Haina Kalahari Lodge

Tented camp in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

As the CKGR grows in popularity, places like this come into their own for those looking for a quieter Kalahari experience. Set on a 110-sq-km private concession just beyond the fence on the CKGR's northeastern boundary, it has nine solar-powered, supremely comfortable tents and excellent facilities in the main lodge, including a swimming pool, gym and spa.

The standard luxury tents have lovely wooden decks and slatted canopies on the outside and a stylish combination of wood, linen and canvas within. The three, more expensive superior tents have thatched roofs, free-standing bath-tubs and a heightened sense of privacy. Activities include Bushmen walks and wildlife drives; day trips into the CKGR and quad-bike excursions cost extra. It gets consistently good reviews from travellers and there's wi-fi in the main public area.

It also runs the well-maintained Brakah Campsite, 1.5km away.