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.

Camdeboo National Park

Address: South Africa
Phone Number: (049) 892 3453
Website
Improve this listing
76%
Ranked #51 of 138 Attractions in Eastern Cape
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks

Hotels near Camdeboo National Park

Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    11
    3
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Wiltshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in well over a hundred accommodations in Africa, possibly nearly two hundred. I love the unspoilt wilderness experiences such sleeping on the floor of a cave in the Drakensberg or camping rough under a baobab in Tanzania. At the other end of the scale I also enjoy luxury safari experiences and five-star game lodges. The Lake View... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Campsite does not have any grass (only gravel) so make sure you have steel pegs and a four pond hammer. The trees provide very little shade and in the summer it's very hot, so if you have a "silver sheet" be sure to bring it along - it does help. Beware of the monkeys as they will steel any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midrand, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This park is a rustic adventure and if you are keen on getting back to nature, you will have a good time. There is not a lot of shade for campers, but you have water and electricity nearby and a camping kitchen with stove, microwave, deep freeze and scullery. The ablutions was good, but needs a little more attention. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had only a few hours to spend in the Park. The Gate closes at 8 on summer evenings and we went up to Valley of Desolation where we were able to see the astonishing sunset coupled with the rise of the full moon in all its magnificence! We were all silenced into awesome wonder at this display of Nature's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What a great site. It was very enjoyable and loads to see. Unfortunately only had a day and a half to spend but will definitely stay in the tented accommodation again. There was a lot of rain before we arrived so some of the roads was impassable. Definitely recommend a visit. It's close enough to Graaff-Reinet to commute in and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We spent a very pleasant morning driving through the game park and saw kudu, lots of springbok, blessbok, mountain reedbuck, lots of birds etc really a nice park to visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We booked to stay one night in the Camdeboo National Park "camping site", assuming that like other camp sites, there would be an area of grass on which to pitch our tent. Unfortunately, upon arrival we discovered that the Park only has a gravel base on which to pitch tents. Since our tent only had plastic pegs, we were forced... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Netherlands
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stayed in a safaritent in the Restcamp for four nights. Our tent (nr. 4) had a view at the lake and now and then we saw game passing by. The semi-outdoor communal ablutions were charming and perfect. The Valley of Desolation is a must, but the game drive near the camp is also worth it. Add to that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape St Francis, South Africa
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Camdeboo National Park also viewed

Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Limpopo Province, South Africa
 

Been to Camdeboo National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Camdeboo National Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?