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Namaqua National Park

Accommodation

Skilpad Rest Camp

  • It provides 4 chalets, each with 2 single beds in the bedroom and a ¾-sleeper couch (suitable for 1 adult or 2 children) in the open plan living room / kitchen.
  • A dining area is available on the enclosed veranda and an indoor fireplace and an outside braai area is also provided.
  • The units come equipped with ceiling fans and 220V electricity. One unit (#3) has been adapted for use by guests with challenged mobility. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery, cooking utensils, glassware, a 4-plate stove, microwave, fridge / freezer combo, kettle and toaster.

Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp

Background

South African National Parks working together SA Experiences will again be setting up a temporary tented camp at Namaqua National Park to operate during the flower season. The camp will be situated at Delwerskamp, a coastal site about 1km from the Groenrivier office and is easily accessible by ordinary sedan vehicle. The temporary luxury camp will operate from 15 August to 15 September 2014 and bookings have already opened. In 2015, the camp will operate from 14 August to 14 September 2015.

Accommodation

10 x Dome Tents

  • Dome tent, with canvas patio cover providing shade for two director’s chairs.
  • Two single beds.
  • One pedestal.
  • Electric lantern.
  • Bath towels.
  • Personal amenities including soap and conditioning shampoo.
  • Private but adjacent shower and chemical flush toilet. Warm water provided at pre-arranged shower times.

Meals

  • The meal plan consists of:
    • Breakfast;
    • Optional lunch picnic basket;
    • Light afternoon snacks;
    • A scrumptious three course dinner.
  • Meals will be served in a communal dining tent.

Activities

  • No activities will be offered - literature on the flowers will be made available for guests to use.

Rates

Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp
Accommodation type
No. of units
Base rate per night
Base guests
Beds
Add. adult
Add. child
DT2 (dome tent)
Dome tent with 2 single beds
10
R 2775
1
2
R 925
R 925
Please Note:
  • No additional pax over and above the maximum number of beds per unit will be allowed.
  • No pensioner or seasonal discount will apply.

How to get there

The camp is accessible by normal sedan vehicle via Groen River gate. Please note that due to tough terrain normal sedan cannot be used further than the camp. In order to explore Namaqua National Park a 4x4 vehicle is required. To enhance the visitor experience of the park guests are advised to use 4x4 vehicles.

Special Requests

  • All guest special requests can be directed to SA Experiences, contact details +27 (0) 71 688 8201 or e-mail: lysta@experiences.co.za
  • All alcoholic beverages will be at guests' own cost.
  • Due to remoteness of the Flowers Beach Camp all transactions on site will be strictly cash only – no credit/debit cards will be accepted.

Bookings

Direct Public Bookings

SANParks will only handle direct public booking online at Central Reservations (i.e SANParks Head Office Call Centre and Front Office only).
Book online
Tel: +2712428 9111
Email reservations@sanparks.org

Please Note:
  • As this is a special camp set up for the flower season, stricter modification and cancellation rules apply to bookings made at Central Reservations.
  • Bookings can not be made at SANParks Satellite reservation offices.

Travel Trade bookings

Any registered tour operator wishing to refer clients to the Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp should book through the SANParks Travel Trade Offices.

Contact Details:
Pretoria Office: Tel: +27 (0) 12 426 5025, Fax: +27 (0) 12 426 5488, e-mail: traveltrade@sanparks.org

Coastal Camp Sites

  • The camps are all rustic and aim to maintain the wilderness character of this coastline.
  • Guests need to bring everything they may need for camping. The sites have no water or ablutions, and only some have enviro loos.
  • There is no cellphone reception.
  • The roads to most sites are poor with stretches of soft sand. Vehicles towing caravans or trailers should be careful, particularly if you are not used to towing in soft sand. Please ensure beforehand that your tyres are the recommended pressure for sand driving.
  • There is wood available at Groen river gate, but it is recommended that you bring your own wood.
 

Camp Site

Description

Delwerskamp

Delwerskamp (S 30° 49' 33.4"; E 17° 33' 56.6")

- 1km from Groen river gate.
- 7 sites, 3 Enviro loos, no ablutions.
- A 4x4 is not required to reach this camp from Groen river gate.
General: This camp sits on a rocky shore and has a beautiful small beach just to the north of the camp. The beaches northward are popular for hiking.

Delwerskamp Groen River (S 30° 51" 12.0; E 17° 34 " 31.7 ) - 1km south of Groen river mouth/ estuary.
- 12 sites; 6 Enviro loos; no ablutions.
- This camp terrain can be reached with a sedan vehicle from Garies (73km gravel road).
- Guests have to book in at the Groen River Office, about 3km from the campsite.
- General: Groen river Camp Site is just south of the Groen river estuary. The campsites are close to a rocky shore, with sandy beaches just south of the lighthouse, and north at Groen River Mouth.

Kwass (S 30° 41' 45.8"; E 17° 29' 14.6")

- 18.7km from Groen river gate.
- 4 sites, each with a windbreak wall and braai area; 2 Enviro loos, no ablutions.
- A 4x4 is required to reach this camp.
General: Kwass is known for its beautiful, quiet bay and the long sandy beach to the south. This is a very good area for vygies in the flower season.

Varswater (S 30° 41' 12.5"; E 17° 28' 45.4")

- 20km from Groen river gate.
- 4 sites, each with a windbreak wall and braai area; 2 Enviro loos, no ablutions.
- A 4x4 is required to reach this camp.
General: The camp is close to the rocky beach. There are small bays close by.

Bamboeskamp (S 30° 40' 25.9"; E 17° 28' 20.0")

- 21.5km from Groen river gate.
- 4 sites, each with a windbreak wall and braai area; 2 Enviro loos, no ablutions.
- A 4x4 is required to reach this camp.
General: This camp has large open camping areas. The coast is rocky with small bays.

Skuinsklip (S 30° 39' 51.1"; E 17° 28' 01.6")

- 22.8km from Groen river gate.
- 2 sites, each with a windbreak wall and braai area; Enviro loo, no ablutions.
- A 4x4 is required to reach this camp.
General: This camp is small with only two camping sites and two pretty beaches close by. The coast is mostly rocky.

Koringkorrel Baai (S 30° 39' 19.7"; E 17° 27' 49.7")

- 24km from Groen river gate.
- 5 sites, each with a windbreak wall and braai area; 3 Enviro loos, no ablutions.
- A 4x4 is required to reach this camp.
General: This camp sits a rocky shore with a long, beautiful beach just to the north. The bay is well known for sightings of Heavisides’ dolphins.

Skuinsbaai Noord (S 30° 37' 13.9"; E 17° 26' 07.5")

- 28.7km from Groen river gate.
- 2 sites, Enviro loo, no ablutions.
- This camp can be reached with a 2x4 high ground clearance vehicle from Sarrisam.
General: This camp has a single large site. The shore is rocky. There are numerous little bays in this area.

Boulder Baai (S 30° 31' 33.1"; E 17° 23' 44.1")

- 43km from Groen river gate.
- 6 sites, each with a windbreak wall and braai area; 2 Enviro loos; no ablutions.
- This camp can be reached with a 2x4 high ground clearance vehicle from Hondeklip Bay road gate.
General: This camp is the only camp protected to some extend from the south westerly winds. The camp has large open areas and is particularly suited to groups. There is a long white beach just south of the camp.

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