A very well chalet for 4 people, the restaurant in the old station and the waiter Selagius ( the namibian OMAR SY) and his kindness... good trails but no good information in the office (young children get up to Point vieuw with tong!)

Ledent, Guy - 07th Apr, 2018

The camp is a bit 'administrative' with the brick blocks lined up along the road. The surroundings were great to explore with marked routes. The pool is excellent and the room and food were good. We enjoyed the drive to the plateau - despite not seeing any wildlife of note.

Crago, David - 30th Dec, 2017

As you know this a little tired, but the only way to do the Waterburg game drive. Rooms basic and could do with renewal. Restaurant good

Robinson, Colin - 16th Dec, 2017

Accommodation here is very basic but adequate. Stunning location. Saw lots of small animals and there are some good walks around although signage is poor. Food was fair.

Martello, Louise - 28th Nov, 2017

Little bit outdated, pool was out of order, do hike till the top of the mountain

De Witt, Tom - 15th Nov, 2017

A place to go for a longer stay

Ben Chadli, Yassine - 31st Oct, 2017

The location is excellent. But the food here was the worst of our trip

Theaker, Brian - 17th Oct, 2017

Unfortunately we found the staff at reception on our arrival extremely rude and not very informative at all

Fan, Karen - 27th Sep, 2017

Lovely Place and nice staff

Badiali,luca - 16th Sep, 2017

A beautiful camp - surrounded by lush bush, many small game animals, lots of birds and beautiful hikes. Comfortable chalets and self-catering option. Beautiful swimming pool and good rest stop.

Wundram, Kathy - 07th Sep, 2017

The camp is basic, restaurant is bad. Game drives very disappointing. I would have skipped this place

Sanchi, Alessandra - 28th Aug, 2017

Accomodation is great. Dinner / breakfast good. The walk to the top of the mountain is worth the efforts

Leroy. Thierry - 26th Aug, 2017

Nice place though the accomodation would need some upgrading. There was no accomodation for a family of 5.

Giral, Stephan - 26th Aug, 2017

We camped in the dusty campsite, with simple facilities and shared bathrooms. Nice big pool with visiting warthog family. The hike up to the escarpment is great with wide open views from the top. Baboons tried to steal our breakfast an a park warden scared them off with a catapult, top entertainment.

Ganzleben,catherine - 24th Aug, 2017

The place was OK. The food was simple and you had to pay to have wifi. It's good if you want to stop before going to the capital.

Torres, Ana - 19th Aug, 2017

Seen better days. We were impressed that a leak from the basin was repaired within about 20 minutes of reporting it (on a Sunday morning). Lovely walks, but the trails aren't nearly as well marked as they say they are. Food basic.

Sanderson, Sarah - 17th Aug, 2017

The road that took us to the rest camp was in a shocking condition. the roads in the camp was in a very bad state of repair and the lack of lighting together with the wooden poles bordering each site made it quite difficult to manoeuvre the caravan. The Ladies ablutions were locked and my wife and daughter had to use the men's showers and toilets

Spies, Piet - 30th Jul, 2017

If intend to use the braii take everything including crockery & cutlery. This makes it difficult for international visitors. We stayed 2 nights and it was not enough - will be going back to walk more of the area. Our first ever sighting of a Small Spotted Genet. Nice big pool area.

Plowright, Rozey - 27th Jul, 2017

Average accommodation but nice location and hiking.

Creasey, Thomas - 27th Jul, 2017

Absolutely top notch 5 star Best stay of trip

Albertyn, Pieter - 25th Jul, 2017

We enjoyed this camp - it was a lovely gentle start to the holiday. The distance from the Windhoek airport was perfect. We went on some lovely walks and really enjoyed all the wildlife outside the cottages (buck, baboons, birds). The staff at the camp were helpful and friendly, but did not seem well informed about wildlife, e.g. we asked them for a list of birds and they just laughed! The shop is very poorly stocked so people should not come expecting to buy much there. The pool area is really gorgeous and must be fantastic in summer.

Pascoe, Michelle - 21st Jul, 2017

nice setting among babboons and dikdik. Lovely walk up to cliffs. friendly service.

Kinahan, Jackie - 21st Jul, 2017

A good hotel too, but the place was almost empty when we were there - wonder why we were booked into the most expensive cabins (nice but for a 1 night sleep, it was quite unnecessary in our view, especially when our cabins were a good 10 minutes walk from the hotel restaurant.

Ng,charles - 18th Jun, 2017

Beautiful location, camp could be better maintained.

Wessels, Mercia - 03rd Jun, 2017

Although quite basic, everything was neat and clean. Beautiful surroundings and friendly staff at restaurant. Climb to plateau could be marked better - we weren't sure which path to take.

De Bruin, Justine - 19th May, 2017

We arrived in rain and enjoyed the restaurant and bar. All of the staff were very helpful although the campsite was a first come first served and I would have liked to know that we had three sites booked just incase we were delayed

Impala Adventures - 26th Apr, 2017

The natural environment of the camp is beautiful! The guide on the the game drive, Linus, was professional and is very good at spotting wild life. It was a wonderful experience; we saw, among others, five white rhinos (dehorned), two herds of buffalo and several giraffes. When we asked staff at reception to change the type of accommodation from a room to a bush bungalow we were initially told that everything was fully booked. We persisted and got the accommodation changed, first for two nights, then for all three nights of our stay. The booking system needs improving, but its inefficiency counted in our favour.

Kober Gudrun - 21st Apr, 2017

Good accommodation - disappointing dinner buffet - not great value for money. We liked the large swimming pool too

Hobkinson, Susan - 18th Apr, 2017

Nice site, though staff slightly less friendly - bored and abrupt, which was surprising as everyone else we met on our travels were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Perhaps we just got them on a bad day? Excursions were very expensive here but we filled our time there with the gorgeous mountain view hike which I can highly recommend.

Wright, David - 07th Nov, 2016

The Premier Bush Chalet was quite nice, but lacked any information about the Park, restaurant etc. Had we had more time (like a second night), we would have taken the 4-hour game drive to the plateau - but as we were going to Etosha we laughed it off and decided to relax after the drive from Windhoek and the flight before that from the UK.

Lamb, Alistair - 06th Nov, 2016

Fantastic Setting for a lodge. The Dining area has a really nice feel to it. Service was ok, but not brilliant. Food was simple, but good. The Swimming area has a sort of unkempt look about it, which somehow made it appealing. We did a couple of the walks in the morning and an organized afternoon trip to the Waterberg Plateau, since you are not allowed to go by yourself - despite not seeing any rhinos or the Leopard (despite the fresh tracks) we had a great time with an excellent guide. The baboons are a total pain and should not be fed.

Bonell, Andrew - 01st Nov, 2016

great, big and clean house; well situated. Environment not perfectly maintained (but no problem) (I was attacked by a baboon :-) )

Schaller, Patrick - 01st Nov, 2016

Maybe being the last day it would have been good to offer lodging instead of camping

Rodriguez, Julian - 31st Oct, 2016

Beautiful place, a must see !

Caraffa,alessandro - 10th Oct, 2016

Great vistas and walks.

Gibson, Alastair - 07th Oct, 2016

Somewhat standard accommodation but spotlessly clean and offered game viewing from bed! I loved sitting outside the room and watching dikdik, baboons, mongooses and warthogs just metres away. Realistically, we were so busy with game drives and hikes that the room was just a place to sleep!

Courtney, Claire - 03rd Oct, 2016

+: well located close to hiking Trails, very quiet, beautiful landscape, good restaurant and nice pool area! wonderful beds and linen, good shower! -: monkeys are kind of aggresive in pool and restaurant area, Cottages are clean but quite a few spiders on walls, the Safari was actually a driving from artificial waterhole A to waterhole B behind artificial hide. No gameviewing during driving (we would have prefered a nice slow drive with gameviewing in real nature, not only in the dark shade of the hides, the Safari was a disapointment and by far the worst Safari in Namibia - could be done a lot better!)

Gander, Monika - 25th Sep, 2016

No problem with the camp but why is the walking area so restricted up in the hills

Geddes, Philip - 04th Sep, 2016

A little bit outdated. With small adjustments, this can be a much better accomodation.

Niessem, Maura - 29th Aug, 2016

The staff was a bit unfriendly but overall everything was clean and nice. Everything was working; hot water for showering was available. Overall - a good experience.

Centrih, Tina - 22nd Aug, 2016

Lovely location - accommodation woefully unmaintained - lacking any atmosphere, mouldy bathrooms, rickety and rusty outdoor facilities, stained furniture. Restaurant staff enthusiastic but clueless. Reception staff perfunctory.

Henderson, Stewart - 27th Jul, 2016

We found this nice. We went on a Safari and saw rhinos (we think were white (wide). We did the hike to the top of the mtn and found the history intriguing (restaurant, cemetery, Herero). The campsite was pleasant and resatuarant staff nice. Good place to camp.

Dickey, Zane - 26th Jul, 2016

Nice place. Good location.

Bambagioni, Simone - 26th Jul, 2016

The camp was fine but Waterberg as a destination it was a waste of time and money.

Annear, Christopher - 14th Jul, 2016

Very quiet at this time of the year, guess it can get pretty busy there during the holiday season. Campground well equipped, clean and well serviced. Negative comments about NWR in our experience not justified.

Edinger, Wolfgang - 08th Jul, 2016

Perfect place! Good restaurant. A lot of Dik dik and baboons!

Magistrelli,anna - 24th May, 2016

Nice camp & situation, very helpful guide

Marionnet, Marianne - 28th Apr, 2016

Nice location, well organised and situated to take a hike in the mountains. The facilities are in good state and clean!

Evrard, Daniel - 19th Apr, 2016

A bit run down, people not that interested in the guests, except for those working in the restaurant. Game drive guide not at all interested in his job, hardy any thing to say, came out of a book and stopped there.

Lybeck, Stig Olof - 12th Apr, 2016

Apparently has an issue with baboons, which the staff highlighted at check in, but we were not affected. Campsite can be hot and gets crowded on weekends with local visitors.

Morrisey, Don - 01st Jan, 2016

Nice place, we were satisfied with the services provided there.

Nahlik, Vladislav - 03rd Nov, 2015

We spent the last two nights of our trip in the campground which we enjoyed. Most campers selected the sites on grass under trees near the entrance, but we chose one of the quieter natural bush sites at the far end of the campground. Our site had power, lighting and a braai. The ablutions were plentiful and clean. Staff were friendly. We enjoyed the hiking in the park.

Vaughton, Glenda - 16th Oct, 2015

Needs updating v tried and quite old, nothing to use in kitchenette Great location

White, Lachlan - 15th Oct, 2015

After the heat and dust of Etosha, Waterberg was like a cool oasis. Definitely want to come back and spend longer.

Alexander, John - 25th Sep, 2015

Nice basic camp. Fine for us

Vrancken, Cindy - 24th Sep, 2015

nice, good to meet People, shop with almost nothing to buy, baboons are a hassle

Kredel, Katrin - 07th Sep, 2015

Good end to the hols. Enjoyed short hike. Good campsite facilities. Nice wind down before heading home..

Ward, Esme - 27th Aug, 2015

Lovely place with many birds. The restaurant is not very closed to the campsite but the staff in the restaurant is very nice and the view really enjoyable. There are some places with grass and everything is very clean.

Zani,viviana - 26th Aug, 2015

Very nice location

Pirotta, Enrico - 11th Aug, 2015

The rest camp is good - basic accommodation but a good stopover point. Enjoyed the hikes in the area. Worth the price we paid.

Sessions, Claire - 03rd Aug, 2015

the staff is very good. but the state of the lodge, almost abandoned, is not normal: abandoned swimming pool, damaged structures, etc ...

Outback Adventure, Chris - 30th Jul, 2015

Pleasant for a short stay, not much to do in the longer term which is fine. Rooms could really do with some heating. This place gets cold! Otherwise all fine.

Uys, Barend - 22nd Jul, 2015

Maybe would 1 night instead of 2 nights be sufficient.

Vankan, Mariano - 21st Jul, 2015

Everything ok, but I do not understand why we pay 500N$ deposit for a key.

Nazaruk, Tomasz - 09th Jul, 2015

Good facilities and a beautiful setting. The staff were helpful in showing us how to find the paths to walk to the plateau. Don't feed the baboons!

Lennon, Daniel - 26th Jun, 2015

The staff were friendly and helpful. The infamous Waterberg baboons were a real nuisance during the day and you cannot leave anything, including your tent, alone for a moment. The facilities were well maintained.

Duvenhage, Johan - 21st Jun, 2015

Lovely settings but unfortunately we arrived with a torrential rain. As for us it was a night stopover before heading back to Windhoek, maybe a guesthouse in Otjirarongo would have been sufficient.

Bourdelet, Jean - 22nd Apr, 2015

Horrible reception. However, people at the restaurant were great. They definitely have to train their reception staff to behave like the ones in the restaurant!

Pichard, Stephanie - 17th Apr, 2015

Good stay. Time limited by cancelled early morning Air Namibia flight which meant us arriving late. Very quiet camp with some lovely walks.

Kingman,sylvia - 23rd Feb, 2015

Very nice campsite and ablution, best hamburgers

Elfranco, Coetzee - 20th Jan, 2015

Lovely campsite. Well maintained and in a stunning setting with the opportunity to do a short walk up to the top of the plateau. Let down by a group of off-duty staff (I think) playing their car stereo at full volume while `hanging around` in the afternoon. Not quite the peaceful environment we were hoping for! Also, be wary of the baboons! They are dangerous animals and are becoming quite problematic here, far too habituated to humans. I suspect it`s only a matter of time before a careless tourist is attacked (if it hasn`t happened already!)

Leggat, Katheryn - 07th Jan, 2015

Nice room but low service level.

Gustafsson, Josephine - 22nd Dec, 2014

Basic but nice camp naxt to the Waterberg. Bathrooms were in clean and good condition. Not so much contact with the staff - just at the CheckIn at the Reception.

Leber, Elisa - 30th Nov, 2014

Nice and clean, everything you need is there, extra points for electricity!

Szostkiewicz, Zofia - 11th Nov, 2014

great place

Coggiola, Nadia - 22nd Oct, 2014

Accomodation is Basic and during July our Family Bungalow was really cold. The pool is o.k. but the baboons were really scary. They do attack People.

Umbricht, Regula - 14th Oct, 2014

Very good. Good location for hiking on the ridge. Nice to be able to see monkeys, mongoose, dik-dik and dassies at close querters.

Coates, Simon - 13th Oct, 2014

Good first stop, but their walking trails are poorly marked and the map they give is not helpful.

Schachter, Su - 13th Oct, 2014

Game Drive was fantastic

Cummings, John - 03rd Oct, 2014

We came to Waterberg to do some hiking and whilst that was enjoyable (although they could do with updating their map and marking the trails a little better), this NWR rest camp was the worst we stayed at in all of Namibia; - rooms are filthy, spent an hour removing giant spiders and other creatures before going to bed, feet would be black from walking across the floor, lights not working, toilet seat broken, etc. - walkway and road is not lit up at night and it`s a long 10+ min brisk walk from the restaurant to the chalets, we had a torch but even still it was pitch black - receptionist was totally unfriendly and unhelpful - I could go on....

Rocliffe, Jamie - 03rd Oct, 2014

Game drive was unavailable while we were there, which was unexpected and disappointing

Murphy, Bernie - 12th Sep, 2014

This place was a little run down, had loose bricks everyplace. Lots animals (mongoose, wart hogs, francolins, etc) running around. Nice! We took a tour to the top, but weren`t told that there were no birds up there (or minimal) so we should have, but didn`t stop along the bottom edge. We wanted a later tour, so we got a private 3 person tour with an `engineer` rather than the naturalist. He was pretty good anyway.

Graber, Max - 02nd Sep, 2014

It was a very nice camp and the room was lovely. Food choices in the restaurant were limited but that was ok. We loved the old style dining room. All the staff there were very helpful and friendly.

Greenwood, Stusar - 29th Aug, 2014

simple but efficient. The game ride was super.

Landi, Emanuela - 25th Aug, 2014

nice and essential

Landi, Emanuela - 25th Aug, 2014

Finding it was the biggest issue. After 17km on the dirt road we saw several signs for camps , all containing the words `Waterberg` and `camp`, but none said Waterberg rest camp. It was in fact the first one after 17 km, but a sign-post wouldn`t go amiss. We were a bit worried about the baboons to be honest but they were no problem at all. Two men kept them well away from the camp. The walk to the plateau is fun and not too long but it is rocky and uneven so not for people with mobility issues. The showers were lovely and the toilets were clean. My daughter stayed in the camp while we did the walk and she also saw many birds and animals like banded mongoose, lizards, wart hogs, dik dik that came into the camp. She was thrilled.

James, Marleen - 21st Aug, 2014

nice place, beware of the monkeys, they like your breakfast too...

Bauer Ingrid - 09th Aug, 2014

This was such a beautiful place and the staff were friendly, helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs. The food was good, the room was lovely with best quality sheets, mattress etc. I would really recommend a stay here. Thank you

Bull, Judith - 08th Aug, 2014

Recommend the game drive

Mcgowan, S - 06th Aug, 2014

The camp itself was a bit dissapointing. The reception staff were very unfriendly. Also one of the restaurant staff scammed us out of cash by leaving an item off the bill and then asking for cash for it. The game drive was good and, Martin the guide, was excellent. We visited the Cheetah conservation society and this was excellent. Perhaps you should consider featuring this more and offering accomadation near by.

Rattray, Hugh - 02nd Aug, 2014

room quiet old.

Picariello, Giorgia - 21st Jul, 2014

Our chalet was very nice. The staff here were friendly and the food was ok. The walking trails were excellent and we really enjoyed it.

Hempstead, Tracy - 02nd Jul, 2014

The buffet was possibly the worst. The meat was too tough to eat. The manager was very friendly and professional and gave us a discount so it worked out well.

Kerlagon, Jeffery - 01st Jul, 2014

Very simple chalet but nice and clean and in a superb position. More than we expect.Food very good and the waiter at restaurant helpfull and funny too. Nice walk to the plateau.

Tomasina, Giorgio - 30th Jun, 2014

Bon accueil, bonne adresse

Lourdas, Panayotis - 26th Jun, 2014

Excellent. What a surprise. would have enjoyed another night here

Williams, Brian - 17th Jun, 2014

Great location and the ablution block was really good. Very nice place to camp. Shop could have a more extensive range.

Moate, Nicky - 30th May, 2014


Therond, Jacques - 30th May, 2014

Great place-but the campsite could do with a little more TLC (Tender Love and Care). Had an interesting trip on the Plateau with a very knowledgeable guide (Martin Nghitongo). For me having worked with Game and Wildlife management in my own country it was very interesting to learn about how this very large national game-farm is run.

Bergstrom, Bo - 29th May, 2014

We got a room with separate beds and we asked for another with a King Size Bed. For a small upgrade (300N$ for 2 nights) we got a nice bungalow. Be aware of the baboons...

Hugentobler,michael - 09th May, 2014

Beautiful, comfortable - just wished we`d had longer here.

Macdonald, Dee - 01st May, 2014

Very obvious that it was off season with overgrown grass, grounds unkept, pool area filthy. Cranky parks person, restaurant fine

Alex & Heather Mccleave - 08th Apr, 2014

The bungalow was clean, he food at the restaurant was good, the people friendly, the history interesting and of course, the scenery was absolutely great. We took the District road to Grootfontein which was an amazing drive!

De Klerk, Charlotte - 17th Jan, 2014

the sign for this says Waterberg Plateau Camp. We drove past as we were looking for Rest Camp, not Plateau Camp, and we met up with people coming the other way who had drive 44km too far before they paid to access the internet on their cell-phone to find out they had driven a long way past. The worst issue was that at both gates we went through we asked where the rest camp was and we were told to carry on, staff at both gates giving incorrect information - I asked in English and Nestor asked Afrikaans as well as a relevant African language and we were told the same thing. It would be good to call it the Waterberg Plateau Camp in your information so people know what to look for. Other than that though, the place was excellent. Nice room, great water pressure in the shower, efficient air conditioning, excellent dinner and breakfast and great service. The manager was present and checked on every one who was there at both meals. Just a lovely place to be and would happily return.

Medlicott, Louisa - 14th Jan, 2014

While the setting was lovely, the accommodation was really run down and the camp itself is clearly very poorly managed. Reception staff are unprofessional and unfriendly. Also, it was a bad place to be for Christmas as it was packed with day trippers playing loud music and drinking heavily. A broken bottle on our road stayed there untouched for the duration of our stay. Our chalet was not cleaned during our stay and was really quite drab and not very clean or welcoming. The staff at the restaurant were delightful and helpful and the food was ok but the rest of the staff we encountered were really sloppy. It was sad to see the state of the place - it is very beautiful. If I were you I would recommend people to go to the private camps in the area rather than stay here. Also, warn people that although it shows on maps as providing petrol, there is no diesel.

Holtmann, Barbara - 11th Jan, 2014

great location - stunning scenery.

Josdal, Helen - 09th Jan, 2014

Info on this park could have been more clear in sense that youc annot do selfdrives there

Rusch, Maarten - 28th Dec, 2013

Baboons a bit of a hazard but staff helpful, friendly, welcoming; room lovely - spacious and well equipped, restaurant good.

Saunders, Lesley - 28th Nov, 2013

Excellent place to stay.

Thoener, Peta - 12th Oct, 2013

Apart from the nuisance of the baboons we enjoyed this place, accommodation fine and food was enjoyed.

Hayes, Diane - 02nd Oct, 2013

A lovely quiet camp - shop could perhaps be better stocked

Padgett, Stephen - 16th Sep, 2013

Good facilities. Good maintenance. Very good campsite in a very amazing place.

Corti, Francesca - 13th Sep, 2013

just wonderful

Barrier, Bertrand - 04th Sep, 2013

Enjoyable game drive. Good service. Fantastic walks

Jenkins, Lisa & Alex - 02nd Sep, 2013

The campsite seems old: there isn`t enough lights and barbecue, not for every site.

Bottinelli Julien - 31st Aug, 2013

We do apreciate the lodge, the situation so close to the mountain and all animals around.

Ambrosio, Jean Pierre - 24th Aug, 2013

Excellent restaurant and management. Quality of the interior of the chalets could be improved. Cancellation policy is by far too restrictive and not at all customer friendly.

Brandt, Manfred - 22nd Aug, 2013

Gorgeous natural surroundings. Very good and complete services (except Internet).

Faria, Joao - 15th Aug, 2013

Spectacular backdrop for campsite, don`t think we should have to pay park fees if just staying in the campsite.

Titley, Jack - 10th Aug, 2013

great game drive and nice rooms

Hofler, Corina - 05th Aug, 2013

Nice walk up to the plateau. Watch out for baboons - they almost had our breakfast cereal!

Warington, Rachel - 05th Aug, 2013

There starts a nice walking tour to a top of the waterberg plateau. It has a nice swiming pool but it was empty :(

Van Laeken, Steven - 01st Aug, 2013

Great place, loved the lodging and food. Some bathroom curtains would go a long way.

Lacock, Hennie - 09th Jul, 2013

Good kudu steak and nice walk on the mountain.

Blondiaux, Marie-astrid - 06th Jun, 2013

Very nice rooms, food, scenery spectacular. birding was winding down for us, but if it had been our first stop instead of our last I`m sure it would have impressed in that category too.

Beardmore, Carol - 29th May, 2013

old place. the rooms are newer but without any atmosphere, the restaurant is old, the buffet not good, the personal at the reception is so and so. it is a place for travel groups and so i missed personality

Fischer, Henrike - 21st Mar, 2013

see above - scruffy, poorly maintained camping facilities. A guide who did not know how to drive his truck properly; little interest in spoor and birds, and what those things might tell him about the animals; just driving around aimlessly hoping to see something. V poor.

Cantrill. John - 18th Feb, 2013

Nice rooms overlooking the valley. We had New Years Eve dinner at the restaurant. Food and staff were excellent.

Kincaid, Julie - 27th Jan, 2013

Waterberg was beautiful and so peaceful, but really expensive! The shop, restaurant and conservation fees were more expensive than we budgeted for. Our visit to Waterberg was the last stretch of our 3 week visit to Namibia and comparing to all the other places we had visited Waterberg was definitely to most expensive of all! Other than that we had a great time.

Van Der Merwe Nenine - 10th Jan, 2013

Nice setting, especially if you hike up to the plateau. Accommodation wasn`t great, but good value for money at that price. Fine for a first night stop.

Tessendorf, Richard - 06th Jan, 2013

Decent NWR camp Food and restaurant was good

Huang, James - 04th Jan, 2013

Stunningly beautiful, but watch out for the very crafty baboons at breakfast time!

Leggat, Katheryn - 27th Nov, 2012

Beautiful spot. A worthwile experience.

Tallo, John - 23rd Nov, 2012

Nice spot with nice pool to cool down in! Need to give a better warning though about the baboon problem in the area. Also need to mention that lack of game on the drives as it was pricey for the product delivered (and too much driving).

Costello Claire - 16th Nov, 2012

A lovely resort but quite remote.

Weir, Al - 12th Nov, 2012

Smaller and less animal focused than Etosha but very keen and friendly young staff. They could improve the experience with better trail markings and a trail/nature guide or even a naturalist presence other than on the conducted drives.

Waddington, Dennis - 11th Nov, 2012

Beautiful setting, but in a bit of need of upgrading. The road to it should be noted as in a bad state.

Andjelkovic Peter - 13th Oct, 2012

Biggest issue here was the baboons, not sure if it is worth mentioning to the NWR that they could improve the problem immensely by providing cages for the bins in the campsite to prevent the baboons access

Mills, Ian - 13th Oct, 2012

Fantastic location. Best place for birdwatching.

Gabellini Lorenzo - 07th Sep, 2012

Really good value for money. Dinner food was fantastic

Patersons, Karen - 06th Sep, 2012

A very nice location, but the staff in the restaurant was unfriendly, i think a little bit like in the army.

Kuhl, Fredrich - 14th Aug, 2012

lovely place--lovely walk to the plateau, but drive up as far as you can go from the restcamp and then start the trek!

Lacey, Tom - 10th Aug, 2012

Underestimated as a venue. Would be a good intro for first time visitors before they get to Etosha. Excellent venue for birders. Visitors should be warned that there is no diesel on the site filling station (strange!). The staff don`t brief well on entry regarding the necessity to book drives to visit a lot of the area.

Murray, Drew - 09th Aug, 2012

Classic NWR place. Basic rooms but good bedding. Staff at the top of kindness

Crasset - 08th Aug, 2012

Good campsite

Anger, Ylva - 07th Aug, 2012

very good, but with a lack of information about things to do and see

Marques, Nuno - 08th Jul, 2012

Clean and ok. Had everything we needed. Baboons where a bit cheeky :-)

Bergstrom, Bo - 19th Jun, 2012

A very basic campsite with a lot of pitches and well maintained ablution blocks. Beware of the baboons, they destroyed our tent while using it as a trampoline. If you camp here, choose a pitch close to other used pitches to limit the chances of baboon interference.

Verheyleweghen, Tom - 05th Jun, 2012

great view, good accomodation and great place to stay

Diedericks, Theresa - 26th May, 2012

Didn't have long enough here because we arrived late afternoon and left early morning. Attractive setting and a shame we didn't get a chance to do some walking. Seemed a bit run down. Food was fine. Room basic and adequate. Put off by all the warnings about baboons.

Allen, Monica - 21st May, 2012

We liked it here and will stay longer (as Chantelle recommended we do and I vetoed) next time.

Faulkner, Jason - 20th May, 2012
Service providers reply: Chantelle is the consultant at the Cardboard Box Travel Shop who helped these clients arrange their trip

Close to our favourite place. Fantastic location and good rooms. We would rather have skipped Onguma and stayed here two nights

Eldridge, Russell - 14th May, 2012

We were not impressed with the treatment at the NWR Resorts. Not sure if it is because the employees are not invested in providing good customer care as their jobs with the government entity are quite secure, but there were many times where we were made to feel like they were doing us a big favor by letting us stay at their location. Particularly at Waterberg, the employees refused to give us petrol because they insisted another employee (who was nowhere to be found) was the one who had to pump it for us. It was a very frustrating moment.

Dziuban, Keri - 05th May, 2012


Uys, Barend - 14th Apr, 2012

The Waterberg Camp was the best. The bathroom was clean und the Camp was close to the Waterberg, so we could walk and didn`t have to take the car.

Hanika, Anne - 18th Jan, 2012

Baboons were a problem, and maybe staying outside the park is better as the rate for park fees is quite steep, and no driving is aloud, and game drives are way to expensive.

Du Preez, Gina - 10th Jan, 2012

Excellent camp, spoilt by aggressive baboons on campsite and no attempt to curb or provide secure bins

Attfield, Ian - 10th Jan, 2012

No problems - happy with accomodation and booking made via Cardboard Box

Priestnall, Simon - 11th Dec, 2011

Problem with baboons - there's plenty of warnings about them but surely they could tell people to put out their rubbish in the morning so the baboons dont spend the night upending the bins. Or get rid of the bins.

Mckenzie, Lucie - 17th Nov, 2011

the tourist were a little bit angry because they had to wait a long time for dinner because there were important persons at that moment and they had to eat first,but the staff couldn't change this probleme and made their excuses

Feytons, Bea - 01st Nov, 2011

Friendly and helpful hosts. A good place to camp with clean but shared toilet facilities, but be very careful of the troop of baboons who do not respect anyone's property. If using rooftop tents and are away walking for the day we would recommend that you pack all your belongings away, including the tents, as this will reduce the damage and theft that the baboons may inflict. The birds were all around the site and the afternoon and evening safari did manage to highlight some eland, roan and sable antelopes and also enabled us to walk close to some white rhinos. Apart from the baboons a highly recommended site.

Terrett, Andrew - 17th Oct, 2011

Liked the room, saw no monkeys (although there should be so many...), went to dinner (nice but heavy) and to the plato (guided tour). The staff was very friendly (at dinner), we liked the guided safari tour and saw many of the the wildlife.

Eckl, Katja - 30th Sep, 2011

A very pleasant place to break a long journey, restful and good birds. Restaurant staff all seemed in a bad mood when we went for breakfast.

Byrne, Richard - 27th Sep, 2011

not real thing to do as the swimming pool was out of service; not of lot of walking roads , we regret it . rooms are correct but whithout no particular charming

Berger, Celine - 19th Sep, 2011

The breakfast here was excellent as was the service. The rooms weren`t as nice as those at Okaukuejo and Namutoni but were adequate.

Moser, Vee - 13th Sep, 2011

good campsite and vey good restaurant

Munzenmayer, Ralf - 06th Sep, 2011

waterberg has nice and very confortable rooms, also the staff is very efficient and nice

Cucumo, Valentina - 02nd Sep, 2011

Gentle reception, clean and good restaurant. Magnificent view from the top of the plateau

Clerici, Riccardo - 27th Aug, 2011

Fine, good facilities, nice site.

Goad, Jon - 25th Aug, 2011

A lovely spot, good for walking. Nice camping area, some of the toilet blocks are in much better condition than others, so pays to check them all out!

Bishop, Frances - 24th Aug, 2011

ok but a bit impersonal.

Meister, Francoise - 02nd Aug, 2011

Much too expensive and long and difficult access

Riffaud, Christiane - 31st Jul, 2011

friendly reception, neat bungalow, with coffee facility, precence of baboons, but no real problems with them. The markings for the hikes could be better

Poppe, Rudy - 22nd Jul, 2011

Although the rooms have been reufrbished and are very nice and food at the restaurant is good, something is missing. One of Namibia's great assets is for people to be able to do safari by walking. This is surely Waterberg's biggest asset, but it is not fully or properly utilised. The trail model in recpetion does not work and the trail maps are inadequate, including accuaret signage on the trails. I think also that not being allowed to walk on top of the escarpment on a day/half-day walk is a pity. I am sure the long trails are great, but we don't all have the luxury of time.

Mommoth Safaris - 17th Jul, 2011

Dreadful accommodation - freezing cold and very dilapidated. We would not stay here again. However, service in the restaurant was the best we came across in a NWR place.

Janson, Candida - 01st Jul, 2011

Accomodation in line with our expectations : 1 personal member very arrogant at the reception and not very helpful which denoted the overall good work of other employees.

Egee, Benoit - 20th Jun, 2011

Great lodge! Food was awesome as are the rooms.

Poke, Fiona - 13th Jun, 2011

See Halali! A little worn-down. Service of staff needs to be improved! The rooms were absolutely ok! Looking at the price, there`s little to complain! But again, it`s a sad story, that most state-owned lodges stay far beyond their possibilities!

Fritzen, Victor - 17th May, 2011

Please inform people travelling with bikes that bikes are not allowed to enter the Waterberg resort. We had to leave our bike at the reception as the manager of the site would not let us in. We were very happy though with the accommodation and all the facilities available.

Huisamen, Giel - 12th May, 2011

Stunning setting. Good accommodation but no patio chairs or braai. Low occupancy due to extremely high price. Game drive very expensive but the guide Bariar was charming and well-informed. Fantastic pool.

Meiring, Andre - 25th Apr, 2011

Nice location beautiful scenery, however the access road during the rain was a bit of a challenge.

Ververgaert, Rene - 30th Mar, 2011

Good rooms and we enjoyed the walk up to the plateau. The afternoon drive was well worth doing, but to get the best value (for game viewing), an extra hour after dark at the waterhole on the plateau would have been well worth it. The setting for breakfast, at the old police station, was great.

Ingram, Colin - 08th Nov, 2010

Pleasant but run down. Half full pool. At campsite only water in one ablution block to start, no water at all on day two. Poor maintenance. Basic shop.

Ingle, Larry - 10th Oct, 2010

room very nice. mountain view walk not well marked diner & breakfast were ok

Nieuwinckel, Liz - 05th Oct, 2010

very very nice

Sebastiani, Elena - 04th Oct, 2010

nice rooms. Good food. Great landscape with beautiful walks. Beware of baboons.

Kurpiers, Thomas - 15th Sep, 2010

Very nice and well located.

Wish-baratz, Susanne - 10th Sep, 2010

Nice place. The walk to the top of the plateau from the lodge is nice

Boll, Sophie - 09th Sep, 2010

Also nice place,with perfect my only comment is that the road sign of the place is different as marked in papers and in the camp itself. I was not sure when I turned off the road if I am entering the right place.

Molnar - 08th Sep, 2010

In respect of Waterberg definitely pay to do the game drive as you will see game not seen elsewhere in Namibia and the plateau is a surprise (not at all what you expect from looking up from the campground) and you need to go up and see for yourself.

Lynch, Louise & Chris - 07th Sep, 2010

Lovely and would have liked to stay longer but time did not permit!

Ross-jones, Keith - 31st Aug, 2010

A wonderful environment and campsite - pity the hot water in the ablutions block where we were camped was turned off - No real need to do this as campsite was fairly full. A wonderful campsite with all sorts of critters coming to visit!

Banwell, Adrian - 10th Jun, 2010

Originally booked into the campground but upgraded to a chalet. Good game drive - saw black rhino!

Bateman, Tony & Sandy - 09th Apr, 2010

had the best hike ever in waterberg and loved the little mongoose families dotted around.

Blackshaw, Victoria - 08th Apr, 2010

Beautiful! However, I think that their website is not quite honest about the accommodation which in reality isn't as romantic as they want us to believe

Beekman, Madeleine - 09th Mar, 2010

This resort was absolutely horrible. The villa was extremely hot inside and the ceiling fans rattled and squeaked and offered no relief at all. If you walked outside it was actually cooler than inside. However, just outside the door were billions of bees that came to attack so it made it difficult to even sit outside. Thank goodness we were only there one night. The game reserve was pretty good though --- saw lots of animals on the way out.

Van Beukering, Jason - 08th Feb, 2010

Great location, professional service

Schiroli, Riccardo - 04th Feb, 2010

Well worth a visit, nice camping area and some good walks nearby.

Brown, Jeff - 03rd Dec, 2009

Restaurant service and attitude can be improved.

Smith, Arthur - 05th Nov, 2009

A gem and we did not do the site justice. Choice was excellent and your reaction to our request very good. (Difficult to find room numbers when you arrive after dark!)

Austin, Richard - 20th Oct, 2009

Also a good accommodation, located in a beautiful place.

Rambert, Charlie - 09th Oct, 2009

The camp is ok in a very beautiful place.

Veglio, Pierpaolo - 26th Sep, 2009

The baboons are unfortunate. The people serving (reception, bar) were not the most friendly. The dining room staff were helpful. The dinner buffet was not very organized - we had to ask for dessert to be put out, then the main dessert was put out about 15 minutes after the ice cream. Food was ok, rooms clean. There were NO signs from the main road or otherwise to know where to turn or how far to go (good thing we printed directions in advance!)

Mettler, Nicole - 20th Sep, 2009

Very good - walks were really nice - nothing too strenuous - have to watch out as the activities were fully booked and you can't self drive

Graham Family - 11th Sep, 2009

Baie goed, maar tekens van agteruitgang is sigbaar. (translation from Afrikaans: very good, but showing signs of deterioration)

Oosthuizen, Japie - 09th Sep, 2009

very nice

Chaziris, Georgios - 09th Sep, 2009

we think it's a nice campsite but it's not so attractive to stay there more than one day.

Peters, Sven - 09th Sep, 2009

Good. We should have booked a game drive in advance - it was fully booked

Bernard, Vincent - 09th Sep, 2009

The chalets at Waterberg are more than adequate but nothing fancy. This is the one place where we felt the food was not all that good. It wasn't bad, just nothing special. I would suggest that people consider self catering at Waterberg and save a bit of money. People should probably be warned about the baboons that "invade" the grounds of the chalets. Other than having our trash can tipped over we didn't have any problem with them but they did chase a girl from another family giving her quite a bad scare. Also we highly recommend the path that goes to the top of the plateau. It really isn't as strenuous as it seems like it would be and it is incredible to walk to the top to see the views.

Jackson, Stanley - 09th Sep, 2009

Very good

Visentin, Marta - 03rd Aug, 2009

Very nice

Bopp, Sabina - 29th Jul, 2009

Nice setting below the plateau but the room was possibly a little on the chilly side at night. A wandering troop of baboons ensure you donīt leave the door open!

Mcdougall, Neil - 28th Jul, 2009

Fantastic accomodation, fantastic service.

Willemse, Andre - 27th Jul, 2009