Alte Kalkofen Lodge

Alte Kalköfen Lodge was envisage and constructed to firstly conserve fauna and flaura in their natural habitat and secondly, to bring the experience of nature to mankind whilst maintaining the ecosystem of the area. Ecological Practices is implemented in managing the fragile environment with every effort being made to keep nature and man in harmony.

The lodge itself is set in a beautiful natural African garden where vast open spaces effortlessly combines with the rocky dessert area, Acacias and fascinating wildlife creating different ‘venues‘ to visit and experience on a daily basis.


Alte Kalköfen Lodge offers 10, double or single, bungalows, built on the edge of the Gurib River, overlooking large Camel Thorn trees growing in the river bed. Needless to say, the spectacular surround provide inspiring and exceptional sunrise and sunset views from the comfort of your room. All units are equipped with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms.

Breakfast included for overnight guests.


  • Swimming pool;
  • On site parking;
  • Fridge/freezer facilities available for overnight guests;
  • Telephone, fax and internet available on request;
  • Fans in all bungalows; and
  • Lunch packs/baskets for day trips.


The old farmhouse on the Simplon Farm has been restored to serve as the lodge reception area and restaurant. Delicious breakfasts, light lunches and home cooked evening meals are served throughout the day. We are fully licensed and open to the public and for functions. Join us for a cup of coffee at sunrise or a sundowner at sunset and experience the absolute silence and breathtaking views from the restaurant veranda.


Alte Kalköfen Lodge proudly offers the following life changing experiences:

  • Nature drives;
  • Nature walks and guided hiking trails;
  • Bird- and game watching;
  • Star gazing;
  • Lime Stone Oven visits;
  • Cole Lithoparium;
  • Trail bikes for hire;
  • Swimming; and
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet!
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