Waterberg Camp

Reviews of Waterberg Camp

Good(75%) From 54 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
32
Average
13
Poor
2
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 54 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 D & Mrs J - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Terrible
Terrible
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Pretty good for a Govt camp, excellent game

The bungalow was spacious though a bit shabby.

A long cold drive to the plateau in the morning, but worth it for the game.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Waterberg Camp review

The lodge is in a good location with walks and views of the plateau. The rooms are basic but adequate although it took us a while to realise we were in a refurbished one! However the outside areas around the rooms are lovely and the visit of the dik diks,a hare and a variety of birds more than compensated.

The massive disappointment were the facilities. There is a bar but whilst there is an outside sitting area there are no tables and chairs and the paving is breaking up. We ate in the restaurant as there is nowhere else to go and the first night was a buffet and although chaotic with queues the food was quite good. The second night was a la carte and again was OK as long as you didn't want exactly what you ordered, we settled for near enough.

The swimming pool was very dirty, full of leaves and the filtration system didn't seem to be working at all with some of the grids around the edge broken and quite dangerous.

We took an early morning safari drive up on to the plateau and that was excellent with a very good guide

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Mr B. from Enniskillen
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Waterberg Camp Review

We arrived a little late as it took a long while to collect the hire minibus at Windhoek airport and we were distracted by some great wildlife viewing en route! All was well at Waterberg Camp, good clean and comfortable chalets, good food and service in the restaurant. Good wildlife watching within the camp from first light the following morning, friendly people in general. Good breakfast with v friendly staff there and a baboon which came into the bar.

Only minor issue was that on check-out the staff at reception said we were booked for two nights. I showed the voucher I had from Expert Africa and the receptionist eventually accepted that it was only 1 night though I would say reluctantly.

There was no list of room contents and the reception was closed by the time I noticed so I was a little concerned but no one checked on the morning before we left and there was no issue

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Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 25-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Waterberg Camp review

This is not a place I would return to, the whole camp and grounds are rather run down . We were given a chalet with no water, then we were moved to another chalet which had no chairs in the room. They provided an additional chair and advised we should use the other chair from the veranda. The reception staff were polite but not engaging.
They requested a 500$ deposit for the chalet key, a really annoying condition of entry.

They do not sell diesel, and the on site shop lacked most basic items.

The chalet was rather grubby inside, and we had to give our key to the cleaner the next day to gain access, as she did not have a key. There is no street lighting from the reception to the restaurant and onto lodges, With limited lighting on the road in front of the lodges. The restaurant is housed in the old German police station and is worth a visit. The breakfasts were good and the staff were very helpful.

The real and only prize for this site is the game drive onto the Plateau. This was once again a truly fantastic experience.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Christmas at Waterberg

A lot more people here as its Christmas than any of our previous visits but staff very helpful and everything went well.

The baboons were here in numbers as usual but there seemed to be no problems with them.

We just relaxed here and did not go on any activities or walks.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average

interesting area

After a long drive we had difficulty finding it as the signing was very poor and we drove a long way past before someone manning a gate put us right.. It is clear this is mainly for people who want to walk, although we were not happy to do this with so many baboons about., we were warned not to open our curtains or leave the door open. The room was fairly new and well appointed.James ventured out for a short walk on three occasion and found he was being accompanied by friendly DikDiks which he loved.
We went on a drive up to the plateau, which was our main reason for going, once up there it was very difficult driving in deep red sand, we saw two sable briefly, and visited two hides, where we saw giraffe cape buffalo and a white rhino, as we spent rather a long time at the hide we had to drive as fast as possible to get back to the gate before closing time.

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Great stopover

Room (family room) very spacious but getting a bit old.

Friendly staff, but the restaurant does not have a child seat (they did put in extra effort to make a nice special dinner for our 1 year old). Nice walks in the area.

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Miss & Miss H - Sussex
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Waterberg Camp review

Not signposted as an NWR camp from road and we drove a further 8ks before we realised our error. At reception was asked if we really wanted self- catering as there were none in the room. Brought a 2 ring stove and some plates and cutlery but no other implements or mixing bowls etc. Cannot be classed as self- catering.

Morning drive left at 5.30 and no rugs, ponchos etc were provided - we were all cold despite wearing many layers. Should have been warned to bring even more. Guide then killed time by chatting as was too dark to see anything. Could have left 45 mins later and still been at waterhole to wait for animals. Had good sightings of roan and klipspringer and a few other animals and birds. Overall no comparison with Etosha and a bit of a disappointment though unusual setting

Plenty of trails around camp but not always easy to find and boots needed in places as a bit overgrown. Plenty of baboons around.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Quiet stay this time

Another place were you do as much or as little in the way of activity as you wish. Unfortunately I had picked up a 'bug' along the way and spent a lot of time recuperating on our short stay but we did see groups of baboons (and heard them) a few Dik Dik,
a very large group of banded Mongoose

Food was buffet style and pretty bland.

Staff very friendly at a busy time on this visit

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Mr & Mrs R - New York
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Waterberg Camp review

Although the escarpment was quite dramatic and worth seeing I think just a day drive in for a look and a walk would be adequate.

Facilities and food were average and walking trails not very interesting. They did have a very nice pool.

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