De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge – Lavish Retreat in Central Kalahari

The De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge not only allows guests to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the central Kalahari in Botswana, but to meet and interact with the San, local people whose culture is threatened with extinction. These warm hospitable people provide an intriguing insight into their daily lives and traditions.

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Guests are also treated to a ceremonial dance. This is a unique opportunity that is mutually beneficial which may not be possible in the near future as this tribe might lose its traditions entirely. But this is not the only unique activity offered at this incredible lodge.

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Whether you are a novice or an experienced horseman, a horseback safari provides a wonderful opportunity to view game from a much closer proximity that would be otherwise possible. For those who prefer not to go on a horse safari, you can go on 4WD game drives to see an amazing array of animals and birds species.

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The lodge also has a Predator Protection Project where caught predators are kept in semi-captivity before being re-introduced to the wild. Guests can see these animals, including lions, leopard and wild dogs.

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After a day in the Kalahari, guests can relax and cool down in the lodge’s large swimming pool. There could be nothing better than ending a rewarding day with sundowners at the bricked fire-pit and watching various Kalahari animals approach the floodlit natural water pan, located just 50 yards away.

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For a revitalizing rest, guests can retire to their elegant accommodation. The lodge is comprised of eight comfy chalets with en suite bathrooms. The hospitable service is enhanced with extra luxuries, such as daily laundry service at no extra charge. Delectable meals can be served at either the indoor or outdoor dining area.

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Address: PO Box 19, Ghanzi, Botswana Telephone: +267 72104270 or +267 72111506 Email: degraaff@it.bw Website: www.grasslandlodge.com/

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.