Skilpad Rest Camp

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An area of astounding transformation and unequaled character, the star-studded night skies, blossoming plains, and granite outcrops that sculpt the landscapes of this area make the Namaqua National Park an unforgettable experience. Skilpad Rest Camp is approximately 22km northwest of Kammieskroon

Accommodation

  • Four-bed Chalets, have a bedroom with 2 single beds and a ¾-sleeper couch (suitable for 1 adult or 2 children) in the open plan living room / kitchen. A dining area is enclosed on the veranda and an indoor fireplace and an outside braai area is also provided.
    The units come equipped with ceiling fans and 220V electricity. 
    The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery, cooking utensils, glassware, a 4-plate stove, microwave, fridge / freezer combo, kettle and toaster.
    Provide your own firewood.

Facilities & Activities

Flower Season: During early August and September, seemingly overnight, the dusty valleys of Namaqualand are transformed into a wonderland, carpeted with wildflowers that draw visitors from around the country and from abroad.

Caracal Eco Route. 4x4 essential. Distance 176km - 200km (depending on the track selected) Contact the Skilpsd office to obtain a permit and eco route booklet. Strictly no driving on closed tracks (busy with rehabilitation) and on any beach

Mountain Biking, bring your own bicycles

Walking trails. There are two trails that depart from Skilpad Camp and the Heaviside Hiking trail along the Namaqua coastline

Birding. You can request the Bird Checklist for Namaqua park from your consultant

At present the Park has only a limited road network available to sedan vehicles. No shop, restaurant or fuel is available in Namaqua National Park and guests must take along their own firewood.Vehicle fuel and ATM facilities are available in the nearby town Springbok (87km away)- not in the park itself. Vehicle repairs, post office and police services are available at Kamieskroon. Medical services only in Springbok, which is 67 km away.

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Rates & Pricing

Skilpad Chalet (CH2/4,Ch2/4Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
317
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
159
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

Glenda Bezuidenhout
Nice n Cosy.
Johan de Klerk
Wonderful! We will most definitely visit the park again, but this time in the 'flower season'.It is advisable to use the access road from the N7 road between Kammieskroon and Springbok.
Martin
A little gem that we will visit again and tell all our friends about it.
Chris Brand
We wanted a place to overnight on our way to Cape Town, not expecting such a well equipped and comfortable chalet. It's a shame we could not stay longer and explore the park. Definitely a next time.
Hannelie Joubert
It was wonderful.
William Scadden
Very very good.
J COLLETT
We enjoyed a magical 2 days at Namaqua Reserve. The cottage was home from home, well equipped and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The wildflowers were out and an extra bonus was frequent sightings of the buck in the reserve, all looking sleek and well fed. We saw springbok, red Hartebeest and Gemsbok. We were sorry to leave and would have liked to stay a week. The only problem is the appalling state of the access road from Kamieskroon to the reserve which shook our car to pieces all the way in and out.
June Mackie
My husband & I spent one night at Skilpad Rest Camp. It was absolutely fabulous.The word 'rest camp' gives one the impression that its a very basic camp - NOT THE CASE.The chalet was lovely, beautifully clean and crisp. And what a lovely view over the mountains.I'm sure it would be beautiful when the flowers are blooming. Would come back there any time.
June Mackie
My husband & I spent one night at Skilpad Rest Camp. It was absolutely fabulous.The word 'rest camp' gives one the impression that its a very basic camp - NOT THE CASE.The chalet was lovely, beautifully clean and crisp. And what a lovely view over the mountains.I'm sure it would be beautiful when the flowers are blooming. Would come back there any time.
Marlene Deneeghere
What a lovely place to stay. The chalets are very good, staff friendly and had a wonderful meal at the farm restaurant.
C du Plessis
The accommodation at Skilpad camp is amazing, the attention to detail is super. We each even got a chocolate on our pillow. The staff are friendly and efficient. The Namaqua Park is all about the fauna and flora, we did see a black Springbok. I will definitely go back again.
C du Plessis
The accommodation at Skilpad camp is amazing, the attention to detail is super. We each even got a chocolate on our pillow. The staff are friendly and efficient. The Namaqua Park is all about the fauna and flora, we did see a black Springbok. I will definitely go back again.
Roland Tickle
The accommodation was really fantastic,and we would have stayed longer if we had the time. I was not impressed with the staff at reception as they did not appear to know about the booking. Similarly there was no pamphlets available for the public. Other than that you guys have improved your facilities tremendously. Well done.
Michele Harris
The staff - the accommodation - the nature reserve = just an extra-ordinary experience. We just loved it and the staff were exemplary.Regards
Dr J C Dreyer
Huisies kort matte op die vloere veral in die badmamer.Park is goed, blomme gemiddeld mooi tot mooi. Diere maar min en skaars. 4x4 roete goed tot uitstekend. Kampplekke langs kus lyk indrukwekkend.
GM Scharf
Unfortunately, I enjoyed our stay so much with the splendid view from the huts over the fields up to the ocean that I have to keep it a secret. Sorry to do this. Jodi, at the reception as well as all the other staff and the "Padstal" were exceptional. The local food was excellent. I am pleased as an South African that we could contribute in this way to local income generation and work creation! The research into role of the Anatolian dogs in nature conservation is an exceptional example of lateral thinking. Thank you for sharing this secret. We intend to keep it out of selfishness and will never share it, for fear of never getting another chance to visit.
What a treat to stay in such a well organised park. Simple and well-thought out. Even in a heavy east wind we enjoyed being 'outside' as we used the glassed veranda. The views are simply incredible and we saw a great variety of mammals, birds and flowers.
Ben Brynard
By far the best chalets in the Sanparks group. The peace and quiet changes the entire experience. Driving the Eco route was an experience in itself. The game does not seem to bothered by visitors concidering the amount of visitors per annum. We will be back once a year
Tiena Faul
Very nice and neat.
Joop Pinckaers
Although we stayed only one night in the camp, it was a wonderful experience. We will come back
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