Hotel Kgalagadi, a unique and proud village hotel, is situated in Batlharos some 10 minutes’ drive north-east of Kuruman. Here there are still plenty of donkey-carts, people riding on horses, and community life guided by traditional values and tribal lekgotlas. Visitors to Batlharos will have an opportunity to mix with the friendly people of the village.
International tourists and groups include Hotel Kgalagadi in their itineraries, not only because it is a popular stop-over on the way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, but because of its unique architecture, its great food and its high service levels.
Owner Meshack Nkadimang is a respected village character and was voted South Africa’s first tourism ambassador in 2008. In the same year, Hotel Kgalagadi won the coveted Northern Cape Emerging Small Tourism Enterprise of the Year Award.
Another hallmark of Hotel Kgalagadi is the number of vintage cars used for transporting guests. These cars are hand-built by Meshack Nkadimang himself. He also made most of the signature furniture pieces himself and will arrange traditional entertainment on request.
The hotel offers guests 17 standard rooms, 10 chalets and a single executive suite. The hotel also has a number of large and medium-sized meeting facilities, including a cinema-styled theatre. The restaurant can seat 66 people.
Hotel Kgalagadi is a place where many happy guests get together for a taste of the Northern Cape at its cultural best.