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Hudup Campsite

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Scenic drives locally


  • Small and cosy family site on the banks of the Hudup River
  • A 10-min drive from town with shops, donkey cart tours, walking tours
  • Paradise for birdwatchers: more than 100 species counted in area

In need of a break from the fast pace of modern life? At Hudup Campsite, 10 minutes’ drive from the village of Maltahöhe in the Hardap region of southern Namibia, you get to slow everything down.

Being easily accessible from the C19 (the main road from Mariental), Hudup is a prime spot to use as a base for getting to grips with this part of Namibia. There are hiking trails to follow along the banks of the Hudup river, which runs past the site, and twitchers will want to keep an eye out for some of the more than 100 species of birds counted here. You’re especially likely to run into the African jacana, fish eagles or pelicans, which regularly visit the waters next to the site.

If that’s not enough exploration, trips to Bushman’s Canyon (so named for the bushmen who walked the valley before anyone else, using the river’s permanent water pools as their drinking spots) can be arranged on special request.

Back on site, embrace the peace and quiet by pursuing similarly peaceful activities: cast a line in the Hudup river, take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the dappled sunshine beneath the trees.

When your stomach starts crying out for food, stoke up the braai and get to cooking (grab the supplies in the Maltahöhe supermarket), then chow down next to the campfire as you gaze to the stars.

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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Fitness centre

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Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

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Parent & baby washroom


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Shower available

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Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed



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Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

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  • Farm Karichab, Postfach 95 Maltahöhe, Maltahöhe, Hardap Region, Namibia, 0000
  • Timezone Africa/Windhoek CAT (GMT+02:00)   GPS 24.8292°S 17.1177°E


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

The area around Hudup Campsite is fairly sparse when it comes to tourist attractions, but that’s a big part of its charm – no crowds.

Nearby, there’s one thing that’s a definite must-visit: Maltahöhe’s Oahera Centre. The centre works to promote the traditions of the Nama people and their tongue-click-filled language. You can take a donkey cart ride, join a walking tour of desert plants, stroll around the shop full of African art and grab a bite at the restaurant, but be sure to call well ahead so you can hear the children’s choir on your visit.

Those who are happy to spend some time in the car can trek to the pseudo-medieval fortress of Duwisib Castle or to explore the city of Mariental, both an hour and 10 minutes from Hudup. A little further on, tipplers can have a sip up close with the African animals at Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate, under two hours from the site.

If you’re lucky enough to be continuing your journey beyond Hudup – or just love getting behind the wheel for lengthy drives – make your way to Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park or the spectacular Desriem Canyon, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, all between an hour 45 minutes and three hours from Hudup.


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Depart by:  noon
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Depart by:  noon

Hudup Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

This area is not subject to city tax.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.