Wooden cabins in a semi-desert environment, with shade-netted protection against adverse weather conditions, at a budget accommodation fee....
Wooden cabins in a semi-desert environment, with shade-netted protection against adverse weather conditions, at a budget accommodation fee. Our target guests are budget travellers that are looking for something different, that can think out of the box and are camping orientated. Our focus is on experiential immersive eco-tourism - letting you experience life in Port Nolloth and the Richtersveld for the desert and industrial environment that it really is - in a safe, friendly and hospitable milieu. Guests that are looking for the normal suburban and lodge style accommodation will not find themselves at home here.
We do not have a sea view as we are 700m from the sea, although we can hear the sea at night. Neither do we have TVs; our guests focus on relaxation and communication. We are completely off the grid and uses gas for cooking and warm water, and solar power for light electrical appliances such as laptops and cell phone chargers and lights. No hairdryers, fans and electrical cooking devices can be allowed.
Camp A, which is rented out as a unit to only one party of guests at a time, consists of two wooden cabins and a 3mx3m pitched tent. Each cabin sleeps four people in one double bed and one bunker bed, while one also has an en-suite bath and toilet, and the other a kitchenette. The tent, with ground mattresses, can sleep up to four kids or youngsters, or two to three adults. An outdoors open air private shower and toilet puts you in touch with nature, and the large camp fire braai area is shaded and covered to guarantee a braai and social regardless of the weather. The total capacity of Camp A is 12 people, which includes children.
Camp B consists of two wooden cabins which sleep four people each in one double bed and two single beds. An outdoors kitchen and private open air shower and toilet is available, as well as a large shaded camp fire braai area. The total capacity of Camp B is eight people, which includes children.
Each area is fenced by 2m high 95% shade netting to ensure total privacy and wind protection for the group. The entire camp is surrounded by a 2m wire fence and an open buffer area, and our beloved Great Dane is the chief security officer, ensuring safe off-street parking for your vehicle, and keeping the kids out of harm’s way.
The accommodation fee is per person, and discounts are given to groups of six or more guests.
To the North and North East of us lies the vast expanse of the saltpan area. On the South and West of us, the industrial area is visible, and to the far East 1 km, lies the Sizamile township. Once inside the camp, the outside world disappears and you live in a little world of your own.
Soutpan Safari Camp is about 500 m from the Port Nolloth town centre as the crow flies, and about 700 m from the sea. If you are an adventurous and humble traveller, we would love to welcome you at our piece of paradise.