Great Karoo Safari

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 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