Waterberg Camp

Reviews of Waterberg Camp

Good(76%) From 52 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
32
Average
12
Poor
2
Terrible
0
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.
Five friends from Amsterdam
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

A short stay at Waterberg started our holiday

The accommodation was excellent - obviously recently refurbished. But the food was no more than average. And the service - both at reception and in the restaurant varied a bit - some people were very friendly, others a bit indifferent.

There was a lovely terrace outside the restaurant, but it was a shame that it wasn't actually open in the morning for a cup of coffee! We did enjoy watching a group of mongooses playing there while we were killing time.

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Mrs J & Mr D - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 13-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Waterberg Camp review

We were pleasantly surprised by this government run facility.

The staff were very friendly and the room was basic but very clean.

The walks surrounding the camp were pleasant and the walk to the top of the escarpment is a must.

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Mr & Mrs K from Bury
Arrived on: 5-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Waterberg Camp review

This was a lovely place to end our travels.

There are plenty of walks both easy and challenging and loads of wildlife.

The restaurant was good with plenty of choice.

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Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Waterberg Camp review

good birds,we didnt do any trips,but were advised there was not a lot to see. food average lots of items on winr list not available, bush chalet fine

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Mrs F - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Waterberg Camp review

good for a 2 night stay, but not enough to do for longer

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Mr. H - Chester
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Great views from plateau

Reception chaotic on arrival as lots of people being served at same time, staff there though were helpful and friendly.

Restuarant in beautiful building, food good and new management team seeking to welcome guests. Pool and surrounding area needs attention, pool was deep green and uninviting and insufficient seats etc.

Hiking is a delight and views specacular at top of plateau. Other than that, wildlife hard to see and not much to do at evenings. Rooms are not air conditioned and although having a fan, it is insufficient given the heat to get a good night sleep.

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Mr D & Mrs L - Cumbria
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Waterberg Camp review

A long rough drive after leaving the main road, and in insight did not need another game park..

Food and resturant and staff all very good.

Baboons a real problem around the accommodaton....

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Mr J & Mrs L
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Waterberg Camp review

Very welcoming with friendly staff. A really good start to the holiday.

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Meerkats from Thame - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Waterberg Camp review

At Waterberg the staff were friendly and the food was acceptable. The chalets were comfortable, if rather sparse and dimly-lit.

We had an interesting evening drive up to the plateau with an NWR driver/guide. On the whole, though, Waterberg was my least favourite place. It's quite cold at this time of year and the trees make the restcamp gloomy - the bird life was disappointing, too.

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The Suricate family from Hale in Cheshire
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Waterberg Camp review

We thought Bradt perhaps too lukewarm about this camp - particularly in making no mention of it's history, viz the German Cemetery and the origins of the buildings now used as restaurant and bar.

We found the staff friendly and helpful, the views superb and the rooms comfortable. The baboons, admittedly, were a nuisance.

We had been warned that the after noon drive on the plateau was likely to be far more concerned with flora than fauna.
In the event we saw white rhino, sable antelope and buffalo as well as the more normal suspects! We were certainly lucky, but Waterberg should not be too readily talked down.

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