Dqãe Qare San Lodge

Campground in D’kar

This excellent lodge/guesthouse/campground run by the local San community is a terrific place to stay. Accommodation is simple, but there's a real authenticity about the place. It lies just 7km off the A3 in the Dqãe Qare Game Farm, a 75-sq-km private reserve where visitors can participate in traditional activities.

Possibilities include guided nature walks (P75), fire-making (P240 per group), rope-making and trap setting (P240), craft-making (P240), San storytelling (P240) and a star talk (P75). Deeper immersion activities include traditional dance performances (P1100 per group) or the 24-hour 'San experience' (P2970 per group). Money spent at the farm is invested in the community. Although it’s possible to drop by for an hour or two, spending a night either camping or in one of the San huts is a great opportunity to meet locals in a relaxed setting.

The ranch is only accessible in a high-clearance vehicle. Alternatively, transfers are possible from Ghanzi/D'Kar for P155/280 per four-passenger vehicle to the farm.