Mount Camdeboo Safari Experience
Last Updated: September 2016
Contact Juanita Slabbert
P.O. Box 515, Graaff-Reinet, 6280, South Africa Wendy Dauld 046 622 7268 marketing@mountca
- Longitude: 24.920811
- Latitude: -32.333005
- Reserves & Conservation
About Mount Camdeboo Safari Experience
Mount Camdeboo (“Place of green hills or pools” in ancient Khoisan) Private Game Reserve lies a short way to the east of Graaff-Reinet in the heart of the Great Karoo.
Come and experience a personalised safari in an area steeped in both history and culture while staying in the lap of luxury.
The private game reserve comprises 14 000 hectares which are home to major mammals such as cheetah, white rhino, cape buffalo, giraffe, mountain zebra, wild cats, sable, large herds of antelope, many smaller animals, birds of prey and a unique collection of flora and fauna.
As part of your stay at Mount Camdeboo you are treated to 2 game drives per day (averaging at about 3 hours each) at optimal wildlife viewing times, namely: pre-dawn and sunset.
The vehicles used on the Reserve are purpose-built, 9-seater game viewing Land Rovers. They are SABS safety approved and are equipped with seatbelts, a shade canopy and drink holders.
Given that the Camdeboo Manors are nestled in a valley, the game drives typically start with a breathtaking climb up the mountain slopes and on to the plateau above where the animals graze and the world unfolds at your feet.
Our highly knowledgeable and experienced game rangers will try their best to make sure you see our “Camdeboo Big Five”, namely the breeding cheetah pair, the rare white rhinos, giraffe and almost extinct mountain zebra. Not to mention a bevy of birds and smaller lesser-spotted game.
Not forgetting human creature comforts, each drive takes a break mid safari, where guests can tuck in to a picnic basket filled with hot coffee, tea, rusks and other delicious snack delights. In the colder winter months guests are dispatched with hot water bottles, blankets and a dash of liqueur to warm their way.
Our accommodation consists of three Cape Dutch houses that are nestled at the very foot of the Sneeuberg mountains. In the past, these fine houses were the homes of several generations of settlers and have now been tastefully converted into havens of five star luxury.
Mount Camdeboo provides wholesome traditional South African fare combined with friendly and professional service in relaxed homelike surroundings.
Mount Camdeboo is an ideal retreat for your wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, family holiday or team-building destination. We invite you to share our love for this sometimes harsh, yet always breathtakingly beautiful, land of contrasts.
Map and Directions to Mount Camdeboo Safari Experience
From Port Elizabeth, take the N2 to Cape Town, turn right onto the R75 and then right onto the R63. Continue for 5 km and then turn left onto the Petersburg dirt road. Pass through 4 security gates, the 4th is the entrance to the reserve. Continue for a further 2.5 km.
Also inquire about pre-arranged Helicopter Charters through Mount Camdeboo Reservations.
Our GPS co-ordinates are: S 32 20.01, E 24 55.27