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Grassland Bushman Lodge

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  • Kalahari Desert safaris, 15 minutes' drive from Ghanzi
  • Horseback safaris, game drives and San people meetings all available
  • Braais, communal firepits and wildlife viewing towers

Just... wow. You'll surely want to bag a stay for as long as possible at Grassland Bushman Lodge in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. There's the wildlife watching first of all – around the park's own waterhole, from its viewing towers or on an adventure all around – and then there's all the local lore and learning to soak up from the area's bushmen... book at least a couple of weeks.

The bushmen are the San people, descended from the first inhabitants of the region now making up Botswana and South Africa; as indigenous hunter-gatherers, they know pretty much everything about the local landscape, from making medicines to finding food. Grassland has a long association with the San (owner Willie grew up in this region and is so well acquainted with the San people that he speaks two of their languages fluently), so guests can go along to meet the San and learn about how they live.

San trips are one of the four main activities run by the site: guests can join in with game rides in the mornings and afternoons, or – just fab – go out on a horseback safari instead. There's also the option to get involved with the Grassland Predator Project, a rescue programme for lions, leopards and wild dogs at risk of being hunted. In the evenings, there are braais and communal firepits at all the accommodation areas, for flaming good times long into the night.

Grassland is in the Ghanzi District, 15 minutes' drive from Ghanzi town. It's well shaded, with running water, toilets and showers, and a boiler for warm water, using wood sourced on site.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed



Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby



Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Horseback riding nearby


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  • P.O. Box 19, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi, Ghanzi, Botswana
  • Timezone Africa/Gaborone +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 21.6792°S 21.6940°E


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Local attractions

A meeting with the local San people will have you seeing how thye hunt, make fire, make medicine and pass the time. Fortunate souls might also see a ceremonial dance take place after a storytelling session.

Local town Ghanzi, nicknamed the Kalahari capital, has shops and restaurants as well as a Kuru, the small shops of the region selling San bushmen crafts to raise money for the San people. Another Kuru is at Daku, 30 minutes away.

  • Does Grassland Bushman Lodge have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Grassland Bushman Lodge dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Grassland Bushman Lodge? A meeting with the local San people will have you seeing how thye hunt, make fire, make medicine and pass the time. Fortunate souls might also see a ceremonial dance take place … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Grassland Bushman Lodge?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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