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Camdeboo National Park

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South Africa
+27 49 892 3453
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Name and Shame: Demi and Maarman!!

Travelling on the road to Graaff-Reinet we spotted an African Spurred tortoise that was hit by a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pretoria, South Africa
Nice stay

Camped here for two nights recently. Camp sites are spaced apart and you thus have some privacy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“graaff reinet” (17 reviews)
“game viewing” (8 reviews)
“tented camp” (12 reviews)
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+27 49 892 3453

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelling on the road to Graaff-Reinet we spotted an African Spurred tortoise that was hit by a car. The specimen measured 31cm long and 16 cm high. Its rear carapace had a trauma hole and was bleeding a little. Alive and all four legs were...More

Thank AHidler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camped here for two nights recently. Camp sites are spaced apart and you thus have some privacy. Ablution block was reasonably maintained. There are bush hares and bush mice around you which will provide entertainment for the young ones. Monkeys are a pain though. Check...More

Thank robmich
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the tented camp and loved it. The accommodation was two single beds under canvas with a small fridge. There is no toilet or shower in the tent so there is a bit of a trek to reach those facilities. The...More

Thank Grahamrsa
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The road goes up to a spectacular view of Graaff-Reinet in the valley below. Along the way we saw different types of antelope, some zebras and ostriches. At the top the viewpoint overlooks the Valley of Desolation. This is a small gap between two volcanic...More

Thank Varty_10
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Camdeboo national park is a bit of the beaten track in the middle of Karoo but it is really worth it to visit it. Valley of desolation has superb view, go for sunset or sunrise. There are not many animals in the park but we...More

Thank Pavla S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stayed at Camdeboo on my way from Durban to Cape Town. The park is very different from the big 5 types we get north, but a gem. I am more of a big animal fan, but fell in love with the bird life and lay...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We camped a few nights in the park. The campground is well maintained and the sites nicely spaced with privacy from each other, good braid and a welcome picnic table on each. The viewing deck overlooking the dam is a must at sunset. There is...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Not much to see. Need binoculars for bird hides. Dam in far distance. Needs to be populated with more wildlife.

Thank Abdool M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

What an amazing tented camp, welcomed by helpful and friendly staff, fantastic facilities, surrounded with amazing areas for wildlife, history and loads of photographic opportunities, so much to discover and a wonderful experience.

Thank CJ-what
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My review refers to the game viewing area and not the Valley of Desolation. If you're looking to see lots of game and especially big game then the Camdeboo National Park isn't for you. If you enjoy the wide open spaces of the Karoo and...More

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25 August 2016|
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Response from Trish C | Reviewed this property |
The Valley of Desolation is close by along the main road. There is no direct access between the two places, you have to leave one and go to the other, but it is worth it.