blouberg

Intro

Situated in a secluded spot below the Blouberg Mountains, this area provides wonderful opportunities for hiking and rock climbing. Adventure travelers who have an interest in local culture can enjoy convivial interactions with locals at taverns in the area.

Attractions

Blouberg Cultural Camp is situated in the southern foothills of the Blouberg Mountains, and provides a starting point for rock climbers interested in completing this well-known rock face. Foothill hikes through the yellow-wood forest, or climbing to the top of the mountain, are also popular. The camp is popular with birders because it provides easy access to the near-by Blouberg Reserve with its famous Cape Vulture colonies, and an array of game. A short walk to beautiful rock pools for swimming is a wonderful summer refresher.

Visitors interested in meeting the local community can join guides from the camp on an easy walk through the area, and meet the locals at nearby taverns.

The surrounding Makgabeng area is famous for extensive rock art. Seeped deep in the history of the Hananwa people, this is a place to explore with local guides. Ask at the camp for contact details.  Read more about the art here.

Facilities

Blouberg Cultural Camp has 5 stand-alone thatched rondavels, each with two ¾ beds, chairs and a bedside stand. Linen is provided as part of the tariff. Ablutions are en-suite, with flush toilets, quaint bucket-showers and basins. A stand-alone communal bathroom is also available for campers. Solar provides energy for lights & hot water, and USB and 12V (cigarette lighter-style) charging for phones etc. 

The kitchen, dining and camp-fire facilities are communal, and give adventure travelers an ideal opportunity to get to meet and interact with other like-minded travelers  You will share a gas hob and camp fire for cooking, as well as fridge and freezer for storage of food. The necessary pots, crockery & cutlery are also supplied. Want to sample local food? Have dinner at a local tavern, and share a drink with the locals.

There is no electricity, and paraffin or solar lanterns are provided for light at night. If intending to braai or have a camp fire, don’t forget to bring firewood.

Rates

Rates

Valid from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

Fully catered & all activities:

– R1430 per person, per night sharing

Self-catering:

– Rack Rate: R620 per person, per night sharing, including linen

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Full-service Inclusions: Accommodation with linen & towels, all meals, 2 activities
Full-service Exclusions: Reserve entry fees into Letaba Ranch, Makuya, Masebe or Modjadji Reserves; gratuities
Self-catering Inclusions: Accommodation, self-catering facilities with gas cooker, fridge & freezer, cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery; a few LED solar lights in rooms and USB-solar charging facilities.
Self-catering Exclusions: Meals, Activities (no self-drive permitted from Manyeleti or Letaba Ranch Camps), gratuities.

Linen: Linen, including towels, is currently available and included in the rates at all the camps.

Please note: optional meals or activities must be pre-ordered & paid when booking accommodation. We do not carry any stock of alcohol, soft drinks or bottled water in the camps, and guests are advised to bring their own. Should this not be suitable for your clients, please advise us at the time of booking and we will quote for your specific requirements.

Single Supplement: 30%

Children under 12: 50% of the adult rate

Activity rates:  Guided walk through the area to placed of local interest: R155 per person

Capacity: 10 beds / 5 units

Directions

Directions

Directions from Polokwane

Take the R521 north towards Dendron (Mogwadi). After 63 km at the stop sign in Dendron turn left towards Bochum (Senwabawana). After 20 km you will find a shopping centre on your right. At the stop turn right towards Indermark, there is an African Ivory Route sign on the left. After 600 m turn left just after the fuel station on the road to My Darling. After 9 km turn right on the D2233 towards Blouberg Hospital at the African Ivory Route sign. From here drive 12.5 km until the tarmac road gives way to gravel. After 600 m you will find two signs for the African Ivory Route, turn right here. From here it is 3.8 km to the camp. Be on the lookout for livestock on the road.

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GPS Co-ordinates: -23.110429,28.985469

 

Blouberg Camp

Rates: From R620 pppns

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