Hoada Campsite
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Hoada Campsite

75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, Kamanjab Namibia
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4.5
#1 of 7 campsites in Kamanjab
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopani trees, Hoada (pronounce Waada) Campsite offers travellers a serene home in the wilderness.The area, which is home to a variety of animals, offers spectacular views and a number of hiking trails and 4×4 tracks to explore. This sensational landscape is home to Namibia’s uniquely adapted desert elephant, with its longer legs and smaller tusks, which are frequent visitors to the area. These and a number of larger plains game, reptiles and invertebrates are abundant on the Grootberg Plateau and river valleys that carve deep furrows into the landscape, waiting to be discovered by those passing through.All six luxury camp sites can easily accommodate eight persons, with ample designated areas for four tents or vehicles with roof-top tents. The Group campsite can take up to 14 guests and have male & female ablution facilities.
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Free parking
Pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
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Afrikaans

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75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, Kamanjab Namibia
223Reviews4Q+A11Room tips

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Jane Doe wrote a review Feb 2024
Lower Saxony, Germany
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not go past it. The sign on the road is easy to miss. Nice place and beautiful campgrounds but a little bit expensive. The bathrooms are well done and the fire pit also has a good area to prepare the food and the fire pit is right next to the donkey which makes it easier to keep the water warm. There is a loo with a view and a lot of shade. The donkey is started by the staff and there is a nice way to walk to the village if you need to move after a long drive.
We did not test the pool because we were travelling in winter. But there also is a beautiful bar for a sundowner with a great view into the landscape.
Start driving early when leaving. The land looks like in fog and there is a lot of wildlife wandering around in the early mornings.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: A bit more expensive and a lot of paperwork to stay here.
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Response from Anica Britz, General Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 8 Feb 2024
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you can come enjoy another Damaraland sunset from our deck soon and make the most of the pool in the summer months.
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633sven wrote a review Mar 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately there is no electricity on the Camp, but that is the only negative. There are shaded areas to Park your car and even Set up your roof top tent. Shower, Toilette where well integrated into the stones, the site was very clean, donkey was fired up in the evening and morning. The cosy Pool area and Bar Deck are beautiful. The Staffel was helpful and they offered braai Packs and firewood.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Anica Britz, General Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 1 Apr 2024
Thank you for your review. We will pass on your compliments to the staff at the campsite. We hope you can enjoy our deck area again soon.
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Anna H wrote a review Nov 2023
Fuerteventura, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a long day's driving (including a popped tyre) we arrived at Hoada Campsite ready to settle down and relax. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Each campsite has it's own shower, toilet, shaded kitchen area and firepit which are built into the surrounding rocks. The pool and bar area is up a few steps so there is a lovely view from up there. I would stay there again and I recommend this campsite.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Anica Britz, General Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 4 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Hoada campsite. We hope the popped tyre got sorted quickly and that the pool and view offered some respite from the experience.
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Penkop P wrote a review Dec 2022
Yzerfontein, South Africa
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had high expectations coming from Spitskoppe.
So disappointed in Hoada Campsite, I cannot recommend it to others unfortunately. The camp is not at all like the photos on the website.
I visit Namibia often and camp 90% of the time , Hoada is not up to standard.
I got campsite nr1 and the place desperately needs a tune up/upgrade. Took a walkabout and the other sites did not look much better.
It is a pitty because the staff were super nice and friendly + its such a magnificent place in amongst the boulders (loads of potential).
My site was dirty with building rubble, condom wrappers old toilet paper. See pics added.
I took a shower right away to cool off and the shower drain is clogged, the shower mat is floating.
The staff offered to make a fire for the donkey hot water when I arrived ,but I said it was ok as I was cooking in the 40 deg C heat anyway.
The drain is an open hole with a piece of wood covering some of it. There is a 1m deep big hole which I suspect is a new drain just open for anybody to step into.
The place needs an upgrade.
The beers were cold at the bar and expensive. The little splash pool is not worth it either rather go take a shower at your campsite to cool off.
The views from the bar were magnificent and again the bar lady was very nice and friendly.
The braai pack was expensive, after I cleaned the disgusting braai grid, I could braai and the meat was delicious 👌
After cooking my meal at night on the fire I wanted to dispose of some rubbish and got a surprize from a rather big fat Bia snake. See pic added.

Bring bug spray, flies are in your face ALL THE TIME.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Anica Britz, General Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 21 Dec 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We take your comments very seriously. This is not the standard and we will focus on all points mentioned. Our maintenance team has been working hard on fixing the mentioned points in your review to improve the experience for future guests.
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ernani_99 wrote a review May 2024
Concord, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in their tent (they have campsites and a few equipped tents with private ablutions) for one night out of our 6 weeks Namibia trip (not our first Namibia trip).It is by far one of the nicest such facility in Namibia (and Namibia features many similar facilities). Location, service and facility, are all top notch. Lovely little pool and rock-top bar compliment the lovely camp. They are managed by the same group of the Grootberg Lodge (25 minutes away) and one is welcome to use the superb swimming pool and bar/restaurant of the lodge (amazing views and location). Only one drawback to the tent option is a lack of dining table (for those who do not drive around with fully equiiped 4x4). A table would be a great addition to the little outdoor kitchen adn BBQ area.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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james b wrote a review Nov 2020
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We intended on staying 1 or 2 nights but ended up staying longer. This place is very special indeed. It is difficult to discribe with words. Just go there. You'll love it. it is so isolated and quiet but with all the comforts campers need. The swimming pool in the boulders is very special. The staff were so warm hearted and friendly. What lovely people. This was the highlight of our trip.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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CapeGooseberry wrote a review Sept 2022
Switzerland
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this campsite and stayed 2 nights. The staff were very friendly and everything was very well thought out, from the little open air kitchen to the bathroom between the rocks. And of course you have plenty of privacy with lots of space between the campsites. We were able to do a "farm tour" with Deska one morning which was fantastic and very educational for both us and our kids. Leave early and take lots of water! One thing to be aware of, the "pool" is a splash pool (knee deep), cleverly situated between the rocks with a beautiful view and a little bar with drinks. We really loved it, but if you are expecting a resort pool you might not.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Anica Britz, General Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 14 Sept 2022
Thank you for your review, We are very happy to learn you enjoyed the hike with Deska. Hope you can camp with us again soon.
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Ninus wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of our favorite campsites of our whole trip.
Magical rock formations, incredible sunsets and private isolated campsites.
The swimming-pool and bar area overlooking the whole desert was the stuff of upmarket resorts. The open bathroom and shower built into the rocks gave a feeling of being close to nature.
We did a self-guided 1h30m walk around the area. The only problem was the annoying little fly insect things that were relentless during the day. Apart from that
this campsite is not to be missed if you are in Northern Namibia.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Overlanding wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly and helpful staff. Warm water and beautiful private camping sites set between big rocky outcrops. Loved the atmosphere. Seperate kitchen area, shower and seperate toilet made for welcome privacy.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Johannes wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled as a group of 5. Bathroom and shower area built among the rocks was so beautiful. Bar and pool wonderful too. We also booked the desert elephant safari from Grootberg lodge and that was a truly amazing experience!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Hoada Campsite
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Thank you for the amazing review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed the experience at Hoada Campsite. We hope you will visit us again soon.
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MFSB asked a question Apr 2017
Calgary, Canada545 contributions65 helpful votes
Are there hiking trails/areas around the campsite? If so, where do you recommend?
Answer from JourneysNamibia
Windhoek, Namibia35 contributions
Hi, There are walking trails and mountain bikes at Hoada campsite. We also offer Guided walks on top of the plateau at Grootberg Lodge. After a scrumptious breakfast on the veranda of the restaurant, guests who prefer an early start to the day will depart at around 7.30am for a 3 hour walk on top of the plateau. Our knowledgeable guide will help to spot the various shy inhabitants of the plateau. Other highlights of the walk include local flora, the amazing rock formations of the Etendeka Mountains.
Zonoli asked a question Jun 2019
Hoever is de campsite van het Damara living museum vandaan?
Answer from JourneysNamibia
Windhoek, Namibia35 contributions
Hi Zonoli, I am not sure about the exact distance, but it is about an hours walk from the campsite.
fiakoeman asked a question Jan 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands4 contributions1 helpful vote
wij willen graag weten hiever de lodge ligt vanaf de campsite. Kunnen we lopend naar het restaurant? Vast hartelijk dank!
Answer from JourneysNamibia
Windhoek, Namibia35 contributions
Hi, Unfortunately not, the lodge is 25km from the campsite.
Jane Doe wrote a tip Feb 2024
Lower Saxony, Germany262 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A bit more expensive and a lot of paperwork to stay here."
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romyv808 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Watch the sunset at the pool/bar area. Go on farm tour!"
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Kobus L wrote a tip Oct 2019
Le Havre, France83 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Campsite 4 has the perfect location between the boulders"
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Nflar wrote a tip May 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Private Campside"
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David_and_Kerstin wrote a tip Mar 2019
Galway, Ireland239 contributions113 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All campsites are good & cannot be seen by any other one."
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PRICE RANGE
£29 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaKunene RegionKamanjab
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
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Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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