We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Urikaruus

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Upington
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Start your review of Urikaruus
 Click to rate
London
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Amazing place! staying here gives the opportunity to explore the Auob river valley and its waterholes. The waterhole in front the cabins are a great place to sit and watch the local wildlife. The cabins are comfortable with good amenities given its remote location.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DoubleUnine
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2017

These beautifully designed riverside cabins stole our hearts from the minute we arrived. Set high up on stilts overlooking the Auob "river" (usually dry), these five units are all interconnected with a wooden boardwalk, making them suitable for large family groups, or private individual bookings. The elevated structure not only offers an excellent view of the river bed and floodlit...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 2BWild-Africa
loomis ca
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Now I know why you have to nail down a booking as soon as the reservation window opens up. This place is out of this world and worth every penny. Wildlife central. Waterhole right in front of the cabins Beautiful deck to braii, enjoy breakfast, or sundowners. Rooms are on two levels. Bedroom is upstairs. No a/c but ceiling fan...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ernieLoomisCa
Camberley UK
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky to book 3 nights in this wonderful camp previously we have only been able to get one night. This was our first time in summer and although very hot the fan and breeze here made this our favourite and the most comfortable. As previously the camp was kept very well we had unit 4 where we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank annettet
Johannesburg
Reviewed 13 October 2015

That's how my 32 year old son and I felt after a couple of days at Urikaruus, or 'Erickaruus' as the long standing Camp Manager, Erick, calls the camp he runs with such pride. This was our first, must anticipated trip to Kgalagadi and it won't be our last! We spent five, very hot days and nights at this small...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Crawfords
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This beautiful camp built on stilts in the dry river bed is beautifully located between Mata Mata and Twee Rivieren. The units are divided in two sections with the kitchen and eating area on one level and the bedroom on another. The bedroom has it's own balcony overlooking the waterhole. Game viewing in the area is wonderful. The camp is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NigelDCapeTown
cambridgeshire uk
Reviewed 3 August 2015

No wonder reservations have to be made a year in advance for this wonderful place. The accommodation is on two levels and is amazing. All the units have wonderful views of the water hole. Birds and animals abounded. We especially enjoyed the owls that visited at dusk. We stayed three nights in July and were pleased that we packed 4...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank peterborian
London, UK
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We stayed here for one night in March and loved it despite the bad weather. We arrived just before dusk to be greeted by a very friendly ranger, who appreciated a nice cold coke from our truck fridge. We saw a couple of Kudu at the lovely waterhole as we quickly unpacked whilst it was still light. It had been...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VerreauxEagleOwl
Corvallis
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The best camp in the Kgalagadi! We love this place. Quiet, great little waterhole, central to the whole park. The camp host is amazing. Comfortable beds. 24 hour power - no plugs for charging anything though. My hubby and I have stayed twice - summer 2015 and winter 2012. Awesome at both times of the year. Room #4 both times....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank youngtravellers99
Aalst, Belgium
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Only 1 day in this camp, it's sooooo hard to book, and now we can understand why, this camp gives you the closest and best look on a waterhole of all camps in Kgalagadi... The set up is as described in other reviews with 2 levels, which is original, the unit was clean and well maintained + a friendly and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank yvakat

32 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (32)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Upington
0.0 km away
!Xaus Lodge
!Xaus Lodge
#3 of 10 in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
140 reviews
0.0 km away
Oranjerus Resort
Oranjerus Resort
#2 of 17 in Upington
84 reviews
0.0 km away
River Place Manor
River Place Manor
#1 of 70 in Upington
279 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Abbiamo Guest house
Abbiamo Guest house
#5 of 70 in Upington
18 reviews
0.0 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Upington Oasis
0.0 km away
Arquila Guesthouse
Arquila Guesthouse
#42 of 70 in Upington
2 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Additional Information about Urikaruus

Address: | Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Upington, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
Number of rooms: 5
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Urikaruus staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Number 1 as you have a view down the river bed and can see the herds of animals approaching. The view from the bed in the early morning is breathtaking.”
  • View from number 1
 of 5 bubbles charlieCornwall, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All four chalets are equally good with excellent views onto the waterhole.”
 of 5 bubbles Whalerboy, 1 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Nr 1 from left (which we had for for nights). This was our third stay in that camp”
 of 5 bubbles rajang, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Cabins number 1 and 3 have better views of the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles KrugerToKalahari, 6 Dec 2012 | Read review
4 of 4