Mount Camdeboo
Boma Game Drive
Game Drive

Mount Camdeboo

In contrast to the stark plains and rugged mountains and crevices of the Karoo, Mount Camdeboo's gracious accommodation is one of relaxed elegance. Three beautifully restored manors lie sheltered in the Sneeuberg valley and are strung together like diamonds in the rough along the seasonal Melkbos River.

Generations of family’s have lived in these magnificent homesteads, which have been tastefully restored to capture the essence of Karoo settler heritage in a modern luxe style. Raw silks and fine linens are tastefully contrasted with grass woven carpets while each suite boasts a king sized four-poster bed and en suite bathroom complemented by a small private nook in which to soak up the ancient atmosphere of times gone.

In total, Mount Cambedoo offers the discerning, yet authentic-seeking traveller twelve spacious double rooms. Each of the manors boasts a full- length swimming pool, communal satellite television, entertainment centres and the rare opportunity to simply relax.


South Africa


As part of your stay at Mount Camdeboo you are treated to 2 game drives per day (averaging about 3 hours each) at optimal wildlife viewing times, namely: pre-dawn and sunset. The vehicles used on the Reserve are purpose-built, 9-seater game viewing Land Rovers. They are SABS safety approved and are equipped with seatbelts, a shade canopy and drink holders. Given that the Camdeboo Manors are nestled in a valley, the game drives typically start with a breathtaking climb up the mountain slopes and on to the plateau above where the animals graze and the world unfolds at your feet.

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.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Wildlife on the reserve include:

  • Aardvark
  • Aardwolf
  • Bat eared fox
  • Black backed Jackal
  • Black Wildebeest
  • Buffalo
  • Blesbuck
  • Cape Mountain Zebra
  • Cheetah (radio collared)
  • Duiker
  • Eland
  • Gemsbuck / Oryx
  • Giraffe
  • Klipspringer
  • Kudu
  • Mountain Reedbuck
  • Nyala
  • Ostrich
  • Porcupine
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Sable
  • Springbuck
  • Steenbuck
  • White Rhino
  • Warthog

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities


Cheetah tracking – R 750 pp, min 2 pax, subject to availability  

Private safari vehicle – R 3 500 per day (day runs from 12h00 on day of arrival to 10h00 on day of departure, subject to availability). 

Scenic helicopter flights with Fly Karoo (enquire for prices)



Accommodation as specified  
3 meals daily  
Soft drinks, house wines, local spirits, beers, teas & coffees, mineral water, refreshments on game drives  
Daily game activities including guided bush walk as an alternative to a normal game drive (dependent on whole vehicle opting to walk instead of drive) 
Star gazing - the Great Karoo has some of the clearest skies in the southern hemisphere  
Visit to an historic Anglo Boer War site during a normal game drive, where the pivotal "Battle of Paardefontein" was fought. It is here that the famous Boer Commander Johannes Lötter was finally captured. 

Conservation levy  
Telephone calls  
Curio shop purchases  
Wellness treatments  
All beverages not listed above  
Items of a personal nature  
Transfers to and from Mount Camdeboo  
Additional activities 


Mount Camdeboo offers the discerning yet authentic-seeking traveller a variety of accommodation options, from intimate lodges to a sole-use safari villa, and for those wanting to immerse themselves in the bush setting, two luxurious safari tents.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Valid: 1 May’16 – 31 Dec’17

Low Season

1 May’16 - 30 Sep’16

High Season

1 Oct’16 - 31 Apr’17

Low Season

1 May’17 - 30 Sep’17

High Season

1 Oct’17 – 31 Dec’17

Camdeboo Manor (4 rooms) & Courtyard (4 rooms)

Per person per night sharing

R  2 500

R 3 500

R 2 875

R 4 025

Children: 3 - 12 years

R 1 250

R 1 750

R 1 440

R 2 013

Children: 0 - 2 years





Peppertree Cottage (1 suite)





Per person per night sharing

R 2 750

R 3 850

R 3 162

R 4 428

Hillside (sole use, max 6 guests, min 3 nights)


R 15 000

R 21 000

R 17 250

R 24 150

Safari Tents (2 tents) ages 12+

Per person per night sharing 


R 3 500


R 4 025




Valid: 1 Jan’18 – 31 Dec’18

High Season 

1 Jan – 31 Apr & 1 Oct – 31 Dec’18


Low Season 

1 May - 30 Sep’18

Camdeboo Manor (4 rooms) & Courtyard (4 rooms)


Per person per night sharing

 Children’s room – Camdeboo Manor

R 4 950

R 3 715


R 3 750

R 2 815

 Children: 3 - 12 years sharing with parents 

R 2 475


R 1 875

 Children: 0 - 2 years sharing with parents




Peppertree Cottage – Honeymoon Suite (1 suite)


Per person per night sharing

R 5 445


Hillside (sole use villa, max 6 guests, min 3 nights)


1 – 4 guests

5 – 6 guests

R 25 000

R 30 000


Safari Tents (2 tents) ages 12+


Per person per night sharing  

R 4 950



Children PolicyChild Policy

Mount Camdeboo is an ideal family destination in a malaria-free setting, welcoming children of all ages.
Children over the age of 12 years pay full adult price.
Children can be accommodated with an extra bed in the room, some rooms can accommodate up to 2 beds. Please enquire with us on availability.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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