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Roy's Restcamp
Roy's Restcamp
Roy's Restcamp

Roy's Restcamp: Our full report

Roy's Restcamp is situated between the Namibian towns of Grootfontein and Rundu, near the turn off to Tsumkwe.

It works well as a stopover breaking a long drive to the Caprivi Strip in the north or en route to Bushmanland in the north east.

Roy's is an unassuming, slightly quirky rest camp. There are 7 small bungalows, all of an unusual rustic design. Built of stone and thatch, each bungalow has its own character created by the use of natural materials in the décor. Hessian curtains cover the windows, the beds are made with log bed frames and locally made masks and baskets adorn the walls. Each room has an en suite bathroom and barbeque facilities. Two of the bungalows are double storey and suitable for families – one room has a double and the other is fitted with twin beds.

Roy's Restcamp also has a nice campsite with 12 sites, a shower/toilet block and a kitchen area.

A thatched main building forms the relaxed heart of Roy's Restcamp with an informal bar and a simple dining area. As in the rooms, natural materials have been used to make the rustic furniture and local artwork adorn the walls. There is also a curio shop that sells locally made arts and crafts and a kidney-shaped swimming pool. Nearby is a campfire surrounded by overturned drums which form stools to sit on. Relax here with a drink in the evening and listen to the sounds of the surrounding bush before dinner.

For activities guests can choose between 2 self-guided marked walking trails or request an arranged visit to a Bushman village as part of a full or half day excursion.


Our view

If you're happy with the rustic environment, Roys Restcamp makes a good stopover en-route to Bushmanland or Rundu and the Caprivi Strip.

Sabina Hekandjo

Sabina Hekandjo

Namibia expert

Geographics

Location
Central Highlands, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
Roy's Restcamp makes for a convenient 1 night stop for travellers en-route between Bushmanland and the Caprivi.
Directions
Roy's Restcamp is situated on the main B8 road between Grootfontein and Rundu, near the C44 turn-off to Tsumkwe. The camp is about 1km from the road, and clearly sign posted.
Accessible by
Self-drive

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
No

Children

Attitude towards children
Roy's Restcamp welcomes families and has two rooms that will easily accommodation parents and children.
Property’s age restrictions
There are no age restrictions.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Roy's Restcamp

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Roy's Restcamp have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Eland

25% success

Oryx

25% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

Zebra

0% success

Communications

Communications
Internet facility and a communal safe are available at reception.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Medical care
The closest doctor is in the town of Grootfontein.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • Cultural excursion

    Cultural excursion

  • Self-guided walking

    Self-guided walking

Extras

Disabled access
Laundry facilities
A laundry service is available at an extra charge. However, use of this is only possible when spending more than one night at Roy's Restcamp.

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