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On the edge of the southern Kalahari, Bagatelle Game Ranch is a former farmhouse converted into the main lodge, and ten chalets are dotted around the property.

Some are located in the gardens around the farmhouse, while six are dune chalets and built in a nearby valley. While the chalets look plain from the outside, the rooms are spacious, with comfortable double beds, local artwork and a cosy feel. The chalets in the dunes are made with walls of hay bales, which creates a feeling of serenity and restfulness inside the rooms.

Bagatelle Game Ranch has a varied garden area and encompasses an area of Savannah and small red sand dunes.

Some of the chalets sit in a valley between sand dunes and the top of a dune is a great place to watch the Namibian sunset. 

There are also four garden rooms next to the lodge, designed with a thatched overhang verandah. The main farmhouse has had an upgrade since its humble beginnings and now includes a comfortable lounge, dining room, bar, wine cellar and library with books and videos on ‘everything Africa’.

There is also a swimming pool at Bagatelle Game Lodge, and a dip, or a nap in one of the hammocks, is the perfect way to relax after the three-hour drive from Windhoek.

Bagatelle Game Lodge is a great stopover when on the way south to Fish River Canyon or if you want to see the lesser visited inland areas of Namibia.

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The ranch

Bagatelle offers two types of chalet, dune chalets and hay-bale chalets. Both are comfortable and finished to a high standard, but they sit in different areas of the property. The hay-bale chalets insulate the rooms well, and keep the chalet cool in the summer and warm in the winter Kalahari nights (which can drop to as low as -10°c). The rooms are slightly smaller than the dune chalets but have a couch that can be converted into a family room for up to two children.

The four dune chalets sit on stilts atop a red sand dune and offer great views over the sandy plains to a nearby watering hole. While they are not as well insulated, there is a heater in each room as well as lots of warm blankets and hot water. The ensuite bathrooms also feature a bathtub, perfect for relaxing after a long drive or safari.


The wine cellar stocks a range of popular South African wines, as well as a large range of liqueurs and spirits.


The main dining area at Bagatelle Game Lodge has both an indoor and outdoor porch for dining. 

Why Wayfairer

Bagatelle Game Lodge works with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and are custodians of three cheetahs that were raised in captivity. Ralf, Etosha and Turano are unable to be released in the wind, as they were born and raised in captivity. With the help of CCF and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Bagatelle Game Lodge has offered the cheetahs 12 hectares to roam, play and explore, while the lodge cares and feeds them. In the wild, they would likely die of starvation or injury, so Bagatelle Game Lodge aims to offer them the highest quality of life and freedom.

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