Reviews of Waterberg Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
62 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Waterberg Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Waterberg Camp Review"
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" See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia
"Waterberg Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
"Christmas at Waterberg"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
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." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Waterberg Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"Quiet stay this time"
a very large group of banded Mongoose
Food was buffet style and pretty bland.
Staff very friendly at a busy time on this visit" See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Waterberg Camp review"
Facilities and food were average and walking trails not very interesting. They did have a very nice pool." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Waterberg - a confortable stopover"
The 320Km were easily and quietly driven on tar road from Hosea Kutako Int. We just reached the Waterberg Plateau National Park in time for lunch, which we took on the nice restaurant. The food and service was good.
After lunch we had time for a short walk (Mountain View?) which was fairly enjoyable. Nevertheless we trust that, at the entrance office they should have /sell a booklet on the wilderness trails/walks /activities in the park, so that visitors could extract more from their visit to the park. Although they offer morning and afternoon game drives, we did not hire those services.
The facilities /chalets were good.
At late afternoon /evening a couple of Steinbucks could be seen grazing on the vicinity of the chalets.
We have stayed only one night at WPNP, which proved insufficient to fully enjoy it.
On the following morning and after an excellent breakfast we re-fueled our vehicle at the filling station available and proceeded to our next destination." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana
"Friendly and comfortable"
After having spent 2 weeks being unable to walk without the protection of a guide, it was liberating to be able to take a hike on our own up to the top of the plateau, from where there were magnificent views across a lodge chuck of Namibia. In contrast to the government run camp in Etosha, Waterberg was a nice size and staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 7n in Zambia; 2n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Botswana
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