Welcome to Dqae Qare San Lodge
Dqae Qare San Lodge is a unique Kalahari experience as it is owned and run by the San (Bushmen) people. Set up as a social enterprise the Lodge supports the local San D'Kar community through employment and is a crucial project in the San's quest for cultural survival. As a guest of the San at Dqae Qare you are making a crucial ethical statement whilst enjoying all the benefits of our excellent accommodation, traditional cuisine and extensive adventure and cultural activities.
With seven en-suite rooms, four traditional Bushmen Huts and an extensive campsite with full ablutions under the Camel thorns, there are accommodation options for all tastes. As a celebration of San culture, the community delight in sharing their culture and extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari with guests through bush walks, traditional dancing, fire making, craft making, trapping and story telling. Guests can choose from individual activities or spend days living with the San in their traditional village located a short walk from the Lodge.
To top it off the Lodge is situated on a 7500 hectare (18,500 acre) game farm in the heart of the Kalahari and stocked with a wide variety of African plains wildlife including Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Gemsbok, Zebra and much more. More secretive residents include Cheetah, Leopard and Brown Hyena. Our Lookout Tower offers a spectacular view over the vast expanse of the Kalahari whilst the Tatase Pan is a great place for sundowners on our guided game drives.
Situated in the heart of the central Kalahari we are only 25 kilometres from the town of Ghanzi in south western Botswana on the main route between Maun and Namibia or South Africa. Our access road of 7 kilometres is suitable for most vehicles with a decent clearance including tour buses.