Grassland Bushman Lodge
There’s never a dull moment at Grassland Bushman Lodge! Guests are free to take life at their own pace and soak up the unique atmosphere of the lodge, but you’ll always find there’s something different to do.
See a wide variety of Kalahari animals and bird species on game drives, on horseback, or simply gaze out at the numerous species attracted to our own waterhole. Enjoy memorable moments in the company of the area’s endemic San bushmen. Learn how they hunt for food; make medicines: traditional dances; build their homes and even how they play games together. Learn about our Predator Project, rescue work which we conduct with lions, leopards and wild dogs.
Guests at Grassland Bushman Lodge are able to take advantage of their special relationship with the San.
Real-life activities include looking for food and medicines amongst the many different types of plants and trees that grow in the region (and you will be astounded by the wealth of resources around you at any one time). The bushmen will re-enact how they used to hunt meat, show you how to make fire with their fire-making sticks, prepare their food and describe how to build their nomadic homes. They will also show you some of their interesting past-times and cultural games which all have benefits towards maintaining fitness.
The predators on Grassland have literally been saved from a bullet. They are all problem animals which have entered the surrounding cattle farms and therefore are allowed to be hunted. Willie captures these animals and with the help of the Department of Wildlife does his best to relocate them to new homes where they can be safe and free. Ten lions were relocated to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in 2012 and two have been relocated to a private park in Lobatse this year.
Grassland has eight extremely well-furnished chalets, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, beds, closets and dressing table.
Each facility has constant hot water. We can accommodate up to 16 guests in these chalets and have a family suite as well. We have two beautiful main buildings that contain both an outdoor and indoor dining room.
Four of the Chalets are permanent Twin Rooms, one Chalet is permanent King and the other three Chalets can be made up either as a twin or doubles.
At Grassland Bushman Lodge we also have a campsite with no electricity for the more adventurous traveller.
We have four camp sites which can be booked individually or can be booked exclusively for bigger groups. Each camp site can accommodate 5 guests.
All four camp sites are well shaded, have running water, a fire pit and a braaier (BBQ grill). At the campsite we also have two ablution facilities; with running water and a “Donkey boiler” for warm water (wood for the Donkey boiler is supplied by Grassland Bushman Lodge).
Grassland Bushman Lodge is a little world filled with wondrous, authentic,culturally rich experiences.