Robins Camp
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Robins Camp

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4.5
#3 of 16 campsites in Hwange National Park
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Robins Camp, now under private new management, offers an exciting revival of the iconic safari destination in Hwange National Park,in an area rich in natural water. It is a perfect area for game spotting,or just relaxing in the wild African bush. We have chalet accommodation available, or for the more adventurous, camping sites. Chalets are tastefully decorated in and out with hand painted Matabele designs. Each room has en-suite with hot and cold water and high pressure showers, an overhead fan for hotter days and a full mosquito net to protect you from insects. The rooms may all be configured as twin or king units. Rooms are tastefully decorated by our local designer using recycled and local items and fabrics.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Laundry service
Internet
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Room features
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Matetsi Road, Hwange National Park Zimbabwe
Getting there
Victoria Falls Airport
61.5 km
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4.5 of 5 bubbles161 reviews
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Robins Camp is celebrated for providing great value for money, merging affordable luxury with an authentic safari ambiance, even if amenities are sometimes seen as basic. The camp's cleanliness earns high marks, with recent renovations adding to the spotless reputation of rooms and grounds. Guests have called out the commendable amenities, like the refreshing pool and enjoyable dining experiences. Service at the camp is a highlight, with staff members earning praise for their exceptional friendliness and helpfulness. While the rooms are appreciated for their cleanliness and comfort, a few guests note their compact size.
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Andrew wrote a review Oct 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in beautiful Hwange National Park we were delighted with the rooms which were comfortable with solar power and fans. Great shower and bathroom amenities. , there is a large open dining room and outside area so that you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets and sky and animals that come to the waterhole in front of the camp. Staff were attentive and always available when required, and food outstanding and the kitchens were able to cater for individual dietery need etc. Front office and service staff absolutely 100% on their game. It was a great stay
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Peter S wrote a review Apr 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Robins Camp is the oldest in Hwange and with new concession owners has been completely restored and refurbished. It sits right in the bush and is very spacious with excellent facilities. Lovely pool to relax in the heat of the day between game drives, bar, common room and a huge attractive dining room lapa.style. Food was excellent. Really friendly and helpful staff. Accommodation is all in cottages - well equipped and very comfortable.
They provide game drives but we drove ourselves morning and evening - game viewing was very rewarding and the bush beautiful.
The new owners really do deserve to succeed so if you go to Zim please visit Robins.
And it it only takes 2 hours to drive to Victoria Falls - combine to two for a wonderful trip.
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sanja Rice wrote a review Sept 2021
Nyon, Switzerland
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
About a 2 hours drive from Victoria Falls, Robins Camp is the best value for money in Hwange National Park. There’s a lot of history to this place, yet it remains exceptionaly modern and well-furnished with 36 luxurious bungalows/chalets and 25 camp sites. The Camp has a relaxed atmosphere with beautiful trees and gardens, a huge swimming pool to relax in the heat of the day, and a very cool “hyena bar”, all overlooking an open plain where warthog, kudu and impalas are often spotted.

The staff is super friendly and helpful. Food & drinks can be ordered at any time of the day and are a treat every time. There is a tea & coffee station that can also be used at all times.

For those needing a good WiFi connection (not always easy to find in the bush) - this is the place!

All in all, Robins is a little oasis in the Park, close to the Falls, great for families and awesome for an African Bush Experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 27 Sept 2021
Dear sanjarice. We are always happy to hear from our guests and thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear that you emnjoyed your stay wth us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Robin Camp in the future !
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Dino v wrote a review Sept 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay away! Booked here via Jenman safaris. Originally booked for sable sands or elephant eye. Ended up in this dump. It is outdated. Its dirty and filthy. Staff pathetic. Offer gamewalks that in the end are not available due to lack of ranger (website states inhouse guides for walks and drives) was offered a gamedrive voor $65 instead. Just before leaving guide informed me that drive was only going to waterhole and sit there until game would arrive. On terrain waterhole is within electric fence so no game can approach. Next day a fukl day gamedrive was promised. Oy to hear it had been changesmd into 2 separate shorter drives. Wasted afternoon in Hwange np. Also blaiming Jenman safaris on this total wasted stay at Hwange. Shame!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Stay far far away
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 10 Nov 2022
Hello Dino v. I understand that you were not happy with your overall experience at Robins Camp. I am sorry to hear that. Regarding your activities. The safari or game drives offered at Robins Camp are Morning Game Drives and Afternoon Game Drives. The Big Toms and Little Toms waterholes are very productive for animal sightings and your game drive included the waterhole but was not limited to just the waterhole. The optional walking safari is operated by Zimbabwe National Park and are subject to availability of a walking ranger. We cannot guarantee this service. We would love to have you stay with us again. We invite you to come stay at Robins Camp again on a 2 night complimentary stay. We will include 2 nights accommodation, three meals a day and will also include 2 game drives during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Robins Camp. Please contact via our reservations email.
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Connector50766980191 wrote a review July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Robin's Camp tremendously - it is more affordable than most of the private camps in Hwange and it is definitely value-for-money. It is good to see how the camp has been renovated as a result of the partnership between Machaba and the Zim National Parks. In the past, we have gone to stay more towards the South East of Hwange so it was a change of scenery for us this year as we got to see the North West part of the Park with the Deka River and Mopane forests. It is such a great place for young families as there is an open grass area, swimming pool and it is fenced in so you can relax and enjoy. All of the staff were so friendly and accommodating. Our Guide was excellent and we saw a lot of game despite it still being quite green (like lion, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, roan antelope, hyaena and elephant to name some).
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 5 July 2023
Thank you, Connector50766980191 for your feedback, we do appreciate your review? We are always so happy to hear that guests enjoyed their stay at Robins Camp. Please come visit us again soon. Thanks again.
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Laura B wrote a review May 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience - the hotel and rooms were nice, the staff was amazing and friendly and the location and game drives were wonderful. At the camp, the food was excellent, and you could view game from the chairs on the lawn. Between the stargazing, night fires and plethora of birds on the property, you didn’t need to leave the camp to have a great experience with nature. That being said, the game drives were great - lots of wildlife in the location. Compared to other camps in the area, it’s a slightly larger camp (and slightly cheaper) but we would go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mikeytha wrote a review Aug 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am writing to express our heartfelt appreciation of the staff at the camp, all of whom were exceptionally welcoming, kind and helpful at all times.
In particular, they sought us out when we had got stuck on a muddy track, and rescued us! Thereafter our vehicle was thoroughly cleaned inside and out, and even our shoes washed!
(We erred by not picking up a walkie-talkie radio when going out on our game drive! Obviously this is an excellent, and seriously important feature to advertize in the 'visitors' instructions.)
They also provided a special cake for my wife on her birthday yesterday! We also had spectacular treats of a breakfast at the wonderful New Deka Camp, and sunset at the Salt pan! All this remains very special in our memories.
Furthermore, the meals were plentiful and delicious.
We only regretted that we could not stay longer!

May I make one or two suggestions?
(1) The map provided could be improved (it is hand-drawn) and not entirely complete nor accurate.
(2) The locks be repaired on the two public ladies' toilets.
(3) That bird residue be cleaned from the tower, which is otherwise a spectacular resource.
(4) A campaign be mounted for National Parks to re-paint and/or repair direction signs on the roads. Often these are simply missing or illegible, and sometimes quite incorrect, which
resulted in our driving in the wrong direction on a little used (but well graded) road!
(5) To provide a shop where paintings, crafts, clothes etc made by indigenous artists and experts could be sold for their benefit and that of the many international visitors who would love to purchase mementoes of Zimbabwe and Africa, especially if they come (as most do) directly from Victoria Falls.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Cottage in centre
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 20 Aug 2022
Thank you veyges1 for your review. I have send your full review to the Robins Team. Your feedback is most important to us to ensure all client satisfaction and to know if there are any areas that may need more attention. Thank you again and hurry back too us.
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Stephanie C wrote a review Sept 2022
Atlanta, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the campsites within Robins during the first night of our 7-day self-drive through Hwange. The campsites had their own braai and there was ample and clean ablutions, showers and an area to wash dishes. There is also a restaurant, bar and pool onsite as well as a viewing platform.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 19 Sept 2022
Dear stephaniecF1898MS. Thank you for travelling to Robins Camp and hope you enjoyed your travels. Thank you for your review, your feedback is most important and we are so happy that you found the facilities at Robins Camp to your liking. Thanks again for choosing Robins Camp.
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Michael wrote a review June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Robins is an ex ZimParks camp with an iconic history. The accommodations and facilities are excellent and the staff very attentive and accommodating. The food is varied and freshly prepared with a chef anxious to cater to all needs. It is in a great location for self drive or accompanied game drives with great populations of the game we came to see. The place is excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 11 June 2022
Dear Mgscottrobinson. Thank you for taking the time to review Robins Camp and our team are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again !
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SharonVWilson wrote a review May 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a lovely time at Robins Camp and really enjoyed our meals there. The food was diverse and really tasty. I would suggest however that biscuits or scones were available for early risers to have with their tea or coffee, and for those hanging around the pool to have with drinks or tea in the afternoons. A kettle
with a tea and coffee station in our room would have been much appreciated.

Beds were comfy, the solar geysers much appreciated, and your staff helpful.

We were fascinated watching the bats flying from the top of the tower early evenings and would love to know more about them. We couldn't believe how many there were, and how much noise they made.

We were excited to see black backed and side striped jackals, Cory Bustard, dung beetles, and ground hornbills, We saw a small herd of Roan on our way home which we were all thrilled to see. Sad not to see elephants or lions, but with all the rains we honestly weren't surprised. Lots of zebra and impala, a few Kudu and waterbuck. A lovely family of giraffe. Definitely a bird watchers paradise in April.
We were super excited to see a hippo and her baby at Detema Dam.

Thanks again to Carina for handling our bookings and concerns, and to the staff for making our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are inter-leading rooms for families and rooms for couples
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Response from Wendy Rankin, Sales at Robins Camp
Responded 4 May 2022
Your feedback is most important to us to ensure all client satisfaction. Your feedback has been sent to camp. I am glad that our team and our wildlife did not disappoint. Thanks again for choosing Robins Camp and please come back soon…
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Answer from Dino v
4 contributions
Yes youbcan but do yourself a favour and stay far far away from robbins camp!
Answer from Machaba
Maun, Botswana34 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Fairgo, Thank you so much for your question. We are delighted Robins sounds like your kind of place :) Please can you send us an email at reservations @ robinscamp . com and we will assist with all your questions. Regards, Ilse Marketing
Lorne S asked a question Mar 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Hi it’s Lorne. Please can I have the login so I can update the picture
Answer from ChrisW311
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe436 contributions176 helpful votes
HI Perfectly safe I live in Vic Falls. The unrest was in the townships in the major cities far away from Hwange and Vic Falls. all calm now.
Gavin021 asked a question Nov 2018
George, Western Cape33 contributions29 helpful votes
Does the lodge overlook a waterhole
Answer from Mike J
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe5 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Gavin There is a small waterhole which can be seen from the pool/dining area. Best regards The Robins Team
Karina H wrote a tip June 2024
Brisbane, Australia118 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The drive in and out from Victoria Falls is very dusty in open safari vehicle so don’t wear good clothes "
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rgvda2024 wrote a tip May 2024
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
" Just stay one morning at the camp and watch the wildlife and birds visiting the camp's own waterhole/birth bath. You have the camp private"
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Tom wrote a tip Mar 2024
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The value isn't that great due to the poor Rand/USD exchange rate. Zimbabwe is no longer a cheap destination. "
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Camper29846112940 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a swimsuit. Swim towels are provided. Also we bring a travel mug to take an early cuppa back to the rooms first thing. "
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Wayne D wrote a tip Sept 2023
11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan for some early morning starts, but it's worth it. "
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LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceHwange National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Robins Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Robins Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Robins Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Robins Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Robins Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Robins Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Robins Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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