Tau Pan Camp is situated on a sand ridge right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan, overlooking a permanent water hole and the endless Kalahari plains that stretch away into the distance across the renowned Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This is the largest game reserve in the world at 52,800 square kilometres and is known for being one of Africa’s last truly wild areas.
Accommodation & Facilities
The camp has been designed to be environmentally friendly, and guests are accommodated in eight carefully designed and built desert rooms that have thick walls and thatched roofs. This allows them to be cool in the hot summer months while being cosy and warm during the bitterly cold winter time. The rooms all have inside en-suite bathrooms and an outside shower, overhead fans, and a solar powered electrical supply. Each one also has a private verandah offering spectacular views across this amazing landscape. The camp also has a main area with a dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. A swimming pool, interpretation centre/library and curio shop complete the camp.
Wildlife & Activities
Terrain in the Tau Pan region is mostly grass plains with occasional shallow valleys, sand dunes and a large number of pans. The pans are invaluable to the wildlife as the grasses they support are highly nutritious thanks to the salts and minerals in the soil. Animals such springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest congregate in their thousands after the rains, which offers visitors an amazing sight to behold. There are many predators especially the famous Kalahari black-maned lion, and cheetah, while leopard, jackals, brown hyenas and wild dog are also often seen. Game drives are a great way to see the fantastic wildlife, while guided bush walks with San Bushmen offer visitors a wonderful opportunity to learn about life in the desert through the eyes of people whose ancestors have lived here for many millennia.