Camdeboo gets camping
Camdeboo National Park, home to the breathtaking Valley of Desolation near Graaff-Reinet, will open the Nqweba Campsite on 1 March 2012.
Did you know? Camdeboo National Park encircles the town of Graaff-Reinet.
From March 2012 visitors to Camdeboo will be able to overnight in the park, instead of having to spend the night in Graaff-Reinet. Because of the range of accommodation on offer in the town, the park hasn't catered for overnight visitors before. But who wouldn't want to wake up to the sounds of the bush stirring?
"The new campsite will provide visitors with a rustic overnight nature experience within the park's game viewing area," said park manager Peter Burdett. Situated on the floodplains of Nqweba Dam, the campsite offers 14 sites for caravans or tents. Each site has a powerpoint and braai, while a communal kitchen provides a deep freeze, microwave and stove plates.
The communal ablutions have showers, toilets and a universally acessible unit.
Currently the campsite is shaded by some acacia trees, but the park intends to plant established karee trees to enhance the shade cover. You can contribute to the park's development by donating a shade tree for R110. Make a donation.
The park will also be getting a new tented camp next to the dam. With just four furnished safari tents, the Lakeview Tented Camp will offer seclusion and comfort. The tented camp is due to open on 1 April.
Bookings for both camping and the tented camp are now open! Book online or through SANParks central reservation offices.
A campsite will cost R175 a night for 1-2 people, R58 for an additional adult, R29 for an additional child.
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