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Camdeboo National Park

South Africa
+27 49 892 3453
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Magnificent view

Camdeboo national park is a bit of the beaten track in the middle of Karoo but it is really worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pavla S
via mobile
a One/two punch in the area

Stayed at Camdeboo on my way from Durban to Cape Town. The park is very different from the big 5... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Anthony A
Boston, Massachusetts
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+27 49 892 3453

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 23 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 20 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

Thank FireflyAfrica
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Spent one night in the tented camp. Arrived late afternoon after a long road trip. The facilites at the camp are very good and everything you need to braai is available in your own lock up locker in a very well equipped communal kitchen even...More

Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We booked an overnight stay as part of a road trip from Gauteng to Cape Town. We would have extended our stay at the Lakeview Tented Camp if we had time. The amenities were clean and the situation of the tent great. The beauty of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Tar road up to the main attraction of the Valley of Desolation parking, then a little bit of a walk to the photo area, ensur you have suitable footwear as certain area's are a bit tricky. Toilet handy near the parking also.

Thank Mikebarn
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We travelled to graaff reinet as part of our Cape road trip. Decided to visit the park not knowing what to expect. It was an amazing experience and I will plan another trip here as the two hours we spent didn't do justice. The Valley...More

Thank Mandira_11
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26 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.