Hauchabfontein Camping

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Rock pools (added by manager 28 Nov 2018)
Pitch with braai (added by manager 28 nov 2018)
Around the site (added by emiliap 29 nov 2018)
Pitches with trees for shade (added by manager 24 mar 2022)

  • Rural desert site on the banks of the Tsauchab river
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sesriem Canyon within 45-min drive
  • Rockpools, hiking trail, hot showers and braai areas on site
How do you fancy a stay in a little desert oasis, taking a dip in a natural rockpool before getting the grill going for your evening braai...? If that sounds like the stuff of dreams, set up home at Hauchabfontein Camping, a rural site on the Tsauchab river in Namibia’s central region half an hour’s drive from Sesriem. There’s desert all around, but Hauchabfontein is a lush little corner, with clear rockpools and a backdrop of one of the biggest quiver tree forests in the country. Those pools stretch for six kilometres and are fab for a cooling swim on a hot desert day, perhaps after a long walk on the seven-kilometre Secret Valley hiking trail. Birdwatching, farm drives and game watching are popular activities on site; if you’re looking to explore a bit further around this part of Namibia, the site's within 45 minutes' drive of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the Sesriem Canyon, and just over an hour from the colourful dunes of Sossusvlei. Back at base, secluded and private pitches look out over the river and are surrounded by native acacia and ebony trees to ensure plenty of shade to chill out in. Each one has a drinking water tap and a properly solid braai area; supplies of firewood and fresh meat can be picked up on site. Clean bathrooms with hot showers and flushing toilets are a short stroll away from the pitches.

Campground type

Camper sites 9
Tent sites 9
RV sites 9
Open all year
Please note

Languages spoken

Dutch

English

German

Reviews

88%

would recommend this campground to a friend

88%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Le lieu L’accueil L’entretien quotidien de l’espace de campement Le prix…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Olivier P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Le lieu L’accueil L’entretien quotidien de l’espace de campement Le prix

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I recommend, nice place to camp close to Sesriem.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Very good, campsite with fire place, very quiet, nice bathrooms very clean with hot water. There are fountains to bathe next very pleasant. In addition, we had a problem with our car and the owner of the place helped us a lot, he spent time to find a solution for us, he is very generous. I recommend this campsite 100%!

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Lovely quiet campsite with good facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Roy M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Very peaceful and quiet. Plenty of space, fantastic views. Sitting by our camp fire looking at the stunning stars was amazing.

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Met de prachtige plek. Stil en schitterend uitzicht…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Met de prachtige plek. Stil en schitterend uitzicht

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Beautiful location, well-prepared site, friendly owners…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Thomas F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Beautiful location, well-prepared site, friendly owners

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Sehr schöner sauberer und ruhiger Platz

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Freundliche Gastgeber

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Magic place in beautifull area with swimming rockpools in river.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Lourens l. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: Campsites layed out in such a way that you have privacy. Very neat campsites, some with good shade. Braai facilities and water at each stand. Gravel to minimize dust. Nice views. Tea candle lights next to pathways to bathroom at night.

Disliked: Some sites with very little shade.

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De mooie plek en de rock pool.…

Overall 4/10
Location 4
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive gravel campsite

Liked: De mooie plek en de rock pool.

Disliked: Cash betalen en de plek is erg afgelegen. Wij hoopten dat het dichter bij Sesriem was.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

Hauchabfontein Camping

Farm Hauchabfontein

Road D 854

Sesriem

Hardap Region

Namibia

Directions

Timezone

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

GPS

-24.52583°N
16.06644°W

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

Folk flock to this part of Namibia to see all its natural attractions, so it’s worth planning at least a few days to take them all in. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is one of the main draws: the largest game park in all Africa is about 40 minutes’ drive from Hauchabfontein and a fab place to spot birds, unusual insects and other animals including jackals and hyenas. The park’s scope also takes in the Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park (an hour’s drive), where you may spot the shy creatures in the wild, and the famed dunes of Sossusvlei (an hour and 15 minutes). Don’t forget your camera when you set off for the dunes – the colours and shifting shapes are simply stunning. Stop by at Sesriem Canyon (45 minutes) on the way to wander through the kilometre-long rocky gorge. If you’ve ever imagined yourself trotting through the desert on horseback, get your cowboy hat on and head to the riding centre 20 minutes from site. And if you actually just need a minute to relax and take it all in, stop off at Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate (25 minutes) for a taster of their wares (yup, that’s wine made in the desert – you can’t pass up that opportunity...).

Nearest campgrounds

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable campgrounds.

  • Does Hauchabfontein Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hauchabfontein Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hauchabfontein Camping? Folk flock to this part of Namibia to see all its natural attractions, so it’s worth planning at least a few days to take them all in. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hauchabfontein Camping?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Hauchabfontein Camping? From $22.90 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.