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Camdeboo National Park

How to get there

Camdeboo National Park surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

To Reception, Nqweba Campsite and Lakeview Tented Camp:
The gate is four kilometres out of Graaff-Reinet off the N9 to Middleburg.

To the Valley Of Desolation and Game Viewing Area:
The gate is reached 5km out of Graaff-Reinet on the R63 to Murraysburg.

The nearest international airport is in Cape Town and the nearest domestic airport in Port Elizabeth.

From Cape Town, take the N1 highway towards Beaufort West. Pass through the town of Beaufort West and then turn right onto the R61 to Aberdeen. At Aberdeen, take the N9 towards Graaff-Reinet.

  • Beaufort West to Graaff-Reinet = 209 km.
  • Cape Town to Graaff-Reinet = approx. 600 km.

From Port Elizabeth, take the R75 to Jansenville and Graaff-Reinet.

  • Port Elizabeth to Graaff-Reinet = 251 km.

Gate Entrance Times

Valley of Desolation Gates

Jan - Feb Mar Apr May June July-Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Open
06:00
06:00
06:30
07:00
07:00
07:00
06:30
06:00
06:00
06:00
Close
20:00
19:30
19:0
18:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30

Game Viewing Area & Lakeview Gates

  Jan - Feb Mar Apr May June July-Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Open:
06:00
06:00
06:30
07:00
07:00
07:00
06:30
06:00
06:00
06:00
Close:
19:30
19:00
18:30
18:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00

 

GPS Coordinates

Description

Name

Latitude

Longitude

View Point

Valley of Desolation

S 32° 15' 59 "

E 24° 29' 41 "

Reception

Reception

S 32° 13' 13 "

E 24° 32' 25 "

Car Park

Valley of Desolation

S 32° 15 '52"

E 24° 29' 36 "

Game Viewing Gate Area

 

S 32° 13' 12 "

E 24° 32' 26 "

Controlled Acces

Lakeview Park Entrance

S 32° 13' 13 "

E 24° 32' 29"

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