Sango’s Dadiso Camp: Elegance in Harmony with Nature

Nestled gracefully along the banks of Savé river, the forthcoming Dadiso Camp at Sango promises an opulent retreat that embraces the wilderness. Its metamorphosis into luxury and ecological mindfulness stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment. Envisioned to become one of the most exquisite and luxurious camps in the Southern African region, Dadiso Camp is set to redefine opulence through the integration of the finest sustainable materials, creating an immersive experience that harmonizes with the natural world.

A Majestic Haven: Setting the Stage for Unrivaled Luxury

Sango’s Dadiso Camp has always adhered to a philosophy of minimal environmental impact, eschewing unnecessary modern amenities. This commitment to harmony with the environment serves as the foundation for the camp’s transformation into a sustainable and eco-friendly luxury sanctuary. As proof of our commitment, Dadiso Camp will be the epitome of luxury and will cement its name as one of the most magnificent and glorious oases of the southern African wild. 

With every detail meticulously orchestrated, the camp’s transformation represents a harmonious blend of sophisticated design and the untamed beauty of nature. Thanks to the collaborative vision of interior designer Megan Hesse and architect Sally Tsiliyiannis, Dadiso Camp has emerged not just as a beacon of elegance and luxury, but also as a testament to environmental consciousness.

Embarking on a safari at Dadiso is more than a day’s journey. It begins with a cup of coffee in the morning and transcends beyond the nightfall. The camp itself boasts four luxurious tents that accommodate two people each, complemented by a state-of-the-art spa & gym area tailored for massages, yoga, and workouts. One standout feature of Dadiso Camp is its unique location overlooking a bustling waterhole, visible from both the expansive dining tent and the serene swimming pool.


Symphony of Simplicity: Nature’s Luxurious Embrace

In her own words, Megan describes Dadiso „as a place that embraces simplicity and harmony with the environment.“ That’s why the camp’s atmosphere of rest and reconnection is purposefully crafted to reduce the impact of technology on the environment, allowing guests to embrace the sounds and smells of the bush.

The pavilions at Dadiso Camp have been meticulously designed to create an atmosphere of tranquility and reconnection. With no air conditioning or television, the camp embraces a back-to-nature approach, ensuring that guests are fully present in their natural surroundings. 

“It’s really encouraging guests to be outside and experience the sounds and the smells,” Megan enthuses, describing the camp’s amenities designed to deepen guests’ connection with nature. Luxurious bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers offer an unparalleled sensory experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves fully in the natural environment.

Crafted with Excellence: The Epitome of Luxurious Comfort

“Our vision really was to celebrate this. We really wanted it to be about immersing clients in the environment and overlapping the boundaries between indoors and outdoors,” Megan explains, highlighting the inspiration drawn directly from the breathtaking landscape. The camp’s design revolves around organic forms and a color palette sourced from the surrounding environment, creating a seamless integration with nature, featuring the choicest sustainable materials that not only exude refinement but also tread lightly on the Earth.

In line with Sango’s commitment to sustainability, Megan and Sally have meticulously curated materials and furnishings that blend harmoniously with the environment. “The selection of materials, how it’s been made, where it’s been made – within sustainability there’s obviously different elements that one can be responsible or sustainable with,” Megan notes. 

„We really wanted it to be about immersing clients in the environment and overlapping the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.“

– Megan Hesse, HK Studio.

Conscious of the importance of supporting the local community, the design team has collaborated closely with local artisans and craftsmen, ensuring that much of the furniture and materials are sourced and produced locally. “As much as possible, we work with local artisans and craftsmen in Sango’s workshop to develop custom furniture for the camp that’s made on site,” Megan adds.

Your safari begins on the terrace of the Dadiso Dining Tent.

Benchmark for luxury lodges across the region

In seamless synergy with our local team, we ensure that the construction and furnishing of the camp are graced with the best responsible, naturally sourced materials, elevating the concept of sustainable design into a realm of lavishness that sets a new standard for luxury accommodations.

This artistry in design naturally aligns with the rhythm of wildlife and the ever-shifting seasons at Sango. “Our project management orchestrates this dance,” Megan explains, “bridging the site’s activities and our South African headquarters. During periods when on-site construction is unfeasible, our efforts shift to crafting bespoke furniture or other complementary tasks.” 

This meticulous approach maintains an unwavering focus on not just aesthetics but also on designs that resonate harmoniously with the wildlife’s natural habitat, creating an environment where luxury and nature coalesce in an enchanting symphony of lavishness and ecological mindfulness.

Enhancing the Nature Experience for Guests

„Revamped Dadiso Camp will really encouraging guests to be outside within the camp and experience the sounds and the smells of the wilderness,” Megan enthuses, describing the camp’s new amenities designed to deepen guests’ connection with nature. Luxurious bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers offer an unparalleled sensory experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves fully in the natural environment.

“We were so inspired when we arrived at Dadiso Camp, because it’s surprising how close it is to nature. You are literally in a tent, on a riverbank, underneath these trees, underneath the African sky,” Megan shares. The camp’s design celebrates this unique experience, incorporating the colors and textures of the environment, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Respecting Wildlife – Designing Amidst Nature

Megan acknowledges the challenges of designing in a wildlife-rich environment, emphasizing the team’s careful consideration in furniture design. “Even the fabrics we’re using have to be responsible. So we have to design around nature,” she notes, ensuring that the camp coexists harmoniously with the local wildlife.

A Unique Collection of Experiences

“We do need to create different experiences so that guests could stay within the Sango collection,” Megan explains, describing the team’s goal to offer guests diverse and unique experiences across Sango’s various lodges. Each lodge has its own narrative while maintaining a consistent and precious design philosophy.

Sango’s Dadiso Camp – A Sustainable Oasis in the Heart of Zimbabwe’s Wilderness

With Megan Hesse’s and Sally Tsiliyiannis’ collaborative efforts, Sango Dadiso Camp is on its way to becoming a sustainable sanctuary that celebrates the beauty of Zimbabwe’s wilderness. 

The camp’s reopening in spring 2024 promises to provide our guests an unforgettable and immersive experience, allowing them to forge a deep and lasting connection with nature while indulging in luxurious comfort. 

It’s responsible design and focus on locally sourced materials also highlight its commitment to supporting the local community and preserving the stunning wildlife that surrounds it. From the elegant accommodations to the thoughtful amenities, Dadiso Camp invites guests to rediscover nature’s wonders and find serenity in the heart of Sango Private Game Reserve.

Three reasons why you should visit Sango Dadiso Camp

  1. When will the redesigned Sango Dadiso Camp be available for guests?
    The renovated Sango Dadiso Camp is expected to be ready for guests in the spring of 2024. The camp’s eco-friendly and sustainable transformation aims to offer visitors an even more enchanting and immersive experience in the heart of Zimbabwe’s wilderness.
  2. What makes Sango Dadiso Camp’s redesign environmentally friendly?
    The camp’s redesign prioritizes eco-conscious practices and responsible design choices. Local artisans and craftsmen are actively involved in the project, empowering the community and supporting local talent. Additionally, the use of locally sourced and natural materials, along with the integration of solar power and renewable energy sources, ensures minimal environmental impact.
  3. How does the redesign enhance the connection with nature?
    The redesigned Dadiso Camp celebrates its proximity to nature by incorporating organic forms and colors inspired by the environment. Guests will enjoy luxurious tented accommodations that immerse them in the sights and sounds of the African bush. The camp’s strategic placement, along with amenities like outdoor showers and a riverside swimming pool, encourages guests to embrace the sensory experience of being in the wild.