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“Wilderness Experience with lovely hot showers” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mesosaurus Fossil Camp

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Mesosaurus Fossil Camp
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“Wilderness Experience with lovely hot showers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We had this campsite to ourselves and it was glorious - warm welcome, warm showers and wonderful quivertrees. Because we were tired we decided to not drive the 3kms to the wilderness camp, silly us (so we stayed in the main camp - altho' that felt pretty wild - in a good way), it would have been worth the effort to stay at the wilderness camp but we did get our act together in the morning and head up the trail and went to the view point to look at the quiverforest - it was magic - great views and loads of quivertrees (try to avoid the one with the angry bees'). Well worth staying here for an out in the wilderness experience with lovely hot showers!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Giel, who was a very nice host. Accommodation is basic but very cozy. Great value for money. We like the 'outdoors' feel of this place and can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2009

Mesosaurus Fossil Camp is the real deal - we chose the bush camp which is about 4km into the owners farm. You basically camp among the quiver trees and dolomites from Giant's Playground. We had the camp site to ourselves and felt very much at one with nature. Even though you're kind of in the middle of nowhere, they still have great ablutions!
Giel who is the owner of the farm was possibly our highlight of Namibia. He is such a genuinely lovely and funny man, passionate about his fossils and full of stories. Definitely do the tour with Giel - I wouldn't bother about actually going into the official Quiver Tree Forest and Giant's Playground. Do it with Giel.

They do have campsites and little houses if you don't want to rough it quite so much. We had come from Aus and were on our way to Mata Mata in the Kgalagadi so it was a perfect stopover. Thanks Giel!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mesosaurus Fossil Camp
Address: C17 | P.O. Box 270, Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Central Plateau > Keetmanshoop
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Keetmanshoop

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