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Camdeboo National Park

South Africa
(049) 892 3453
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Ranked #35 of 125 Attractions in Eastern Cape
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A friendly welcome awaited us on a hot day. The Park boasts with wonderful birdlife as well as some animal species that are not even present in the Kruger national Park. In the just more that three hours that it took us to drive through the Park, we saw large numbers of animals at pretty close range. Well worth a... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Last week we booked an overnight stay in a tent at the Camdeboo National Park just outside Graaff Reinet. The tented camp consist of 4 tents and a communal kitchen/lapa and communal ablutions. Inside the tent there are 2 single beds a fridge.Bedding and towels are supplied and there is electricity 220v in the tent. At the kitchen every tent... More

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Johannesburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Molatedi
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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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Umhlanga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Oudtshoorn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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