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Fortunately, we asked about the conditions of the pans at Gweta Lodge before heading to Lekubu island. The guy told us that the pans are still wet if you try to reach them via Gweta. Therefore, we took the alternative route about 15km before Nata....More
This place is out of this world. It’s like being on the surface of the moon, and there is nothing at all to see for miles around. It’s so flat you can see the earths curvature and the stars, with the benefit of an unobstructed...More
The campsites are on the edge of a salt pan, with no facilities at all. It is easy assessable by 4x4 vehicle and also easy to find. The area is very quit and there is not a lot of animals this time of the year.
We drive ATVs into the salt pans as the trucks were too heavy. About 20 minutes in, there were no trees, landmarks anything to get your bearings. We played a little game of trying to walk back to our ATV's blindfolded. It's amazing that how...More
We booked our overnight excursion to the Salt Pans through the Gweta Lodge. The Gweta Lodge is a beautiful place. In the afternoon we were driven to the salt pans in a game drive vehicle. On the way we stopped at a massive Baobab Tree...More
Not that cold. Maybe 45-50 degrees F at worst. Guides provide the most comfortable sleeping gear you can imagine for that environment--especially the hot water bottles! I was so toasty, I stripped down to my scivvies and... More
Not that cold. Maybe 45-50 degrees F at worst. Guides provide the most comfortable sleeping gear you can imagine for that environment--especially the hot water bottles! I was so toasty, I stripped down to my scivvies and slept like a lamb. You'll have a fire for the braai, and don't forget yo put the camp coals under your camp chair. Delightful heat!