Accommodations - South Africa
Agama Tented Camp
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A world away from the lush, safari-visited jungles and plains of Africa, Namaqualand, a largely unknown and overlooked corner of South Africa offers a beauty unsurpassed by all else. Agama Tented Camp invites you to experience this drought-ravaged wilderness both in and out its world-renowned floral season. Get closer to nature and discover the haunting beauty of Namaqualand by staying in a tent. Not just any tent, but a unique, top-class tented camp. Agama Tented Camp, Namaqualand’s newest bush camp experience, lies in the heart of an 8 000 ha farm, 20 km north from Garies, in the centre of the floral kingdom. In good seasons the veld around Agama Tented Camp is carpeted with flowers in breathtaking hues. Visitors can stroll through the veld soaking up the beauty. There is a variety of wild flower routes within an hours drive from the camp. Flower maps available at the camp. Best kept secret in the Northern Cape, tucked away in the beautiful Namaqualand - so for no regrets, contact us well way in advance! Please do not use the directions given by Google Earth or Google maps. Despite many attempts to have it rectified, Google Earth and Google Maps will still attempt to take you to the camp via ancient roads which are not in use anymore. The following coordinates will take you to the entrance gate of Agama Tented Camp: 30°29’35.43S 17°55’29.17E From there, follow the signs for approx 10km toward the camp. On the N7 (Cape to Namibia route), approximately 10km north of Garies (for those travelling north on the N7) or 39km south of Kamieskroon (for those travelling south on the N7), you will find a turn-off Klipfontein/Middelkraal. Take this turn-off towards Klipfontein. • Follow the tar road to Klipfontein for approx 1,8km; • Look out for the white Agama Entrance sign on your right, shortly after the last bend in the road; • This gate has a combination lock. Guests receive the code on receipt of deposit payment; • Follow the signs for approx 10km which will lead you into the kloof where the camp is situated; • En route to the camp you will pass two old farm houses and a stoor (barn & cattle kraal) – just keep following the signs past all of them
Agama Tented Camp is a bush camp, a breakaway, skillfully hidden in a secluded “kloof”. It does not intrude into the world of the wild, it is part of it. Here up to 14 guests at a time can relax, unwind and totally enjoy the refreshing experience of becoming part of the bush, with a variety of small game and Gemsbuck, while enjoying sundowners as the kaleidoscope of day gives way to the blackness of night and stars, only a touch away. The comfortable tented accommodation all have their own private bathrooms and spacious decks from where you can absorb this relatively unexplored part of the country. Whether it is an early morning drive, sundowners with breathtaking views, a hike or huddled around a fire in the Kookskerm (Boma), Agama Tented Camp will touch all your senses and offer you an unforgettable experience. • Five twin-bedded tents • Two tents with king-size beds • All tents have private rustic bathrooms with shower, basin and flush toilet • The camp can accommodate a max of 14 guests • Tents are serviced daily • No self-catering facilities are available
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