FIRST INHABITANTS

The Bushmen people were the first inhabitants in Southern Africa and have survived for the past 20 000 years in this arid region.  At Deception Valley Lodge you will meet the traditional San Bushmen from the Naru speaking tribe.  Listen to the Naru language, the first written Bushmen language that contains 37 different clicks.

Bush-men Walks

Deception Valley Lodge offers a unique San (Bushmen) cultural experience. Guests depart after Tea from the Main Lodge at Deception Valley Lodge. 

Bush-men Guides

Let our San guides show you how to experience the tracking and survival skills of the San people. Let them show you how they gather their food and how succesful they are at hunting with their poisoned arrows.

Hunting

Witness their knowledge of medicinal and poisonous plants and see how they make bows, arrows and various other tools that they use. A truly unique experience in which visitors share in the life led by Bushmen.

Adventure

Set out on an afternoon adventure on a guided walk with traditional San (Bushmen) guides and learn about their unique culture, their famous survival and hunting skills, as well as their extraordinary knowledge of the animal life and medicinal plants.

Features:

  • Guided walks with the Bushmen to explore their culture, survival and hunting skills and their extraordinary knowledge of the veldt and animal life.
  • Interact with the Bushmen of the Kalahari on one of the Cultural walks with Bushmen at Deception Valley Lodge. 
  • A walk of approximately two kilometres with two Naru speaking Bushmen
  • A unique experience in which visitors share in the life led by traditional Bushmen
  • Witness their knowledge of medicinal and poisonous plants
  • See how they make bows, arrows and other tools
  • Be humbled by their hunting skills
  • Be entertained by their sense of humour
  • Help them make a fire
  • Quench your thirst in the traditional way



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