Waterberg Camp

Reviews of Waterberg Camp

Good(77%) From 47 travellers
Excellent
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Waterberg Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs H -Belgium
Arrived on: 29-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp

We stayed one night at Waterberg Camp at the start of our trip, on our way up to the east side of Etosha. We weren't planning to do much at Waterberg except rest after a long flight from Europe. The accommodation was clean and the restaurant served good value food. We did an activity in the morning before we left: a morning drive around the plateau. We didn't spot much game but the ride was pleasant nonetheless.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

Overall the stay at Waterberg was very good. The staff were very good. Some parts of the challet area seemed a little bit run down but they had obiously suffered water damage to some of the paving. The roadways could do with some extra lighting. The walk to the restaurant in the dark was somewhat intimidating especially as we had encountered baboons in the road during the afternoon but it has a marvelous setting.

The wildlife/game drive was excellent.

Overall the experience was very good.

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Mr & Mrs C - Stroud (MRS)
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

Our bungalow was spacious and equipped with a fridge.
Food and service at the restaurant were good.
We were able to walk up to the view point at the plateau in the early morning for a wonderful view, worth the hard scramble to get there.
The staff in the office were friendly and chatty.

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Mr & Mrs M from Leeds
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Scaling the heights

This place was the only one we stayed at that was run by NWR. There was a marked diference in the attitude of the staff. They were pleasant enough, but took their time dealing with diners for example, and tended to disappear completely or stand around chatting in groups.

The rooms were very good and spacious, but not entirely baboon proof, as they have seemingly learned to unlatch the outer door, which they did whilst Sandra and me were admiring a thunderstorm in the distance. As a result one got in and munched through some snacks that we had.

The food menu in the restaurant was uninspiring, although what they offered was well cooked and presented.

The evening game drive was a little disappointing as it was nearly an hours drive to the plateau, and the vegetation etc meant that game spotting was difficult. We did visit a couple of waterholes and did get to see a white rhino. Overall the knowledge of the guide/driver outweighed the relatively high cost (N$450 each). I know that Chris' guide book covers some or all of these points.

We did hike up the mountain trail and it was well worth the effort.

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Mr & Mrs C from Stroud (MR)
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

Another touch of luxury, but no time to do much other than climb to the top of the plateau.

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Miss. T & Mr B - London
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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very pretty and worht a visit.

Once again there were no issues about the inventory and the staff were more than happy to take a passport as key deposit. Guests do not have to worry about having to keep N$500 in cash on them if near the end of their holiday. Credit card payments are straightforward.

The game drive was again disappointing. The vehicle was fine but the wildlife guide seemed more interested in talking about the political situiation in Namibia than the wildlife !

The lodge staff were very pleasant and helpful .

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Mr R & sons - London
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Waterberg Camp review

Ex turn of the 20th century German police camp halfway up the Waterberg hills. Chalet was 2 double rooms each with en-suite bathroom. Overnight stay did not include entry fee into the park that had to be paid before departure as a separate item.

The lighting from the chalets to the restaurant in the old police station was virtually non-existent so I would recommend driving even though it is not very far. Dinner and breakfast were good, with more than adequate choice of menu.

I recommend the walk up to the top of the Waterberg for sunrise - takes about 1/2 hour. The views are stunning and early in the morning the dassies are also out as were the mongooses on the lawn outside the restaurant

This is a good location to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund reserve Otjiwarongo, B1 north, turn right on the D2440 (130 km each way).

We did not use the pool.

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Mr P & Mrs SP - Holland
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Waterberg Camp review

We had read other travelers' comments on the state-run camps and I must day the comments were wrong for all NWR camps.

We enjoyed great service and good food in everyone of them. At Waterberg the service might have been slower than in a 5-star hotel, but the friendliness of the staff was ample compensation. Besides, who's in a hurry?

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4 travellers from the UK and Zambia
Arrived on: 21-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Waterberg Camp review

A good stay, mainly as we could walk, after days in a car in Etosha. Though in fact there are not many walks and we had done them in half a day.

Bungalows basically fine but no frills except kettle & tea & coffee. We were 2 couples in one car but they separated us by one bungalow - which was never occupied.

Simple food was OK, but the chef seemed to be having a couple of bad days. Don't ask for poached eggs unless you want them cooked in vinegar! Staff were friendly and helpful.

It was a pity that there was no information about the plants, animals or birds in the area, even to buy.

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Mr & Mrs B - Hants
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

We were not impressed by the attitude of the reception desk on first arrival, but, as they got to know us this improved. Otherwise, everyone in the restaurant was very friendly and helpful and the food was good.

We enjoyed the views overlooking the Kalahari from the restaurant balcony. The rooms altho' basic were clean and comfortable - it was nice to have the use of a fridge and to be able to make ourselves the odd cup of tea or coffee.

We enjoyed our walk up to the plateau and the walks were well signposted.

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