Kalahari Anib Lodge will be undergoing a rigorous three-month facelift early next year. Following the re-branding in 2014, the ‘Feel Closer’ theme will now be implemented to enhance the Kalahari experience of our guests. The lodge will close for alterations and extensive renovations on 4 January 2016 and reopen on 1 April.
“We trust that our partners will understand,” says Miriam Schmidt, the marketing manager of the Gondwana Collection. “Renovations have to be carried out at all the lodges at regular intervals in order to maintain the quality of the product. Alterations at Kalahari Anib Lodge will be so extensive that we decided to close for three months rather than expect guests to put up with the disturbances of construction work in progress.”
The freestanding chalets of the lodge complex will be converted into 22 comfort rooms including family units with fantastic views of the savannah. The 30 standard rooms around the courtyard will be thoroughly upgraded.
“On the whole we will bring more nature into the lodge”, says the architect in charge, Sven-Erik Staby. “The access road to the lodge will be shifted and lead through more enticing scenery in future. Walkways will be constructed behind the chalets so that guests can enjoy uninterrupted vistas of the savannah. And the new restaurant and large terrace will offer wonderful views of the waterhole to the east.”
Kalahari Anib Lodge will reopen on 1 April 2016. Our guests can look forward to a spacious new main building which will house the reception, a souvenir shop, a bar and a restaurant with a terrace of generous proportions.