Choose Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre for the best in Kakamas hospitality. In both Kakamas and the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre the you will experience a welcome warmer than the summer sun on a quiver tree. You will not regret your choice!


 

 

Experience the tranquility and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life at our hotel.  From the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre you have easy access to all attractions in and around Kakamas.

With 26 elegant hotel rooms, 5 luxury units and 14 self catering units Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre is the destination to choose whether you want to work, play or relax!  Drink in the atmosphere created by a clever combination of days gone by and the modern; rural and urban - but with a twist: typical rural informal friendliness.

  

At the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre we are proud that we've received a three star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.  We strive to maintain the highest quality of service and hospitality.

Kakamas is famous for both its history and hospitality.  The Orange River (Great River or Gariep) flows through our rugged but beautiful landscape. Kakamas is situated approximately 35km from the legendary Augrabies Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the world and conveniently en route to the Namaqualand with its spectacular spring flowers. 

  

Kakamas - the name
The earliest recorded date for the name is 1779.  According to legend there are two possible explanations for the origin of the name.  One is:  In 1788 great herds of buffalo were sighted at Bassonsdrif, adding to the regular sightings of elephant, rhino and hippo. The name Kakamas originated from the word Takemas or T'kakamas, a word the Korannas either gave to the place where a fierce/raging buffalo cow stormed them as they were driving their cattle through the drift, or because of bad pasture.  A second explanation is that the name originates from a Khoi word (gagamas meaning brown/red) that refers to the colour of the clay soil in the area.  Interesting though, is that the grazing was bad and cattle did often turn on their drivers when passing through the drift where there was red-brown clay.

 
 

Choose Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre for the best in Kakamas hospitality. In both Kakamas and the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre the you will experience a welcome warmer than the summer sun on a quiver tree. You will not regret your choice!


 

 

Experience the tranquility and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of city life at our hotel.  From the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre you have easy access to all attractions in and around Kakamas.

With 26 elegant hotel rooms, 5 luxury units and 14 self catering units Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre is the destination to choose whether you want to work, play or relax!  Drink in the atmosphere created by a clever combination of days gone by and the modern; rural and urban - but with a twist: typical rural informal friendliness.

  

At the Kalahari Gateway Hotel & Conference Centre we are proud that we've received a three star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.  We strive to maintain the highest quality of service and hospitality.

Kakamas is famous for both its history and hospitality.  The Orange River (Great River or Gariep) flows through our rugged but beautiful landscape. Kakamas is situated approximately 35km from the legendary Augrabies Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the world and conveniently en route to the Namaqualand with its spectacular spring flowers. 

  

Kakamas - the name
The earliest recorded date for the name is 1779.  According to legend there are two possible explanations for the origin of the name.  One is:  In 1788 great herds of buffalo were sighted at Bassonsdrif, adding to the regular sightings of elephant, rhino and hippo. The name Kakamas originated from the word Takemas or T'kakamas, a word the Korannas either gave to the place where a fierce/raging buffalo cow stormed them as they were driving their cattle through the drift, or because of bad pasture.  A second explanation is that the name originates from a Khoi word (gagamas meaning brown/red) that refers to the colour of the clay soil in the area.  Interesting though, is that the grazing was bad and cattle did often turn on their drivers when passing through the drift where there was red-brown clay.