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Thakadu Bush Camp
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

This has always been a popular stopover for campers with its lively "Aardvark Restaurant". It is well positioned for traveling on further north. It has campsites plus pre-erected tented sites. We felt this time, that it does need a little upgrading. The ablutions really need a coat of paint and modernizing. Its such a pleasure when camping when you come across good clean, modern ablutions with plenty of hot water. This I'm afraid wasn't one of those!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Only stayed there one night in early August, unfortunately, but the owner, Chris, and his staff were friendly. helpful and knowledgeable. Chris went out of his way to help me get my camera back and gave my wife and I a lift to the ranks in Ghanzi the next morning.

I'd go back just for the food. We had the best beef hamburgers we had on our three-week trip, plus there is an amazing array of game meat offerings.

You'll see a lot of places similar to this one, but you won't see one as as inviting, comfortable and affordable. I can certainly see why Lonely Planet loves this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed at Thakadu by the owners and their staff. Being a few km off the main road the place is very quiet with a lot of wildlife around (mainly birds and buck). There are a few walking trails to stretch your legs after a long drive, the bar and restaurant are good and the campsites well spaced and secluded.
The only downside is that the ablutions could do with a refresh.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank yenrab666
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

On our way to Moremi Game Reserve we planned to push through to Maun but due to a car accident we could only make it to Ghanzi before dark. By chance we came to stay at Thakadu Bush Camp. Great spacious and clean campsite and the best hot shower on our entire trip. Friendly hosts and great food for dinner - just what we needed after a pretty disastrous day. Thank you!
Nesi Moehle, Namibia

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Nesi M
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

I liked it. The camp is 3 km off the main road = quiet! Though the 'road' back to the camp is a bit sandy in places for a 2wd, we made it just fine with a loaded, tiny car. Service was friendly and swift. The bar/restaurant looked very nice and was full of guests, but didnt try it. By the bar is a lighted watering hole / with bait / that did a attract some type of antelopes and guinea fowl. The camp sites themselves are clean with nice soft sand to tent on. Price was good, 140 Pula for 2 to camp in June 2013.
Negatives; the ablution house is a bit older and small. But it was clean enough and everything worked, plenty of hot water too. Also the game-drivers are up and doing their thing at dawn, with not-so-distant gunshots by 6 am. But this is a game camp: so when in Rome, expect Romans.
CONCLUSION. Nice spot to stay while transiting via Ghanzi. Hanging out here for more than a sleep depends upon your taste in culture. Plenty of animal skulls on display. The place is in a beautiful natural setting. The dark sky is absolutely amazing - milky way very visible. The pool was empty of water in June (winter), but their lighted watering hole is 20 meters from the restaurant and I could imagine watching it for a long time with my camera, having a drink on the patio...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ericin C
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