Kalahari Farm Kitchen and Guesthouse is situated on the sheep and goat farm Uitsig (meaning view) 50km north of Upington on the road to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Accommodation is provided in a guesthouse powered by solar energy and a generator. The Farm Kitchen is a small shop where you can purchase home-made ginger beer, Riana’s famous tipsy tart, game biltong and jams (prickly pear jam is particularly popular in season). You can also buy arts and crafts such as necklaces, bows and arrows – all of which are made by San who live in the area using traditional methods and natural veld products.
Activities on the farm include birding at a natural dam (one of the largest bodies of water in the area, even in the dry season). Approximately 150 different species of birds have been spotted on the farm. Paddle skis are available for those who want a closer view of some of the water species. Picnics beside the dam are a further option (baskets are provided on request). Horse riding and mountain biking can also be arranged, and guests are welcome to walk anywhere on the farm. Lambing season is during May and June. A perennial attraction is Blessie the working sheepdog. Packaging and freezing of meat is a special service provided by the Loots family. Simply place your order for genuine Kalahari lamb on your way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and collect it on your way back. The Loots’ will also demonstrate how to make biltong.
Visitors may be lucky enough to meet Ertjie, the tame suricate (meerkat), or glimpse the semi-domesticated gemsbok that occasionally wanders by.