Grasslands Bushman Lodge
“The most comprehensive San (Bushman) experience in Southern Africa ”
The Grasslands Bushman Lodge is somewhat different from most others you will encounter in Botswana. It is operated by a family whose forebears have lived in the western region of the Ghanzi district for over 120 years.
The lodge is located on the western boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, on private land. Access is via a private airstrip. Accommodation is in 8 ensuite thatched chalets with shower, basin and wc (pictured below). Electricity is provided during most parts of the day by means of a generator. There is a main guest area comprising a lounge and dining area, and a covered bar area; this also is where the swimming pool is located (see below). The lodge overlooks a waterhole (see aerial view, right) where a huge variety of wildlife can be seen from the comfort of chairs or from the pool area.
The focus at Grasslands is on the Kalahari, the San people who live there, and the abundant life of the desert. You will enjoy an intensive Kalahari experience, encompassing San clan activities (hunting, gathering, games and ritual), game drives both off-road and at night, the lodge's predator conservation project, and horse-riding.