbeque area (braai boma) and swimming pool overlooking a waterhole in the riverbed.
The accommodation consists of 10 units sleeping two people each on twin beds. There are 8 tented chalets and two stone chalets. Four units have basic self-catering facilities. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining area, lunches or lunch packs can be provided on request. View accommodation The accommodation can be booked on a Dinner bed and breakfast, bed and breakfast or self-catering basis.
The surroundings are typical of the Kalahari region, the dry river bed lined by large camelthorn trees, red sand dunes and sparse vegetation. The lodge is within an 11000 Ha game camp hosting a wide variety of game, notably Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Springbuck, Eland and many more. There is abundant bird life including a breeding vulture colony. View wildlife.
Torgos Lodge is an ideal stop over for tourists travelling to and from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and an ideal destination for a few days of relaxing in the Kalahari. Activities include, game drives, unguided walks and bird watching.
The name Torgos is derived from the latin name for a Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus).
Accommodation at Torgos Lodge:
There are ten accommodation units scattered amongst the Camelthorn trees alongside the Aoub riverbed. Each unit has two ¾ beds with white linen, duvets and an en-suite bathroom with shower basin, toilet and guest amenities. Luxury units have electric hot water geysers, whilst standard units have wood-fired boilers for hot water.
Luxury Stone Chalets
There are two of these units, they are built with natural stone walls and floor whilst the roofs are canvas covered with steel roof sheeting. They are air-conditioned and equipped with two ¾ beds each, chairs, wardrobe and tea and coffee facilities. Electric blankets are provided in winter.
Luxury Tented Chalets
There are four of these units, they are built with canvas and have a stone floor and bathroom. They are equipped with two ¾ beds each, ceiling fan, wardrobe, and tea and coffee facilities. Electric Blankets are provided in winter. One of these units has an outdoor kitchenette for self-catering with fridge, basin, gas stove, cutlery, crockery and utensils.
Standard Tented Chalets
There are four of these units, they are built with canvas and have a stone floor and bathroom. They are equipped with two ¾ beds each, fan, wardrobe, and tea and coffee facilities. Electric Blankets are provided in winter. Three of these units have outdoor kitchenettes for self-catering with fridge, basin, gas stove, cutlery, crockery and utensils.
Torgos Lodge is situated 5 km from the Mata Mata entrance to the park, being the closest accommodation to the park. Spend a few nights at Torgos and take day trips into the Kgalagadi.
Acitivities at Torgos Lodge:
Waterhole: There is a waterhole in the riverbed adjacent to the lodge, where a variety of animals can be seen especially in the evenings and early mornings. The waterhole is floodlit at night. Sit on the terrace and watch.
Game Drive: Book a game drive and venture into the dunes in search of animals like Gemsbok, Eland, Wildebeest and Springbok. The game drive takes you through a 11000 hectare game camp which is stocked with a variety of game, included will be refreshments or a sun downer on top of a red dune.
Seek Golden Oryx: Book a trip on a farm vehicle in search of Golden Oryx, a variety of Gembsok which has a golden colour variation. These antelope are bred as exotic game. Included in the trip is a sun downer on top of a high dune overlooking the Aoub River.
Unguided walks: Take a walk into the veld from the lodge, either into the dunes or along the river bed. Here one can experience first-hand every detail of nature, from the birds and animals, to plants, seeds, animal tracks and smaller forms of life. Perfect for general photography.
Stargazing: Sit outdoors in the evenings, look up and touch the stars! There clear skies with no pollution and artificial light make the Kalahari one of the best places to look at the stars.
Swimming Pool: Relax and cool off at the swimming pool.
No refunds, bookings may be re-scheduled.
From Windhoek travel to Rehoboth on to Mariental.
About 5km before Mariental there is a left turn to Stampriet.
At Stampriet follow the road to Gochas on to the Mata Mata Gate where you will find Torgos Safaris lodge.