Situated in a secluded spot below the Blouberg Mountains, this area provides wonderful opportunities for hiking and rock climbing. Adventure travelers who have an interest in local culture can enjoy convivial interactions with locals at taverns in the area.
Blouberg Cultural Camp is situated in the southern foothills of the Blouberg Mountains, and provides a starting point for rock climbers interested in completing this well-known rock face. Foothill hikes through the yellow-wood forest, or climbing to the top of the mountain, are also popular. The camp is popular with birders because it provides easy access to the near-by Blouberg Reserve with its famous vulture colonies, and an array of game. A short walk to beautiful rock pools for swimming is a wonderful summer refresher.
Visitors interested in meeting the local community can join guides from the camp on an easy walk through the area, and meet the locals at nearby taverns. First stop will be a tavern to meet locals, and experience traditionally brewed beer. If guests have booked a local meal, the group will then move on to the home a local catered where you will be greeted as honored guests and served a traditional banquet. There will be both traditional, as well as western foods on the menu. The evening can then move on to another tavern for post-dinner drinks and will conclude around a camp fire back at camp.
Blouberg Cultural Camp has 5 stand-alone thatched rondavels, each with two ¾ beds, chairs and a bedside stand. Linen is not provided as part of the tariff, but can be hired at a separate fee. This needs to be arranged at the time of booking. Ablutions are en-suite, with flush toilets, quaint bucket-showers and basins.
The kitchen, dining and camp-fire facilities are communal, and give adventure travelers an ideal opportunity to get to meet and interact with other like-minded travelers. You will share a gas hob and camp fire for cooking, as well as fridge and freezer for storage of food. The necessary pots, crockery & cutlery are also supplied. Want to sample local food? Have dinner at a local tavern, and share a drink with the locals.
There is no electricity, and paraffin or solar lanterns are provided for light at night. If intending to braai or have a camp fire, don’t forget to bring firewood. While it is safe to drink, some people don’t like the taste of the local water, so you are advised to bring your own bottled drinking water.