Sesriem Campsite - NWR | Established Campground

Namibia

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Verified:
23 days ago
Altitude:
790.4 masl
Website:
www.nwr.co.na
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

PRICE FROM 1rst November 2021: 490 NAD ppn + park fees. Cheaper for Namibian and SADC citizens.
Campground is run by NWR. Reservations are recommended at www.nwr.co.na Typical one shade tree for campsite. Each site has electricity, trash cans, water, Braai stand. All on sand. Bar and restaurant and small shop near reception. Small pool. Camping here is inside the national park so you are able to enter to see the dunes before sunrise. WiFi vouchers are available from the shop for 300mb for 50N$, 700mb for $100. The National Park permit is valid for 24hrs from the moment you purchase it at the office. Engen garage nearby has pay Internet, gas and better selection of food and supplies. No MTC internet in Sesriem.

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a clear abuse!!
the Price ist extremely expensive (1470nd for 2 adults and 2 kids -11 + 8 y.old) for so few facilities!! just a bar, no swimming pool, personal not that friendly, pressure and hot water depending from the spot...
just as they have the monopol I would recommend 1 night here if you want to see the sunrise (only + is that you can drive 30min earlier than the ones outside the parc), and then the oasis campsite or another one.
I don't understand why campsite are so expensive in Namibia (for instance we paid 500nd for a family room in Lüderitz backpacker, with a charming host and all the facilities)

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This is a unique dessert national park. Don't expect to see a ton of different animals though. You come here for the dessert vistas and combining sun shine at various tomes of the day to get that unique shot. General campsites are great with a tap at each, plus shade and electricity. We got a great deal for SADC citizens $400 per campsite. The negatives: no MTC coverage but you can get wifi at the bar at a nominal cost. The general ablutions seemed to rarely have hot water. The two solar geysers struggle to cope. Other than that, no more than 3 nights. We booked and paid for 4, you guessed it...no refunds.

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Price as of January 2022 was still 490pp which makes this the most expensive campsite we stayed at in Namibia over a period of six weeks. It's a classic NWR camp where the staff aren't super welcoming, and campsites are pretty uninspiring, but this is the best way to enter the park first thing / leave last and see the dunes at their best at sunset/sunrise. And the pool was welcome relief in the summer heat, even if it was very busy!

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Regarding the price there was a special tariff in all NWR accomodations but it ended on October 31rst 2021. That's why some people paid really cheap during this period. Now the prices are back, and even higher than before. They don't charge per campsite anymore. Now it's 490 ppn unless you're are a Namibian or SADC citizens, then its cheaper. There's a lot of real shade under beautiful acacia trees and not all camping spots have tap water. Showers were excellent and so were toilets. Many oryx passing close to you in the campsite. Bring your containers and bottles to refill with their tap water it's totally tasteless and suitable for drinking!

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around 950 for 2 persons and car. really expensive for what you get. spots are far from each other. but all the rest looks old. just staying for the benefit of early entrance.

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all as described below.
not full, may be half of the sites were occupied.
i don't know why, but we have reserved and we paid only 875 NAD for nine adults ans three cars... less than 100 for each, it's the cheapest campsite since we are in namibia (10 nights).

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I can not add rallye New Information. New for me was that you have to pay the park fee, but you can not any more drive into the park until the doors to the park are open and you have to be on the campground before they close the doors to the park.
There are to new accomodations north and west of the campground.

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Still the best place to go for sunrise in the Sossusvlei.
Not well maintained, but everything working. Very nice hot shower, good water pressure (not only 5 drops).
Nice shade under the big trees, for big rigs too.
For Namibians NAD400 for the campsite, NAD70 park entrance fee

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Great place to stay in the park and have more time to enjoy the dunes! The sites are great, a big tree for shadow, barbecue, power and enough space. Toilets and shower are closed to the sites. Very calm. No wifi but a bit of network ! No worries

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Till the end of 2020 $N400 per site, but if that changes Oshana is probably a nicer and cheaper option.

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We stayed here for one night, still for the $N400 special till the end of this year. Spacious sites with a big three and shade. Electricity at sites. Yes the ablutions are a bit rustic but when we were there it was clean. I can imagine it's different when it's busy. It's close to the gate to enter the park. Oryx and Wildebeest around during the day.

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We came in to take a look and left because ablutions were in terrible state. Also, loads of sand in the swimming pool. Camping sites looked nice and tidy but not worth even on the discounted post lockdown rate + park fees.

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This was one of our more expensive campsites (booked online in advance). You pay for the right to be in the park before sunrise. The campsite was ok, with one large tree and water. Ablutions were shared. The restaurant and store had a friendly staff and WiFi was good.

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Price is now $490 pppn even for the overflow campsite, November 2019.

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very expensive at 350pppn in oct 2019. if you get an extra spot you'll have a tiny tree and a BBQ at ground level... in a sand desert...

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At the "overflow" campsite, camps 1&2 have shad water tap and electricity

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We have been here in 2011 as well, and a lot has been changed. The site has grown in seize, it is overcrowded and the ablution has slightly improved. However, it is still substandard and does not reflect the price you pay for a overnight stay: 700 N$ for two persons. Maybe NWR should put some money in improving standards and maintenance. Apparently this is what everybody is willing to pay for some extra gate time.

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It is a busy affair at Sesriem with all the overland trucks and rent-a-4x4 european holiday makers with kids so be prepared for lots of tourists and when the wind blows it is not a pleasant place to stay but thats the price to pay for the beauty of nature! The bar charges 27 Namibian dollar for a beer while the same beer is 15 dollar in the shop and you can still drink it in the same bar area, staff is not very friendly unfortunately so not a highlight this time...

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We turned up here without a booking (at 4ish) and were happy to get an ‘overflow’ spot (8). We were told that the only different was ‘less shade’ however that was not the case! No braii, tap, table or chairs either (contrary to the other reservable spots) and same price as others. Nice little pool and restaurant and facilities seemed good if you are lucky enough to have a reservation. Great to have longer access to the park for sunrise/sunset.

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Too expensive for what you get. 350 N$ pppn and 80 N$ pp park entrance plus 10 N$ for the car. Ablutions below average. One hour earlier / later to enter / leave the park for sunrise / -set

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We stayed one night at site 26, lots off shade (big three), 700N$ + 180N$ is way to much, only four beds ont the pool. Ablution outdated! Tipical for national parks, not worth the money, do a wildcamp if you can!

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Nice campsite, clean ablution, good shower pressure etc. had a nice spot (nr. 22) next to the pool.
It is way too expensive for what it is (700 NAD for 2 Pax and Car plus 170 fee for the park (Soussusvlei etc.), but they can do it because you want to stay inside the park.
Also it is recommended to go to dune 40 for sunset instead of 45 (way less people)

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Nice campsite with lots of shady trees. Restaurant not bad.

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When we arrived there was no power and water available. Therefore they gave us the site for half price: 350.- instead 700.- for two people. We didn’t have a reservation and we received a regular place.
It’s definitely not the most beautiful place to stay and very expensive when you have to pay the full price.
The ga

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Insane new price for camping = N$350 pppn!!!!!
This is not include the N$80 park fee.
The only advantage to stay here is that you can enter the gate an hour earlier.

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We were staying here for two nights: first one due to the weather conditions was a disaster (storm)- there was no electricity, they sold us campsite with people camping on our spot (mistake at the reception), dirty bathrooms with sand all over and very bad water pressure in ladies toilet. Next day it was sunny, we were able to connect with electricity, still no water in ladies shower so I used one in the men’s toilet and it was ok- even water was hot (we took shower around 21).
Upside:
- shop (cheaper meet and beer that in the gas station outside the camp)
- bar and restaurant
- you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset one hour longer that people staying outside the gate
Downside:
- bad pressure at the shower in ladies ablutions
- chaos at the reception with campsites
- in bed weather conditions there is no electricity (even though in the rest of the village there was no problem at all)

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After entering the main gate, you immediately see the campsite on your right. Next, there is a second gate you that opens at 6:30am when people from outside the park / main gate can only enter at 7:30am. The second gate closes at 7:30pm, when the main gate closes at 6:30pm. So you’re paying for an hour difference to see sunset or sunrise.

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We were told in Swakopmund that the camp was fully booked for the next two months. But we went to the camp anyway and got a spot on the overflow, even though we arrived late in the afternoon. Very basic camp with shared ablutions, which were fairly clean. The only reason for staying here is that you can spend more time in the park. 220 N$ pppn plus park entrance fees. Way too expensive!!

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If you don’t have a reservation you will automatically be sent to the overflow. Once the park gate closes and all vehicles have returned just drive across the road to the main campsite and find a unoccupied site or area. No one checks. It is never fully booked. They just have a stupid system. They even put another vehicle in our camp spot because they try to maximize. Rude! Be prepared for cold water if you shower in the evening after sunset.

If you are in the main area you get power, a light and a water tap that is suitable for drinking. There is a pool. So if you minus the cold water and rudeness of the whole system it isn’t too bad. Not the most beautiful camp spot...

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Nice to have a pool and small shop and internet after days of wild camping. Overflow campsite is barely a campsite and moving across the road would be a better option. N$220 and N$70 for SADC residents.

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The WORST NWR-campground ever!! As usual everyone without reservation will be send to the overflow area, which is nothing but sand and crippled trees for no shade at all, and they will say there are fully booked, which is a big lie, because also when we were there the official campsite had open spaces and there they offer a pool and huge trees for shade! And on the overflow you still have to pay the full price of 220 N$ pp! Really the only reason to stay here is for getting into the NP for sunset and sunrise.

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too expensive for what they offer. The only reason to stay is for the chance to go in the park 1 hour before the main gate opens. Which is actually too late to see the sunrise at Deadvlei.

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Overpriced (we payed 220 pppn plus permit) and pretty run-down. They sent us to the overflow camp although the rest camp had multiple empty campsites so we just took a regular one that wasn‘t used, nobody checked. Pool was small and full. You have to pay for wifi. Let‘s face it, the only reason anybody stays in this place is that you’re able to watch the sunset and sunrise in the dunes, which is worth it. It sucks to see NWR abuse their monopoly power like this.

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very expensive: 220 pppn!!! swimming pool ok, cold shower :-(, just one tree for shadow! but you can see the sunset in elim dune until 20:00 and go at 5:15 to see the sunset at dune 45! no campers can enter only at 6:15 (too late for the sunrise)and must go at 19:00 (too early for the sunset)!!! we paid 80 pp to enter + 10 per car. you pay only 1 day and you can stay 2 days! unforgettable,magic,no words!!!

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We did not make a reservation and the day before they told us that everything was fully booked. So we made a reservation for the overflow camping. The next morning we could book a campingspot. When we arrived in the late afternoon, there where still spots available. So fully booked is not always fully booked. ;-)
In total the place is to expensive for what you get. N$200 pp. Only to go 1 hour early into the park then staying outside at Sesriem Oases and pay N$135 for the spots 13 to 15. Staying there means 1 hour later entering the park and miss the sunrise at dune 45 :-(
But..........you are here not for the campsite but for the scenery, dunes and canyon. Permit N$80 pp and car N$10.

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Typical NWR Campsite: has the Monopoly Location inside the Park, is too expensive and does not offer much. Everything as stated below. We also stayed at the Overflow Area as we had no Reservation. However, it was worth a Visit for the Landscape.

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Motorcyclist be aware you are not allowed in the park, this was a big disappointment for us. We didn't stay and left the Soussesvelei. You can camp here and go with a shuttle or hitchhike to the dead velei and other places but then you loose your freedom.

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Like described by others. I didn't book in advance so I had to stay on the overflow site which is nothing but a stretch of sandy ground with a few watertaps. Campsite is noisy and dusty but let's face it, you're not here for campsite but to be able to enter and exit the park before others can. Also, the price (200 N$) seems very high but not so much if you consider that by camping here your park permit is valid for 2 days! There is no timestamp on the permit so you can exit the next day at any time.

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Nice location on the edge of the desert. Each pitch has at least one tree for shade, light and electricity (not in overflow). The ablution block was not well maintained (ran out of toilet paper, showers dripping and missing tiles) and they should really have more, considering how big the campsite is and the price. Wifi was not working. Staff were apathetic at best.

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Everything as written above. Some say you have to pay park fee twice if you stay overnight, other rangers say it is valid for 24 hours. We only paid once. Permit has to be shown when you leave the park!

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All descriptions below and latest prices from leskilometres are correct

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Last campsite nr. 25. In the morning millions fly's and other dead musquito's in the ablution. Dirty. Washing up area to dirty to approach. Lady's shower under water

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200$/p/n adult
100 for kid over 7 yo
80$/adult park fee
10$/car park fee

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nice bar/restaurant area. We arrived and the campsite was full but they let us stay in the overflow site a bit away from the main camp. not very nice there for the same price but at least we got to stay in the park

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Very expensive!!! 180N$ per person per night for a basic over flow site. Book in advance as very few sites left on the day! Electricity in main site not in overflow. Toilets and showers are nice. Swimming pool and bar also nice but busy. Advantage of staying here is you can get to dunes an hour before everyone else.. You have to pay park fees to be here, 60SADC and 80 international. Works by the night.

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Sossusvlei sand dunes. Incredible place to watch the sunrise and sunset. Camp site and facilities not great and expensive but you must stay here to catch the sunrise.

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Large, sandy, flat terrain with some trees. Booking is recommended. Overflow sites without electricity. Ablutions are OK. Paid wifi hotspot and swimming pool are available. The campsite is within the Namib-Naukluft N.P., so park entrance fee must be paid. Advantage is that you can start driving to Sossusvlei before sunrise.
NAD 154 (2 adults, camper, overflow site)

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Campground is run by NWR. Reservations are recommended. Www.nwr.co.na. Typical one shade tree for campsite. Each site has electric, trash cans, water, Braai stand. All on sand. Bar and restaurant and small shop near reception. Small pool. Camping here is inside the national park so you are able to enter to see the dunes before sunrise. Engen garage nearby has pay Internet, gas and better selection of food and supplies. We paid $N330 for two people per night plus N130 per day for park entry.

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Good facilities, nice camping area. You can stay in the park and hour longer and get in an hour earlier, a definite must!!

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Power, water, braai, nice toilet and shower facilities. There is also a bar and restaurant at the gate and a swimming pool that we never tried. No wifi.

250 namibian dollar (ND) and you have to pay the National Park permit of 170 ND (80 per person and 10 for the vehicle). Normally the National Park permit is valid for one day, but when you camp in the park it is valid for two days. The day you get there and the day you leave the campsite in the National Park.

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