Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Mount Camdeboo
Nestled at the foot of the Sneeuberg Mountain Range in the heart of the Karoo region, Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve offers a truly captivating escape. This landscape unfolds with sweeping panoramas, rolling escarpments, and a rich cultural heritage that dates back to the early Bushmen inhabitants and Dutch settlers. The reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, housing a diverse array of species, including white rhino, cape buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, mountain zebra, various antelope, and a plethora of bird species.
For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the on-site spa is the perfect retreat, complemented by a regularly updated menu of locally inspired, refined cuisine that nourishes the body and soul. Accommodation at Mount Camdeboo is a luxurious affair, with three beautifully restored, gracious gabled manors, each surrounded by spacious gardens and inviting swimming pools. One of these manors features an additional secluded cottage, adding an extra layer of exclusivity. For those who wish to embrace the natural surroundings, two sumptuous en-suite safari tents offer a private and immersive experience with breathtaking views across the reserve.
Courtyard Manor is an enchanting, double-gabled homestead steeped in history, with roots tracing back to the late 1700s. Its picturesque facade adorned with a captivating deep verandah creates an inviting atmosphere that beckons guests to step into a world of elegance and heritage. This expansive 443 m² residence has been lovingly decorated, each corner reflecting a rich tapestry of the past, making it a perfect setting for hosting exclusive private parties and unforgettable gatherings. Whether you’re seeking an intimate escape into the embrace of history or planning to celebrate life’s special moments, Courtyard Manor offers a charming stage for your cherished memories to unfold.
Our highly knowledgeable and experienced game rangers will try their best to make sure you see our “Camdeboo Big Five”, namely the breeding cheetah pair, the rare white rhinos, giraffe and almost extinct mountain zebra. Not to mention a bevy of birds and smaller lesser-spotted game.
Not forgetting human creature comforts, each drive takes a break mid safari, where guests can tuck in to a picnic basket filled with hot coffee, tea, rusks and other delicious snack delights. In the colder winter months guests are dispatched with hot water bottles, blankets and a dash of liqueur to warm their way.
The Karoo boasts a rich culinary heritage, with mouthwatering bread and secret recipes used for centuries. At Mount Camdeboo, our chefs draw inspiration from age-old Cape settlers’ recipes, adding a contemporary touch. These meals feature herbs from the Reserve and fresh ingredients from local suppliers. Evening dining is diverse, from open-air suppers beneath the Karoo stars to intimate courtyard settings and cozy dining rooms. It’s a delightful way to experience Mount Camdeboo’s diversity.
Mount Camdeboo offers far more than a place for children to connect with nature and animals. Its sprawling lawns provide ample space for youngsters to run, play games, kick around a soccer ball, or explore the winding pathways through Camdeboo Manor’s magnificent gardens. It’s a haven for family relaxation, where daytime adventures include exciting safaris to observe wildlife, garden delights, and a variety of delicious ‘kiddie-friendly’ treats.
As the day transitions into evening, gather around the boma fire to roast marshmallows, share fireside stories, and marvel at falling stars. These experiences make for cherished memories before bedtime, where dreams are filled with the day’s exciting bug-safari and the adventures awaiting the whole family at Mount Camdeboo. In every sense, a family holiday at Mount Camdeboo is a well-deserved retreat for all.