NWR Hobas Rest Camp | Established Campground

Namibia

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
694.5 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None

Amenities

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

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Description

Shade, trees, clean facilities and a small pool. Small restaurant. Small tourist shop.
Wifi is very slow if working at all. From 5PM only, if/when they switch on electricty. Card machine does not always work, so get cash (and a drink) at Canon Roadhouse.

440$N per person if not Namibian/SADC
Still overpriced for locals at 440$N per campsite. 150$N park fee.

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After reading all the reviews we were wondering what our experience would be like. I am very happy to report we had a great stay here. Campsites are large and most have some shade. The camp is neat and well maintained. The ablutions were good. Not great but better than a lot of others. They were cleaned every morning. The pool was crystal clear and very refreshing. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful. We would happily stay here again. Well done NWR.

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Agree with the last comment. Quite a decent campsite. Definitely not the worst in Namibia. It is expensive (440 now), but so are all other campsites at parks here. WiFi was decent, and available much earlier than a comment below suggested. Sites are quite closeby, so not much privacy, and lots of binding lights at night.

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Much better than expected after reading some of the comments. Ablutions were clean, swimming pool was working and we used it lots. Only issues were some of the sinks blocked up and odd lights not working. The canyon view is spectacular. Be aware of jackals and baboons coming into the camp at night.

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This is a NWR camp inside of the NP.
Two internationals 880pn for camping plus 350 Park fees.
Restaurant and shop available. Two pools. water is drinkable (not from the pool).
many trees for shadow.
your day begins at 4.30am when the generator is starting, that's ridiculous because they have a very big solar field!
half a hour later the baboons raiding the trash bins because there is no cover, and they spread all the trash and plastic around.
but the lady at the reception told me we are not allowed to feed the baboons. because NWR does :)

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Nice spot, but our least favourite campsite in 4 weeks Namibia. Wifi never worked and also the card machine did not work. Babboons might come into the canp, so keep car & tent closed.

The viewpoints are great. The campsite itself has electricity after 5PM and a noisy generator is switched on at 4AM. The camp spots are nice and ablution okay. Not all showers were hot. We did have warm water for washing up and there is laundry spot, but that basin was very dirty.

We went to Ai-Ais with a nice big warm swimming pool. We also stopped at Cañon Roadhouse and wish we would have stayed there with internet, a nice bar, shop, ATM, fuel and friendly (new) owners/managers. For nature and viewpoints on 10km from the campsite, Hobas is the best.

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Wifi and electricity on from 5PM
Nice campsite without MTC network

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Here is where you pay park fees. 350 for 2 pax and a car

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We camped here, was very quiet, only 3 other vehicles. Plenty of trees for much needed shade. Ablutions were clean, but NO hot water.

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We didn’t stay, but asked about the price. The lady said it’s “still” 400 N$ per site.

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We had a pleasant stay overall: clean pool, shaded trees, free wifi good enough for Whatsapping and best Campsite to be if you want to enjoy sunset at the edge of the canyon. Price is indeed 400 NAD for up to 4 people IF you're SADC. For foreigners it's 401 NAD PER PERSON (Yes, there's a one there! 😆). That's according to the lady at reception... We paid one day of Park fees on top of that. No MTC signal and hot water for shower wasn't working indeed. BEWARE OF SCORPIONS! We found 2 huge poisonous yellow scorpions at our campsites. It can be deadly for children. Wear good shoes at night.

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One of my least favourite camp sites so far in Africa.

After a long drive on a hot day I stupidly paid without thinking about the price he had just charged me… 800$N for two people (one camp site)! As soon as I realised I went back to query it as I thought it was 400$ per campsite for four people. He said because I’m not Namibian/SADC it is 400$ per person. A total rip off, and they didn’t even feel bad about it.

The campsite itself was cramped, everyone parked next to each other with loud kids and could hear people chatting in their tents. Then the generator started at 5am. No hot water in showers, wifi didn’t work. Got such little sleep I was too tired to even enjoy the canyon.

I’d recommend the roadhouse instead.

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400 $ per camp site for up to 4 ppl made me pay 400 $ for one night although I was alone. WiFi did not work and no hot water, wo showers were rather cold. Otherwise a beautiful place with two pools and some shade, very close to the canyon. Park fee was an additional 200 $ just for myself and my car (you have to pay two days if you are staying overnight)

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very fine place, i agree with other commentés.
WE paid only 475 Ndollars for five adults ans two cars.
WE paid also 875 (150 ppn + cars) for the Park, but you cannot go to thé camp if toi don't go to the Park !

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400 N$ per campsite is a bit steep for 2 ppl, but you're allowed to have 4 cars at one site. There's an additional park fee to be paid (350N$ for 2 ppl) that allows you to visit the fish river canyon 24hrs a day. The old abblution facilities are run down, but the new ones (2x3 showers and 2x2 toilets) are fine. There was hot water when we were there. Electricity and braai facilities at every site. There's also wifi, but only near the reception. Didn't see any baboons

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Overpriced (prices quoted in Namibian dollars, RSA Rands accepted)
400 for the campsite, up to maximum 4 people.
Additional 75 per extra person over 4.
Allow two / three vehicles to share a camp site.

PLUS

Have to pay 150 per person (not per vehicle), Park fee (you are technically in a National Park). If you drive to the Fish River Canyon. Ire point or not you still pay the 150 per person.

Effectively this makes it 650 per ohhh fir two people if you camp.

You can of course only pay the 150 pppd if you only want to go to the viewpoint and not camp.

Restaurant... that’s an over statement. Very basic with no menu and you can either choose to eat what available on ‘today’s menu’ or not. Very very basic and expensive.

Shop, curios and alcohol that’s basically it.

Campsite. Needs maintenance in a big way.
Often no hot water.
Lights in bathroom broken / hanging from ceiling.
Broken toilet seats.

For what you’re paying is hugely overpriced.

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Very clean sites & abolutions, quite as not many visitors, pool (rather cold ;) shady tent sides with braai station, water, power and waste bins close to each site, very good place to stay before/after fishriver canyon. Park entry must be paid to stay here, valid for 24h.

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the price p.P. is now 200N$! Very well maintained with clean Pools.

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Campsite as described. Overpriced, 375 NAD ppn. Swimmingpool empty, in maintenance, second pool near the restaurant very small, too small to swim.

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as described shady camp sites under trees but beware of baboons they are a venice especially in the morning raiding bins. power supply by generator from 5am till 10pm. ablution are good and clean. rate is now N$375 pppn very steep only worth it for one night.

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Nive campsite with tons of shade, campsites are close to the restaurant and pool area, bathrooms are clean but beware of baboons, especially in the early mornings.

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This is where we enter the park and pay the fees - we did not stay at the rest camp.
Park’s entrance fees are 170N$ for 2ppl and car.

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Spacious camp site with lots of shelter from the trees. Good ablutions, but no hot water. R250/p/p/n so on the expensive side.
Lovely place to stay - make sure you high five the very cool bar man, Emmanuel. We had a great time here!!

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I was quite pleasantly surprised by this campsite. Lots of shade, all very clean and tidy, ablutions quite nice and modern looking. I think all sites have power, but you need quite a long cable to reach the socket (we used 15m!), and it switches off at midnight so is not available 24hrs. Pool and restaurant also look nice, although we didn't try them.
Very expensive though, so only worth staying here if you want to get into the park early or stay late, otherwise you'd probably be better to stay out at Roadhouse where it's a little bit cheaper.
N$250 pppn.

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Nice shady campsite, watch out for the baboons

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We were staying here for one night cause we wanted to see sunset and sunrise in Fish River Canyon. Campsite is ok, mostly in shadow from trees, not every spot has electricity, some have water and braai. There is restaurant, small shop and little pool. Generally nothing special but there is not many options around.

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Paid 380 NAD for 2 persons with car and tent; ablutions not very clean, but still ok

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Nice Campsite with many sites and each has braai facilities, tap and a light. If you have a long power cord there is also electricity. The shared ablutions are good and clean. You can enter the park really early because there is no gate. The WiFi code is still the same but it didn't work when we were there.
220 ND pppn

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Wifi still works with the password given but its so slow that I gave up after 10 minutes...maybe better to consider this a place without wifi.

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No grass, but plenty of shade. They asked 50NAD for Wi-Fi; guy at the bar entered the password himself. The password is [Password removed by Moderator.]. Clean, water available, large swimming pool still dry.

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Nice and clean place, a good starting point for visiting the Fish River Park.
190Rppn, park 80R pp 10R car. The small pool is open the big pool has no water.

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190$ p.p. now. Very tiny pool, loud overlanders about. Good shade all day on many stands.

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Been there for second time in 2007 and price increase to 30$NA for picnic on day Area
in less than 6 months.
Not including Fish River Canyon which you have to pay 80$NA on top of that.

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Really friendly staff and nice area. Arrived late and there was only two campsites left. 170pp.

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Exactly what is already positively stated. Small shop where they sell postcards, cold drinks and chocolats. Small restaurant where they sell meat and chips. Small swimmingpool. They actually do have WIFI but ran out of vouchers at the moment.

You have to pay the fee for the National Park as well to enter the campingsite: Nam$80,- pp and Nam$10,- per car for 24 hours + we paid Nam$340,- for 2 people camping.

CMSMJ

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National Park campsite, 11km from the main viewpoint. Choose your site wisely as you may end up surrounded by noisy overland tour groups. Ablutions are surprisingly modern and clean. N$170 pp.

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nice campsite, although pitches are close together. they recently upgraded the toilet and shower area so it is very nice and clean. braai area, taps, and table at most sites. 336 for two of us and the car

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Campsite next to Fish River Canyon ticket office (but 10 km from canyon itself). Most pitches under leafy trees. Pitches are small and close together for Namibian standards. Each pitch has an own braai, tap, picnic set and electricity when the generator runs. New ablution block was under construction when we visited. Clean, small swimming pool, basic kiosk
NAD 316 (2 adults, camper)

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Shade trees, dated facilities and a merky pool

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