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Date Place Comment
Fraaigelegen Farm Tulbagh

Great place. Nothing special thou. Clean ablutions, braai, grass in most places and too many ants. A few good spots below trees. Swimming in the dam is very refreshing. The owners are really nice people. Wood for sale. R170 per adults and 85 children.

Blesfontein Guest Farm Sutherland

Fantastic place to do stargazing - sky observation. At the farm there is self catering accommodation and it’s possible to order dinner and breakfast. Stargazing is done by one of the owners, at 20:30, 4 nights a week. Very cold at night. Since the farm is 27 km from the paved road, in a slow gravel road, you must spend the night here. Contact Marina for booking: +27 83 633 4913 (WhatsApp also). Cash only.

Tankwa Pastal

Great burguers. Nice place to rest. WiFi available.

Karoo Soul backpackers and Hostel

Beautiful place. It’s more a hostel than a backpackers, since there is just one dorm, with 4 private rooms, although with shared bathrooms. Braai area and wood available. Great place to sleep in a comfortable bed after camping forever. Booking.com.

Wild spirit Lodge and campsite

Great atmosphere. Lots of young and crazy people. Nice place to rest for a while and explore the nature. Breakfast and dinner for a reasonable price. The campsite has pit toilets and cold showers, although you can use the normal bathrooms and hot showers reserved for the safari tents, what I think is not approved by the owners. Shaded but not grassy area. Came in on a rainy day for just one night and spent 3.

Sanctuary Guest Farm

Correct location of the entrance of Sanctuary.

Sanctuary

Beautiful place, lots of green grass. There’s green everywhere. Good ablutions. 2 small braai available. Great alternative for crowded mount zebra campsite. Friendly and helpful owners. If necessary, phone Wendel - ‭(082) 821-3254‬. This place was with the wrong location. Hopefully now it’s fixed.

Sanctuary

I wasn't able to find this place.

Sukuza Camp

People come here to have fun. That said, the ablutions are very clean and the facilities are impressive. Pools, great restaurant and fantastic shop, with cheap price for food and normal for souvenirs. When it’s high season, like now, the unmarked campsites become very strange, because you must find a way to fit among lots of campers and caravans. People don’t care if it’s late or not, they just wanna have fun.

Lake Grappa (rooms & camping)

Great place. Clean and private ablutions. Very good grass area to camp. Pizza on Wednesday night is a must. Also on Fridays and Saturdays. 200 rand adults and kids. The manager made 100 for my children during checkout.

Camel Thorn Camping

Great and green place. Just outside the National Park. Private and clean ablutions. Kitchen also in the private area. There’s a few spots for camping and about the same number of permanent tents. Many trees. No WiFi. Hot water. R385 per campsite. You must call at the front gate.

White House Guestfarm & Campsite

Ok place. Clean ablutions and hot water at the shower. The owners are really nice. They sell delicious game meat and prepare food with you want, as other reviews mentioned. The place has no shade and it’s 100% sandy, although 2 of the campsites have a small covered area. Good WiFi.

Zur Waterkant Guesthouse

Great place. Amazing breakfast. Good alternative when it’s impossible to camp at Sharks island due to the strong wind. Parking inside. ‭063-258116‬ or Airbnb, which is much cheaper.

Udo’s Auto Centre

General mechanic shop. Very nice owner. Had me on a Sunday. Lady at Zur Waterkant Guesthouse called him for that. 081-5517167.

The Portuguese Fisherman seafood restaurant (next to the museum)

Delicious food. We came in both for lunch and dinner. Seafood first, Portuguese steak later. Great malva pudim. Staff efficient and pleasant, supervised all the time by the owner. Not cheap.

Betta Rest Camp Campsite

Nice and clean place. But the owner was not around when we were there. Therefore, no Wi-Fi working, no swimming pool, no water at night, which was fixed after we complained. No water in the morning, which was barely fixed after a few requests. There is a Oryx family that is kept for children take pictures next to it, but in the morning one escaped the fenced area and attacked my ground tent, punching it for several times. We felt the saying “enter at your own risk” applies there, since no real apologies were made.

Goba Lodge

Nice place. Clean bathrooms and shower. 110 ND for adult. Children free. Nice option going to or coming from Botswana.

Crocodile Safari Camp

Best place to be in Maun. Grass, shade, clean ablution. Massage for the girls, pool, fast WiFi. It’s definitely not an Overlander spot, but it’s awesome. 600 pula for 2 adults and 2 children. Expensive indeed, but worth it.

Kirk Motors

Inside Kirk Motors you find a very good electrician, Author Pots, who knows a lot about his work. Fast and efficient.

Senyati Safari Camp

OK place. Clean but old private shower and toilet. Very sandy. It has got some good facilities, such as laundry and transfer to Vic Falls, but it’s a very normal, expensive and old place. All the animals seen here can be seen anywhere else. Nothing special.

Foot and mouth Sanitary control

No fresh meat nor eggs going south. Don’t know about the other way.

The River Brewing Company

Great beer. Beautiful place. Good prices for food, considering you are in a very expensive town.

Protea Hotel Camp Ground

The facilities are kind of old and nobody seems to be watching the place. But the shower is hot, pool is nice and there’s a nice view of the river. Braai area all over the place. Good price, specially because children under 12 don’t pay - 140 ND.

Mahungo Safari lodge and campsite

Great place. Everything clean. Very good restaurant. Good pool. Nice view of the river. Beware of the hippos at the camping area.

Mobola

Nice place. Very well maintained. Clean toilets and shower. No rules about noise, so it can get annoying. A bit expensive, as children pay the same as adults - 150ND.

Roy's Rest Camp

Clean ablution and good shower. Very touristic. Small but nice pool. Braai area and wood available. 145 ND adults and 75 children.

Wendelstein

Lovely farm with 2 private rooms. Everything is very clean. Laundry available for 40 ND for 10 kilos of clothes. It goes from 20 euros for 1 person to 68 for 2 adults and 2 children. Breakfast included. Perhaps a little expensive, but awesome place to rest and clean yourself and things. Braai available and they set the fire for you. Reservations on Airbnb or +264-816237314. Chante and Marge run the place and are very nice to the guests.

Hoba meteorite

50 NB adults and 40 children. Quite expensive. But if you’re in the area, you should visit. It’s impressive as it’s pure metal from outer space.

Halali Campsite

Good campsite. Above all, is the only camping located in its area, so not really other options. Clean toilets and good shower. Buy everything you need before driving there. Take meat and enjoy the braai.

Toilet

Man and women’s toilets facilities. Picnic area as well. Very far from everything.


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