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Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

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Re: Camdeboo - Nqweba Campsite

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread post by IceT » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:59 pm

Hi there Camdeboo campers - are there any recent photos of the Nqweba camp site and it's surrounds and the ablution facilities? Which camp site number would you recommend?

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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread post by pwven » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:06 pm

We Plan to camp at the Camdeboo Nqweba caravan camp site next month.
What is the road like from the main road?
Can you camp there with a Jurgens Exclusive double axle caravan?
Is it safe to camp there?
Never been there before but from the internet it looks a nice place.

Look forward to some answers
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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread post by FrontierPR » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:43 pm

Hi pwven

In answer to your questions:
The road from the main road to the rest camp is good gravel, no further than 4km I would say - it is regularly maintained.
The stands are quite spacious compared to many other SANParks sites, so I don't foresee a problem with your caravan size at all.
Regarding safety - monkeys have been known to frequent the campsite, but they also provide quite a bit of entertainment. Other than that, the camp is completely secure and you needn't worry about a thing.
Don't forget to pack lots of anti-mosquito spray or something similar as it still is exceptionally hot in February and you'll be right next to the dam.

Enjoy your visit and please tell us about it afterwards!
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Re: Camdeboo: Nqweba Camp Site

Unread post by pwven » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:37 pm

FrontierPR wrote:Hi pwven

In answer to your questions:
The road from the main road to the rest camp is good gravel, no further than 4km I would say - it is regularly maintained.
The stands are quite spacious compared to many other SANParks sites, so I don't foresee a problem with your caravan size at all.
Regarding safety - monkeys have been known to frequent the campsite, but they also provide quite a bit of entertainment. Other than that, the camp is completely secure and you needn't worry about a thing.
Don't forget to pack lots of anti-mosquito spray or something similar as it still is exceptionally hot in February and you'll be right next to the dam.

Enjoy your visit and please tell us about it afterwards!


Thank you for your prompt answer. I like what I hear and will make booking as soon as our trip planning is done. Look forward to a new National Park on my list to visit.


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