Camdeboo National Park

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It’s the recent proclaimed 22nd National Park of South Africa since 2005. The park now covers 19000 hectares.

Special Features:

  • The Valley of Desolation – sometimes referred to as the “Cathedral of the Mountains” provides visitors with an experience ranging from spiritual contact to one of profound awareness of the surroundings majestic beauty.
  • Magnificent dolerite pillars rise up to heights of 90-120 meters, providing visitors with awesome panoramic views and an unforgettable experience.
  • Camdeboo - Landscape

    Camdeboo – Landscape

  • The Game Viewing Area is home to buffalo and a variety of antelope species such as gemsbok and wildebeest. Birdlife flourishes around the Nqweba Dam and water sports such as fishing are permitted here.
  • The Camdeboo Education Centre provides facilities for school groups on overnight educational programmes and can also be used for team building.

Things to seek:

  • Wildlife: Buffalo, Springbok, Belsbok, Black wildebeest, Kudu, Grey Duiker, Steenbok
  • black wildebeest
  • Birds: Ostrich, Pale Chanting, Goshawk, Rock Kestrel, Namaqua Dove, Diederik Cuckoo, Speckled Mousebird, Brownhooded Kingfisher
  • Plants/Trees: Spekboom, Fluitjiesriet, Sweet Thorn Tree, Karoo Bush


  • Hiking Trails
  • Fishing and Water Sports (permits required)
  • Game Viewing
  • 4×4 Trail (4×4’s needed)
  • Picnic Sites
  • Bird Watching
  • Self Drive Game viewing in Around About Cars – Car
  • hiking

How to get there:

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.