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Roy's Camp

near Grootfontein - Namibia

Roy's Camp is situated 55kms north of Grootfontein. This makes it a convenient stopover between Windhoek, central Namibia, Rundu and the Zambezi Region. It offers a cheaper, rustic alternative, set amongst some of Namibia's more exclusive and luxurious hotels and lodges. Nonetheless, many travellers find it a charming and inviting stopover.

Many guests comment on the warm welcome on arrival and charmingly laid back atmosphere at Roy's. The lodge is an interesting mixture of rustic African design, set against a highly imaginative and unconventional artists mind. The thatched main building has a restaurant and bar and the dining room roof is supported by tree trunks. The bar stools are animal skin-covered tree trunks, and the chairs have kudu horn arm-rests. There is a small spotlit waterhole that attracts a variety of Namibian wildlife, including buck species, warthog and many varieties of birds.

The camp has mains power supply, (220v) enabling guests to recharge their electrical appliances. There is a curio shop that stocks locally made arts and crafts, and the swimming pool has a lounge deck. There is a laundry service internet facility and a communal safe at reception.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are either buffet style or can be ordered from the chef's 'a la carte' menus. Roy's Camp pride themselves on their 'boere kos' (Afrikaans farm style home cooking). Guests have an excellent view of the camp's waterhole from the restaurant, and eland are a common visitor to the area.

Overnight in unusual rustic designed Standard or Family Rooms. The placement of each bungalow allows for maximum peace and tranquility.
  • Standard Bungalows: 5 Standard Bungalows with en-suite bathroom, twin beds, air-conditioning, fan and mosquito net and private braai area as standard.
  • Family Units: 2 Family Units have similar facilities to the Standard Bungalows. Climb the outside stairway for twin beds in the upper level with a second bedroom and twin beds on the ground floor.

Activities include a guided Bushman excursion to a San village, 2 unguided walking trails and a farm and game drive.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Roy's Camp: Looking Towards The Bar And Dining Room
  • Roy's Camp: Around The Fire
  • Roy's Camp: Double_exterior
  • Roy's Camp: Twin Room
  • Roy's Camp: Pool Area
  • Roy's Camp: Outside Seating
  • Roy's Camp: Fire Pit And Communal Area
  • Roy's Camp: Double Room
  • Roy's Camp: Outside Dining Area
  • Roy's Camp: Waterhole Hide
  • Roy's Camp: Seating In The Lapa
  • Roy's Camp: Bathroom
  • Roy's Camp: Entrance
  • Roy's Camp: Family Unit
  • Roy's Camp: Bar Area
  • Roy's Camp: Dining Room
  • Roy's Camp: Swimming Pool
  • Roy's Camp: Living Room Area
  • Roy's Camp: Guide Rooms
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Game watching
Striped mongooses, eland, kudu and warthog frequent the waterhole.
Walking trails
Meander around the area in search of local game and birds.
Game tracking trips
Animals leave footprints for us to follow and tracking spoor can be highly enjoyable.
Farm drive
Spend a few hours driving around the farm to view the livestock and game.
Bushman Community
There is a San community village around 80km from Roy's Camp. Visits to the Bushmen need to be organised in advance.
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Directions to the lodge

Head north east on the B8 from Grootfontein. The turning for Roy's Camp is on the left just past the right hand turn for Tsumkwe. The camp is about 1km from the road, and clearly signed.

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