We have just spent the long weekend at Narina Bush Camp in Addo and I thought I would give some comments on our experience and answer some questions I had before we went.
The information that Megan gave in the previous post is very accurate.
You first have to book in at Addo's main camp reception. They will give you a map and GPS location. The directions are very good. Look out for the signage for the Police Training facility which you drive by on your way to Narina bush camp. Most of the gravel road is in very good condition and you can drive it with a sedan, but the last 2Km can be rough surface, so drive very slow. The bush camp has no through traffic and is very secluded. You have to arrive before sunset because from the parking area you cross the river over a footbridge and then walk about 400m through the forest to the camp. The Ranger is very helpful and they have a wheelbarrow to assist with the heavy luggage.
The bush camp is a perfect little hide away. The rangers keep the area very clean and tidy. The 4 canvas tents each has 2 single beds with linen, blankets and towels provided.
The kitchen has everything you will need. A two plate gas stove, eating utensils, plates, stainless steel mugs, wine goblets and glasses, Cadac gas skottel, 4 sizes pots, large kettle, grater, braai tongs, etc. The gas fridge/freezer works very well. In case of a rainy day the kitchen area has enough open space for all the people to sit with plenty to spare.
The braai area has a braai grid and shovel with wood provided. Our ranger already had the fire burning when we arrived back at the camp from the day trips in the afternoon, which was wonderful.
The shower has running water and hot water is made by a paraffin geyser gadget and worked very well to supply all 8 with hot water any time of the day. There is a clean flush toilet.
Electric solar lights are provided in each tent, the kitchen area, braai area as well as the shower and toilet. The lights worked well, but some does not shine initially and may need some help. The lights are the only thing which I can say is not perfect, but it was not a big problem for us. The ranger can assist with the lights, but a personal torch is going to be very helpful if the light is not working and you have to go someplace quick.
The swimming pools in the river are very beautiful and the water is brrr very cold.
You have to make some time to be at camp during the day to enjoy the pools.
We enjoyed our stay very much. The owls in the trees every night and the Knysna Loeries every morning was just the cherry on the cake. I can recommend it to anyone looking for a little peace and quite.
Just perfect Addo !