Personifying African elegance at its best, San Camp is located in a private concession bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans and offers a complete Kalahari Desert experience. Often described as one of Africa's most romantic camps, San Camp only operates during the dry season from April to October. With its seemingly endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm tree-lined horizons, San Camp's location next to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park gives the visitor the best of both worlds: game-rich open savannah as well as dramatic, stark salt pans.

The resident guides at San Camp are very good and focus on species unique to the area such as gemsbok, brown hyena and springbok as well as the geology, archaeology and anthropology of the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans. Explore the area on quad bikes, 4X4 game drive vehicles or on foot where the chances are good that you'll meet meerkats along the way - these feisty fellows have a tendency to climb on visitors to use them as lookout points.


  • Luxury colonial-style camp in Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Secluded, authentic safari experience
  • Breathtaking views over the Pans
  • Eco-friendly - the camp runs entirely on solar energy
  • Quad biking to remote archaeological sites
  • Enjoy orginal, fresh cuisine

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Enjoy drinks under the starry African sky or relax at the communal tent while taking in the expansive views of the Kalahari.

You can also take things down a notch or two by heading for the yoga pavilion for a meditation session or quiet personal reflection.

General Facilities



Savour the tastes of Africa and reminisce over the day's events at San Camp with delicious meals served in the communal tent; intimate picnic breakfasts can also be enjoyed as you explore the surrounding the area on guided game drives.

Room Description

San Camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests in six large walk-in white canvas tents on slightly-elevated wooden platforms, each with private facilities.

Featuring private verandahs with views of the concession as well as en suite bathrooms with separate showers, the tents have a distinctly rustic, old-school-safari feel, complemented by copper water basins and paraffin lamps.

Other Room Types

Perfect for honeymooners and couples, the two romantic Honeymoon Tents come complete with regal colonial-style 4-poster double beds.


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Quad-biking
  • Specialist guides
  • Bird watching
  • Yoga
  • High tea on offer
  • Horse riding

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Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence

Africa Safari Expert

"San Camp gives you that quintessential Out-of-Africa feel with its fresh colonial style luxury tents. Couple that with the dramatic setting of the Makgadikgadi Pans and this may be one of the most impactful experiences in Africa."

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