Roy's Camp

Roy's Camp

Farm Elandslaagte Grootfontein, Rundu Namibia
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Clean and simple furnishings.
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Yogurt fridge tart to die for
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Afrikaans
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Free parking
Internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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Non-smoking rooms

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Farm Elandslaagte Grootfontein, Rundu Namibia
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Rundu Airport
119.3 mi
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Highland-Birder wrote a review Jun 2020
Tain, United Kingdom2,013 contributions356 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night during our recent tour of Namibia. Our accommodation consisted of a large terrace brick built bungalow, with a large bedroom and en-suite shower room. There was free water and Tea & Coffee facilities in the room. Our meals were take in the onsite restaurant just a short boardwalk away from our bungalow. The breakfast (Hot & Cold) and evening meals were buffet style and offered plenty of choice for us vegetarians. The food was delicious, all freshly cooked and piping hot. The young lady who prepared the food was very polite and attentive was was alway to hand should we need any assistance, there was unlimited, tea and coffee available. We spent a few hours in the early evening and the next morning exploring the grounds on foot. Very friendly polite staff. Free WiFi. Highly Recommended
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dawid F wrote a review Jan 2020
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa120 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want something different this is the place. Wonderful decorations. We really enjoyed every moment. Nico and Wiehan were the most friendly hosts for whom nothing we asked was too much trouble. Dining was excellent and exactly as we expected from what we read on all the reviews. The Yogurt fridge tart was incredible. We've never tasted anything like it before. The waterhole and hide and especially the bird baths between the chalets made for some incredible birding and the trouble you took to light the fire each evening so that we could have a relaxing drink at the boma before dinner was really appreciated. This was a really special visit to a really special place with really special people. We would however have liked a little bar fridge in the room and a bit better WiFi reception might also stand you in good stead.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Adrienne E wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois123 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unexpectedly found ourselves driving between Caprivi and Windhoek - this couldn't have been a better stopover camp! The staff (same gentleman at reception and the bar) couldn't have been more kind and fun. The rooms were not only well appointed, but, delightful (and quirky!) The water pressure (shower) was the best we had experienced in several days. The dinner was very tasty. And, the boxed breakfast for an early morning departure was super thoughtful.

All of the practical stuff aside, this camp was fun, eclectic, quirky and something to talk about! An old bathtub that fills the pool? All of the chalets are different (ours reminded us of The Hobbit). Bush babies can be seen from the bar at dusk. Old typewriters and phones as decor....it all works!

Very family friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jelibori wrote a review Feb 2020
Maidenhead, United Kingdom149 contributions27 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place. Stayed in #2 which ticked all my boxes. Hospitality was great, low season so a little quiet in the restaurant but food was really nice and staff attentive.

Decor and ambience of the camp is unique with many recycled objects put to good use. Would recommend here for a quiet place to stop off and recharge the batteries.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Lizzie0909 wrote a review Mar 2020
Munlochy, United Kingdom3,317 contributions410 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group of 16 stopped here for a pre-arranged lunch. What a quirky place this is. Recycling on a big scale.
Our lunch was Chicken with salad and veggies, nice dessert. Served by a very friendly member of staff with good English.
The grounds are very interesting, the individual cottages look as quirky as the Dining Room. We had a couple of new species of birds here, Rosy-Cheeked Lovebirds and Black-Faced Babbler. Enjoyed cold drinks in the shade on a hot day. Recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jenny i wrote a review Dec 2021
Katima Mulilo, Namibia629 contributions244 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Always a great place to stop while travelling through Namibia. Take your own supplies if camping because the campsites are great. The ablutions are spacious and spotlessly clean. Small wildlife come through the campsite and give a great experience
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gisela M wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town, South Africa35 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a night on my way up to Katima Mulilo. We took a chance and arrived without a booking, which was fine but I got the feeling this wasn't usual! So make a booking. I stayed in a chalet, which was quite convenient not to have to unpack a tent.
Lovely little seating area - lots of birds and dikdiks.
Breakfast was included and was delicious.
I can imagine the vibe could be quite a party vibe if there were big crowds, but we had a quiet time. Well run, well kept. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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mfuwe wrote a review Oct 2008
Isle of Man, United Kingdom48,608 contributions549 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had been to Roy's over Christmas 2006 and needing a stopover on the long haul to and from Caprivi had no hesitation in booking there again. We enjoyed it last time and disliking one night stands we took two on the way down. We were not disappointed and our memory of a great stay had not been wrong.
We were made most welcome and enjoyed both stays, up and down. We took walks in the woods with its prolific wildlife.
Food as always was excellent and the hospitality beyond reproach. Yes, the design of the accomodations is somewhat eclectic, but that is part of the charm of the place and not a cause for complaint.
We like it a lot and will always benefit from its excellent location.
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Date of stay: September 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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retiredrobbo wrote a review Nov 2007
cheshire55 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the misfortune to stay at Roys Camp for 1 night in Nov 2007. Unfortunately accommodation in this area is limited and ,having seen the room ,if I had known of an alternative I would have simply moved on.
The camp is situated approx 55 kms North of Grootfontein on the main arterial Route to the Caprivi Strip.It broadly consists of 7 detached cottages of various sizes together with an adjacent campsite. Each of the "cottages" is furnished with reclaimed material which some may describe as aesthetically pleasing .There is no doubt some of the metal work is inventive, but seats which are downright uncomfortable and lights which do not illuminate no matter how ingenious, is not my idea of suitable furnishings.I prefer to desribe the interiors as cheap and nasty and simply exploiting the "tourist dollar".
Our cottage (NO.6) can only be descibed as a roughly constructed brick shed with a corrugated iron roof. When we stayed ,the daytime temperatures were in the upper 30`s C ,so needless to say by early evening the room had effectively become an oven. Being slowly roasted in a "gas mark 6 " room is not my idea of fun. Indeed I seem to recall buildings of similar construction being used as punishment blocks in Japaneses prisoner of war camps. The "air conditioning " consisted of a small electric fan. However, as there was only a single electric socket ,you need to decide wether it is preferable to use the fan and increase your cooking time, or the electric mosquito plug and cut the chances of malaria......both was not an option.
The "bathroom area" is integrated within the bedroom and consisted of a metal washbasin with no plug. The base of the shower was fitted with a number of small logs which Roy had cleverly connected together and on which you were expected to stand. However not only were they slippy ,but they provided an ideal environment for the entomological wildlife of Namibia to hide and wait for you. There was no facility (not even a even a clotheshangar) for clothes ,no place to raise cases off the floor so it was imperative to zip them up to avoid the inevible invasion of cockroaches/ants etc.
Food at the camp was basic....chicken nuggets or an Oryx stew which was full of bones. On the plus side ,staff at reception and the bar were very pleasant but my advice is "give it a miss"
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Date of stay: November 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gary C wrote a review Jan 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom174 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Roys for two days. On first appearance this quirky place looked OK, but on closer inspection it was clear that Roy's dream was somewhat lacking love and attention. Having said that the rooms were clean and comfortable. Overall we were pleased to have stayed there.
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Margate, South Africa385 contributions78 helpful votes
Our entire trip to Namibia was paid in advance. So I would suggest you just contact them. On a positive note though you can arrange accommodation that includes braai facilities and take your own food. You will enjoy it
James B wrote a tip Aug 2019
Boston78 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"9 was fine - 5 is great if you have older kids - but it's ladder would be a bit dicey with kids under 10 years old or so."
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David H wrote a tip Jul 2017
Carmarthen, United Kingdom57 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for one of older style cabins."
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mfuwe wrote a tip Jan 2017
Isle of Man, United Kingdom48,608 contributions549 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the new cottages."
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Lisa S wrote a tip Aug 2016
Prince Albert66 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the camp site - highly recommended"
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JaninecTurossHead wrote a tip Jun 2016
Tuross Head5 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the double which was room 3 the others in our group all had single beds."
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaKavango RegionRundu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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What are some of the property amenities at Roy's Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Roy's Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Roy's Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Roy's Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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