History

Dqae Qare is owned by the Kuru Development Trust, a development organisation for the San village of D'Kar located some 20km from the farm.  In 1993 the trust asked the Dutch Government (DGIS) and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) to purchase the farm Dqae Qare for the Bushmen community living in the village of D'kar.  All employment at the farm is for D'Kar residents and over 50 individuals enjoy benefits of employment, at the lodge or on activities.  The lodge also provides game meat, assistance with funerals and firewood as additional benefits to the community.

Over the years the farm has been developed as an eco-tourism project for this community and is now a well stocked game reserve offering a wide variety of activities all linked to the indigenous knowledge and culture of the Bushmen.