Located in a private concession bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans, San Camp gives guests the best of both worlds: game-rich open savannah as well as dramatic salt pans. The seemingly endless desert landscape is interrupted only by a scattering of desert palms and baobabs, and it’s this beautiful nothingness that creates a peaceful silence.
And while the vast landscape is peppered with wildlife (think meerkats popping up from the dust, brown hyena hiding in the grass as well as hartebeest, springbok and gemsbok), it’s the ethereal atmosphere that draws guests in.
Turn in the trappings of modern-day living for a journey back in time where oil lamps, copper basins and antique four-poster beds are the norm. This is African elegance at its best. The white billowing tents of San Camp ooze luxury, and are furnished with Persian rugs and antique touches so you can enjoy this dramatic location in full comfort.
The main pavilion is open-sided, so spend an evening dining on a three-course feast or relaxing in the tea tent. If you can tear your eyes away from the magical views, marvel at the Natural History Museum cabinets and the eclectic collections of old maps, fossils and artefacts.