Experience the remarkable and truly wonderful nature of the San in their traditional environment. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide you will see first-hand how to survive in the Kalahari. After a two-hour walk into the bush with the San you will have a completely new outlook and see just how resourceful they can be. Learn to identify trees and berries, how they would hunt and also how to make fire! This is a must for anyone interested in local cultures. Please book these at least 24 hours in advance (however there may already be one arranged that you can join – so please ask at reception if you decide last minute.)
These are held in the evening where you will be met by our guide who will introduce you to our resident San, then you will make your way into the bush where they have prepared a traditional event of singing and dancing. Feel free to join in or just enjoy the performance! Please book these at least 24 hours in advance.
Thakadu is part of a private game reserve with many different species of animals to see. We have a number of walking trails which you can explore on your own and some longer ones where you can take your own vehicle. You will find a map in your room or feel free to ask our friendly staff for suggestions of where to go. All of the roads and trails on the farm are signposted so there is no getting lost!
Vultures play an important role in the functioning of our environment and it is our responsibility to protect them. One of the ways we do this is to feed them fresh, poison-free and lead-free meat from carcasses at our regulated Vulture Restaurant. On the farm, you have the opportunity to get really close to the feeding vultures without disturbing them. You may drive here with your own vehicle – it’s only a couple of kilometers away, or with prior notice we can take you there.
We also have many different species of bird including Horn-bills, Eagles, Vultures, Cranes and many of the colourful varieties such as Hoopoe, Crimson breasted shrikes and the infamous Lilac breasted roller.
There are also many species of reptiles here including various snakes, skinks and lizards.