MOUNT CAMDEBOO, FRAMED BY THE SNEEUBERG MOUNTAIN RANGE
Mount Camdeboo stretches out over 14,000 hectares of beautiful, private land where impressive vistas form unparalleled backdrops for game viewing. Here, a diverse range of topography and dramatic landscapes, from lush valleys to sweeping plateaus can be absorbed.
Over the years, much love and dedication has been poured into the development of this property from agricultural farmland into a pristine game reserve in line with Mount Camdeboo’s vision to conserve the land and provide a natural habitat where wildlife, including endangered species, are able to roam freely.
Guests can enjoy memorable experiences such as scenic helicopter ﬂights, game walks, cheetah tracking and stargazing. The reserve further affords guests easy access to a range of attractions as it is set in proximity to the historical town of Graaff-Reinet, Nieu Bethesda and the breathtaking Valley of Desolation.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Mount Camdeboo offers a variety of accommodation, from spacious manor houses, a romantic private cottage and luxury eco-pods. Every room has been furnished with sumptuous textures and materials, creating an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere that allows you to feel at home.
8 Guests | 2 Double and 2 twin | 4 Rooms
6 Guests | 3 Double en-suite bedrooms | 3 Rooms
8 Guests | 3 Double and 1 twin | 4 Rooms
2 Guests | King-sized bed | 1 Room
2 Guests | Queen bed | 1 Rooms
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A ﬁne example of traditional Cape Dutch architecture with wide Oregon pine ﬂoorboards, thick walls, beautifully landscaped gardens and a swimming pool.
Four luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms (two double and two twin, one of which is smaller and ideal for children) offer a private experience in a classic setting.
Rooms feature air-conditioning, under-ﬂoor heating, a mini bar with tea and coffee facilities, and French doors opening to the garden. The children’s room does not have French doors or a mini bar. Bathrooms include double vanities, shower, bath and WC. 8 Guests
2 Double and 2 twin 4 Rooms
With an elevated position against the lower slope of Sneeuberg Mountain, Hillside Manor offers a private setting with sweeping valley views.
Available for exclusive use only, it is an ideal family option offering relaxed and spacious living spaces, three double en-suite bedrooms, a swimming pool and a private safari vehicle with ranger.
Hillside Manor can be booked as an exclusive use self-catering home.
3 Double en-suite bedrooms 3 Rooms
Courtyard Manor is a gracious, double gabled and intimate homestead wrapped in a deep veranda, overlooking spacious gardens and a swimming pool.
Comprising four tastefully appointed en-suite bedrooms (three double and one twin), it lends itself to a more relaxed safari approach. It is also ideal as an exclusive-use villa for groups of families and friends travelling together.
Rooms feature air-conditioning, underﬂoor heating, a mini bar with tea and coffee facilities, and French doors opening to the gardens. Bathrooms feature double vanities, a shower, bath and WC.
3 Double and 1 twin 4 Rooms
Situated in a secluded part of Camdeboo Manor’s beautiful gardens, Peppertree Cottage offers a romantic setting for honeymooners or couples seeking privacy.
The spacious cottage features a king-size bed, ﬁreplace, kitchenette and a private garden. The bathroom features a double vanity, shower, bath and WC. 2 Guests
King-sized bed 1 Room
Situated in a secluded part on the Camdeboo Plains you will ﬁnd two eco-friendly pods that blend in seamlessly with the natural landscape, providing every comfort while leaving a light environmental footprint.
Each pod includes a luxurious queen bed that looks out onto the Camdeboo Plains, en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and hot tub - the perfect escape for couples, honeymooners and wildlife lovers. 2 Guests Queen bed 1 Room
A stay at Mount Camdeboo includes two game drives per day (averaging about three hours each) at optimal wildlife viewing times, namely: pre-dawn and sunset. The vehicles used on the reserve are purpose-built, nine-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 breath-taking climb up the mountain slopes and onto the plateau above where the animals graze and where the world unfolds at guests’ feet.
Guided bush walks offer an alternative to a normal game drive, subject to the whole vehicle opting to walk.
Saba and Nairo, our two resident cheetah immigrants, ﬁrst came to South Africa from the UK in late 2019. In a world ﬁrst for cheetah conservation, these brothers, who were born in captivity in the UK, have made their way to their forever home to be rewilded on the plains of Mount Camdeboo. Take a guided drive to track the brothers down and experience an up close and personal encounter with the inquisitive pair. Learn all about their journey from captivity, learning to hunt and the journey to becoming truly wild. Pricing available on request for booking as a separate activity.
HISTORIC WAR SITE
Visits to a historic war site where the pivotal ‘Battle of Paardefontein’ was fought are offered at Mount Camdeboo. It is here that the famous Commander, Johannes Lötter was captured. During one of the game drives, our knowledgeable guides will gladly share the full story and other historic facts this incredible open landscape offers.
Guests can opt for a night drive depart after sunset for the chance at beholding some of the lesser seen nocturnal creatures such as Aardvark, Genet, Aardwolf, Caracal and Bat eared foxes. The experience is rounded off with an introduction into the night skies of the Karoo, constellations lighting up above the deserted landscape.
Mount Camdeboo offers an outstanding conferencing solution, whether the aim is to inspire, incentivise, or to break away from the hustle and the bustle to strategise for the months ahead. The tranquil setting, vast open space and a variety of activities allow business people to get the best out of their teams and host a memorable work event away from the boardroom.
A wedding at Mount Camdeboo is a romantic and relaxed experience where the bridal couple can focus on their special day while the Mount Camdeboo team takes care of the arrangements. Ideal for intimate weddings, this location offers a unique setting in which couples can exchange their vows and celebrate one of the most important days of their lives.
The Great Karoo is considered a semi-desert region. Arid air and cloudless skies are typical of this area, as are great heat and frosts. Daytime is typically warm, while night-time and early mornings can become cool, even in summer months. This climate results in a very particular landscape, dotted with xerophytic vegetation. The topography on Mount Camdeboo is however quite different, boasting lush valleys, due to its location at the foot of the Sneeuberg.
October - April/May
Hot, occasional thunder-showers
Average daytime temperature 30°C
April/May - September
Cool, sometimes snow on the mountains
Average daytime temperature 15°C
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Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve lies just to the east of the town of Graaff-Reinet, approximately 60km away, in the heart of the malaria-free Great Karoo region.
Daily scheduled ﬂights arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. From there, a road transfer can be arranged to Mount Camdeboo in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. The duration of the drive is 3 hours (distance 280km). Two private local airstrips are also available should guests prefer to charter in. One is located in Graaff-Reinet and the other, on a neighbouring farm. Please note that the use of airstrips is subject to availability and only by prior arrangement.
For those wishing to self-drive, the reserve is an easy 280km drive (approximately 3 hours) from Port Elizabeth. Self-drive directions are available on request.
Mount Camdeboo is an ideal family destination in a malaria-free setting, welcoming children of all ages. Children over the age of 12 years pay full adult price. Families can explore the Melk River Meander, the large fenced area surrounding the lodges, to stretch little legs and spot birds, insects and the ﬂora of the region. Children can be accommodated with an extra bed in the room, some rooms can accommodate up to two beds. Please enquire about availability. Children under the age of 3 regrettably may not partake in Game drives.
Mount Camdeboo falls within a malaria-free area. It is, however, recommended that guests contact their local travel clinic for advice on the necessary precautionary measures for visits to the region.
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MOUNT CAMDEBOO PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Petersburg Road, Graaff-Reinet Cape Town, South Africa, 6280
Tel: +27 79 429 3957 www.newmarkhotels.com