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Wilderness Camp Verneukpan Camping

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)
Category: Camping :: Wilderness Camp


Verneukpan Wild Camping is ideal for nature lovers, photographers and the camping community in pursuit of magnificent sunsets and sunrises, wide-open spaces, blue skies, desert colours and unique beauty.

You have the option of camping on the pan or on a little koppie overlooking the pan.

This campsite on the western edge of Verneukpan, is situated on a private farm. It has no cell phone reception and no facilities and campers must be self-sufficient.

Rules of the campsite: Enter at own risk. Right of admission strictly reserved. Camping is only allowed on Verneukpan. Do not disturb any wildlife or damage any of the landscape or vegetation. Drive carefully on Verneukpan and do not race or drive excessively fast. No brake or skid marks on Verneukpan or any of the gravel roads. Please keep to the access roads and don’t go offroad until reaching Verneukpan. Vandalism, loud drunken, unruly or aggressive behavior anywhere on the farm will not be tolerated. Keep your dog(s) under control and ensure that your dog(s) do not pose a threat to any of the farm animals or wildlife. No firearms, ketties, pellet- and air guns, archery, blow pipes are allowed. No littering – this includes cigarette butts, bottle tops or toilet paper. Chopping of trees or dry wood anywhere on the farm is strictly prohibited. Leave the spot exactly as you found it. You will be fined up to R500 for any rubbish, open fire pits, damage to veld, litter, human waste, or anything found out of place. No refunds to evicted people or refunds should you choose to depart before the” date out” indicated. The owners have the right to evict people contravening the rules.

Address :  Northern Cape (Great Karoo), South Africa
Contact :  Carol
Contact 2 :  Kobus
Tel :  +44(0)770 490 7930
Cell :  +27(0)83 227 2239
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing


From Cape Town: Follow the R27 from Brandvlei towards Kenhardt. Turn right after 68km onto the gravel road towards Bloubos/Swartkop. Follow the gravel road for 23km until reaching a T-junction. Turn right and the farm house is 2km along the road on the right. From Kenhardt: Follow the R27 from Kenhardt towards Brandvlei. Turn left after 74.5km onto the gravel road towards Bloubos/Swartkop. Follow the gravel road for 23km until reaching a T-junction. Turn right and the farm house is 2km along the road on the right.

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  ZAR
Minimum Rate :  75.00
Maximum Rate :  75.00
Updated for :  2022
Fee/s :  R75 per person per night; R200 per vehicle per stay

Camping Facilities
None None NO water available! Firewood Available
Is water drinkable? :    Not Applicable

Stargazing Photography
More Activities :  Cycling (bring your own); Blokarting (bring your own); Walking / running

Travelling Information

Ensure that you have booked your camping trip by sending them a WhatsApp request prior to your planned stay including vehicle(s) registrations and names of individuals staying. Once received, they will respond with a booking confirmation. Please inform them if you decide to drive with a different vehicle as they will be looking out for you.

Please aim to arrive before 17:00. Please notify them to make special arrangements if you will arrive later.
Bring enough cash along. Payment is in cash only. They do not have card facilities. Remember – This is 100% off grid. There is no phone signal, electricity or running water. You need to bring whatever you need to be self-sufficient, ie. drinking water, lights, outdoor shower, shovel, rubbish bags and enough fuel to get back to the nearest town etc.

Fire wood for sale on the farm. Please request with booking if you’d like to buy on arrival.

Upon arrival and departure, please check in (and out) at the farm house unless arranged differently with us. Once checked in we will explain how to get access to Verneukpan. Should you need fresh drinking water, the only access would be the farm house, so be sure to fill up there if necessary.

You need to take everything back with you including your rubbish. Please do not leave any loo paper or emptying of toilet buckets anywhere on the property.

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“Carol and Willie Blomerus are wonderful hosts. Willie even helped me to fix a puncture! The pan itself is a wonderful experience. The silence is like nowhere else. At night, stars from horizon to horizon. There were also lovely flowers on the edge of the pan in middle September 2022. We will definitely visit again, for longer! Just remember you need to bring everything, including water.” - Jurgen Blignaut, 2022/10/11

“Visiting the historical Verneukpan is a bucket list item. We had the option of camping on the pan or on a little koppie overlooking the pan. We chose the latter and watched a beautiful sunset as well as some jackal and small antelope crossing in front of us. Kobus Blomerus' arrangements were faultless and we did find the firewood we ordered under the tree as stated. With the pan being wet and our visit being in January, we had some mozzies visit and had to use liberal amounts of "Peaceful Sleep" - doubt that this will a problem in the winter.” - Tertius van der Gryp, 2022/02/01

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