There are many good reasons to visit the Waterberg Plateau National Park, the first of which you’ll find in the reception office: A taxidermied lion, just waiting for a selfie with you!
This Namibia Wildlife Resorts campsite has 40 stands with power points and enough shade. The hiking trails up to the Waterberg Plateau are a Namibian highlight: The views from the top are hard to beat. The area has a rich birdlife with more than 200 species recorded. It’s also an important refuge for the Cape vulture. Ask for a bird list at reception.
Hike to the German cemetery near the campsite. The last big clash between the Schütztruppe and the Herero took place in these parts in August 1904. The ruins of a Rhenish mission station can also be seen. The Rasthaus Restaurant, originally a police station dating from 1908, serves a good T-bone steak.
Rates: Camping R147 per person, plus R110 per stand. Double room R530 per person sharing (breakfast included). Chalets from R650 per person sharing (breakfast included). Half-price for children under 12. Rates to go up in July 2016. Game drives on the plateau R500 per person. Where? 110 km from Otjiwarongo. GPS: S20.51651 E17.24573 Contact: 021 422 3761 (bookings); ct.book[email protected]
– Sophia van Taak