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Community benefits from !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Anna Spenceley, STAND Ltd

Summary

This case describes how !Xaus Lodge, a 24-bed community owned lodge in the remote Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, provides employment and other economic opportunities to ‡Khomani San and Mier communities in South Africa. By partnering with the private operator Transfrontier Parks Destinations, the lodge has been able to access markets and generate positive returns for the state and rural community members.

Information

Snyman, S. and Spenceley, A. (2019) Private Sector Tourism in Conservation Areas in Africa. Chapter 4.3.3, Case study 25: !Xaus Lodge, South Africa. CAB International, pp. 116–119.

10.1079/tourism.2021.0020

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