Near Tau Pan, in the north of Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Safari lodge

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Tau Pan Highlights

  • Stunning Kalahari desert location
  • Luxury suites
  • Day and night game drives in the CKGR
  • Insightful walks with Bushman trackers
  • Breath-taking views

Tau Pan overview

Tau Pan was the first camp in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and to this day remains one of just two inside the reserve. It is built on the edge of an ancient sand dune in an unspoilt wilderness area and has wonderful views of the sweeping Kalahari plains and huge skies, as well as of the nearby waterhole. This is luxury in the desert.

The 9 suites have indoor sitting areas and screened doors opening out onto private decks. All are en-suite, with flush toilet, his and hers basins and indoor and outdoor showers. There is a larger family suite. At the heart of the camp are the dining room, lounge and library. This building is open to the front, so you’ll see those superb views when you’re dining and relaxing in camp. The building leads out to a huge viewing deck where the firepit is located, the preferred venue for breakfast and pre- and post-dinner drinks. At one end of the deck is the plunge pool with a handful of loungers, and the gift shop.

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), the largest game reserve in the world, is rich in wildlife including lion, Kalahari black-maned lion, leopard, cheetah and jackal. You can venture out in 4x4 vehicles by day and night with a tracker and guide. The land here is largely flat with bush and grass covered sand dunes. In the dry season, May to September, resident species congregate round known water sources. The rains fall from late November to March at which time the landscape is covered in sweet grasses and flowers which attract large numbers of migratory species. This is the best time to come as it’s cooler and the wildlife is at its best. Nature walks with Bushman trackers are a fascinating glimpse into this ancient culture. You’ll learn some of the secrets of their continued survival in this apparently hostile world.


Camp Kalahari

Pom Pom Camp


  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Dining room
  • Viewing deck and firepit
  • Gift shop
  • Plunge pool
  • Laundry service


  • Game drives
  • Day trips to Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans
  • Bush brunches on Tau Pan
  • Nature walks with San Bushman
  • Star gazing using the camp’s telescope


Children aged 6-12 years are welcome at any time of year with younger children welcome between April and October. Families with children under 12 need to book a private safari vehicle.




The suites at Tau Pan are very stylish, with large comfy beds, leather easy chairs and patterned textiles, all creating a homely ambience.

  • 9 suites including a larger family suite
  • Sitting area
  • Private viewing deck
  • En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers


Closed July

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