Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Mount Camdeboo is home to white rhino, cape buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, mountain zebra, a host of antelope and an abundance of birds. If remote R&R is what you need, then the on-site spa and the constantly evolving menu of wholesome, locally inspired, refined cuisine, will do wonders for body and soul.
Mount Camdeboo provides wholesome traditional meals served by a team of friendly and professional hosts and superior hospitality in a relaxed homely environment.
An ideal venue for any occasion, Mount Camdeboo welcomes you to share its love for this breathtakingly beautiful, land of contrasts.

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  • "Wonderful "

    28 January 2020

    "My husband and I stayed at Mount Camdeboo for 2 nights as park of our motorbike tour. The staff are fabulous and extremely accommodating, can’t do enough for you. The food is excellent for breakfast..."

  • "Camdeboo game lodge"

    23 November 2019

    "This was a perfect place. Luxurious and comfortable. Beautiful surroundings and excellent food. The safaris were exciting. Rhinos and giraffes, zebras and many types of deer. We were not lucky enough..."

    Ianthe W
  • "Perfect"

    24 October 2019

    "25 of us from all over the world gathered at Mount Camdeboo to celebrate a very special birthday. The logistics were quite a challenge - but the stunning venue and accommodating staff made it all..."

  • "Mount Camdeboo"

    18 October 2019

    "Amazing! What a wonderful experience we had. The staff at the Manor House made our stay very comfortable, served us delicious meals and very tasty high teas. We were thoroughly spoilt! The garden..."

  • "Fabulous!"

    19 August 2019

    "Fabulous venue for a family reunion and birthday celebration! We were a large party (15) ranging in age from 2 to 80. Mount Camdeboo - you did fantastically! Food, accommodation and game drives all..."

  • "Wonderful experience"

    14 August 2019

    "What a wonderful place. The staff are absolutely mindblowingly friendly and helpful. The food is superb, the accomodation is super comfortable and the game drives are different and exciting each..."

  • "Amazing Holiday"

    25 July 2019

    "My group of four just returned home from a 3 night stay at Mount Camdeboo. We were the only guests in the Courtyard Manor during our stay. Where should I even begin? We had a hearty welcome from the..."

  • "WOW!"

    16 July 2019

    "We are a family of 3 staying in 2 rooms at the main lodge. The setting of the lodge is simply amazing. You need to see it. Great landscapes at every turn and fabulous sunsets. We were very lucky..."

  • "Heaven on earth"

    22 February 2019

    "We had a wonderful time in Mount Camdeboo. We stayed here for 6 nights and had the loveliest staff we could wish for. Geraldine, Yvette, Bridget and Sakhe did everything to make us feel at home. Liza..."

  • "Enjoyable but......."

    12 November 2018

    "We travelled with friends for 3 nights. The wildlife tracker, field guide and sightings were all fantastic! The best we have encounter in our more than dozen safaries in souther africa. The..."

  • "Unforgettable first safari experience"

    07 November 2018

    "Mount Camdeboo was all we had hoped for and more for our first safari experience. The property itself is remotely situated with stunning views and is very elegantly appointed. The ladies at the..."

  • "Personal, scenic, constantly-fed and pampered."

    17 October 2018

    "The Pepper Tree cottage was quaint, cozy but yet comfortable and stylish. The cottage offers privacy and a sense of serenity. Underfloor heating was amazing in the cool weather and the fire place a..."

    Stacey L
  • "Cambe DO! "

    30 September 2018

    "What an amazing place. We were only able to spend a night here on our drive through the Eastern Cape, but it felt like way more than a night. The staff are wonderful and friendly and welcomed us to..."

    Niki D
  • "Dramatic!"

    27 September 2018

    "Camdeboo is essentially set up in two areas next to each other divided by a main road. The Valley of Desolation is stunning at any time of day but is enhanced at sunset. The game area is easily..."

  • "Wonderful Landscape"

    26 September 2018

    "Our stay was very comfortable and we had an amazing lunch on top of the mountain, our staff were excellent and very helpful. Harder to see animals as there is thick bush and mountainous terrain, so..."


    20 July 2018

    "Stayed in the Manor House for 4 days and felt like an absolute princess. The accomodations in this place are stunning; heated floors in the bathroom, a gorgeous main lobby that felt so homey yet so..."

  • "Jacques and Deonette"

    10 July 2018

    "What an experience of a lifetime! From the beautiful accommodation to the friendly staff, excellent South African home-cooking and the jaw dropping scenery.... the healthy, lively game... the game..."

  • "The Magic of Camdeboo"

    03 May 2018

    "My husband and I stayed at Hillside Lodge for 5 glorious days, where time extended and the peace of the bush, such tonic. The lodge is set up, as its name suggests, on the lower slopes of the valley..."

    Sarah F
  • "An absolute gem!"

    21 January 2018

    "We spent New Year’s Eve in this magical place. What a stunning place. Not only was the location, manor and decor exquisite but the staff where out of this world. The attention to detail and effort..."

    Jane L
  • "Awesome time @ Mount Camdeboo private game reserve"

    04 December 2017

    "The most beautiful venue sorrounded by mountains. A true oasis. The most majestic scenery with safari's that will stay with you for a lifetime. A protected natural environment. Very passionate staff..."

  • "A perfect place to be"

    29 November 2017

    "We were the only guests during our stay. We were treated very very well, we feel like a princes. The staff is very friendly and do everything to please you. The accomodation and food is perfect. We..."

  • "Great Place"

    23 November 2017

    "We liked the location, a beautiful valley with an impressing nature, excellently guided Safari tours with a lot of interesting information about the game and it's management, excellent food..."

  • "The place ever!"

    21 November 2017

    "We have very very fantastic and wonderful two days at the Manor House of Mount Camdeboo. The Staff was friendly and the location is unique, quiet and you come 'down'. Our game drives with Luk was..."

    Manuela H
  • "Unbeliveably Great!"

    21 November 2017

    "Great atmosphere combined with great People! A sensationell meal and the Guide Luke was awesome. You feel as guest as a friend. The safari was very organized. Thank you very much. From the pick up at..."

    Michael H
  • "hidden treasure"

    27 October 2017

    "Stunning views, amazing wildlife experience with game drives and walks looking out for cheetahs, extraordinary service, wonderful people, ... one of the hidden treasures in amazing South African..."

  • "Wonderful experience"

    11 October 2017

    "It was our first visit to a game reserve and we were a little apprehensive. From the moment we arrived we were made so welcome and our every need and comfort was anticipated and catered for..."

  • "Serenity in the Karoo"

    07 October 2017

    "Our stay with Mount Camdeboo will remain one of the treasures, in our memory trove of places in South Africa. We are South African citizens and have always wanted to see more of the Karoo. Mount..."

    Estelle G
  • "Wonderful !"

    03 October 2017

    "Stunning landscape, excellent service and food, very experienced rangers. We had a fantastic 2 days and will certainly come back. We highly recommend this reserve.Go there and see the cheetahs up..."

    Stephan I
  • "Beautiful game reserve experience in South Africa "

    17 September 2017

    "The welcome, food and accommodation in Mount Camdeboo were everything and more you would expect from a prestigious game reserve. We travelled as part of a larger group, but we stayed as a couple in..."

  • "Out of Africa Experience"

    05 September 2017

    "We spent 2 nights in this very special luxurious game reserve which made us feel like we were in the movie "Out of Africa" ... the beautifully restored, old Karoo homestead captures a graciousness..."

  • "Heaven on Earth"

    28 August 2017

    "I cannot even begin to put into words just much I love Mount Camdeboo! This trip was our third time as family, and everytime it's been unbelievably amazing!! The breathtaking landscapes and views..."

  • "One of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed"

    27 July 2017

    "One night at Mount Camdeboo was all I needed to fall in love. From the moment of arriving, my group were spoilt rotten with impeccable service and many treats. Les helped guide us through the reserve..."

  • "Mt Camdeboo - a slice of heaven!"

    25 July 2017

    "Our recent visit to Mt Camdeboo Private Nature Reserve was like a dream come true! The staff were warm, welcoming and attentive, the lodge and rooms beautifully appointed and super-comfortable - and..."

    Renee S
  • "Great hospitality in beautiful nature!"

    15 July 2017

    "We stayed for 3 nights at Mount Camdeboo and enjoyed every minute of our stay. This area of the Karoo is absolutely breathtaking and the love and detail of how the old farm buildings were renovated..."

    Tanja J
  • "Wish we could stay forever"

    05 July 2017

    "Mount Camdeboo was way more amazing than what we expected. Deep into the veld lies a hidden gem of wildlife, beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere, to-die-for food and the most warm and welcoming..."

  • "Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve"

    05 July 2017

    "The accomodation, service and location were all excellent. Staff were friendly and efficient. Meals were particularly good. The game drives were informative and an effort was made to see all the..."

  • "South African Safari"

    03 July 2017

    "Fabulous stay at a beautiful property with our sons for a post-school adventure. The trip had everything from game drives to history and great food and drink as well as the odd spa treatment. We..."

    William L
  • "Weekend at Mount Camdeboo"

    07 June 2017

    "We had the most amazing time at Mount Camdeboo. What a glorious place in the mountains with so much history, elegance and class. Every staff member was so well trained and welcoming and the game..."

  • "First safari experience and one not to forget!"

    30 May 2017

    "This was our first safari in South Africa or anywhere, and our expectations were totally exceeded. We enjoyed the mountainous terrain, and the views and vistas were stunning. We saw an abundance of..."

  • "3 days at the lodge..."

    14 May 2017

    "We returned as we said we would. Family of four, 2 boys, Ollie and Monty, aged 4 and 9. Chris and Lauren could not have made it more welcoming. It was just as we remembered it and why it is a..."

    Jim P
  • "Relaxing, beautiful, exhilarating, unique, special"

    07 May 2017

    "First, context, I am an executive that travels often. Also, I have been to a five star preserve near Kruger. I prefer Mt. Camdeboo. The overall experience is very special. The lodging is very..."

  • "A wonderful stay"

    04 April 2017

    "My wife and I had been hesitant to book a game reserve stay, but all our doubts vanished after just a few hours. The lodge is fantastic, with large, clean rooms & bathrooms, and very, very friendly..."

  • "A trip of a lifetime!"

    25 March 2017

    "My fiancée and I thought we would visit Mount Camdeboo as a 'pre-moon' escape prior to our wedding. It was like a honeymoon, so relaxed, the food was excellent and our trip was filled with..."

    Eon d
  • "Lovely in so many ways"

    25 March 2017

    "I stayed at Mount Camdeboo this week and my stay was absolutely perfect. Whilst this is not a Big 5 reserve, the game drives are more focused on smaller animals and flora which are often overlooked..."

  • "Amazing place!"

    20 March 2017

    "I can't fault Mount Camdeboo - the accommodation/service/food/staff were all incredible. No Big 5 on the game drives, but we still saw lots! The views of the surrounding valleys and vistas made the..."

    Charlotte K
  • "Game drives with stunning views"

    12 March 2017

    "Camedeboo is an amazing game reserve offering first class service and game drives with the most amazing views. You won't find the big 5 here but you will find a very friendly oasis in the middle of..."

  • "Just Amazing !!"

    28 February 2017

    "My wife and I and two adult sons, who we were treating to the delights of South Africa stayed for two nights in January. What a fantastic experience. The location and scenery are absolutely stunning..."

    Frank S
  • "Valley of Desolation and Camdeboo National Park"

    22 February 2017

    "As we drove from Addo to Graaf-Reinet to stay a night in Camdeboo National Park, the arid landscape reminded us,we were back in the Karoo. Near the reception we were able to see the National..."

    Rose K
  • "Game viewing in spectacular scenery"

    19 February 2017

    "We stayed at Mt. Camdeboo for 2 nights and went on 4 game drives. There are places with more plentiful game, but surely nowhere with quite such spectacular scenery. The views from the top of the..."

    Richard H
  • "Absolutely a 5 star experience"

    24 January 2017

    "We arrived to an honour guard as a welcome to this prestigious resort . Every thing from the minute you arrive is tip top . After we had settled into our superb room we relaxed in the beautiful..."

  • "Stunning Location"

    24 January 2017

    "Stayed just for 1 night with my brother & cousin visiting from the UK. The location, views, accommodation & service was excellent.... Lauren at the main lodge, and Dave our ranger deserve a special..."

  • "Out of this world....."

    23 January 2017

    "Everything about Mount Camdeboo was perfect. The rooms are beautiful, the food exceptional, the service was spot on and the guiding (Chris) was some of the best we have had. As for the scenery - out..."

    Alice S
  • "Wonder ful ressort"

    17 January 2017

    "one of the best hotels and places I have ever seen in my life !!!!! its such a wonderful place,a beautiful landscape, enjoying safaris - a real pleasure to stay here. you really feel welcome here..."

    John & Gabriele B
  • "Amazing Stay.. One of the best ever!"

    16 January 2017

    "We rarely do reviews, but this place was worth writing about. This was not the only game reserve we stayed at in the Great Karoo area, we also stayed at (probably) more well-known places. However..."

    Abed S
  • "Wonderful stay"

    08 January 2017

    "Perfect place to relax, unwind and be spoilt. Beatiful rooms with all that is needed. Fantastic Manor House, excellent food. Everybody working there is polite, friendly and helpful. Game outings were..."

  • "Family celebration"

    08 January 2017

    "We stayed at the Game Reserve end of December 2016. It was a wonderful experience. The accomodation was overwhelming. We had one of the farm houses for ourselves and we were served excellently. The..."

    Johann & Ursula F
  • "Stunning Landscape!"

    04 January 2017

    "This game reserve is a nice and relaxing one. It does not have a very huge amount of animals but for us enough to see. The landscape is amazing and peaceful. Driving from Cape Town needed more than 7..."

    Peter & Patrici... T
  • "Honeymoon Safari Treat A+++"

    28 December 2016

    "Spent an unforgettable three nights here at the start of our honeymoon. The staff went out of their way to make our stay a special one. Special thanks to Juanita, who was incredibly kind from check..."

  • "First Class"

    23 December 2016

    "An excellent place to relax, have most interesting game drives and excellent food. A non-decent service all day long accompanied by an above-average friendliness of the staff. We stayed here for two..."

  • "Unforgettable!"

    22 December 2016

    "This was our first trip of this kind. My husband and I were impressed by the level of professionalism, attention to detail and overall high standards of customer care. The food was absolutely..."

  • "very privat location"

    12 December 2016

    "our stay was for two nights and by far too short. the kitchen offert exquisit meals, the whole staff was traineed and the game -drive showed an experient Scout. All in all we shurely will return. we..."

  • "Wonderful stay in Mount Camdeboo"

    11 December 2016

    "We spent 4 nights in Mount Camdeboo. It was just wonderful ! Breathetaking sceneries, lots of animals, great service, delicious food, nice and restful place. Our ranger Dane showed us many beautiful..."

  • "Gentlemens Club"

    09 December 2016

    "A bunch of fellows under the guise of The Gentlemens Club travel yearly in search of birds and comradeship. We spent 2 days at Mount Camdeboo and where bowled over with the quality of the..."

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