Where can you stay in the Kalahari?
Newly rebuilt in 2020, Jack’s Camp must be just about the most unique camp in Africa. Named after avid adventurer Jack Bousfield (who stumbled upon the site in the 1960’s), Jack’s Camp sits amid shady palm trees surrounded by a giant, dried up salt lake.
The 10 enormous ensuite tents are almost a private Natural History Museum, decorated in 1940’s vintage safari style with trinkets from decades past. They boast lavish living spaces as well as a large deck fitted with a semi-shaded plunge pool.
At the centre of camp is a gorgeous mess tent that houses a dining room, lounge, library, drinks chest and vintage pool table. The tent also holds a magnificent cabinet with fascinating artefacts from the ancient landscape as well as stories from around the world.
The camp has no electricity or internet, but instead uses old gas-lit lamps that add to the old-world charm and magic of Jack’s Camp. To top it off, guests can use the one-of-a-kind swimming pool pavilion and enjoy delicious afternoon tea in the Persian tea tent – a highlight in itself!