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“The peace and quiet of the bush with luxurious accommodation - what could be better?!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature Reserve

Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature Reserve
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Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature Reserve
South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The peace and quiet of the bush with luxurious accommodation - what could be better?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2010

We have just spend a wonderful two nights at the Haaspoort Bush Camp. The facilities there are excellent - beautifully designed to ensure a bush atmosphere (braais, fires, secluded homes with decks, outside showers, baths looking into bush etc.) but with all mod cons (large units, beautifully designed and decorated, with enormous comfortable beds, large bathroom with walk-in shower and large bath, tea and coffee-making facilities etc.). Also, a nice pool area and communal lapa and Braai. Fantastic location if you like hiking. Plenty of birds, buck, vervets etc. A must if you need to wind down. Also, a great place for family and friends holidays.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2010

For a UK traveller it was an experience to drive 17km down a gravelled road and arrive almost at the gates with a puncture! This was very swiftly sorted by Victor & Evan and the next morning a replacement car arrived ! Wonderful, warm, friendly and very professional service in a marvellous location. Loved the game drive and sundowners at a beautiful viewpoint. Wished we had stayed longer - we will next time!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2009

My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful weekends spent at Haaspoort Bushcamp, most recently with our baby. The camp, which is only an hour and 10 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth, is in the heart of the bush and is secluded enough to allow you to unwind completely. Chalets are comfortably and thoughtfully designed to ensure privacy and beautiful views of the bush from your bed- and bathroom. There is nothing quite like the beautiful Karoo landscape – it gives you such a sense of peace and tranquility. We love going for early morning walks or reading on the deck of our chalet. Cosy evenings around the fire at the Lapa are another favourite with us, as are the game drives! The hosts, Lindsay and Victor, are extremely hospitable and knowledgeable about the area. Not to mention Lindsay’s catering, which is first-class! What a remarkable spot…we highly recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2009

If you are looking for the perfect getaway to relax and catch your breath then Haaspoort Bushcamp is the place to go!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2009

My Fiance and I stayed at Haaspoort Bushcamp and had an amazing time in this quiet and beautiful place. The chalets were so elegant and the service was top notch. There's nothing like a spectacular game drive with sundowners followed by a romantic bubble bath for 2 overlooking the lush landscape. The pool was a delightful break from the summer heat and we will never forget the good wine and great laughs around the fire at night under the vista of stars. It's a bit off the beaten track but well worth it and I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to get away for a truly wonderful African nature reserve experience with a spouse or children of any age.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2009

Our weekend at Haasport was a treat and a fantastic break from real life. The location is perfect, remote yet easily accessible and one has a complete feeling of nature and tranquility. The surrounding bush and mountains contribute a real atmosphere to the place and star gazing at night is a must.
Accommodation is in individual cottages, with loads of privacy. Our room was very well appointed, quality linen and very nice sized rooms. Lovely bathroom and great views as you lie in bed and look out at the surrounding nature.
We sat around the fire at the central lapa at night and for those with small children, our baby monitor stretched from our cottage to this lapa which was very reassuring and nice not to have to run back and forth.

Would not hesitate to recommend if you are looking for a luxurious break in the bush.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank StFrancisLou
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

We spent a wonderful weekend at Haaspoort Bushcamp in April. Lindsay and Victor's hospitality is outstanding. The rooms are so well appointed and the beautiful victorian-styled bath was a real treat. Would definitely recommend the game drive and a trip to the water hole (Seekooigat) is well worth the walk. Make sure you take note of the typical Eastern Cape vegetation and the unusual rock formations whilst walking on the reserve. Nature at its very best!!!!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ericksons4
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Additional Information about Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature Reserve

Property: Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature Reserve
Address: Pinelands Farm | on R75 half way bet. P.E. and Graaf Reinet, Wolwefontein 6237, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Wolwefontein
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Wolwefontein
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the Winterhoek Mountains of the Eastern Cape South Africa, Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature reserve captures the serenity and beauty of the Karoo. The Bushcamp is situated on a 2000-hectare malaria-free private nature reserve. The four private thatched en-suite chalets complete with timber decks overlooking the river, offer you all the privacy and comfort you need for a relaxing African safari. Full board and self-catering options available. ... more   less 
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Haaspoort Bushcamp Private Nature Reserve Wolwefontein, South Africa - Eastern Cape

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