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Roam Explorer Camp is bound to appeal to the adventurous spirit seeking the ultimate wilderness camping experience in the midst of the expansive terrain of the Greater Karoo.

About the camp

Roam Explorer Camp is bound to appeal to the adventurous spirit seeking the ultimate wilderness camping experience in the midst of the expansive terrain of the Greater Karoo.

The camp allows you to immerse yourself in nature, while still enjoying the creature comforts of home.

The camp is a permanent, fully-set up camp in a dry riverbed with incredible views of the surrounding wilderness.

Your entire stay is hosted and the team will ensure all meals are prepared according to your dietary requirements, and that all of your basic needs are taken care of.

Expect three meals a day, and access to refreshments and tea & coffee while in camp.

There's a central campfire, complete with lanterns and a seating area. This is where many nights are spent chatting about the day's activities and indulging in star gazing.

Features and Facilities

  • 2 x stretcher beds in each dome tent
  • Bedding provided
  • Two camping chairs on the deck
  • Lanterns for each tent
  • Clearly defined pathways interlinking dome tents
  • 2 separate private areas house showers and toilets for men and women
  • Wash basin
  • Flush toilets
  • Bucket showers
  • 3 meals daily
  • 1 x game drive daily
  • 1 x nature walk daily
  • 2 hosts will be with you for the duration of your stay
  • Outdoor boma/firepit area
  • Dining table and seating area under awning
  • Choice of refreshments and alcoholic beverages on offer
  • No electricity, but phones can be charged via USB portable lights

Location

Roam Private Game Reserve is located in the Great Karoo, and is roughly a 5 - 7 hour drive from Cape Town - depending on which route you choose to take. 

Roam's 5000 hectare traverse forms part of the 400,000 square kilometres of semi-desert landscape that makes up the Great Karoo. 

The Great Karoo is a geological and archaeological marvel and has over a million years worth of human history dotted across its basin, with evidence of Stone Age tools being discovered in certain sub-regions.

Archeologists and Palaeontologists find the Great Karoo an area of fascination, and the region is actually one of the oldest Stone Age sites in Africa. Traces of petrified bones and expansive fossil beds can be found scattered throughout. This is an exceptional location worth visiting. 

Getting There

Roam Private Game Reserve is an easy self-drive route, and although the scenic Route 62 is recommended, the easiest is the direct route from Cape Town along the N1. 

Take the N1 north bound (Paarl, Worcester, Laingsburg), 84km outside of Laingsburg turn right on the R407 toward Prince Albert. Upon reaching Prince Albert continue through the town and turn left onto Pastorie Str immediately after the PEP store (signage says Bush Pub).

After 55km on the dirt road you will meet the N12 at a  direction Beaufort West. From here it is 22km to the Roam turn off.

The dirt road to Roam is clearly sign posted. Turn left at the sign and continue 3km to the electric gate, travel another 3km to the reserve gate where you will be met. 

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