The camp is built at the foot of the Great Tsau Hill in a 40,000-hectare private concession, within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The Great Tsau Hill is the only topographical relief in the entire 50,000km2 CKGR, offering spectacular panoramic views over the savannah.
The CKGR offers diverse animal and plant life in the semi-arid land. Look out for brown hyena, aardvark, Kalahari lions, aardwolves, gemsbok, springbok and bat-eared foxes.
The Kalahari Desert’s very name conjures up images of a unique, extraordinary environment: and rising suddenly out of its vast, flat, scrubby plains that stretch to the horizon in every direction is the majestic Great Tsau Hill. When the sunlight hits its sides it’s easy to imagine that you are witnessing the very beginning of human civilization; and this is truly one of the last places on earth you can walk where no other visitors have walked before you.
Great Tsau Hill is a haven of tranquillity, but it is also teeming with life. Many of the animals on the savanna are active when the sun disappears and with the expert guidance of our Nature Hosts, it’s exciting to embark on a night drive looking for giraffe, brown hyenas, bat-eared foxes, and if your lucky, even the famed Kalahari black mane lions. By day, you can enjoy game drives in a vehicle with a driver or choose to try an e-bike safari: the ideal whisper-quiet transport to take you safely right up to the animals that roam the vast open plains including herds of oryx, hartebeest, wildebeest and ostrich.
Tent – 10 Rooms
Great Tsau Hill has 10 Meru style tents.
Staying at Great Tsau Hill as our guest means getting as close to nature as it’s possible to do without sacrificing comfort; your tent will be large enough and well-appointed – comfortable bed, nightstand, vanity – but rustic. Portable toilets, bucket showers – your amenities will be basic, but in keeping with the utterly unspoiled nature of your surroundings. Meals will be rustic and served around the campfire.
There are plenty of unique and wonderful experiences on offer at Great Tsau Hill to fill your days, but the pace is relaxed and there is no fixed itinerary. If you spot some rarely-seen game you want to spend the afternoon tracking or wish to spend longer cooling off in the natural pool that’s nestled into the rock formations of Great Tsau Hill, you can. Your time is your own and we are there to help you make the most of what will be the trip of a lifetime to a location you’ll never forget.
Explore our private concession, keeping an eye out for brown hyena, aardvark, Kalahari lions, aardwolves, gemsbok, springbok and bat-eared foxes, to name but a few.
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with African nature. You can spend some time learning about tracks and signs of animals, insects, birds, trees and many other fascinating aspects of this unique environment.
A Day with the San Bushmen
A day out with the San Bushmen is an extraordinary, humbling and uplifting experience that will sure be one of the highlights of your guests’ African Safari.
E-bike Safari through the CKGR. An incredibly rare opportunity to cycle through the CKGR, the second largest wildlife reserve in the world.