Madisa Camp is situated on the D2612 road to Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and has privy to an ancient Desert Elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.
Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in this vast and magnificent area of Damaraland Namibia. Madisa is a good base camp to explore from as there are very interesting sites in the area such as Twyfelfontein, Brandberg, the Petrified Forest and much more these are all a easy drive and after a day of exploring what better to finish with a swim and enjoy your campsite under a blanket of stars.
Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower. The camp sites are shaded by large Mopane trees and have a low rock wall around each site.
The swimming pool and bar area are very welcoming after a long day and give you a chance to rejuvenate and enjoy your surroundings. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and share tails around a communal camp fire at night while the sky puts on a breath taking show of stars.
A Few Things To Know:
1. Madisa does have wild animals around and is not fenced off so it is good to stay alert and responsible at all times.
Some advice when the Desert Elephant pass through…
Do not shine torches at elephants this makes them aggressive.
Do not run, stop and slowly walk away.
Do not scream or make loud noises.
Do not let your dog bark.
Stop and listen for branches breaking and ‘rumbling’ noises if moving around at night.
Do not take flash photographs, if they are close by just enjoy watching them. Keep your distance. The elephants know we are here, if the situation is calm they will remain calm. So please help us to give the elephants the respect they deserve.
2. We run on a generator at night from sun down to about 9pm this is mainly for lights in the campsites. It is advised to travel with all your necessary back up batteries etc. for keeping your fridge/deep freezers going for your stay.
3. We do allow dogs to visit too but they need to be kept under control at all times as we do have baboons in camp most of the time and this can be hazardous for your pup. Our dogs are also normally in camp and are well behaved towards other dogs most of the time.
4. Our water is drinkable but does not taste nice as it has large amounts of Kalk in it. We do sell water at the bar but its always a good idea to travel this area with a decent drinkable water supply.
5. Ice is not always available.
6. 2×4 cars can reach Madisa but the road can get corrugated and quite bumpy at times.
7. We do sell wood at the camp for N$20 per bundle.
8. We do have cold drinks etc.
9. Please love and respect our area as much as we do.
10. Enjoy your stay at Madisa:)
More on our Private Camp Sites
Madisa Camp Sites:
Madisa offers 9 private camp sites all with their own ablution facilities.
These sites are spacious and are situated on the river bed with a low stone wall around . Each site has a braai area which doubles up as a donkey geyser for hot water. It’s a lovely atmosphere to kick back relax around a fire and listen to the nocturnal sounds of the bush. Madisa is also a fantastic place for star gazing, the nights are brilliantly clear.
Each site has lights which are powered by generator (hopefully soon by Solar Power). The generator runs in the evening from sundown till 9pm.
We also offer 5 overland sites which are large and each have a circle braai area with seating, a wash up basin and water supply. The ablution block is a communal one with nice clean showers and toilets.
The swimming pool and bar area are tucked away at the foot of the spectacular granite koppie providing a great setting. We have also built the elephants a drinking trough which can be viewed from on top of the koppie.
Madisa Safari Tents:
Madisa Safari Tents are self catering tents built cleverly and as eco friendly as possible around our scenic boulder formations each with their own en suite rock bathroom consisting of a basin, shower and toilet. The tents sleep a max of two people and offer twin beds or a double bed this should be confirmed in your booking. All linen is provided in these comfortable Safari Tents allowing for a good nights rest after falling asleep to the sounds of the oldest desert. There is a braai area for your use, please bring your own equipment along. Hot water is available at night (solar system) and there are paraffin/solar lighting in the tent and bathroom area.
Please note Madisa is a Self Catering Camp.
All rates are in Namibian Dollars and includes 15% VAT and Tourism Levy.
Once a Booking Form is received by us, we will send you a provisional confirmation of your reservation.
All provisional reservations need to be confirmed with a 50% deposit, no later than the due date given. We require a proof of payment via email or fax, in order to confirm your reservation. Once we receive a proof of payment, an email will be sent to you as confirmation of your reservation. Please don’t print unnecessarily, help save our environment.
- 60 to 31 days prior 20%
- 30 to 16 days prior 50%
- 15 to 01 day prior 100%
- 0 yrs. – 3 yrs. Free
- 4 yrs. – 11 yrs. 50% less
- 12 and up Full Rate