Spent a fabulous 5 nights at this wonderful rustic bush camp for photographic work purposes. Due to the slump in tourism as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic I was the only one staying there which was utterly lovely. David the camp manager was very friendly and helpfull. My tent had everything I needed. I will definitely come back again.
The rock art at Kaoxa, is astoundingly easy to access and is well preserved for now. Numerous images of game and people abound, and there are some images of locusts which are seldom seen. Well worth the visit.
After looking on internet all interesting comments and a stunning place. We decided to book 3 nights selfcatering. Arriving at the place, nobody was there. After searching in the field, we found to workers, who guided us to the guy who was in charge. He told us we are the only 2 guests and the owner is in the UK. He shows us the old tent and a kitchen on distance. Because of roaming of elephants we have to take care. The old tent has ripped zips, just a small table and 2 beds. With 39 degree no fan to give some cooling. What was disgusting when we saw the ‘bathroom’. We did not want to stay there. We are curious how this place can be awarded with stars? Such a pitty Trees Stege
This was our third visit to Kaoxa but our first in summer. As always, the staff are charming and helpful, the place is simple, rustic, neat and clean, and the opposite of 'bling' which is one reason we love it. This time, with temps in the 30s, we really appreciated the cottage ceiling fans which kept us cool and kept the mozzies away at night, and dipping in the unusual, attractive swimming pool. But what was special was being able to explore on foot (at one's own risk, of course) the bush and the koppies and appreciate the abundant summer flowers and migrant birds. For example, at the wetland we had a close sighting of a relaxed saddle billed stork, and in a single dead tree I saw a little bee eater, purple roller, Diederick cuckoo and monotonous lark. Not that many animals, as there had been good recent rains, so they were dispersed - but saw plenty on a day trip into Mapungubwe. And there is still hardly a bush view to beat the one from the cottage verandas or dining area deck: the sweep across the valley, dotted with koppies and baobabs.…
If you want to be away from everything with very limited internet access this is the place to be. The closest shop is like 60km away. So make sure you are well stocked with food and drink before arriving. The staff is very friendly and accommodating as this property is very isolated. The kitchen and shared dining room are well equipped. Have to admit I was the only person there as my travels was off peak. It was great to have the whole cmap to myself. Well worth a visit if you into nature, relaxing, and no or very limited internet. If you like your comforts this will certainly not suit. Again make sure you have enough food and drink before arrival.