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75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, Kamanjab Namibia
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#1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Kamanjab
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4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.6
Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopani trees, Hoada (pronounce Waada) Campsite offers travellers a serene home in the wilderness.The area, which is home to a variety of animals, offers spectacular views and a number of hiking trails and 4×4 tracks to explore. This sensational landscape is home to Namibia’s uniquely adapted desert elephant, with its longer legs and smaller tusks, which are frequent visitors to the area. These and a number of larger plains game, reptiles and invertebrates are abundant on the Grootberg Plateau and river valleys that carve deep furrows into the landscape, waiting to be discovered by those passing through.All six luxury camp sites can easily accommodate eight persons, with ample designated areas for four tents or vehicles with roof-top tents. The Group campsite can take up to 14 guests and have male & female ablution facilities.
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75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, Kamanjab Namibia
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CapeGooseberry wrote a review Sep 2022
Switzerland29 contributions36 helpful votes
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We loved this campsite and stayed 2 nights. The staff were very friendly and everything was very well thought out, from the little open air kitchen to the bathroom between the rocks. And of course you have plenty of privacy with lots of space between the campsites. We were able to do a "farm tour" with Deska one morning which was fantastic and very educational for both us and our kids. Leave early and take lots of water! One thing to be aware of, the "pool" is a splash pool (knee deep), cleverly situated between the rocks with a beautiful view and a little bar with drinks. We really loved it, but if you are expecting a resort pool you might not.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Anica Britz, General Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, We are very happy to learn you enjoyed the hike with Deska. Hope you can camp with us again soon.
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Overlanding wrote a review Aug 2021
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Very friendly and helpful staff. Warm water and beautiful private camping sites set between big rocky outcrops. Loved the atmosphere. Seperate kitchen area, shower and seperate toilet made for welcome privacy.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ninus wrote a review Jan 2021
13 contributions1 helpful vote
One of our favorite campsites of our whole trip. Magical rock formations, incredible sunsets and private isolated campsites. The swimming-pool and bar area overlooking the whole desert was the stuff of upmarket resorts. The open bathroom and shower built into the rocks gave a feeling of being close to nature. We did a self-guided 1h30m walk around the area. The only problem was the annoying little fly insect things that were relentless during the day. Apart from that this campsite is not to be missed if you are in Northern Namibia.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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james b wrote a review Nov 2020
Munich, Germany11 contributions2 helpful votes
We intended on staying 1 or 2 nights but ended up staying longer. This place is very special indeed. It is difficult to discribe with words. Just go there. You'll love it. it is so isolated and quiet but with all the comforts campers need. The swimming pool in the boulders is very special. The staff were so warm hearted and friendly. What lovely people. This was the highlight of our trip.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Johannes wrote a review Feb 2020
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Travelled as a group of 5. Bathroom and shower area built among the rocks was so beautiful. Bar and pool wonderful too. We also booked the desert elephant safari from Grootberg lodge and that was a truly amazing experience!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Thank you for the amazing review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed the experience at Hoada Campsite. We hope you will visit us again soon.
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rudipenzhorn wrote a review Jan 2020
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The tents at the campsite are well distributed between the big grey boulders. This provides more than enough privacy, even if fully occupied. Each site has two shade nets that are high enough for cars with roof-top tents. Even for a camper with a normal tent it provides lots of shade for car and supplies. The staff were friendly, quick and helpful - on arrival I was greeted by name and informed that the donkey for hot water had already been lit - a great help after a long day on hot and dusty roads. The greatest asset of Hoada is the amazing landscape - the boulders are an invitation to explore and find the best spots for sunrise and sunset - a photographers paradise. And with the incredible Grootberg Pass just around the corner the possibilities are endless.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Anni G wrote a review Oct 2019
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We just recently camped at this side in October 2019 and were extremely disappointed with our experience. Last year this camp was one of our favorites, due to the facilities. This year we found our camp spot nr 4 dirty with a dead gecko in the bathroom as well as a dirty braai grid. The Swimmingpool was not cleaned and people were unable to use it. It was one of the major features why we booked this camp again. When we asked for it to be cleaned, we were told by the people on side that the pump has been broken for a long time and could not get fixed. It also did not seem as they would put effort into fixing it soon. Based oN these aspects I would not recommend to stay at this camp anymore.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry that Hoada Campsite did not meet your previous expectations from your first visit. We will be closing the pool area during mid November to end of December, for upgrades and extensions. We are also building shade nets for each campsite to offer same relief from the sun during the day.
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Kobus L wrote a review Oct 2019
Le Havre, France78 contributions47 helpful votes
From the reception to our departure we loved every second at Hoada! The campsites are private and not on top of each other. The safari tents are well equipped. Elephant tracking to find the desert adapted elephants is expensive but worth every cent. Loved Hoada and will return. Special complements to Juliane Idan that went out of her way to assist us.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Campsite 4 has the perfect location between the boulders
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CDNTraveller2012 wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada20 contributions3 helpful votes
One of Namibia's camping gems. Sites are very nice in a beautiful location between Etosha and the Grootberg Pass. Tents are very clean and well maintained. Very pleasant site to watch the sunset and enjoy a drink (you need to bring your own drinks). Highly recommended camping site.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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laylalae wrote a review Aug 2019
Slovakia252 contributions94 helpful votes
The setting among big boulders is super nice. You get your privacy and the bathroom built into the rocks was awesome. The boulders are nice, easy and safe to climb for kids - ours loved it and they even gave names to several of their "climbing routes". All the staff was very friendly and I felt a real interest in people coming into their campsite. We opted for Damara culture tour out of their program offer and we couldn´t do better. It was a very private and unique experience for us in a real Damara village where people were so nice. We loved it! Thanks a lot, Hoada :-) Prepare for no electricity, beautiful skies and no possibility to do some minor shopping in the campsite so prepare yourself accordingly.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$37 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaKunene RegionKamanjab
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hoada Campsite
What are some of the property amenities at Hoada Campsite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hoada Campsite?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hoada Campsite?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hoada Campsite?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.