The three sites – Karee, Sweet Thorn, River Camp – are in a unique setting and spaced well apart. They offer privacy and a chance to really appreciate nature and the beauty of the Karoo landscape and Klein Swartberg mountains. And for those who want to enjoy an ice-cold beer or a game of pool in a really chilled setting, there's also The Overlander Bush Pub and swimming pool at the camp's reception area.
Named after the large Karee (Searsia lancea) trees within which the campsite is located, this site easily accommodates up to 12 people camping in standard tents.
It is an idyllic, shady camp for those who appreciate their privacy and being surrounded by nature. Wake up to the calls of the Cape Spurfowl and Hadeda Ibis, enjoy a hearty brunch cooked over the coals, and then take a leisurely stroll along one of the two walking trails on the farm.
The Overlander bar is within easy walking distance and is a great place to enjoy a sundowner, take a dip in the pool or swap travel tales with other guests and locals. This campsite is very popular with our biker and cyclist groups.
This is the largest site and can accommodate a group of up to 16 people. This very spacious camp is perfect for those travelling with offroad trailers/caravans or rooftop tents. It includes two showers and two flush toilets.
The focal point of this lovely site is a huge Sweet Thorn (Acacia karroo) or Soetdoring tree – sitting underneath the wide branches in the dappled shade or around the fireplace at night is the perfect place to end off the day’s adventures.
There is also a cosy 'honeymoon spot' for a tent at the far end of the site, for those who want a bit more privacy from their group (or for the guy or girl who snores the loudest!).
A cosy setting in a woodland glade, this campsite caters for up to 6 people. A great spot for birders and nature enthusiasts, you will be awoken each morning by the dawn chorus from the area’s birdlife. There's also a good chance of spotting the resident small grey mongooses during the day or the small spotted genet at night – please don't leave food unattended as these cheeky furries have been known to help themselves.
For the past five years, River Camp has not lived up to its name due to the drought*, but when the river is flowing, you will fall asleep to the sound of gently bubbling water.
As at September 2020, the Karoo is still in the grips of a terrible drought (since 2015) and the river and dam are currently dry.
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