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About Coombs Camp

Situated just 20 minutes on the East London side of Grahamstown, approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Camp is an eight bed, tented bush-camp, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. The reserve is teeming with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers.

The lodge is set on 80 ha and is stocked with small game. We are not a Big 5 type reserve with lions snapping at your heels, champagne game drives and the like - it's do-it-yourself territory. We are self-catering only, and guests are responsible for all their own cooking and entertainment around the pool and braai.

The comfortably appointed twin bedded luxury safari tents are set in forest thickets, adjacent to the main lodge and pool. All sites have private shower and toilet facilities in canvas-under-thatch units adjacent to the tents.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Check-in must be before 17:00 hrs on day of arrival. Later arrival times by prior arrangement, only.

Please phone and advise estimated time of arrival on day of travel and please ensure that a cell phone number is included in the booking contact details, on which you can be contacted on your day of travel.

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Reviews for Coombs Camp

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Rowa Zheng, South Africa
06 July 2015

Jeremy is a wonderfully attentive host. Despite a power failure on our first night (not his fault), he was always in contact with us making sure we were comfortable and happy. The place is clean and the beds are comfy. Around the tented camp there are more creepy crawlies but it is to be expected because it's camping. Coombs lodge/camp is well maintained, great value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others

Alix Whittington-Jones, South Africa
23 April 2014

A lovely, peaceful place - well-maintained and spotlessly clean. We had a relaxing break and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

Richard Patrick, South Africa
11 February 2014

We had a wonderful stay, thank you, The camp is comfortable with everything you need. We would certainly stay again.

Philippa Roper-Woodruff, South Africa
04 January 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Coombs Lodge. It really was so lovely and quiet and restored our souls. It was an added bonus that for the 3 nights we had the lodge and cottage for our group with noone else on the farm. General concensus is that we will go back again.

Adam Sanderson, South Africa
07 May 2012

We decided to stop over at Coombs Camp on our way along the Garden Route and, whilst we only stayed for one night, would highly recommend the place and definitely look at staying there again the next time we're on the same route.The tented camp was excellent and felt very private whilst also providing ample facilities (separate kitchen, dining, ablution and sleeping tents).The owner (Jeremy) was extremely friendly and helpful, providing some good recommendations for our trip!All in all a very pleasant experience and you can't beat waking up to sunrise over the bush.Thanks!

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Coombs Camp is 31.1km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 117.3km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling