Salt pans chic
San Camp is located on a private concession amid the desert and moon-like landscape of the pans of the Makgadikgadi. A relic of one of the world's largest super-lakes, formed some five million years ago, the lake dried up over 2,000 years ago to leave what are now considered the largest saltpans in the world.
San Camp is a small seasonal camp of palm trees and white Ottoman style tents that overlooks the vastness of the Kalahari Desert. Accommodating only twelve guests the camp follows the classic 1920s safari style. Persian rugs underfoot and cool cotton sheets form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one's own veranda. Each of the spacious tents has its own private bathroom with every known luxury - including a teak throne toilet. The camp prides itself on its delicious and innovative cuisine, its friendly ambience and the relaxed scientific approach of the guides.
Activities at San Camp are carefully planned to be as informative as they are fun. Qualified zoologists/biologists explain the fascinating adaptations of unique desert wildlife to the area. During your stay you may also walk with Bushmen trackers who provide a unique connection between their fascinating culture and the natural environment, or venture into the impenetrable saltpans on 4WD quad bikes and explore remote archaeological sites or spend time having an up close and personal encounter with habituated Meerkats.
For those wanting an experience on "the edge" San Camp is romantic and remote - the last bastion of civilisation at the edge of the world!
Why we like it
- Surreal landscapes
- Seriously stylish
- Meerkat & bushman experience
- The Salt Pans
- Gourmet food in the desert