Robins Camp | Established Campground

Zimbabwe

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: -18.62976, 25.98792
Altitude: 922.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

Spacious campsite with new abolutions. All renovated and building is still ongoing. 15$ per person with RSA ID. Bar Restaurant and gameviewing tower on top of the museum. No Econet signal, therefore no Ecocash payment.

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International camping fee per person US$ 20 per person. Kids 12 and below US$ 10. Add park fees. Facilities look new. Hot shower & WiFi works.
Very proper place incl restaurant & pool.

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Campsite amongst trees. Very clean ablutions with nice, powerful hot & cold showers. Braai pit, power point and light at each camping spot. Friendly and helpful staff.

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quick update on fees as we were quite confused:
Entry fee for day visitor: $20
Entry fee if you stay at Zimparks accommodation: $10 (in theory per night, hence includes the two days...)
Entry fee if you stay at private camp/lodge: $20 (e.g. Robin's camp)
Camping fee at Main Camp / Shinamatella: $17
Camping fee at Picnic Sites: $29 (e.g. Masuma dam, which was great)
Camping fee at Robin's Camp: $20
Car fee (for duration of stay): $10

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very spacious and well equipped campsite. running water and power / light at each stand. ablutions very clean, water hot and lots of pressure. electric fencing surrounding the camp.

at the main lodge the staff are very friendly and went out of their way to organise a game drive for us despite being quite full at the lodge. 65usd / person / drive in the nicest newest game drive vehicles i have seen!

food is very good and there's a cool little bar. pool and viewing tower also.

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Note:
This camp is in the NP, so you have to add entrance fee and car fee.
it doesn't matter if you arrive late evening, you have to pay entrance for the day, but they won't charge you for the next day beeing in the park until 6pm

if you arrive in the morning you have two days in the park with one overnight stay for 10$ entrance fee

10 $ ppn entry
10 $ for the car
camping is a private one
20 $ ppn
you are not allowed to pay in bond as a foreigner

credit card payment not possible

for us most unfriendly and unflexible management we meet on our travel
head office in vic falls gave us wrong information and were not helpful but they did not care!

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Very nice,completely new luxury campsite. Price is 20 dollar pp and the wifi 3 dollar for half an hour. Instead of wildlife on the campsite we had fireflies😀😀

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We didn't stay here as we were on our way to Mandavu, but it's where the Hwange National Park office is so we paid up and then had some lunch at Robin's Camp.

We can vouch that the renovations are lovely. It's immensely modern, clean, family-friendly and has a pool, lovely lounge room, bar and restaurant. The food is delicious and the wifi was good, although we both used the free 30-min wifi available on the National Park's network.

All we can say is that it's very ideal for people who like their creature comforts and don't want to "camp in the bush", so the feel is very commercial, but the renovation is what the campsites in Hwange need. Sinamatella is also undergoing a similar renovation although we didn't see much evidence of it progressing as quickly as Robin's Camp. Mandavu, Masuma, Deteema and Sinamatella are all run-down compared to Robin's at the moment.

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Spacious campsite under Mopane Trees. Braistands and Electricplugs at sites. Brand new Abolutions, but open showers and nowhere a place to hang your clothes, so bring something. Place is surrounded by an electrified fence. Small path in front of cottages to the restaurant, bar and gameviewing tower on top of the museum.
Paid 15$ per person with RSA ID.

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Renovations in full swing and the place looks quite good actually. Bar with cigarets, beers 3 US and small lunch room, pool is clean and people are working all over. 30 min free wifi

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It’s expensive (20 pppn + 10 car for 5 nights + 10 pppd park fee (USD)) and we also paid for internet (2 USD per hour, no refunds) which did not work.
Ablutions worked beyond poor. Smashed glass, water ticks and cold, dark, pin prick showers that point at your forehead. Just like in prison.
When we walked out our overlander we stood face to face with a savage, wild hyena, that ran of after a face-off.
But, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. They are actually renovating the place and the new manager, Francie, assured us that it will be three times as nice and eight times as expensive (Rooms 300 - 550 USD).

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This camp is good for a stop over only, as quite unspectacular compared to the other campsites in the park. If you can, rather book and stay at Deteema (waterhole, alone with wildlife) or Sinematella (amazing views over the Valley) or Guvalala Platform (overlooking waterhole, alone with wildlife).
Run down and shower cold even though they put fire under the donkey. Friendly staff.
A private company are building a new restaurant and bungalows, but as per now it is not clear if the camping will be part of the upgrade or not.

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17 Campsites with Braai spots. Few plugs and tabs inbetween (not all are functional anymore)
Ablutions with hot water (donkey system).

Everything looks a bit rough - esp. the "Chalets" next to the campsite and the main area.
Swimming pool is empty.
Hyena Bar open from 10.30 AM to 10.30 PM
There is a sign for "store", but I doubt there is a running business.
Staff is super friendly and helpful !

Paid Entry Fee 6 $, Car Fee 10 $, Campsite 12 $

Only Cash, no swiping.
No signal with Econet - camp is running with satellite signal

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Super friendly staff. Unfortunately we were not that lucky to see hyenas or lions. Also easy accessible coming directly from Vic Falls.

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Run down but great location. Lions roaring both sides of camp all night. Hyenas and Lions walk through the campsite.

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Well kept and more then we expected. The guy working in the campsite will do your clothes washing.

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