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Great campsite in a terrific environment

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 Aug 2021
Great place to spend 1 or 2 nights. We were alone in the campsite and all commodities were goods. The owner is very friendly and the visit of the fossil was a nice activity. Numerous quivertree and dolerite (rock formations) are all around (no real need to go to the nearby parks).
Date of stay: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

What a lovely, cosy fabulous overnight stop! Attention to detail, relaxed, welcoming and very accommodating hosts. Guided tour is a must and Oom Giel was passionate and entertaining. We enjoyed our time and would recommend Mesosaurus Fossil Camp.

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

The chalets are rustic and clean with shower and toilet. Outside is a well equipped kitchenette and bbq area. It was very functional for our needs and it was very peaceful here. We did a tour with the owner Giel where he took us to an area where he has found many fossils on the farm, the history of the area is fascinating. He is passionate about his farm and quiver trees and the photo opportunities of the sunset over the dolomite boulders with quiver trees made for interesting photos. Giel can play tunes on the dolomite boulders! He’s a fascinating man full of information! There is a dining area where the other tenants ordered dinner and breakfast before leaving. If fossils fascinate you, then this is the place for more than one night!

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

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!!

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

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!!

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank OomVos
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Reviewed 18 April 2019

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!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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