Experience the magic of Camdeboo National Park, tucked away in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and deep in the heartland of the semi-arid Karoo.
Experience the awe-inspiring dolerite pillars from the dedicated viewpoints at the ‘Valley of Desolation’.
With just over 250 bird species in attendance, Camdeboo hits the sweet spot for avid twitchers.
Along with bush braais, birding, guided game drives, day hikes, fishing, or boating at the Nqweba Dam, and 4x4 trails all top the agenda.
Witness black wildebeest, Cape buffalo, gemsbok, eland, red hartebeest, klipspringer, Cape mountain zebra, and clans of gorgeous little meerkats.
The campsites and furnished safari tents at Camdeboo are well-equipped. The park also features six picnic and braai areas with adequate ablutions.
If you find yourself travelling through the town of Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape, do yourself a favour and plan a visit to Camdeboo National Park.
Located at the foothills of the Sneeuberg mountain range within the belly of the Little Karoo, this wilderness gem is a little-known secret hidden from the clutches of safari-obsessed tourists. Camdeboo National Park is hauntingly beautiful with its steep cliffs and dolerite pillars, and you’ll quickly fall in love with how unique it is from other national parks within the country.
Camdeboo National Park is just the place for a long-awaited digital detox where you can do as little or as much as you like. Dabble in some guided game drives, cast in a line at the Nqweba Dam, or simply put your feet up and have yourself a ‘lekker’ bush braai. It's the perfect outdoor destination to add-on to a Garden Route road-trip (albeit a slight detour slightly inland).
Unlike your heavy-hitters like the Kruger or Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, the focus at Camdeboo National Park is not so much on ticking off large game and predators from your list, but rather finding a genuine appreciation for indigenous plants and smaller creatures (meerkats!). You’ll certainly be amazed at Camdeboos intricate network of ecosystems if you’re willing to look a little closer and broaden your awareness...