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The Kalahari bushman experience

We’ve developed close ties with the local Khoisan bushmen and work with them to run respectful village tours…

By Angela Carstens
Owner of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Experience the ancient culture of the Khoisan community, semi-nomadic bushmen whose ancestors have roamed the Kalahari for over 20,000 years. At Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, we’ve developed close ties with many of the local bushmen families and now work with them to run respectful tours of their villages. This helps provide income for the Khoisan community and gives visitors a glimpse into their traditions, beliefs and lifestyle.

The experience starts with a morning walk to the village, accompanied by the Khoisan bushmen, who’ll show you around their traditional grass-and-mud rondavels. During the tour, you’ll collect water in ostrich eggs, watch the villagers set animal traps and see how women make beautiful pearl and ostrich jewellery. A favourite part of the tour is learning how the Khoisan forage plants and identify which ones to use for food and medicine.

Guests really enjoy this cultural experience and the chance to learn about Namibia’s heritage. The Khoisan community are descendants of the oldest people on earth, so it’s incredible to come face-to-face with this historic way of life, hear the villagers’ distinctive clicking language and discover how they’ve survived in this barren desert landscape for centuries.


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Angela Carstens has a background in fashion and real estate and owned a clothing boutique before launching her career in the tourism industry. She now owns Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch and has been the driving force behind its refurbishment and growth over the past few years. Angela is passionate about providing stellar experiences for guests, supporting the local community and protecting native wildlife.
Angela Carstens, owner of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

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