Quivertree Forest Rest Camp

Quivertree Forest Rest Camp

29 Road Farm GariganusPO Box 262, Keetmanshoop 9000 Namibia
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W9254WBfelixs wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
On a rountrip focussed on photography I visited Quivertree Forest Rest Camp and stayed at the campsite. The campsite has everything you would expect from a campsite in this price segment. Spacious sites, some with shade. Reasonable abblutions. Direct access to the quivertree forest, but if you intend to make pictures during the night you will have to buy an extra permit, which were not really cheap. WiFi is available. Don't expect much other facilities. The city of Keetmanshoop is nearby so you can always make a stop there to stock up.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jane Doe wrote a review Feb 2024
Lower Saxony, Germany
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were nearly alone here which was nice. The camp site is really simple, still you have everything needed. We caught a lightning storm on the horizon at night and explored the Quivertree Forest for sunset and again in the morning. As the place is made for a lot of cars the campsites are not very privat. However, everytime we called to reserve or book, they told us to just come by as they are never fully booked. So I guess there is the possibillity to avoid others around the camp grounds when wanted.
The bathrooms were a bit dirty but I reckon that was due to all the sand and wind. So nothing major. And do not worry about the wires everywhere around the wet facilities, they are supposed to be like that.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There is a main road very close, so if you ae a light sleeper bring ear plugs.
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travelglobe wrote a review Aug 2017
Antarctica
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here for one night to break a long drive and see the quiver tree forest. We were greeted by the unprofessional and brash owner who quickly reminded us that we need to pay to enter the forest. Fine but weird considering that the forest is just behind the property and there's no actual pay station. Is he the self-appointed guardian?
Part of the stay that is free is the cheetah feeding which attracts many tourists but leaves one wondering who is really profiting from the arrangement.

We stayed in an igloo which was fine for one night but definitely not the most comfortable of accomodations. The real disappointment came at dinner and breakfast. The meals are actually severely rationed to the point of leaving guests hungry. It's a little embarrassing when guests are all looking at each other wondering who will take the last morsel of food.

Look for a better option in town and drive here to see the quiver trees unless you have to be right next to the entrance. The owners are obviously only thinking profit and really don't have tourist needs at heart. Their coldness made me wonder if they should be in the
hospitality business at all. Extremely poor value for the price.

I hope you find this review helpful!
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Date of stay: July 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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car0lann1955 wrote a review Feb 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are camping,I can see that this would be a lovely venue, all alone under the stars with the ancient quiver trees. Quite romantic, and if you check, the 'good' reviews are from campers.
HOWEVER...... the accommodation is awful. Awful. The lady who 'greeted' us made it quite clear that she had been expecting us on a different day (her mistake, not ours, we had the printed vouchers) and we were certainly not made to feel welcome. If you wish to visit the quiver trees, you have to pay an extra $100 per person, despite them being on the property that you have already paid a pretty good fee to visit. And, by the way, you can see them from the road for free, plus there are plenty of other places to see these trees.
We really do not mind basic accommodation, but this reached a new level of awfulness. No wifi for guests! We were in 'Block A' which kind of looks like three rondavels joined together. Inside, we had a twin room which I must say had lovely linen with cheetahs embroidered on it. As for the rest... I remarked to my husband that this must be what it is like to be in jail. Plain grey walls, not a picture, nothing. Oh, the pillar in the room was a different shade, so that was the best feature. No mirror, nothing. It looked as if a home handyman with very few skills and only a hammer had put this place together. The curtains were ancient, the bathroom pretty disgusting to the point where I nearly asked for a scrubbing brush to tackle the floor myself. An ancient shower curtain and an old paint container to catch the drips from the (not very efficient) aircon added to the overall charm.
So, dinner and breakfast are included. It is a fixed menu and what was offered was springbok casserole which meant I had none as I do not eat game. Fair enough, my choice and there were veggies and rice I could eat. Breakfast however was very sparse; cold meats, cheeses and bread that had been mainly eaten up by a party of seven who were also there.
Oh and did I mention that the host greeted us in the morning with 'Oh, so you survived?'
Please, please, save your money and go elsewhere. The following night we spent in Springbok, South Africa, also with quiver trees and it could not have been lovelier.
The owners need to spend a bit of their cash on upgrading this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Anette Matthyser wrote a review Apr 2021
Centurion, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped in our off road caravan at Quivertree Forest for 2 nights and loved every moment of it
Camping was R450 per night and included unrestricted access to the quivertree Forest. Giants Playground as well as attending the cheetah feedings

During the day the quivertrees in the forest are special but as soon as the sun starts to set it turns into a magical place with charm that can't be described

The ablution block was clean and had 2 showers and 2 toilets
The water was lovely and warm
There was a Zink to wash dishes and a dry rack
There are 4 separate ablusion blocks about 200 meters apart
We really enjoyed the shade of the veranda with cement floor linked to the ablution and took advantage of the quiet period by camping right next to the veranda

The owner sells wood at R50 per bag

The owner was very friendly and even provided suggestions in terms of our trip to Sossusvlei

The only thing that should be improved on is the dirt coming in to the camp from the main road. I would suggest a wooden fence to provide more privacy and protect from the noise and dust from the road.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KristiDNYC wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a tourist trap. You can see the same trees a few kilometers down the road and can camp along the road. We arrived late-ish, and all the owner/manager cared about was selling "night tickets" to the forest. She pointed in the direction of our cabin, and said, "It's there, number 8, you can drive around to it." She was rushing to lock up and go to bed.

We went to the forest at sunset, and stayed after dark. To think we paid $25 USD per person to stay after dark was ridiculous. It's just a hill with a few trees. There are no signs, no gate, and no path. We even got lost, because we couldn't see where we were going in the pitch darkness and didn't know where we had parked our car.

When we got back to the cabin, we realized there were no batteries in the remote control to the heater. I went around to the reception, but no one was there. It was 8PM. We froze a lot during that night. And like many other guesthouses, there is no privacy in the bathroom, because the walls don't reach the ceiling, and you can hear everything.

The next morning we went to the "forest" again for some sunrise photos, and even the birds were laughing at us because we had fallen into the tourist trap. When we returned, the cleaning crew stood outside our cabin and stared us out until we left.

And the cheetahs? Since no one told us there were cheetahs, we didn't see them.

Don't support this ridiculous place. Go somewhere else. See the trees down the road. And don't support cheetahs kept in captivity.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Traveler20019 wrote a review Nov 2021
Utrecht, The Netherlands
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here one night while on the road in Namibia. The campsite was ok, a little expensive for what you get compared to other campsites. The quivertree forest and giant's playground were nice. The owners didn't seem as welcoming as we experienced in other guest houses in the country.

The cheetas are cool, but we were unpleasantly surprised that the owner charged us 400N$ (23 €) per person for going to the cheetas for about 10 minutes, without any notice beforehand. Whether this price is fair or not, it should have been mentioned prior to the activity. Since we were staying there and no price was mentioned, I assumed it was tip based. All in all, looking back this feels like a tourist trap / scam. So be aware!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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haeusch wrote a review Apr 2022
Würzburg
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night at the campsite on out way from Windhoek to Fish River Canyon. The camping spots are really nice with amazing views in all directions. We had a spot with an adjacent shower, bathroom and the facilities were in excellent condition.

The owner seemed a bit strange at first, but after chatting with him for a bit, he was quite nice and very helpful.

Both, Quiver Tree Forest and Giant's Playground are stunning and I can highly recommend breaking up the long drive South from Windhoek and spend a night here. It's beautiful and serene.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karl G wrote a review Apr 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a chance to stay at the Quivertree Forest Rest Camp on our way north to Windhoek. We were treated to an amazing sunrise and sunset at the actual forest. The staff there provided us with a wonderful dinner and breakfast. This was all the more impressive as the place was almost empty from the COVID pandemic. They also went out of their way to help us get information for planning our response after being turned back at the South African border.
The dome cabin was fun, and clean. The night sky there is amazing!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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wasonia wrote a review May 2023
Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quivertree Forest Rest Camp was a great place to spend the day. We enjoyed hiking amongst the quivertrees and giants playground. The talk given during the cheetah feed was informative, humourous and interactive. Previous reviews state owners are rude, having met them I disagree - the abruptness at the initial meeting is merely a cultural difference. The owners were so lovely and in the afternoon they came to the table and showed us an orphaned baby hedgehog they had just rescued and spent an hour with us chatting about some of the animals they had rescued. We had a great day there and wouldn't hesitate to return there in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go early to hike the quiver trees and giants playground - it can get very hot after 11am.
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Judy G asked a question Sept 2017
Springfield, Virginia595 contributions180 helpful votes
Does the entrance fee cover just one day or can it be used to reenter a second day?
suzanneseeto asked a question Sept 2015
Hong Kong, China
Does your hotel has wifi in room?
Answer from Ali Khataw
Austin, Texas74 contributions56 helpful votes
If I remember correctly there is no wifi in the rooms. It is an average rest place.
Answer from T347A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands155 contributions88 helpful votes
Don't bother - it is a hideous camp site. Rather go to Mesosaurus or elsewhere.
Maryna007 asked a question Jan 2015
Stellenbosch1 contribution1 helpful vote
How do I book at Quivertree Rest Camp for July 2015??
Answer from T347A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands155 contributions88 helpful votes
My advice is don't bother. i stayed there recently and found it one of the worst camp sites I have stayed in after 6 weeks of camping in Botswana and Namibia. Rather do the extra distance to Mesosaurus or stay else where.
Jane Doe wrote a tip Feb 2024
Lower Saxony, Germany262 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a main road very close, so if you ae a light sleeper bring ear plugs."
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wasonia wrote a tip May 2023
Menai Bridge, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go early to hike the quiver trees and giants playground - it can get very hot after 11am."
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johan h wrote a tip Sept 2018
Klerksdorp, South Africa17 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bungalows/Domes are very basic apart from single beds and double beds."
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Philip L wrote a tip Jun 2018
Brisbane, Australia79 contributions84 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"stay elsewhere"
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Morrisloin wrote a tip May 2018
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom101 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both the rooms and camp site were excellent."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quivertree Forest Rest Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Quivertree Forest Rest Camp?
Nearby attractions include Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground (0.5 km).
What food & drink options are available at Quivertree Forest Rest Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Quivertree Forest Rest Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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