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!!
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!!
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!…
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.
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.