Klipkuile bush camp is a comfortable down to earth experience. The name refers to the unique natural rock pools in the Klein Sterkrivier which is the heart of this place. The camp is set on the edge of a valley with the rock pools in the river right below. Days are based around the clear water pools with swimming, reclining and exploring to your heart's content. Opposite the valley, the famous Sterkrivier Castle, started in 1999 is to this day in the process of 'growing' out of the rock, an impressive sight to behold from a distance.
This unique bushveld hide out is a two and a half hour’s drive from Pretoria, ideal for a weekend getaway for small groups (2-13 people). Bigger groups can be accommodated when including the tent stands. The camp is perched on 400Ha of pristine Waterberg bushveld. The view on the mountain range is spectacular from here. Approximately 30km length of jeep tracks meander creatively through the farm. These roads are great for hiking, not all suitable for non 4x4 vehicles, but 100% fun for mountain biking.
Klipkuile is a game farm boasting many small and medium antelope to eland, as well as buffalo (kindly and calmly change your hiking route if you happen to bump into the latter on foot).
The Camp consists of a thatched roof lapa overlooking the river, and two chalets. Guests sleep in the lapa and the chalets. Cooking is done over the open fire in the lapa or outside in the boma.
Here is no electricity or cell phone reception. Klipkuile is a place to forget the world and surrender to nature’s pace. The lazy blue tailed lizards who love baking in the sun in and around the camp will remind you of this, just in case you forget.
The camp is rented out as a whole. You will not be sharing the kitchen and bathrooms with strangers. There is a large lapa, kitchen area, 2 chalets, and an open boma braai area.
Accommodation: Up to 13 people can be accommodated
Chalet 1: 3 beds, with an on-suite bathroom
Chalet 2: 2 beds, with an on-suite bathroom
Lookout lapa: 7 mattresseson a raised platform and two sleeper couches
Amenities: Each chalet has an on-suite bathroom with flushing toilet, basin and gas heated shower. A communal outside toilet and shower (both with magnificent views) is situated thirty meters away.
No electricity, no cell phone reception
Only fitted sheets are provided, campers bring their own bedding. Bedding can be provided at R50 extra per person per night.
Hot water showers, flushing toilets.
Gas fridge and running water in the kitchen area.
Plates, bowls, cups, mugs and cutlery are provided.
Grids and big pans for cooking over the fire
Kettle for heating water over the fire.
One camp gas stove.
Drinking water in a separate container.
Some battery or gas powered lights are provided. No cleaning staff will be around for the duration of your stay. This is great for privacy and peacefulness, but implies that dish-washing and basic cleaning will be up to you.
The route from the gate to the camp can be made with a regular vehicle provided it has reasonable ground to body clearance.
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