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Camdeboo National Park

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Spent a night in the park on the way through to Addo from Durban. I have previously stayed in... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
valley of desolation is heavenly

The park is average, BUT the site seeing on the mountain is breath taking. the valley of desolation... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
George, South Africa
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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All reviews tented camp communal kitchen game viewing the main road ablution block black wildebeest two nights vervet monkeys national park picnic area braai grid north side magnificent view plenty of hot water nice chairs ablution facilities clean ablutions
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Spent a night in the park on the way through to Addo from Durban. I have previously stayed in Graaf Reniet town itself and the location makes for a good overnight stop from Joburg through to Cape Town or to the Eastern Cape. However some...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank PraneshLuckan
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The park is average, BUT the site seeing on the mountain is breath taking. the valley of desolation is a must for every traveller. visit both view points, incredible and breathtaking. good value for money

Date of experience: April 2016
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Breath taking views for miles and miles. Undisturbed nature. Far away from noise pollution and the downfall of man. Very clean and safe. This is where I have always went to to find inner peace. For me, I have always seen myself sitting there one...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank DelanoEls
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We camped in the park with our three toddlers and it was a most enjoyable weekend. Campsite is neat and tidy. Each spot is also situated so that you never feel crowded even though the campsite was full. Only two negatives for fifteen campsites the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Chantel L
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed at Camdeboo National Park during the Easter Weekend. Campsites were clean and well separated. So you didn't feel as if you are bothering your neighbor. Ablutions weren't as clean as you would expect. We ran out of toilet paper and warm water was...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Wiehan_en_Karien
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were looking forward to view the game. After all it worth it. It was fun to see the animals crossing the road!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Clementcc
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We used this national park as a one night stop over and were pleasantly surprised. Lakeview tented camp with only 4 tents. Electricity with fridge, fan and kettle. Communal kitchen with cupboard for each tent with crockery, cutlery and mucrowave. Clean and tidy and away...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 61Riana
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stayed in the Lake View Tented Camp in February 2016 despite reading the terrible review of working_traveller and were very pleasantly surprised. Camdeboo is not a large Kruger-style park. It is small and surrounds the urban Graaff Reinet. Bearing this in mind, the tented...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank MichaelH_CT_ZA
Reviewed 12 February 2016

It may be one of the smallist Nat. Parks in S.A. but very accessible and varied. The Valley of desolation was quite spectacular while the lakeside section had plenty of game. we went back twice on the same day. Take binoculars and your camera.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank colaradopam
Reviewed 7 February 2016

It may be one of South Africa's smallest National Parks but it is certainly worth a visit if you are passing through Graaff-Reinet It only requires around two hours to traverse all the gravel roads in this reserve. With lovely views of the Karoo and...More

Date of experience: February 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.