Boasting a scenic mountain terrain, the landscape at Mount Camdeboo is characterised by valleys, plains, and a variety of flora and flora – all perfect for photo-ops or Insta moments.
Tucked away, approximately 60km south-east of Graaff-Reinet, Mount Camdeboo is a private game reserve offering guests mountainous roads, wildlife, a variety of accommodation options, fine dining, conservation and a picture-perfect breakaway.
After a bumpy 20km of gravel road, guests are warmly welcomed to Mount Camdeboo and escorted to their residence of choice. On offer are a variety of accommodation options such as manor houses, which are well-suited to groups of family and friends, all equipped with comfortable furnishings and perfect for entertaining with a pool, loungers and braai facilities – against an incredible backdrop of the natural wilderness. Chefs are on hand to prepare gourmet meals that tantalise tastebuds, while retaining authentic South African cuisine flavours.
Eco Pods and Geo Pods
For solo travellers or those seeking a romantic getaway, the Eco Pods, situated far away from the manor houses ensure an up-close and personal experience with nature. Due to its remoteness, Mount Camdeboo employees visit daily to drive residents down for breakfast and bring up dinner for guests, ensuring that the experience remains a private haven.
A new offer is the Geo Pod, which is similar to the Eco Pod but offers more of a glamping experience.
Electric fencing at residences helps keep out bigger predatory animals, but viewing opportunities remain uninterrupted at all sites.
Covering approximately 14 000 hectares, driving through Mount Camdeboo, whether it be on a game drive or to get to your accommodation, the mountain roads provide an exhilarating experience with incredible cliff drops. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Big 5, giraffe, mountain zebra, antelope, and a diverse offering of birds and smaller creatures, such as porcupine.
Cheetah re-wilding programme
Of particular interest is the cheetah re-wilding programme, which speaks to the passion Mount Camdeboo has towards conservation. According to reports, approximately 90% of cheetah cubs die in their first three months due to predators or infections and illnesses brought about by in-breeding.
Partnering with Mount Camdeboo is the Aspinall Foundation, which aims to provide a safe haven for cheetahs and ensure an optimal gene pool to eradicate the impact of in-breeding. The cheetah re-wildling camp, fenced off from the main reserve, is home to cheetahs and non-predatory animals.
Staying at Mount Camdeboo makes the “normal” world feel far away – it offers tranquillity, privacy, and picture-perfect moments in a natural environment.
For more info, visit www.nature-reserve.co.za/mount-camdeboo-game-reserve.html