matthias.grawe Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
March 31st, 2021 Cape Cross Seal Reserve Campground

Advantage of this basic campground is your access to the seals colony after 17:00 with Schakals screening for young seals at sunset.
Charme of your stay will depend a lot on weather conditions.
5 places each with wind shield, table, brai.
Prices will be increased on April 1st 2021.

March 28th, 2021 Palmwag Lodge & Campsite (Gondwana Collection)

We came here for a car repair.
Excellent mechanical workshop with professional mechanics and superbe tools.
Campsites expensive @ 273 N$ pp (Godwana Collection).
Small, cold and nice pools.
WLAN 100 MB free per day @ reception and pool area.

March 27th, 2021 Opuwo - Opuwo Country Lodge

Pleasant hilltop site with clean ablutions, electricity and water. 190 N$ pp.

March 27th, 2021 Khoarib Community Campsite

Beautiful location overlooking the canyon. 100 N$ pp. Somebody from the village will come as soon as they see you arriving. Pleasant people.

March 24th, 2021 Epupa, Community Camp

Very basic and unappealing campsite next to two perfectly developed privately run campsites. It is really a pity that local communities have such trouble to set up and maintain infrastructure.
There is nearly no infrastructure at the campsite. Locals come in the morning to wash in the Kunene. We stayed next door @ Epupa Falls Camp for 150 N$ pp.

March 20th, 2021 Ombalantu Baobab Tree

Still closed. No access and no camping possible. Pleasant guest house next door 450 N$ for a double room. Phantastic pizza 130-150 N$ - just be patient as preparation takes 60 minutes. Recommended open market next door.

March 11th, 2021 Zambezi Mubala Lodge Campsite

Compact campsite on Zambesi with small pool.
Restaurant not charming, only standard pizza/burgers for high prices. WiFi at reception and pool. Boat trips offer little value (90 Min 325 N$ pp, no animals). Noisy as all tents/campsites are close to each other. Neighbouring loud irrigation pump in Zambesi running at campsite no 3 is running this morning, even though it is wet season. At 6:30 this morning 2 trucks wirh a trailor came to the campsite, 8 local people making lots of noise while putting the boat into the water next to campsite no 2. The manager was not even aware if these people coming from outside. It is unclear why security let them on the grounds. This campsite does not provide peace.
We very much preferred the cheaper and more attractive Chobe River Camp near Ngoma (also Gondwana managed).

March 10th, 2021 Chobe River Camp

Wonderful extended lodge with tented camps and excellent campsites with an open chalet including kitchen per site (247 N$ pp). Perfect views unto Chobe river. Extremely friendly staff. 2,5 hour sundowner boat trips offer unbeatable viewing of animals (elefants, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes etc) on the opposite river banks of Chobe National park. We came for one night, but stayed 5 nights and did 3 boat trips. Spectacular!

February 26th, 2021 Muchenje Campsite & Cottages

Closed due to Covid, manager came out and friendly explained

February 24th, 2021 Elephant Sands Lodge & Camp

Reasonably good campsites with clean ablutions. Elephants walking through the grounds by the waterhole. 130 Pula pp. Friendly owners. Although 1,5 km from the road, you can hear the trucks in a distance which takes away some of the peaceful feeling.

February 20th, 2021 Maun - The Old Bridge Backpackers Lodge

Permanently closed at this point in time (low season, alcohol ban)

February 20th, 2021 Audi Camp

Functional campsite (plus tented camps, chalets, pleasant restaurant and bar, pool) run by a crew of service oriented relaxed black ladies.
Good free WLAN at the bar.
Pleasant ablutions including hot showers and nice sinks with big mirrors.
Site is completely fenced in.
No access to river from site.
Some remote noise from the road.
Camping 180+20=200 Pula for 2.
Fish 'n Chips with salad 85 Pula.
Load of washing machine 50 Pula.

February 18th, 2021 Moremi National Park - Xakanaxa Campsite

Xakanaxa Camp
Beautiful 'end of the world feel' location close to the lagoon. Water available (metallic taste, not recommended for drinking) . 270 Pula pp/d. Made the 42 km road from South Gate to Xakanaxa Camp Site in 2,5 hours with many hip-deep waterholes on the road. Need good 4x4 driving skills and follow the tracks in the road. Occasionally slippery black soil.

February 15th, 2021 Thamalakane River Lodge

Well managed, peaceful lodge with great views from the chalets and terrace directly on the river with hippos and crocodiles.

February 14th, 2021 Sitatunga camp

Pleasant fenced in property with campsite with bar, shower, toilets and some covered areas for campers (dining, dishwashing). Currently closed due to missing visitors (rainy season in combination with Covid 19).

February 13th, 2021 Palm Afrique

Well run and fenced in lodge mostly catering to Chinese groups and locals. Providing huts, rooms and camping facilities. Toilets and generous hot shower facilities in two different buildings. Nice garden greens. Unfortunately WLAN weak an extremely instable. Note: you need phone to call at gate

February 12th, 2021 Kliphuis Padstal and Campsite

Great lodge with campsites including individual shed with shower, toilet, sink. Very clean and well maintained. Recommended

February 7th, 2021 Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Great experience. If you stay at the basic NRW campsite (4 places) on the grounds in the park you can enjoy the evening hours with the seals and schakals

February 7th, 2021 Tiger Reef Campsite

Pleasant campsite very close to the beach. Thatch roofed sites, well kept. Clean central amenities. 180 N$ pp off season. Friendly and easy going. Free WLAN at reception. Excellent elevated bar/bistro on next door directly on the beach. 0,5 draught beer 23 N$.

February 6th, 2021 Anchor Lodge and Camping

Functional campsites in walled-in industrial zone grounds without any romantic appeal, but very good and clean amenities including hot shower, kitchen, fridge, toilet in brick shed. 300 N$ per campsite out of season, 600 N$ per campsite up to 4 person in December and on long week-ends.

February 6th, 2021 Laundromat Hentiesbay

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Opening times not indicated.

February 5th, 2021 Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp

Many different camp sites in spectacular rock cove settings. Rate currently 150 N$ pp including park fee. There is cell phone reception if you point north towards the cell tower.
Only dry toilets, but drinkable water and hot showers at reception.


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