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Camdeboo National Park

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Address: South Africa
Phone Number: (049) 892 3453

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Scenic beauty

Spent a night in the park on the way through to Addo from Durban. I have previously stayed in Graaf Reniet town itself and the location makes for a good overnight stop from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Valley of Desolation is truly a magnificent sight to behold. Take your time here, spend some hours soaking up the splendour and allow some time to enjoy one or more of the many hikes on offer. I would recommend a visit at sunset too, but allow plenty of time to establish the right spot to watch the sun go... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We entered from the Valley of Desolation side, and had a slow drive from there to the other side and back again. The water level of the dam was very low, so the animals were a long way away from the viewpoints! Lots of animals on the plains to make up for it. The buffaloes were in hiding.....

Thank Trish C
Geraldton, Australia
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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We read about the park, but the write ups did no justice to this increadible place. This is so different to what we know in terms of eco systems and natural flora - it was so beautiful and extraordinary! It is just outside town and there is a cash only entrance fee. The man at the gate was super friendly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Spent a night in the park on the way through to Addo from Durban. I have previously stayed in Graaf Reniet town itself and the location makes for a good overnight stop from Joburg through to Cape Town or to the Eastern Cape. However some serious lengths of road construction along the way. The park itself is beautiful and has... More 

1 Thank PraneshLuckan
George, South Africa
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The park is average, BUT the site seeing on the mountain is breath taking. the valley of desolation is a must for every traveller. visit both view points, incredible and breathtaking. good value for money

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Breath taking views for miles and miles. Undisturbed nature. Far away from noise pollution and the downfall of man. Very clean and safe. This is where I have always went to to find inner peace. For me, I have always seen myself sitting there one day, decades from now, retired, sitting on one of the hill tops and writing a... More 

1 Thank DelanoEls
Aliwal North, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We camped in the park with our three toddlers and it was a most enjoyable weekend. Campsite is neat and tidy. Each spot is also situated so that you never feel crowded even though the campsite was full. Only two negatives for fifteen campsites the bathrooms are a bit small only 2 toilets and 2 showers serving the ladies. An... More 

1 Thank Chantel L
Aliwal North, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed at Camdeboo National Park during the Easter Weekend. Campsites were clean and well separated. So you didn't feel as if you are bothering your neighbor. Ablutions weren't as clean as you would expect. We ran out of toilet paper and warm water was a problem. When it was brought under management attention, the problems were solved immediately. The... More 

Thank Wiehan_en_Karien
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We were looking forward to view the game. After all it worth it. It was fun to see the animals crossing the road!

Thank Clementcc
Kroonstad, South Africa
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

We used this national park as a one night stop over and were pleasantly surprised. Lakeview tented camp with only 4 tents. Electricity with fridge, fan and kettle. Communal kitchen with cupboard for each tent with crockery, cutlery and mucrowave. Clean and tidy and away from noise and traffic.

Thank 61Riana

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