Okaukuejo waterhole
Okaukuejo waterhole
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Ken
11 contributions
May 2022
We were here mid-may and right after sunset both nights we saw so many rhinos and they even interacted. They just came and went one at a time with up to 3 at the waterhole at a time. Even saw a lone elephant and giraffes drinking (which is an amazing sight) one of the nights.
Written May 26, 2022
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Mid-Kate
London, UK448 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We stayed at this resort and visited the waterhole in the afternoon and also after dinner. There is a small covered platform with seating area and benches around the waterhole. We saw giraffes and a rhino family.
There is also a parking area nearby but it wasn’t a long walk from the restaurant area.
Written December 14, 2022
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elycee
Toronto, Canada699 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Experience the wonders of nature at a safe distance. There are benches around the waterhole as well as a small section of bleachers. Great spot for lunch or anytime. Guests staying at the lodge get to watch at night, after the park closes!! Day trippers must leave by 6:20pm, closing time
Written August 31, 2022
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Michael A
Koping, Sweden561 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
At sunset people gathörn around the waterhole. A couple of lights light up thr water hole so you can see the wildlife. The problem is that alot if spectators bring drinks and wine so after a while it is more like a festival...
Written May 13, 2022
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topojack
Eindhoven, The Netherlands56 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went to this waterhole around 15
00 and we must have seen 200 zebras. There is a covered seating place to observe the animals at the waterhole. Very convenient. It was amazing to see how the leader of each group of zebras led his or her group to the water and told them when to leave. Very organised in order all zebras got a chance to drink.
Written February 4, 2020
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peter hatch
30 contributions
May 2020
The old saying wait and you shall see is true is true. arrive during the day and the waterhole may be unoccupied but as the sun goes down so does the action I have seen 33 Elephant 6 rhino and 2 lions at the same time at this waterhole . Superb
Written June 20, 2020
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suewL9337BT
Swakopmund, Namibia63 contributions
Oct 2020
As a Namibian, the best part of our experience was that we had the waterhole, the park and ther roads to ourselves!!!!!!

Because of the Pandemic, there were no tourists and so we did not have to view game in a traffic jam of Overlanders, self drive 4 x 4-ers and buses. But, sadly, this has had devastating effects on our tourism industry and economy in general. Many have lost their jobs and the future looks bleak!
Written October 20, 2020
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thepeckster
Cape Town Central, South Africa153 contributions
Jul 2022
Spare yourself the bone-jarring roads. Sit at the waterhole as we did for our entire last day in the park. Car will last longer and you'll see some great wildlife. This waterhole is the only reason to visit this camp.
Written August 3, 2022
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leon b
Rotterdam, The Netherlands85 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We visited Okaukuejo waterhole in the early morning in transit. The waterhole is located in a settlement where you can refuel, can do some shopping and spend the night.

When I read all the reviews, it is worthwhile to visit the waterhole in the evening, at night or the very early morning. We had bad luck that morning and saw, except a few stray birds no wildlife. It is surrounded by a wall, benches and lighting. For us a bit too touristy and artificial. We enjoy more of our wlidlife observations at the waterholes in the park itself. The disadvantage is that you can visit these obviously not in the evening.

Conclusion: if you take for granted the crowds, do not bother with the artificial setting and stay at least one night, Okaukuejo waterhole is a good place to spot wildlife.
Written August 11, 2016
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Dries K
Cape Town Central, South Africa19 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
The atmosphere of years gone by has gone, and many tourists are noisy and disrespectful. NWR staff and their noisy children are loitering and laying about.
At least the animals are still a highlight, if one is able to ignore the above.
Written October 8, 2013
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