Kaoxa Camp Self Catering Bush Camp Accommodation in Mapungubwe
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests12
  • Rooms/Units6
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Kaoxa Camp

Kaoxa camp nestles between two sandstone ridges, and is situated within a Natural and World Heritage Site. With deep orange Kalahari sand beneath your feet, it embodies a feeling of timelessness. Majestic baobabs that have stood for millennia, pepper the mopane bushveld. The night sky, being so pure, settles like an illuminated mantle upon the African night sounds. The dramatic and sudden return of the Botswana elephants, walking along their ancestral migration paths, worn into the flaky sandstone, is a momentous spectacle.

There are very few places left, where you can watch these spectacular animals close up, from the safety of the many koppies (hills). The mammal list is extensive, with virtually every large animal, except rhino and buffalo, having been seen on the farm. It is truly a wild piece of Africa that is a gem for any naturalist to enjoy.

Depending upon the time of the year, our bird list can swell to 350 species, with a plethora of raptors year round. Common species are Black Eagles, African Hawk Eagle, Black Breasted Snake Eagles, Peregrine and Lanner falcons, and many many more. For a little piece of unspoilt Africa, still with its Big Game intact, it is certainly a hard place to beat, at the price.

Accommodation

The three stone and thatch en suite cottages are poised on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the valley below. Each enjoys the privacy of a verandah. On the other side of the boma, dining room and kitchen are the three luxury safari tents. They too, enjoy privacy and their own verandahs. Although we are in the heart of the African bush, the camp has electricity. There is no air conditioning.

The kitchen is well equipped, and is separate from the dining room. The traditional Leadwood boma is a wonderful place to relax around the crackling mopane fire to enjoy the night sky and rhythmic calls of the barking geckos.

There is an unusual shape to the swimming pool, with a long training lane for swimming enthusiasts and a covered area under which to relax during the heat of the day. The pool is fully fenced and lockable.

Location

15 minutes to Pontdrift (border post Botswana)
10 minutes to Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site
1 hour to Musina (Messina) / Beitbridge (border post Zimbabwe)
1 hour to Soutspanberg
2 hours to Polokwane (international airport)
2 hours to Kruger National Park (Pafuri Gate)
4 hours to Waterberg
5 hours to Johannesburg (international airport)

Features you'll appreciate

only available in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

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Rooms & Rates

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Mopane Cottage

2 beds, ensuite, with veranda. Beautiful views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Appleleaf Cottage

2 beds, ensuite, veranda. Extra bed for child

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Boulders Cottage

2 beds, ensuite

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Mamba Tent

2 beds, ensuite and veranda

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Klippie Tent

2 beds, ensuite and veranda

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Baboon Tent

2 beds, ensuite and veranda

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

7 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

This was one of six places that we stayed at during a birding trip in January 2016. Kaoxa was a magical place, stunning scenery, wildlife and starry night skies. The accommodation is basic, but had absolutely everything that we needed, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The highlight was seeing two elephants walking just below the verandah of the dining area whilst we were having breakfast. Later in the day we saw many more elephants making their way through the bush. Not to mention the baboons, birds and lizards. I definitely want to return to Kaoxa the next time I visit South Africa.

January 2016

Andy Jones (OBAN, Scotland)

Verified reviewexcellent

We had an awesome time. The camp was beautiful, loved the swimming pool (practically lived in it) the boma and kitchen were great and the staff helpful. We saw 130 bird species in 2 days. We loved your very special Rock Art. Had a lovely time and will definitely be back!

March 2015

Jay Skyhawk (Jo burg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Polokwane Airport - 200km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 17h30
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2010

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