|Welcome to Spitskop Nature Reserve and Kalahari Monate Lodge.
Enter the true nature of comfort … Where the fusion of nature and hospitality is unequalled. You are welcomed to a reserve which in essence is a fine example of the famous Kalahari Desert.
Theuns & Truia Botha, managers of Spitskop Nature Reserve, welcomes you to a reserve which in essence is a fine example of the famous Kalahari Desert. The reserve is situated 13km north of Upington (En route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and measures 5641 hectares and derives its name from a prominent steep rocky hill close to the entrance).
Legend has it that in the days of the Ox-wagon, Spitskop was used as a meeting and resting place for many a traveller on his way north for grazing and on his way south for water. According to archaeologists Spitskop was formed, by the earth’s crust being eroded away an after many, many years only the harden rock remained based on the fact that it is granite. God’s hand sculptured this beacon from the earth and has been a landmark used by all men since the first nomadic travellers. On a clear day this landmark can be seen from up to 40 km’s away.
Kalahari Monate Lodge is situated just across from the entrance to Spitskop Nature Reserve. This new Lodge consist of 6 luxurious self-serve Chalets with air-conditioning, fully furnished, a swimming pool and camping facilities with very neat ablution blocks.