Roys Restcamp

Reviews of Roys Restcamp

Good(78%) From 19 travellers
Excellent
3
Good
12
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 19 of our travellers who have visited Roys Restcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B - Sydney
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Average
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Rooms:
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Quirky but comfortable stay at Roy's camp

Roy's rest camp is certainly very quirky! Each room is very different. Ours was quite an unattractive white block but inside was spacious and light (compared to my parents which was very dark and small). Bed very firm and bathroom needs an update.

Loved the waterhole viewing hide. Lots of animals arrived at sunset.

Evening dinner was very tasty. Very reasonably priced drinks.

Breakfast pack was terrible - included more sweets/lollies than I have had in years! No fruit, greasy toasted sandwich. This needs a complete overhaul!

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Mr & Mrs F - West Midlands
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Amusing and convenient stopover.

Quirky, thematic cottages. Clean and comfortable. Perfectly acceptable for a one night's stay to break up a long journey.

The food was tasty but no choice.

As we had to make a very early start the next morning we requested breakfast packs. These too proved to be as quirky as the accommodation, comprising of sweets, savoury snacks and more sweets - and a small sandwich!

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Ms A & Mr B - New Zealand
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Basic accommodation, yet quirky & comfy.

Roy's Restcamp does not aspire to being more than the stopover it is. The facilities were comfortable and the main area had character. Some of the architecture is quite quirky in a rather heavy Germanic fashion.

The dinner was fine and we enjoyed using the hide overlooking the waterhole which attracted ostriches and eland. The compound included a swimming pool and good camping area and the birdlife was varied.

As we had a long drive the next day we ordered packed breakfasts to eat en route. Unfortunately these were terrible, consisting of one soggy ham and cheese toast and lots of sweet things (lollies etc) which we were unable to eat.

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Ms C & Mr M - northern Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Roys Restcamp review

Ideally positioned as a stop over for Nhoma on the road from Grootfontein up to Caprivi. Accommodation is good quality but very quirky. full of wooden carved posts to put your towell on etc. It is known for its birding, although we did not see huge variety. Food adequate.

Good internet access. but must sit in the garden on a specific chair to access it!

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Mr G & Mrs S - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
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More tall stories at roys

We have stayed here many times and there is always a very good mix of interesting people staying and working here all with a good story to tell as always the food was great and we were made really welcome by Peter and all the staff

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M and M Oxford
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
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Roys Restcamp review

As advised by Expert Africa we were warned to adjust our pre-conceptions with regard to this lodge.

However we found it to be welcoming, novel and an appropriate and comfortable staging post on the way to the Caprivi Strip. No-one could say this quirky lodge would represent the norm in Namibia.

Its eccentric décor did not appear to upset the wild life which made their daily progress through the grounds to and from the waterhole.

On the day that we were there we were the sole overnighters in the bungalows but a full range of dishes were available both in the evening and at breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs E - Montana
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Pleasant surprise

This camp was a happy surprise. We wish we had reason to stay longer. The owner is very creative and has spent a lot of time over the years adding quirky, whimsical items to the overall decor. A fun place to stay.

For us it was a little tricky getting to our next lodge at the appointed meeting time, the distance was just a bit too far. We really had to push it. Also the time change on Sunday, October 1st, did not happen in Botswana. At that point, it was the same time in both countries. This was very fortunate or we would have been really late.

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Mr W and Dr M from Southampton
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Roys Restcamp review

Great place! Really different with get sculptures and art all over the camp. The food was fantastic too! Only downside was that there isn't much to do due to its location, but its a great place to stop over and rest up.

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Family A - New Zealand
Arrived on: 17-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Facilities:
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Roys Restcamp review

Very accomodating and friendly

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Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Interesting and comfortable

Comfortable accommodation and a charming restaurant with good food.

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