Roys Restcamp

Reviews of Roys Restcamp

Good(79%) From 20 travellers
Excellent
4
Good
12
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 20 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.
Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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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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6 from Whangarei, New Zealand
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Quirky, cool and rustic

Great place for a one night stay en route to Caprivi area. All rooms different, some round and built around a tree, which makes for an interesting layout inside. Quite dark inside and dim lighting. Our beds were a mattress on top of a concrete slab, but no problem sleeping - quite comfortable - if not luxurious.

Small mosquito nets - adequate - but easy to get into a tangle with. The doors to the rooms had bolts on the outside, which could be a safety concern if someone chose to lock you in! The staff were friendly and helpful, and we were served a delicious breakfast.

Quirky, interesting place to stay. Fine for 1 night.

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The B family from Bristol
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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very unique

Brilliant, so unique but just for one night, how do you explain this place its just so different, worth seeing

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Mr I & Mrs J - East Sussex
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
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Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
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Food:
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Roys Restcamp review

We shall not go again

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Expert Africa comments

We emailed this regular traveller after his feedback, and asked him to elaborate a little on his thoughts on Roy's, so we could better understand his remark about 'not going again'. He commented:

"Perhaps we were too hard on Roys in our assessment, though I do not think we resorted to "terrible". It just seemed a bit scruffy and under-managed. We were, however, comparing it with some pretty sophisticated outfits (Lianshulu, Erongo) and perhaps failed to take proper account of the fact that it was probably the cheapest place on the whole trip. I suspect it may appeal more to your younger clients than it did to us."

Mr U & Mr G Germany
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Roys Restcamp review

Just what it is meant to be, a place to stay overnight on a long road journey. Nothing to tell grandma about, but.

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Cape clawless otters - from California
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
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Roys Restcamp review

The rooms were rustic, charming, and well decorated. Please note that Chris Brandt's book states that this lodge has AC and hairdryers - this is not the case.

We enjoyed a trail walk on the property and ran into a group of elands.

The local staff was friendly and chatting with them in the evening made our experience more pleasurable.

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Mr F & Mrs V - Kent
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Good

A great stopover on the way North

This was a great place to end our first days travelling up to the north. A warm welcome and a cooling drink greeted us at this camp situated about 60km from Grootfontein in the bush. A comfortable bungalow type accomodation with en suite shower and verandah overlooked a small waterhole. Dinner that night was very good and after dinner drinks were made even better by the appearance of a small herd of kudu at the waterhole.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and played their part in making this an enjoyable overnight stay.

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Mr. P - Penny
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Unpretentious and charming

Roy's, too, has something of the same feel as we noted at Ndhovu; it's an eccentrically designed and decorated camp with a 'hippy' feel; it's also charmingly laid-back. Despite our voucher and long-term booking arrangement, they had no record of our arrival and stay; not that that mattered - we were the only guests beyond a handful of campers.

Three staff, a manager and a guide/barman/handyman and a young woman who seemed to do all the work were cheerfully relaxed. The cooking was sumptuous, very plentiful in a genuinely farmhouse style and thoroughly wholesome - if Roy's can do it then ....

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Mr & Mrs J and Mr & Mrs L
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Roys Restcamp review

I'm afraid we found the lodge wierd rather than interesting! There was a slight voodoo feel about it. The chalets - being brick built - were extremely hot and there was sacking stuff over the windows which didn't help. The pool was green - the service was virtually non-existent and not particularly friendly. We did see Eland though at their waterhole which was good as we hadn't seen them up to then. There is a new lodge just opened on the main road on from Roys camp. We stopped for a coffee and croissant there (very good) and had a look at the rooms which were smallish but nice. I think it's just called 'the Lodge'.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Ok stopping point acroos from Etosha

Probably the only place to stop at on the journey from Etosha to Caprivi. Comfortable, slightly quirky lodge. Not much to do but fine as the overnight stop. Surprisingly noisy from the road. Staff were OK but more interested talking to each other than to guests. Food was OK and rooms comfortable

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Expert Africa comments

Liezel from Roy’s responded to these comments with a short but positive note acknowledging that their place is usually used as a stop-over, but saying hat they try and make it as homely as possible; they aim for a peaceful and laid-back environment.

On this particular evening, they comment that a number of the staff and guests were sitting around the fire and socializing, and had a wonderful time – and a staff member still took the guests on a ‘night walk’ on the walking trail. (The activities are all noted on a pin-up board at reception.)

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