!Xaus Lodge is the newest member of the Fair Trade Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) family and the second Northern Cape business to become FTTSA-certified.

!Xaus Lodge (pronounced as “Kaus” or with a palatal “click” and meaning “heart” in Nama) is a community-owned lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that offers guests a full-service, experience including all meals and four-star accommodation, wilderness walks with trackers, game drives and opportunities to meet local San artists while they create their traditional crafts. The lodge is located on a 50 000ha concession within the park that was awarded to the Mier and Khomani San communities through a historical land claim settlement. The lodge is now operated under a management agreement with a private partner, Transfrontier Parks Destinations.

See www.xauslodge.co.za for further information and details. - Weekend Argus