Tsaobis Nature Park Restcamp

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  • Scenic stays among greenery on the edge of Tsaobis Nature Park
  • Less than three hours’ drive from Windhoek and coastal Swakopmund
  • Swimming pool, driving trails, braai facilities and bar on site
Need to escape crowded city life for a while? Make tracks for Tsaobis Nature Park Restcamp, a family-friendly site in the western Namibian bush an hour’s drive from the nearest town of Karibib. Midway between Windhoek and Swakopmund, this rest camp also makes a handy stopover on intercity journeys, for anyone who’s looking for… well, a rest. Even if you’re racing across the country, it’s worth allocating at least a little bit of time to a stay here (or preferably a lengthy bit of time): it’s far from busy streets and noisy offices, with nothing nearby other than stunning vistas, exceptional hikes and top-notch four wheel drive trails through challenging mountainous, sandy and muddy areas (excellent stress relief, obviously). After energetic hours clambering around geological formations or hurling off-roaders down dry river beds, cool off back on site with a refreshing dip in the pool, grill something up on the braai (stock up on supplies before arrival, and store anything perishable in the site fridge), then toast the day’s activities with a few drinks in the rustic bar. When the time comes to hit the road again, it’ll take roughly two and a half/three hours to drive on to Swakopmund or Windhoek, although those with more of an appetite for the outdoor life might prefer to detour to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, an hour and a half away.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 10
Motorhome sites 5
Tent sites 5
Caravan sites 5
Open all year

Languages spoken




Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby


Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby


Tsaobis Nature Park Restcamp

P.O. Box 324


Erongo Region




Africa/Windhoek +0200 (GMT+02:00)



Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Venturing up to this site is best done in a good sturdy vehicle… and that way you can get out onto the four-wheel drive trails that run through the surrounds, taking in stunning rock formations and landscapes enroute (including a most unusual marble ‘amphitheatre’). If you don’t fancy tackling the thick sand and mud along the tracks, get your boots on instead for hikes on marked trails – the site has details of six routes, ranging from a couple of kilometres to a 15-kilometre one for the truly intrepid types. For more of this natural gorgeousness, get in the car for the trip to the huge dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park (an hour and a half away) or the rocky peaks of Grosse Spitzkuppe Nature Reserve (two hours and 15 minutes). Or, if all the hiking and bumping around on trails has left you a little tender around the edges, perhaps it’s time for a spa treatment and a soak in the thermal waters at Gross Barmen hot springs (two hours and 15 minutes).


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  • When can I check in and check out of Tsaobis Nature Park Restcamp?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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