The Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo of South Africa, which has an elephant sized passion for conservation and is home to a multitude of endangered and many successfully rehabilitated species, is located in a malaria-free region. Guests experience a personalised expert safari steeped in a place of natural beauty, a long history and a fascinating culture.
With accommodation to suit both individuals and families, from staying in the luxurious manor house, to a more private historic cottage upon the Sneeuberg Mountain slopes, the luscious gardens and outstretched views and a dip in the pristine swimming pool and just being in the beauty of the African bush surrounded by nature and an abundance of African wildlife is sure to take your breath away!
Activities and Wildlife
With two game drives per day usually around three hours each, timed at optimal wildlife viewing times, pre-dawn and just as the African sun sets creating a beautiful skyline. Journeying in purpose-built, 9-seater game viewing Land Rovers equipped with seatbelts, are SABS safety approved and include a shade canopy and drink holders for you to enjoy those sundowners whilst watching the African aminals play as the sunsets.
The game drives typically start with a breathtaking climb up the mountain slopes to reach the upper slopes of the valley to the plateau above where the animals graze and the world unfolds at your feet.f wildlife is what you’re after, Mount Camdeboo contains an impressive spectrum.
Mount Camdeboo has the rare white rhino and cheetahs, the Cape buffalo, the graceful giraffe walk the reserve alongside the mountain zebra and numerous antelopes and a myriad of birds.
In the evenings roast marshmallows and enjoy stories of days gone by around the fireside or just lay back and listen to the sounds of the night as you gaze up at the stars, the Great Karoo has some of the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere, which offer you a glittering display above.
Below detailed information about the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.
- Bedside table
- Beverage Maker in Room
- Garden Terrace
- Hiking trails
- Swimming Pool
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- Game drive safaris
- Health & Fitness Centre
- Housekeeping service
- Massage treatments
- Walking safaris
Camdeboo Luxury Double Suite
The Camdeboo Manor offers three luxuriously furnished double suites with a four-poster king-size bed, a full en-suite bathroom, with a tea and coffee facility alongside a mini-bar. Each suite having access to a communal lounge with satellite TV, a DVD and sound system.
Camdeboo Luxury Twin Suite
The Twin Suite at Camdeboo Manor offers a beautiful space with three quarter & single beds, full en-suite bathroom, a tea and coffee facility and a mini-bar. Each room has access to the communal lounge with satellite TV, DVD and sound system.
Courtyard Luxury Double Suite
The Courtyard Luxury Double suite in the Manor has three luxuriously appointed double suites with four-poster king-size beds, full en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities and mini-bar. Each room has access to the communal lounge with satellite TV, DVD and sound system.
Courtyard Luxury Twin Suite
The Courtyard Luxury Twin suite in the Manor offers a luxuriously furnished twin suite with three-quarter beds, a full en-suite bathroom, a tea and coffee facilities and mini-bar. Each of the suites has access to the communal lounge with satellite TV, DVD and sound system.
Peppertree Cottage is nestled in a secluded part of Camdeboo Manor's beautiful gardens, offering a romantic setting for honeymooners or couples seeking an extra level of privacy. The spacious cottage features a king-size bed, a warming fireplace, a luxurious en-suite bathroom and kitchenette facility.
Hillside offers a glorious elevated position resting upon the Sneeuberg Mountain slopes, a private setting with beautiful views of the valley. The cottage dates back to the early 1900s and has been restored to its former glory now with modern living spaces. Ideal for families with relaxed and spacious living areas, three double en-suite bedrooms, a swimming pool and a private safari vehicle with a ranger.
The Canvas Tents are raised upon a wooden decking, overlooking a trickling stream depending upon the season. Accessible by a well kept wooden walkway, the tents sleep two in a queen-size bed, with an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower and toilet. Spacious deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. No children under twelve permitted.
Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve Specials
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Stay at Mount Camdeboo for 3 nights and only pay for 2!
Included in the rate:
- Accommodation as specified
- 3 meals daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, beers, teas & coffees, mineral water, refreshments on game drives
- Daily game activities including guided bush walk as an alternative to a normal game drive (dependent on whole vehicle opting to walk instead of drive)
- Star gazing - the Great Karoo has some of the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere
- Visit to an historic Anglo Boer War site during a normal game drive, where the pivotal "Battle of Paardefontein" was fought. It is here that the famous Boer Commander Johannes Lötter was finally captured
Excluded from the rate:
- Conservation levy
- Telephone calls
- Curio shop purchases
- Wellness treatments
- All beverages not listed above
- Items of a personal nature
- Transfers to and from Mount Camdeboo
- Additional activities
Terms and Conditions:
- Subject to availability
- Subject to a 3 night stay
- Applicable to all lodges, including villa stays
- Not combinable with other special offers
- Valid 1 May - 30 September 2019
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The Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve is located to the east of Graaff-Reinet, in the centre of the malaria-free Eastern Cape's Great Karoo.
A collection can be arranged by from Graaff-Reinet's Airstrip which is the closest airstrip or from Port Elizabeth Airport being the closest national airport, or choose to self-drive to the reserve.
Just 280 km, approximately three hours by road from the closest national airport in Port Elizabeth, with car hire available from the airport; roads are in fair condition and standard vehicles are sufficient for the journey.
Plett Air Safaris offers daily scheduled flights, excluding Mondays, from Plettenberg Bay airport to Graaff-Reinet’s airstrip, which is then followed by an hours transfer to the reserve.
Road transfers from Port Elizabeth:
A three-hour journey, 280 km by road from the closest national airport in Port Elizabeth, with daily flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Please contact us should you require a transfer.
Directions Leaving from Port Elizabeth International Airport:
Exit airport and turn right at the traffic circle into M11 Allister Miller Road.
Travel 2km and at the traffic lights turning left into Forest Hill Drive. After Travel 700 meters and at the traffic lights turn right into M7 Walmer Boulevard.Travel 500m and at the 3rd set of traffic lights turn left onto M4 Settler's Way. Travel about 6km and exit left on 751A, keep right and exit right onto N2 towards Cape Town. After 1.5km exiting left on the 748 off-ramps onto the R75 Commercial/Uitenhage Road. Continue for just 350m then turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights onto R75 Uitenhage Road. After 14km exit left onto R75 Uitenhage and follow R75 Graaff-Reinet Road. Continue for 209km on the R75 and turn right onto the R63 Pearston/Somerset East Road. Travel 7km and turn left onto Petersburg Road (unpaved dirt road).
Once you have turned onto the Petersburg gravel road, drive for approximately 27km. Cell phone reception ends after just 3km along this gravel road. Keep driving through the Samara Gates, one single and two double sets of electronic gates with push buttons until you reach the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve main automatic electronic double set of gates. Continue through the double gate and follow the signboard to the Mount Camdeboo “Reception”.
Leaving Graaff-Reinet to follow the R63 / R75 to Port Elizabeth / Somerset East for approximately 26 km.
Turning left on to the R63 Pearston / Somerset-East Road (Blue Crane Route). Travel for approximately 7km to the Mount Camdeboo Sign on the R63 Pearston and Somerset-East road.Turning left on to Petersburg gravel road.Once you have turned onto the Petersburg gravel road, drive for approximately 27 km. Cell phone reception will end after 3km along this gravel road. Drive through the Samara gates- one single and two double set of electronic gates with a push button system until you reach the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve main automatic electronic double set of gates.Continue through the double gate and follow the signboards to the Mount Camdeboo “Reception”.
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.