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.
Hillside Manor graces the elevated slopes of Sneeuberg Mountain, providing an exclusive vantage point with commanding views of the valley. This gracefully restored manor, originally built in the 1900s, boasts a generous space spanning 295 square meters. It offers the flexibility of being reserved as a self-catering residence or with the services of a private chef, catering perfectly to families or groups seeking an exceptional accommodation experience.
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 has a rich heritage when it comes to flavour-rich, traditional cooking. Mouthwatering freshly baked breads helped cement flourishing loves, while secret ingredients were used to treat ailments of the body or soul.
The talented chefs at Mount Camdeboo have been inspired by recipes that date back to the early Cape settlers. Recipes that they have reinvented with a light contemporary cuisine touch. These wholesome meals are seasoned with herbs grown on the Reserve – their roots deep in ancient soils – while the balance of delicious ingredients are brought in fresh from neighbouring farms and suppliers. Like the summer sunshine, there is never a shortage of food.
Just like our menu, our evening dining venues are varied. One night you may be supping under the twinkling Karoo stars (an essential part of the African experience) – complete with full course silverware and a dedicated chef cooking right before your eyes. While another may find you dining in a secluded courtyard or even in the company of a roaring dining room fire. It’s a little touch of surprise and a highly enjoyable way in which to absorb the splendour and diversity that Mount Camdeboo has to offer you.