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Camdeboo National Park

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Spent 4 nights camping at this lovely park. The campsites are well spaced allowing for just enough privacy and solace. The Valley Of Desolation is well worth a visit and the game... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Durban, South Africa
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Noordhoek, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tar road up to the main attraction of the Valley of Desolation parking, then a little bit of a walk to the photo area, ensur you have suitable footwear as certain area's are a bit tricky. Toilet handy near the parking also.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled to graaff reinet as part of our Cape road trip. Decided to visit the park not knowing what to expect. It was an amazing experience and I will plan another trip here as the two hours we spent didn't do justice. The Valley of desolation is incredible, the views and the sunset hard to describe as is the... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Save your time and go to some other park because this one has little to see in a flat terrain. Even the ranger looked embarrassed to be letting us in!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A relatively new reserve. Not very big but most enjoyable and well managed. Lovely picnic area within the park.

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Aalst, Belgium
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We initially planned to camp over here, but limited it to a day visit. The NP is quite new, as is also the campsite (all on gravel), during our visit we took a peek and saw that no one was camping that day. Campsites although seem to have great privacy. We changed our mind on staying here because of the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Spent 4 nights camping at this lovely park. The campsites are well spaced allowing for just enough privacy and solace. The Valley Of Desolation is well worth a visit and the game viewing an added bonus.

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1 Thank GfamilyDS
Sasolburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We (couple and a 20 year old daughter) stayed for 2 nights in the tent camp. We enjoyed the 40 degree + heat in mid December 2016 with beautiful sunrises, breakfast made on the gasskottel and sunsets with wood braais in evenings and ice cold glasses of wine! The outside showers are the best! The valley was breath taking and... More 

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Skukuza, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We camped for 2 nights in Camdeboo National Park, the camp grounds are nice and neat and clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. There is a wide variety of animals to see but the game viewing area is small and close to fences so there is no real sense of Wilderness. The Desolation Valley view is spectacular and we... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We spent the morning at the valley of desolation and then went to the Game Viewing side once it had cooled down as well as watching the sunset over the dam! It was beautiful. We had great sightings of everything including the Bat Eared Foxes!

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Thank Lauren D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Trek South Africa team and I came to Camdeboo as part of our project with Discover Africa and the location completely blew me away. The Valley of Desolation is one of the most spectacular places in South Africa to visit, especially if you love landscape, incredible rock formations and the quiet... Standing at the top of the lookout and... More 

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