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Re: Camdeboo - Nqweba Campsite

Unread postby jacquespienaar » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:59 am

Will be staying over on the 24th & 25th of March on our way to the Karoo Nat Park. We have been waiting so long for this site to open and I hope we won't be dissappointed.
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Camdeboo camping

Unread postby elkerlyc » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:23 pm

We intend to visit Camdeboo at the end of January (2013). I read Camdeboo surrounds Graaff-Reinet. Although we will be camping we may want to have dinner in one of Graaff-Reinet restaurants one of the evenings. Is it possible to enter Camdeboo after gate closing time? Is this the right time to visit Camdeboo? Too hot, too much rain? Our camping gear is the rooftent on a Prado.
After Camdeboo we travel to Knysna for a week and on our return our plan to visit MZNP. Nothing booked yet,
We probably stay 3 or 4 days in MZNP.

Any comments, suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Camdeboo camping

Unread postby mh_baer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:33 pm

We've stayed at Camdeboo's Lakeview Tented Camp (which is neighboring the campground) some weeks ago and were told that there is a gate guard 24 hrs. Check if the game area in Camdeboo is accessible again (see other thread).

We had a nice stay in MZNP. :dance:
I don't know what your interests are, but if you wanna go "offroad" with the Prado, check beforehand if the 4x4 roads in MZNP are open again.

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Nqweba - Origin of the name?

Unread postby Tyro » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:56 am

What is the origin of the name - Nqweba? What does it mean/

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Re: Nqweba - Origin of the name?

Unread postby FrontierPR » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:20 am

The meaning of Nqweba is “meeting place”. In the case of the Nqweba dam, it refers to the place where four rivers meet - the Sundays, Pienaars, Gats and Broederstroom.

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Re: Nqweba - Origin of the name?

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:41 am

Very interesting thank you........ :thumbs_up:
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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby Wildkyker » Tue May 05, 2015 10:44 am

Hi everyone.

Has anybody been to the Nqweba Camp site lately?
Planning my first trip to the Camdeboo and need some feedback od the campsite.

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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby FrontierPR » Tue May 05, 2015 11:01 am

Hi Wildkyker

Is there anything specific you'd like to know?

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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby Wildkyker » Thu May 07, 2015 8:41 am

Hi Frontier

Just general experience of the camp, safety and that sort of things.
Camping in winter?

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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby FrontierPR » Thu May 07, 2015 9:04 am

Good morning

The camp is very safe - it is fenced off with electrical fencing all round and access is only through a coded gate, where day-time security is stationed. Tents are able to lock, as are each units' individual kitchen cupboard.

Winters in Graaff-Reinet are notoriously cold, with snow often visible on the outlying mountains - the first snow of the season already appeared a few weeks ago. The communal showers/toilets are not in a brick building, but rather semi-open, allowing the cold to easily creep in. This is ideal during summer months, though. The tents themselves are lovely - two comfortable single beds with enough blankets, etc to keep warm, each with their own refrigerator.

Generally, it is a lovely experience - there are only four units in the camp, giving the feeling of almost having the camp to yourself.

I hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect.

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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby Hugh » Thu May 07, 2015 9:54 am

a few photos of the camp taking in Feb

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the tent

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the bird hide

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sunset from the tent
The place is filled with wild life especially birds
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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby FrontierPR » Thu May 07, 2015 9:57 am

Thank you, Hugh! What's your travelling companion's name? :D

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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby Wildkyker » Thu May 07, 2015 11:48 am

Thanx Hugh.

Just a correction here. You are talking about lakeview tented camp, while Nqweba Camp site is the camping site next door. :doh:

But that's ok, I think I got all I was looking for. :clap:
I reckon its going to be a very cold camping trip for me then. But I will come prepared. :thumbs_up:


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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread postby Hugh » Thu May 07, 2015 12:54 pm

The human in the photos is the real Hugh and the travelling companion is Monty Check out his travel story under Monty's memorable moments !!!! He returns home to Belgium next week after spending Christmas the KNP Camdeboo and Golden Gate and Easter with his Granparents ( us ) :D
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