Narina Bush Restcamp - Addo Elephant National Park| safari.com

Overview

Addo Elephant National Park plays host to the airy and attractive Zuurberg mountains, the beautiful Wit Rivier, and the secluded, charming Narina Bush Camp. At the end of a long gravel road, surrounded by the natural beauty of this stunning area, Narina boasts colourful birdlife and serene river bridges, horse trails, forest walks, and smaller wildlife species by the dozen. Guests hoping for a relaxed, quiet atmosphere, away in nature, are sure to enjoy Narina. Take note that Narina Bush Camp is not in the Big Five area of the park and no large wildlife species occur here. Smaller species such as duiker, bushbuck, and bushpig do occur in the area.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Narina comprises of four solar-paneled tents complete with beds, a camp kitchen (gas fridge and gas stove) and a paraffin-powered hot water shower, flush toilet, towels, bedding, crockery and cutlery. The camp is booked as a singular unit by each party and accommodates up to eight people. The camp is reached by crossing a bridge and walking more or less 500m through the forest.

Activities & Facilities

There are no additional facilities at Narina Bush Camp 

Activities in the area range from walking and hiking trips, to horse riding trails (to be booked at Addo Main Camp), bird watching excursions, and big five spotting excursions (not directly on the premises). 

Important Information

Firearms must be declared and sealed at the front gate, to be unsealed upon departure. No citrus fruits may be brought into the park.

Vehicle repair, medical, post office, and police services are available at Addo Village and Sunlands. 

Check-in time is 14:00 for all accommodation.
Check-out time is 10:00 for all accommodation units. Check out time for caravan and tent sites is 12:00

Wildlife

Addo Park is home to the magnificent Big Five (which are usually spotted on trips out into the park at large), as well as red hartebeest, common duiker, eland, kudu and grysbok,Burchell’s zebra, bushpig, warthog, vervet monkey and various other small mammals. The park is also home to around 250 species of bird. Covered with Albany Thicket, patches of this grassland also show the area's history as a farmland before it was incorportated into the park. Narina Bush rest Camp is known for its vibrant birdlife.

Directions

From Port Elizabeth:

• Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown

• Take the turnoff to the left signposted “Motherwell” and “Addo Elephant National Park”

• Turn left at the top of the off-ramp and proceed through Motherwell

• Follow this road until you see the entrance to the park on the right

• Distance from PE to the park - about 72km **

From Addo Main Camp:

• Turn left out of the Park and travel towards the town of Addo on the R335

• After about 1km, turn right onto the Zuurberg Pass (continuation of R335) which becomes a gravel road

• Turn left at the first road, signposted Narina Bush Camp

• Follow the road, then take the right fork, signposted “Narina Bush Camp

• Follow the gravel road, eventually crossing a small bridge and take the left fork

• Proceed through several gates until you see the turn off to Narina Bush Camp on your right

• Here there is a small parking lot where you can leave your vehicle and walk across the bridge and through the forest for about 500m to reach the bush camp
GPS: -33.35145 (latitude), 25.68942 (longitude)

Reviews


Had a really lovely time. Very clean and well hosted by our ranger.

Brett Kleinhans

We loved Narina Bush Camp and the forest experience. Here are some suggestions we would like to make:1. Advise guests that a 4x4 is preferable although not essential.2. The distance from the Main Camp needs to be further emphasised and can be shown as a positive for total silence and "owning" you piece of the bush for a couple of nights.3. It is essential that you advise guests of the role of the ranger at the camp i.e. does he just carry your luggage across the river and make braai fires or has he got further responsibilities to enhance the guests stay. Suggestions e.g. washing dishes, advising of walks, knowledge of local plants etc.4. It would be good for the camp to have it's own bird list as that birds vary greatly from the Main Camp area and this site should have a knowledgeable birding guide at all times. 5. Keep the simplicity and naturalness of the camp. It was a wonderful experience and I will definitely go back. Thank you

Ann Rundle

What a wonderful surprize for get such a lovely secluded camp in such a fantastic condition. We were amazed by die solar lights, flashing toilet, hot shower and fridge. Its really a beautiful setting. We were also really impressed with the fact that you have a gentleman right there to help you if you need anything. The only suggestion we have is to maybe have fire wood available.

johan p Havenga

Addo Elephant National Park plays host to the airy and attractive Zuurberg mountains, the beautiful Wit Rivier, and the secluded, charming Narina Bush Camp. At the end of a long gravel road, surrounded by the natural beauty of this stunning area, Narina boasts colourful birdlife and serene river bridges, horse trails, forest walks, and smaller wildlife species by the dozen. Guests hoping for a relaxed, quiet atmosphere, away in nature, are sure to enjoy Narina. Take note that Narina Bush Camp is not in the Big Five area of the park and no large wildlife species occur here. Smaller species such as duiker, bushbuck, and bushpig do occur in the area.

Accommodation at Narina comprises of four solar-paneled tents complete with beds, a camp kitchen (gas fridge and gas stove) and a paraffin-powered hot water shower, flush toilet, towels, bedding, crockery and cutlery. The camp is booked as a singular unit by each party and accommodates up to eight people. The camp is reached by crossing a bridge and walking more or less 500m through the forest.

There are no additional facilities at Narina Bush Camp 

Activities in the area range from walking and hiking trips, to horse riding trails (to be booked at Addo Main Camp), bird watching excursions, and big five spotting excursions (not directly on the premises). 

Firearms must be declared and sealed at the front gate, to be unsealed upon departure. No citrus fruits may be brought into the park.

Vehicle repair, medical, post office, and police services are available at Addo Village and Sunlands. 

Check-in time is 14:00 for all accommodation.
Check-out time is 10:00 for all accommodation units. Check out time for caravan and tent sites is 12:00

Addo Park is home to the magnificent Big Five (which are usually spotted on trips out into the park at large), as well as red hartebeest, common duiker, eland, kudu and grysbok,Burchell’s zebra, bushpig, warthog, vervet monkey and various other small mammals. The park is also home to around 250 species of bird. Covered with Albany Thicket, patches of this grassland also show the area's history as a farmland before it was incorportated into the park. Narina Bush rest Camp is known for its vibrant birdlife.

From Port Elizabeth:

• Take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown

• Take the turnoff to the left signposted “Motherwell” and “Addo Elephant National Park”

• Turn left at the top of the off-ramp and proceed through Motherwell

• Follow this road until you see the entrance to the park on the right

• Distance from PE to the park - about 72km **

From Addo Main Camp:

• Turn left out of the Park and travel towards the town of Addo on the R335

• After about 1km, turn right onto the Zuurberg Pass (continuation of R335) which becomes a gravel road

• Turn left at the first road, signposted Narina Bush Camp

• Follow the road, then take the right fork, signposted “Narina Bush Camp

• Follow the gravel road, eventually crossing a small bridge and take the left fork

• Proceed through several gates until you see the turn off to Narina Bush Camp on your right

• Here there is a small parking lot where you can leave your vehicle and walk across the bridge and through the forest for about 500m to reach the bush camp
GPS: -33.35145 (latitude), 25.68942 (longitude)

Had a really lovely time. Very clean and well hosted by our ranger.

Brett Kleinhans

We loved Narina Bush Camp and the forest experience. Here are some suggestions we would like to make:1. Advise guests that a 4x4 is preferable although not essential.2. The distance from the Main Camp needs to be further emphasised and can be shown as a positive for total silence and "owning" you piece of the bush for a couple of nights.3. It is essential that you advise guests of the role of the ranger at the camp i.e. does he just carry your luggage across the river and make braai fires or has he got further responsibilities to enhance the guests stay. Suggestions e.g. washing dishes, advising of walks, knowledge of local plants etc.4. It would be good for the camp to have it's own bird list as that birds vary greatly from the Main Camp area and this site should have a knowledgeable birding guide at all times. 5. Keep the simplicity and naturalness of the camp. It was a wonderful experience and I will definitely go back. Thank you

Ann Rundle

What a wonderful surprize for get such a lovely secluded camp in such a fantastic condition. We were amazed by die solar lights, flashing toilet, hot shower and fridge. Its really a beautiful setting. We were also really impressed with the fact that you have a gentleman right there to help you if you need anything. The only suggestion we have is to maybe have fire wood available.

johan p Havenga

Accommodation options

Bush Camp (BCT4)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
02 May 2021 — 09 Jun 2021 $ 106 $ 20 $ 10 8 people
10 Jun 2021 — 04 Jul 2021 $ 116 $ 20 $ 10 8 people
05 Jul 2021 — 05 Aug 2021 $ 106 $ 20 $ 10 8 people
06 Aug 2021 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 116 $ 20 $ 10 8 people
From $ 106

For 4 people

- 4 Tents each with 2 single beds - 45min drive outside the park from Addo Rest Camp - Arrival 2 hours before SUNSET - Barbeque Facilities - Kitchen - Lapa - No electricity - No Smoking - Rustic - Situated in a forest, no large wildlife or big-5 - Wc and shower