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To be honest we enjoyed the warm water pool and made the best of it although it could do with maintenance. Camp sites are not allocated (first come, first serve basis); The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Langebaan, South Africa
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Hermanus, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This attraction is poorly and not properly maintained. In the restaurant the service could be better, although the staff were friendly. The food was not great. Stick to the basics like toasted sandwiches if you want something edible. The warm pool fed by the 65C hot spring is big, clean but poorly maintained. The ablution blocks used by campers are... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

As Namibians we went on the hike in the Fishriver Canyon this year for the first time together with friends from Johannesburg and Cape Town. We completed the hike in four days and rented three rooms at Ai-Ais for one night. We had dinner in the restaurant. The staff were friendly but nobody was dressed in any kind of uniform.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We only spent one night here but it wasn't the best. The room smelt of smoke and didn't have enough light.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We camped here last month. Lovely area. ideal stop-over for the fish river canyon. Shop, restaurant and pub, very good. Hot springs swimming pools amazing

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Langebaan, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

To be honest we enjoyed the warm water pool and made the best of it although it could do with maintenance. Camp sites are not allocated (first come, first serve basis); The ablution facilities are not well kept and in need of maintenance. Monkeys scavenge dustbins regularly, including any food at campsites. Use your resources, upgrade dustbin system and implement... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We spent 3 nights camping in Ai-Ais. At first glance its very nice, lots of campsites, but you must pick your spot well else you are on top of each other. However, I never had a hot shower - there was never hot water in the ablution block, no matter how many times I tried. This is really annoying especially... More 

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West Coast, Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a great time camping at the hot springs. We were warned by friends not to go here, but they could not have been more wrong. Kids really enjoyed the outdoor and indoor hot pools. Staff are fantastic and very helpful, there are always hot water in ablution block showers (obviously), not like other camps where you have to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Because we stayed here for one night 2 years back, we thought to give it another go, this time for a 7 day stay, for this trip to Namibia. My fiance was doing the Fish River Canyon hike of 6 days, and this ends at the Ai-Ais Resort, so it was ideal to stay there and wait for him while... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a pity! A very long journey for this?!!? The location is stunning and it is obvious that this place was originally well built but it has been sadly neglected. The management must be asleep because it is very badly run. There were no direction signs and a chronic lack of staff to advise where to go or what to... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped at Ai-Ais as our last stop before returning to South Africa. Being to excellent facilities in namibia, this was just a disappointment. Trudie at reception was very friendly and helpful though. The rooms were quite disappointing. Our mirror was broken, but it wasnt removed or replaced. The outside shower was dirty and the walls and floor were mouldy.... More 

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