An Inside Look at Kalahari-Round Rock!

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions makes a big splash in Round Rock! The massive resort and convention center boasts 1.5 million square feet and is the ultimate destination for a family vacation, corporate meeting, or special event! Kalahari offers 975 guest rooms, a thrilling indoor theme park, a luxurious spa, 20 on-site dining options, a state-of-the-art convention center, diverse shopping, and more. Every inch of Kalahari is carefully curated to immerse guests in a safari vacation experience!

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Kalahari has been a developing project in Round Rock for many years, and we are ecstatic to see it come to fruition! “Everything is bigger in Texas, so it was the perfect place for our largest and most luxurious resort yet,” said Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. “We’re proud to be able to open the Round Rock location as scheduled despite what a challenging year it’s been for everyone. The $550 million resort brings much-needed tourism dollars and hospitality jobs to the area and offers a welcome getaway for locals and travelers.”

Enjoy a cocktail at the Baobab Social!

As soon as you drive up to the property, you are immediately transported to another continent! Every detail is selected to give you an authentic African experience with a local Texas spirit. At the entrance of the resort, there are 22-life sized animal sculptures that bring the African safari to life. Throughout the building, there are 1,000 pieces of African art, furniture, and retail items hand-picked by the Nelson family during their last trip to South Africa, Ghana, and Tanzania. These exquisite details create a luxurious world-away ambiance.

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A life-size elephant sculpture at the front entrance of Kalahari
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African artwork in a foyer.

Everything is bigger in Texas, so of course, we had to have America’s Largest Indoor Water Park! This 223,000 square foot water park is packed with entertainment for the whole family. They have 30 waterslides, 20 pools and whirlpools, a wave pool, an adult swim-up bar, private cabanas, a waterfall, and a kiddie pool area. For more amusement, they have the Tom Foolery’s Adventure Park, which includes thrill rides, 250+ arcade games, ropes course, climbing walls, indoor zipline, bowling, laser tag, and a mini-golf course! 

Slides in Kalahari Water Park
Tom Foolery Adventure Park

On the other side of the property is the expansive convention and event space. This multifunctional space is the ideal venue for meetings and conventions, weddings, and special events! It includes two ballrooms, 16 meeting rooms, and multiple hospitality suites with flexible space. Additionally, there is an outdoor event space that consists of an event barn, covered terraces, and a grassy lawn. The convention and event space offers a unique all-under-one-roof experience so guests can maximize their time and enjoy their event or bleisure trip! 

Meeting Room at the Kalahari Convention Center
Event Barn

The dining at Kalahari is world-class, and the options are endless! From grabbing a quick bite to sitting down for a family meal there is something for everyone. There are 20 dining outlets, including Kalahari’s signature steakhouse, Italian and Tex-Mex experiences, and many grab-and-go options.

The four signature full-service restaurants include: 

  • Double Cut Charcoal Grill/Bourbon Bar – Featuring premium cuts of meat, craft cocktails, family-style sides. 
  • Sortino’s Italian Kitchen – Includes Pizzeria Sortino, Sortino’s Cafe & Gelato, and Enoteca wine lounge. 
  • Cinco Niños – Modern Mexican and a tequila bar. 
  • B-Lux Grill & Bar – Custom burgers and shakes hand crafted from scratch with fresh ingredients that are locally sourced. 
Cinco Niños 
Sortino’s Italian Kitchen

Get Kalahari souvenirs and apparel at one of their many shopping spots! They have 10,000 sq. ft. of retail space that is a shopper’s paradise! Take something back from Africa at their unique Amatuli outdoor marketplace with authentic hand-picked African treasures. 

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Authentic African items for sale. 
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Amatuli outdoor marketplace and live music venue.

If you want to get the full wellness experience, head straight to Spa Kalahari and Salon! You will be able to fully rejuvenate and unwind after a visit here. They offer spa treatments like facials, massages, and skin, nail, and hair care. They even have special offerings, including halotherapy, salt room, chromotherapy, and there is a brow and lash bar. 

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Spa Kalahari

After a long day of safari and spa fun, kick-back in your room! Kalahari has spacious rooms with plenty of amenities for the whole family. They have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, including presidential suites with balconies. 

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One Bedroom suite at Kalahari

Video Tour

Video Credit: City of Round Rock

Are you ready to escape to Kalahari? We hope this inside look gives you inspiration for your safari getaway! This property is truly out-of-this-world and is the perfect spot for your next family vacation. If you’re ready to plan your trip, we want to ensure your stay rocks. Visit to see all that Round Rock has to offer. We can’t wait to welcome you!

*Kalahari is taking precautions to ensure that you have a safe stay in Round Rock. To view their commitment to clean policies and procedures, click here. *