Sal Salis

Hidden in the dunes overlooking pristine beaches this exclusive and environmentally friendly bush camp has the most isolated and stunning location with the corals and magical underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef just metres away.

Accommodation is in free standing, spacious tents on raised platforms. Each has an en suite bathroom with a natureloo (state of the art composting toilet) and a solar hot water shower. Each tent has an overhead fan and comfortable bed with fabulous views of the Indian Ocean.

Why we like it?

This environmentally friendly bush camp has the most isolated and stunning location where it is possible to fall out of bed, feel the sand between your toes and be in a magical underwater world in moments.


A stay at Sal Salis is all about the natural wonders of the white sandy beach and magical reef sitting right on the doorstep. Additional facilities really aren't needed, however, the camp at Sal Salis offers everything one needs for a truly comfortable and relaxing stay. 

  • Small library
  • Comfortable lounge area
  • Self-service bar
  • Sunken dining area
  • Snorkel equipment including wetsuits & life vests
  • Sal Salis is a fair distance from the nearest town with no phone signal or wifi, but for urgent needs, the lodge has a landline


With a coral reef on the doorstep and incredibly enthusiastic guides, Ningaloo is one of the best places on earth to see and swim with whale sharks and manta rays. The area is also visited by a range of whale and dolphin species. Humpback whales migrate through the Marine Park from May to October each year and the reef is also visited by dwarf minke whales, orcas, pygmy blue whales, Bryde’s whales, Australian humpback dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins and southern right whales.
Should you just wish to relax, there is a shaded area on the beach with sun loungers and an icebox filled with cold drinks. 

Boat trips, kayaking and fishing trips can be arranged as well as excursions to the Cape Range National Park. The national park surrounding Sal Salis is a place of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and 50 kilometres of pristine beaches. It covers some 50,581 hectares and its northern boundary is just 40 kilometres from Exmouth. Wildlife is abundant with a variety of birds, emus, euros and red kangaroos commonly sighted. Cape Range offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors interested in the natural environment.

In the evening after dinner, sit back on the Whale Deck and look up – the number of stars is simply astonishing and the location is known to be one of the best places to see the Milky Way. The lodge guides bring to life the myriad of stars and point out the many different constellations filling the night sky.

when is the best time to stay at sal salis

Sal Salis is closed from 01 November through to mid-March every year. The end of March when the camp opens its canvas doors will be hot, with temperatures reaching up to 45 degrees centigrade. However, the cooling sea breeze does take the edge off the heat and the first turtle hatchlings of the season also make their way to the ocean. From April to mid-July whale sharks migrate along this coastline and humpback whales join them from August through to October with nesting season beginning for the turtles in October too.


Ningaloo Reef is a fringing coral reef located off the west coast of Australia, approximately 1200 kilometres north of Perth. The reef is 260 kilometres long and is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef.  

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