Handpicked by a Botswana Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 7 lodges to experience San culture'.

This special list suggests the best places to either meet or experience the ancient San culture. The activities vary between the different lodges and may or may not be interactive. Nxamaseri Island Lodge has been included due to it's close proximity to the Tsodilo Hills where you can view the San rock art created some 20,000 or more years ago. 

Grasslands Bushman Lodge & campsite

Grasslands Bushman Lodge is located 10,000 hectare private wildlife reserve to the west of the Central Kalahari Game reserve. It is an ideal destination if you have an interest in culture and would like to stand good chances of seeing Lions. The family who run the farm have been around for seven generations and have an active interest in conserving the land and the countries culture. Grasslands Bu...

Dqae Qare San Lodge

Dqae Qare San Lodge is a small establishment owned and run by the local San Bushmen. Located in the Ghanzi district it is more about the experience than luxury, offering accommodation in 16 rustic en-suite rooms or at the local campsite. You can chose from one of the many activities including bushwalks, learning how to make fire, traps and craft, traditional fire dancing or ancient storytelling. T...

Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp is one of only two camps located inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp is located next the 'Big Pan' and is surrounded by open grasslands as well as Acacia forrest offering a classical Kalahari experience. The camp has 8 rooms which includes one family unit, each room is en-suite with a private viewing deck and the option of a starbed on the roof. The main area ha...

Haina Kalahari Lodge

Haina Kalahari Lodge is located on a private concession on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). It offers classic Kalahari landscapes with a combination of vast open plains and Acacia woodlands and is the nearest accommodation to the Matswere Gate entrance of the CKGR. The lodge has a total of 10 en-suite tented rooms in two different room categories which includes one ...

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari is located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, nestled amongst Acacias and Mokolwane palms on Brown Hyena Island. It is a family friendly and traditional safari camp which has 11 en-suite tented rooms, offering comfort and style. The main area has a dining hall, small library, relaxing lounge area and a swimming pool to cool off on the hotter days. A range of activities are av...

Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Nxamaseri Island Lodge is located on an island along the panhandle of the Okavango Delta, offering permanent access to the deep water surrounding the accommodation. It is located in an idyllic setting amidst a canopy of trees which open up onto the channels giving you an almost tropical island feel. The lodge has 9 chalets in total which includes 2 family chalets, all of which are en-suite with th...

Ghanzi Trail Blazers

Ghanzi Trailblazers is ideal for travellers who wish to explore the San Bushmen culture. The camp is located approximately 10km south of Ghanzi and lies west of the Transkalahari Highway. It is an old cattle ranch that was used by a farmer to recreate a San Bushmen community. The San Bushmen are a fast disappearing culture due to economic and social pressures and Ghanzi Trailblazers offers an oppo...

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