Nossob Rest Camp

Reviews of Nossob Rest Camp

Good(76%) From 10 travellers
Excellent
2
Good
4
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have visited Nossob Rest Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs D from Winchester
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

One Meerkat Safari

It is a good drive along the main gravel road from Twee Rivieren to Nossob . We were lucky enough to spot 5 cheetah enjoying a kill which we guess they had made earlier that morning.

Once again the staff in reception were pleasant and helpful and we were soon installed in our pleasant overnight accommodation . A three bedded room with ceiling fan, separate living area with a kitchen very similar to that at Twee Rivieren and separate shower and toilet.

There were table and chairs on a small tiled area outside. Whilst sitting having ' sundowners' we were entertained by yellow mongoose..

After enjoying our meal prepared in the very well equipped kitchen we walked to the hide. We had eaten quite early so that we could be in the hide as the sunset.

The hide is a reasonable size ( with seats for 20 +/- ) and looks out over the waterhole. We were a bit unlucky with the game just springbok and a brown hyena but we know other people had seen more wildlife there. That is how it happens!

Another good sleep ( unfortunately not disturbed by noises from the wildlife!!) .

We wanted to make an early start as we had been told that the road into Ghararhab could be difficult so wanted to tackle it before the sand got too hot. The fuel station at Nossob didn't open until 07.00 - we had assumed that it would open at 06.00 like Twee Rivieren. Our advice to other travellers would be to refuel on arrival - something we will do on future trips.

Popped into the shop to see if there was any fresh fruit or veg - no luck - the shop was due to be restocked later that day.

Remembered to collect our permit

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Mr & Mrs D from London
Arrived on: 19-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Nossob Rest Camp review

Chalets more basic and less spacious than at Twee Rivieren (and more like traditional park board camps). Nevertheless adequate, reasonably well maintained and equipped, and clean.

There is no airconditioning in the chalets. Electricity is available from 4.00 am to 10,00 pm and during those hours a roof fan in the chalet bedroom section can be used. However, in midsummer during the night when there is no electricity the bedroom section can be very hot.

The Nossob shop appears to have limited opening times (possibly only 6 to 7 pm during our visit). If some travellers are relying on the shop for key supplies such as water, some care would be needed over this.

Nossob has a hide overlooking a waterhole adjacent to the camp. This was a very pleasing feature (and we would have liked to spend longer in it).

We thought Nossob was a pleasing camp and enjoyed visiting it. Temperatures in mid-summer can get very high.

The reception staff were very helpful when we decided we should reconsider our route for the next two days.

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Two nights. Two different experiences

We had to move from a luxury unit to a single bedroom chalet on our second night. The first was on the hill at the back of the camp and was all one could hope for. The second was one of the older units, perfectly adequate in its way but rather ordinary.

The big plus at Nossob is that you can order freshly baked bread from the shop. Delicious. Recommended. Food "good" though, only because of the bread. Otherwise the usual game reserve fare from the camp shop.

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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 1-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Electrifying

Watch out for the electric fence at the entrance!

All san parks accommodation need a revamp - this place was looking tired - but still comfortable.

Very busy camp but fine, only stayed there to get access to Bitterpan.

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Mr & Mrs T - Glasgow
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good and expected standard for a big rest cam

Big camp and the experience reflected this.

slight disappointment that our room had been given to other residents because we were later in arriving than them we therefore did not have a good view or as good as we might

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Mr & Mrs VDK - France
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Nossob Rest Camp review

no comments

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Mr and Mrs O - Dorset
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Nossob Rest Camp review

We spent one night at Nossob - and again the accommodation is fair, but basic. The location of this camp makes it an ideal stop as you travel around the park - and the Carnivores exhibition is really interesting.

The camp offered night drives - so we decided to join the trip that night. Unfortunately, the guide we had was fairly inexperienced, and did not have a pair of binoculars with him (which meant that a lot of the animal and bird identification was done by the passengers!). Then - when it got dark - instead of using the spotlight himself to sweep for animals - he handed 2 spotlights to passengers in the jeep and he sat in the front with the driver! Consequently, we were disappointed with this activity (and hence the low score below).

We chose to self cater at this camp - and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate for us to knock up a good dinner! Again, the shop is limited - but useful for picking up things like frozen meat, and treats such as sweets and wine! The waterhole is nicely situated - although there was limited activity when we were here.

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers wrote a comprehensive overview of their Kgalagadi trip –including comments on their game-viewing; read them here.

Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average

Nossob Rest Camp review

Bloody awful place too crowded lots of kids enough said!
Night hide good available on net nossob webcam!

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Mr. G from Torquay
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average

Nossob Rest Camp review

A typical, basic, government rest camp.

Just a base from which to explore the Park.

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Mr H from Switzerland
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good basic camp

More basic than Twee Rivieren but excellent location in centre of park for self drive activities.

Minimal provided activities.

Friendly staff.
Clean basic chalet adequately provide for self catering.

Shop minimal except for basics but OK for remote location

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