Waterberg Camp

Reviews of Waterberg Camp

Good(76%) From 52 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 52 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.
Dr I - London
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

The Waterberg camp was good albeit quite basic (which I expected). Apart from a few dead cockroaches, my room was clean.

The food was fine and the restaurant service was excellent. Overall, really kind and helpful staff. I went for a lovely walk but was unable to go on the morning drive as I was a lone traveller and the only person booked in (min 2 people). This was disappointing. Otherwise, a lovely place in beautiful surroundings. Loved the baboons!

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Waterberg Camp review

lovly location.nicely set out and friendly helpful staff

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Mr G party of four - Norway
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
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Waterberg Camp review

We only stayed one night, therefore no activities were available.
The staff told us that we had to stay for at least 2 nights to get the sundowner trip, a little dissapointing.

We did the walk to the viewpoint on top of the escarpment ourselves, nice view.
If we had known that we could not join the evening drive, we would have driven directly to Etosha.

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Good
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Waterberg Camp review

Beautiful area. A great place for walking around by yourself.

We also went on a game drive on top of the plateau. The guide was very informative and funny and we saw a lot of wildlife (much more than we expected).

While we were there the swimming pool was out of order. It didn't look like anything was done to fix it either.

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Mr C & Mrs C and family - Sheffield
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Average
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Waterberg Camp review

The only place in the itinerary I wouldn't rush back to. Lovely setting but from there it wasn't so good. We paid our $500 dollars deposit but got to our room to find a glass missing and no bulb in our bathroom. We needed a mattress to be put in the children's room and when we got back from our walk, we found it dumped outside the door.

The kiosk wasn't open so we had to try and cobble a bit of lunch together from what was for sale in the shop (bread and peanut butter!) We were told to make a reservation for dinner, but at the rsetaurant we were told we didn't need to. We got to the restaurant just after 7 and didn't get our meals till 8.15. It was a menu service rather than the buffet like at the other NWR resorts and tehre just didn't seem to be enough people in the kitchen. When my son got his steak, which was meant to be well done, it was still bleeding, so that delayed his meal even further.

We did complain (which we very rarely do), but there had been no apology or explanation as to why the food took so long. The lady we spoke to was initially quite rude, agreed to take the cost of the cheapest meal off the bill and then did apologise. Breakfast the following morning was fine but we headed off to Okonjima straight after breakfast. Our $500 was returned without the room being checked. Credit card payments fine here too

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Mr and Mrs H -Belgium
Arrived on: 29-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Average
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Average
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Waterberg Camp

We stayed one night at Waterberg Camp at the start of our trip, on our way up to the east side of Etosha. We weren't planning to do much at Waterberg except rest after a long flight from Europe. The accommodation was clean and the restaurant served good value food. We did an activity in the morning before we left: a morning drive around the plateau. We didn't spot much game but the ride was pleasant nonetheless.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Waterberg Camp review

Overall the stay at Waterberg was very good. The staff were very good. Some parts of the challet area seemed a little bit run down but they had obiously suffered water damage to some of the paving. The roadways could do with some extra lighting. The walk to the restaurant in the dark was somewhat intimidating especially as we had encountered baboons in the road during the afternoon but it has a marvelous setting.

The wildlife/game drive was excellent.

Overall the experience was very good.

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Mr & Mrs C from Stroud (MR)
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Waterberg Camp review

Another touch of luxury, but no time to do much other than climb to the top of the plateau.

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Mr & Mrs M from Leeds
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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Activities:
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Scaling the heights

This place was the only one we stayed at that was run by NWR. There was a marked diference in the attitude of the staff. They were pleasant enough, but took their time dealing with diners for example, and tended to disappear completely or stand around chatting in groups.

The rooms were very good and spacious, but not entirely baboon proof, as they have seemingly learned to unlatch the outer door, which they did whilst Sandra and me were admiring a thunderstorm in the distance. As a result one got in and munched through some snacks that we had.

The food menu in the restaurant was uninspiring, although what they offered was well cooked and presented.

The evening game drive was a little disappointing as it was nearly an hours drive to the plateau, and the vegetation etc meant that game spotting was difficult. We did visit a couple of waterholes and did get to see a white rhino. Overall the knowledge of the guide/driver outweighed the relatively high cost (N$450 each). I know that Chris' guide book covers some or all of these points.

We did hike up the mountain trail and it was well worth the effort.

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Mr & Mrs C - Stroud (MRS)
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Waterberg Camp review

Our bungalow was spacious and equipped with a fridge.
Food and service at the restaurant were good.
We were able to walk up to the view point at the plateau in the early morning for a wonderful view, worth the hard scramble to get there.
The staff in the office were friendly and chatty.

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