South Gate Campsite | Established Campground

Botswana

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Run by the national park authorities this campsite is located just inside Moremi and a good base to explore the newly opened Black Pools area from, sites have braai stands, there are sinks for dish washing but no taps and ablution blocks which are okay and have cold showers, we had elephants coming through camp at night, as all national park campsites terribly overpriced at 270Pula pp (22€)

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Little shade, no grass and good ablutions. Overall ok but unattractive in its own right. 450 BWP ppn.

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We slept here and at Xakanaxa, both campsites are run by the same entity. We had a strong preference for Xakanaxa (amazing view, deeper in the reserve).
This one is very close to the busy entrance gate, has no great view and has a lot of naughty baboons and honey badgers (one spent the night in our bin, making so much noise from the bin which is far different from true wild fauna noise).

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Nice NP campsite with good views, we saw an African Wildcat and heard elephants roaming the campsite.

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we were the only ones at the campsite. staff is very friendly, firewood available. ablutions are old but working, water is hot (solar). overpriced like already said, especially because you have to pay 2 days of park fees for 1 night stay. baboons, lions, hyena, elephants run through the camp at night/dawn.

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Maintenance at this camp non existant. Same door handle broken since 1 year. No hot water since at least 1 year and guess what seems like covid and the ellies are always to blame. PITY ONE HAS NO CHOICE. Camp site 4,5 a joke in a busy car circus. Camp site 6 ok for 3 cars. Luckily for visiting black pools and xini and 3rd bridge area this camp is ideal. Very naughty honey badger on site and lots of huge baboons, also ellies at waterhole from broken pipes

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Good place for starting Moremi visit. Ask for #9 or 10, at a bit on the edge and really quiet. Good ablutions, large, well cleaned. Fireplace, enough space on campsite. Sometimes visitors: elephants, honey badger and other… good drives to black pools…will come back!

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Campsites dicht beieinander, nicht sehr attraktiv. Wir sind die einzigen Gäste, daher ganz schön. Recht zahme Vögel und Hörnchen.

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At the gate, the rangers check the permit and the weight of the vehicle

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Camping is okey but nothing special. Half the price of third brige camping. They charge 50 pula for firewood so better get it befor arrival somewhere beside the road after you left maun.

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Unfortunately we booked 2 nights here and would definitely not recommend.
When we arrived we asked if we could change our campsite to a site with more privacy and were told they were fully booked - we were the only campers in the whole campsite. Very unhelpful staff who clearly don't care.
I am not sure when our campsite was last cleaned as there were pieces of plastic, bottle tops, broken pipe, paper, etc all over the place.
There was no hot water at all - apparently the elephants broke the geyser.
There are no taps at the washing up area - they have been removed and where the taps were gas been cemented in.
There are large black bins outside the ablutions which the monkeys raid every morning leaving litter scattered everywhere - and the staff just leave it lying around.
The ablutions need a lot of maintenance - cracked tiles, leaking basin, top of toilet cistern missing and ants all over the basins.
Nice to camp in the park but that is the only positive thing about this campsite.
On our second night the generator ran the whole evening until about 4am!
Price: 175 Pula pppn SADC rate plus bed levy.

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Camping just inside the Moremi National Park.

Campsites are nice and shady but close to the main gate and staff village. No water or electricity points at each campsite.

Ablutions in a terrible state and only had cold water, rear sinks on ablution units were disabled so no place to do laundry or wash dishes, roofs on ablutions were very leaky and ablutions were not cleaned regularly.

Paid P175 pppn. The campsite is also far from Main Moremi swamp land and thus would rather go to Thrid Bridge, Xanakaxa or Khwai North Gate.

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price 270 ppn, we came late around 19:00 from Maun but you still have to pay the park fee if you sleep in the camp worth to find a bush camp before the gate.

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was not the nicest camp, but got the job done.
definitely too expensive for what you get.
paid 50 Euro for 2 people.
Showers and Toilets are fine and clean. Rest dusty and without anything nice. just a Sand pit in the forest.
not more than a needed stopover

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I don’t quite recommend it. Although ablutions are alright with flush toilets and hot showers, there is a generator on all night. Much better to go the distance to Third Bridge or Xakanaka.

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Peaceful campsite (MQ-9) with good ablutions.
Were visited by honey badgers and African wildcat during the night.

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We didn’t stay here but saw that this camp is literally by the gate. So they charge you a million bucks just because it’s inside the park. If you want the experience of the wild but are happy to do it without the luxuries, stay at the wild bush camp outside the gate. Just as exciting and just as many animals.

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Run by the national park authorities this campsite is located just inside Moremi and a good base to explore the newly opened Black Pools area from, sites have braai stands, there are sinks for dish washing and ablution blocks which are okay and have solar heated showers, we had elephants coming through camp at night, as all national park campsites terribly overpriced at 270Pula pp (22€)

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Nice campground but next time I will drive straight from Maun to 3th bridge and skip this site.

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