Set amongst the waving palms and acacia trees of Brown Hyena Island, the 12 funky Meru tents are perfect for families, groups and couples, and are an ideal base for discovering the charms of the desert and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, a landscape that’s as surreal as it is sublime, and as mysterious as it is magical.
And if you’re looking for adventure, then look no further! We’ve got quad bike adventures, across the otherworldly salt pans, walks with the Zu’/hoasi bushmen to discover the amazing creatures that somehow manage to survive (and thrive) in this harsh environment, and our very own ‘’Kalahari cool cats,’’ the habituated meerkat family who like nothing more than to use unsuspecting guests as lookout points. Come for a day, and you’ll be wowed by the landscape and the people; stay for a few days and you might never want to leave…
Laidback and understated, nothing is overly elaborate at Camp Kalahari. Instead, you’ll find 12, Meru-style canvas tents filled with fresh textiles, Moroccan kilims and four-posters. Shower alfresco in the open-air, ensuite bathrooms (there’s definitely no one around to disturb your privacy here!), and there’s plenty of hot and cold water available throughout the day. If you’re travelling with your brood, choose one of the interconnecting family tents; with a bathroom linking the space for children and adults, it’s ideal for families and groups.
The common areas include a central library and a living and dining area, festooned with an eclectic mix of original African furniture and colonial antiques. Meals are refreshingly simple and wonderfully tasty, and served, family-style, at the long table. There’s also a thatched swimming pool, providing the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a hot afternoon – just watch out for the ellies who might pop in for a quick drink too. We’ve kept our use of electricity to a minimum too; there are electrical lights in the bedrooms, but when night falls, the majority of camp is lit by twinkling paraffin lanterns (but camera batteries and other appliances can be charged in the safari vehicles when required).
Bookings for this accommodation establishment are on request only. Natural Destinations will check the availability on your preferred travel dates and will confirm the booking, if available.
Witness the second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest in Africa, up-close encounters with habituated meerkats, join the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen on bush walks, take game drives and night drives in custom built 4x4s to see the unique desert wildlife through the desert, embark on an adventurous two-hour horseback safari, take an exhilarating quad bike across the salt-crusted pans
Secure parking is available.
Full payment is required in advance to confirm bookings at this accommodation establishment. Payment instructions are sent out together with the booking confirmation by Natural Destinations. Unless stated otherwise on the booking confirmation, bookings can be cancelled up to 30 days prior to the planned arrival date without cancellation fees. Cancellation that are done 29 days or less prior to planned arrival date will incur cancellation fees.
Children are in general welcome. Costs and accommodation options vary between the respective room/unit types and the age of the children.
Pets are not allowed.
All bookings need to be paid in advance to Natural Destinations. MasterCard and Visa are accepted payment methods as well as electronic fund transfers or PayPal.