This camp is in a beautiful area, but the chalets have definitely seen better times. The park is not on top of the tourist list, so I guess, less money is allocated for maintenance. The chalet was clean, but there is clear lack of maintenance. There are not many alternatives in the area at the price. The restaurant is in a stunning old colonial building. The staff was very friendly, the food quite acceptable. Enjoyed the hike up to the plateau.
The chalets here are located at a higher elevation - so you will be driving up a hill, quite a distance away from the receptionist area. On the way, you will pass by the restaurant, which has a really historical and elegant interior, as well as the swimming pool. The chalets could use a little sprucing up, but everything inside is working fine. The animals here are very accustomed to human presence - many diks diks, baboons, and rock dassies around. I also spotted kudus, and was able to get really close to it - probably the closest I have been to a kudu without him running away. There is also an mountain view trail where you can hike, towards the plateau. It is about 1.8 km long loop, and takes about 45 minutes.
The staff are superb. The chalets are not bad, some have incredible views. The charm of baboons, bush pigs and dik-diks running round the site cannot be underestimated though! The trails need to be cleared after all the rain as they are impossible to find. The restaurant serves decent, large meals.
This was where we spent our first night on our birding trip. The lodge room was large, comfortable bed, hot shower, no curtain at the shower so the floor gets wet. Fridge, kettle with complimentary tea & coffee. Our evening meal was a choice of Kudu Steak or fish, most of us had steak and it was very good. Breakfast was help yourself and there was also bacon and eggs made to order. The staff were pleasant, the dining room is spacious with an amazing chandelier, very bizarre. Good selection of beers, wine and soft drinks. Don’t drink the water. Very quiet location. Just a word of caution, watch out for the Baboons, they are sneaky and dangerous. One of our group left his door open whilst taking his luggage out to the vehicle and a large Baboon got in and was very aggressive
The baboons are a great problem. This weekend was chaos.There are lots of baboons running through the camp. Sit all day and watching you. The moment when you eat or drink eatside, he just grab your food out of your hand.The N W R should not wait that long, before somebody get killed. No swimming pool. Come on, 2 pools out of order. Staff friendly.