Tau Pan Camp

Central Kalahari
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Tau Pan Camp: Our View

Tau Pan Camp is located inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan. Situated on an established sand ridge overlooking Tau Pan, the camp commands stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon. Guests are accommodated in nine custom-built desert rooms under thatch, while the main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp also offers facilities such as a swimming pool, interpretation centre/library and curio shop. One of the rooms is a family room and a guide/pilot room is also available. The camp is run on solar power and rooms have fans and outside showers as well as a private viewing deck.

Activities on offer are game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and guided walks with a San tracker who will explain and entertain you by answering all your questions  about the San culture from birth to marriage to bush survival. This area is excellent for birding and star gazing. 

Tau Pan Camp: Quick Facts

  • Nine comfortable thatched rooms including one family room
  • game drives
  • Guided walking with San Bushmen
  • Birding
  • Star gazing
  • Bush Dining
  • Swimming pool

Tau Pan Camp: The Details

The CKGR boasts wildlife such as springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest in their thousands and is quite a sight to behold. Predators abound with plentiful Lions – especially the famous Kalahari black-maned Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Jackals. Brown Hyenas and Wild Dogs are also found in the area. Several species of antelope make the trip to the sweet grasses of the CKGR including the Eland, Springbok, Steenbok, Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Kudu and Duiker. Honey Badgers are regular visitors as well as Ground Squirrels and many hours can be spent watching these fascinating animals. Bird life is aplenty with the world heaviest flying bird – the Kori Bustard being common as well as the Black Korhaan who continuously calls during the daytime. Ostrich are seen roaming free – usually in large flocks. All the Sand Grouse species identified in southern Africa live here from the Double Banded to the Namaqua. In the mornings the Sand Grouse flock to the waterholes in their thousands, to drink and bathe. Raptors, from the most common Pale-chanting Goshawk to the Rock Kestrel, Bateleurs and Brown-snake and Tawny Eagles are also seen regularly.

The camp is booked on a fully inclusive rate, with accommodation and all meals and drinks (excluding premium drinks, activities and laundry).