Camdeboo National Park

Accommodation in Graaff Reinet


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***Accommodation facilities now open! Lakeview Tented Camp and Nqweba Campsite are available***

Formed hundreds of millions of years ago, the Karoo of South Africa is one of the great natural wonders of the world.
Camdeboo National Park provides the visitor with insights into the unique landscape and ecosystem of the Karoo, not to mention awesome scenic beauty.
A unique feature of the 19 405-hectare park is its location, practically surrounding the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape.
The greater portion of the park is situated between 740 and 1480 metres above sea level on the foothills of the Sneeuberg range, while a small section of the low lying-plains is included.
The Nqweba Dam lies within the park and covers about 1000 hectares when full.
At some places, dolerites form jointed pillars – the best examples of which are found in the Valley of Desolation where erosion of the softer sedimentary beds has left dolerite pillars which rise to heights of 90 – 120 metres.

Areas of Special Interest
Visitors to the Game Viewing Area are requested to remain in their vehicles in order to protect the interests and expectations of other tourists. Visitors are also advised to leave the area in event of heavy rainfall, in order to avoid the risk of getting stuck or cut off by flash floods.

Room Description at :

Camdeboo National Park's accommodation is situated on the floodplains of the Nqweba Dam and accessed via the Lakeview Gate on the N9 towards Middleburg.
This area is part of the Park's Game Viewing Area which is home to buffalo, antelope such as gemsbok, eland, red hartebeest and springbok, smaller mammals such as black-backed jackal and many bird species.

Lakeview Tented Camp
Four rustic furnished tents provide a relaxed nature experience.
Each tent sleeps two people and has a braai unit, fridge, table and 2 chairs.
Bedding and towels are provided.
There is a communal kitchen equipped with stove plates, cooking & eating utensils and microwave.
Tents are booked as individual units but there is also a communal braai area for group use.
Communal showers and toilets are provided.

Features:
2 single beds Bedding and Towels Supplied
Braai Area
Communal ablutions
Communal fully equipped kitchen
Communal kitchen with electricity supply
Table + 2 Chairs

Nqweba Campsite 
Fifteen caravan or tent sites are situated beneath thorn trees on a gravel substrate.
Each site has a braai unit and powerpoint.
A communal kitchen provides deep freeze, stove top and microwave facilities while the communal ablutions have showers, toilets and a universally accessible unit.
Camdeboo National Park also encircles the town of Graaff-Reinet, which has a variety of accommodation options including hotels, guest houses and a caravan park.

Features:
Braai Area
Communal ablutions
Communal Kitchen
Powerpoint

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

 

Extra information

Gate Entrance Times

Valley of Desolation Gates 

            Jan-Feb    Mar       Apr       May       June      July-Aug    Sept       Oct       Nov       Dec
Open:    06:00      06:00    06:30    07:00    07:00       07:00      06:30     06:00    06:00    06:00
Close:      20:00      19:30     19:00    18:30    18:00        18:30        19:00     19:30     20:00    20:30

Game Viewing Area & Lakeview Gates 

            Jan-Feb    Mar       Apr       May       June      July-Aug    Sept       Oct       Nov       Dec
Open:    06:00     06:00     06:30    07:00    07:00     07:00       06:30       06:00   06:00   06:00
Close:    19:30      19:00       18:30     18:00    17:30      18:00       18:30       19:00    19:30     20:00

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .......... R32,00 per adult / R16,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................... R64,00 per adult / R32,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ............. R84,00 per adult / R42,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .......... R32,00 per adult / R16,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................... R64,00 per adult / R32,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ............. R84,00 per adult / R42,00 per child, per day