The idyllic and intimate San Camp is situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Standing beneath the desert palms that are scattered around the pan, the white-tented camp is a secluded haven of simple charm. Overlooking the dramatic Kalahari Desert, six spacious tents are spaced a considerable distance from one another, offering guests optimal privacy and quiet relaxation. Designed to place minimal impact on the environment, they afford a uniquely African experience – one where the outdoors and indoors have become one. Guests are greeted by endless skies at sunrise and a heaven of limitless stars at night.
A vast expanse of nothingness allows you to see the curvature of the earth. Guests ease into a slower time-frame, allowing quiet R&R or enjoying activities such as quad biking, or the walking safaris that are led by gentle Bushmen who are eager to impart a lifetime of knowledge about Kalahari bush life. Game such as cheetah, the rare brown hyena, bat-eared foxes and honey-badgers can be spotted, and the entertaining meerkats welcome close-up interaction. A visit to the majestic baobab trees will leave guests feeling humbled by the stature and proportions of these great giants.
The unique environment of the pans means that guests can experience the absolute stillness and serenity of nature. Built with sensitivity to the environment, the facilities provided are private, but set apart from the tents. The simple prospect of running water and bucket showers seem like an indulgence in this secluded, remote paradise.
Mealtimes are both leisurely and elegant and cater to all tastes, with delicious plated cuisine served in the communal mess tent. Guest are treated to afternoon delights in the tea tent, a not-to-be-missed culinary affair. When evening beckons, sundowners are the perfect way to end the day and at nightfall, candles and lanterns transform the camp into a cosy, romantic sanctuary. Night game-drives offer an exciting way to experience the nocturnal activity of wildlife.
In the true African tradition, staff are warm, obliging and dedicated to providing impeccable service. Described as ‘simply outstanding’, San Camp creates special and unforgettable memories.