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Ntshondwe Camp

  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Tarred road access
  • Guided game drives or self-drive
  • Spectacular surroundings

Cons

  • It's a busy conference and wedding venue

Updated 11/20/2012

Fodor's Review

In architecture, landscaping, and style, this beautiful government-run rest camp, 69 km (43 mi) from Vryheid, comes closer than any other in the country to matching the expensive private lodges. Built around granite boulders and vegetation lush with acacias, wild figs, and giant cactuslike euphorbias, airy chalets with steep thatch roofs blend perfectly with the surroundings. Its two-, four-, and six-bed units can accommodate a total of 200 guests. Each self-catering chalet

has a spacious lounge simply furnished with cane chairs, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large veranda surrounded by indigenous bush. Keep an eye open for eagles soaring above the pink and russet sandstone cliffs. A magnificent game-viewing deck juts out over a steep slope to provide views of a water hole and extensive panoramas of the surrounding valleys. Take a guided game drive (R190) or guided walk (R175), hike a self-guided trail, or follow one of the well-laid-out drives with markers at points of interest. Picnic at one of the many scenic picnic spots, all of which have barbecue facilities and toilets. A gas station, a store (with great curios), and a good restaurant are all on the premises.

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Hotel Information

Address:

KwaZulu-Natal Parks, South Africa

Phone:

033-845–1000; 034-983–2540

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 39 chalets
  • No meals

Updated 11/20/2012

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