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Waterberg National Park

Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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Climb the waterberg! (Day visit review)

From the main road, expect 20-30 mins of gravel road to the main gate. Park staff is friendly and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Beautiful scenery & interesting wildlife

We camped here one night only, which wasn't enough time (will spend more time the next visit). The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the main road, expect 20-30 mins of gravel road to the main gate. Park staff is friendly and welcomes you at reception. After the reception you drive further up the campsite to the bungalows, where you can park the car. Rest of the trip...More

Thank bigbob101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped here one night only, which wasn't enough time (will spend more time the next visit). The campground is fairly nice, with plenty of wildlife running through in the mornings and evenings, along with noisy baboons who like to jump on top of vehicles...More

Thank 60stevea
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Entrance costs 80.00ND per person plus 10.00ND for the car. There are several trails you can take but unfortunately we found them to be very confusing and unclear. The views from the top are stunning and it's worth the 30 minutes hike each way.

1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Have been here several times, each time hiking up the famous plateau. The views from the top are superb.

2  Thank jonesem92
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Waterberg is a great place to visit for hiking. There is a trail going to the top of the mountain. You can walk the trail even with small children. Beautiful view on top. During the hike you can encounter small game. After the hike you...More

Thank Remi t
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was very disappointed when I visited this rest camp again after a couple of years. The bungalows were very run down although revamped a couple of years before. The restaurant and service was average and the walking trails very neglected if sometimes none existent...More

1  Thank bovebeyond
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Enjoyed great stay at Waterberg,strolling along the walking paths, having great meals at restaurant, delicious braais (barbecues) at bungalow, swim in scenic pool, enjoyed the Damara Dikdiks feeding on the lawns, but the highlight were the wonderful variety of birds, especially numerous sightings of rosy-faced...More

Thank helmutr2017
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A fair hike off the main road but will worth the trip. Accommodation neat and tidy and the restaurant and service is great.

Thank whataboutthis
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed here for two nights on our way to Etosha. It is a typical Namibian Wildlife Resort. Beautifully situated with lots of wildlife and scenery. On the whole the staff seem disinterested. Except for the driver who took us onto the plateau for an...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We spent a 2 nights in Anderson campsite and it was absolutelly fantastic.There are only 4 campsites but nobody else was there.We were alone in a wilderness.We bought a half day trip up to a Waterberg plateau and it was very very interesting.Our guide was...More

Thank Ludek S
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Sue B
18 April 2017|
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Response from Mark R |
Yes. You can hike up to the plateau on a sign-posted path. It is not very strenuous and the views are breathtaking. Definitely worth your while