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Mesosaurus Fossil Camp

C17 P.O. Box 270, Keetmanshoop Namibia
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Claire wrote a review Jul 2019
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Favourite campsite in S. Namibia. Camp near social weaver nests, on a dry river bed, in a quiver tree forest. Nice rustic ablutions. Interesting tour on offer & lovely 4x4 drive. You wont regret it, GO!!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
OomVos wrote a review Jun 2019
Roodepoort, South Africa47 contributions9 helpful votes
This is an amazing place. We could only stayed for one night, but boy o boy what an experience!! We most definitely will visit it again and then stay for at least two days. The way in which the chalets are set up, make it very nice with the kitchen and braai areas just next to the rooms. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Melanie F wrote a review Apr 2019
Somerset West, South Africa461 contributions26 helpful votes
Just to be clear, this is a review about the added extra at the fossil camp: the personal tour provided by Giel. We had not specifically planned on taking the trip to the Mesosaurus Fossil Camp, but since we arrived in Keetmanshoop earlier than expected, we decided to drop in. And a very great drop-in it was! Giel, the owner of the farm and the tour guide, is so enthusiastic that one cannot help but become infected by his enthusiasm! What a friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable man! For a small fee, Giel spent about an hour taking us and another couple around the fossil site, the site of the soldier’s grave and the most beautiful quiver tree forest. Giel gave us a brief history lesson around the soldier’s grave which was interesting. However, when it came to his lesson on the fossils, he really came into his element. It was extremely informative, but without being so detailed as to become boring. Thereafter we visited the stunning quiver trees and the musical dolerite rocks, where Giel played us two songs on the rocks. At the end of the tour, we were allowed to spend as much time on the farm as we liked. Giel is so generous of heart that he handed out quiver tree seeds free of charge to all who wanted them. The trip to the Mesosaurus Fossil Camp tour is absolutely worth it, a real must see!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
don_nemel wrote a review Mar 2019
Vienna, Austria23 contributions6 helpful votes
If you like fossils you have to go, because on the owners private tour, you can see and touch fossils that he found in his farm. Also many quiver trees but less crowded than close quiver tree forest. Great campsite that is truly secluded and has great views.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DaveA1966 wrote a review Jan 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom128 contributions56 helpful votes
Lovely site, not what we expected. Shared facilities was not a problem. Great views from our pitch and we took advantage of exploring the local area. There were plenty of "kodak" moments to take advantage of. Well worth taking the road to this location.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
NamibiaCentral PlateauKeetmanshoop
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mesosaurus Fossil Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Mesosaurus Fossil Camp?
Nearby attractions include Mesosaurus Fossil Site (3.0 km).
Is parking available at Mesosaurus Fossil Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.