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Camdeboo National Park

South Africa
(049) 892 3453
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Ranked #43 of 136 Attractions in Eastern Cape
Type: National Parks
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to the Camdeboo NP to see the Valley of Desolation. The park guards were very friendly and knowledgeable. The park was very well maintained. We did a loop-walk around the top of the valley. Gorgeous views and vegetation.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I will attempt to remain unbias,as this parkhas been a tremendous wait and therefore held Much excitement for me even before reaching the gates! It Is small, and I would advise you do both the park and valley of desolation in one day the park charges per day entry-entry covers both)so wait for any Cloud cover or rain to' subside... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spent a freezing cold winter's night in the tented camp, but enjoyed every moment. Love the feeling of layer upon layer of blankets weighing you down... Have never seen a camp so well maintained! The communal kitchen is bumper-packed with everything you need and the ablutions were spotless. Keep in mind it is still just a tent, so space is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We camped here for two nights, on arrival the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Valley of desolation absolutely perfect for sundowners, stunning view. The campsite is lovely, no grass but there is shade, each campsite has a bench, Braai and bin. Bathrooms clean and kitchen has basics (only a deep freezer, perhaps there should be a fridge as well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Valley of desolation? Maybe, but also valley of freedom! The Sanparks safari tents were great - I would however add a fan as it was boiling hot on check-in. Graaff-Reinette is a lovely town and we enjoyed it a lot! The trip to the valley and the views were excellent. The lizard walk needs new signs (put it in cement... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

After a friendly greeting from the man at the gate who gave us a map with detailed instructions of what there was to do, we set off to the view site at the top of the hill. And what a view it was! The Valley of Desolation was quite spectacular and Crag Lizard walk was well signposted and the information... More

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cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We spent a night in the Camdeboo National Park by default - being the September school holidays and having left it too late to book anywhere else en route to the Addo Elephant Park via Nieu-Bethesda, we were not left with many options! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer...we did not have quite enough time to explore... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Spent a Friday and Sat during winter at this lovely Nat Park. Valley of Desolation is truly spectacular and the history along with plant descriptions, that are on display very well thought out and informative. Views are incredible especially a clear winters day. The Park section for animal viewing is Ok. Only because we are spoilt during our visits to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Unfortunately the hikes available in Camdeboo Nationalpark were either 6 hours or 45 minutes. 6 hours means you cannot avoid the heat of the noon, no matter when you get started. Since we could not take 45 minutes serious and we were quite keen on having a bit of excercise we opted for the Eerstefontein Day Walk. We had read... More

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