This bushcamp accommodates 10 persons in four privately located, thatched en-suite chalets with timber decks overlooking the river. Each chalet sleeps two guests each with the exception of the family chalet, which can sleep four. The chalets are equipped with ceiling fans, heaters and tea/coffee facilities and all are individually decorated with twin or king size beds, made up in 100% percale linen. Haaspoort Bushcamp is a four star graded lodge. (TGCSA).
Chalet types include:
- Two twin chalets – en-suite with shower;
- One family chalet – spacious bedroom with king/twin bed, generous full bathroom, inside and outside showers and a separate section with built in bunk beds for children; and
- One honeymoon suite – spacious bedroom with king/twin bed, generous full bathroom, inside and outside showers.
Meals are served at the open thatched lapa and bar. Delightful bush dinners can be enjoyed under the stars alongside the glowing embers of a traditional campfire. Brunch is served out on the swimming pool deck and in true Karoo hospitality will leave our guests recharged for the day. The swimming pool is privately located near the lapa, with generous umbrellas and comfortable pool loungers.
Haaspoort offers safe activities, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
- Morning and afternoon/night guided game drives in an open vehicle. Enjoy sundowners on top of a mountain with sweeping views of the Karoo.
- Guided morning bushwalks are offered with an experienced guide. The infamous ‘Zeekoeigat‘, a natural spring in a valley on the reserve, is the perfect place to cool off after an exhilarating hike. An interesting and historical feature as it is believed that this is where the last of the Karoo’s hippos once roamed;
- Guests are welcome to explore the reserve by themselves on one of the many marked trails;
- Hiking – a map of the reserve is available with all trails and routes clearly marked which allows for safe hiking among abundant game and birdlife;
- Bird-watching and mountain biking are also popular activities; and
- Stargazing – discover the Karoo’s clear night sky.
Haaspoort is a family farm which has come three generations. In 1991 Harry and Louise Watson started a rustic bushcamp for local tourists to escape to in order to share their property with others thus increasing the interest in various rare plant and animal species on Haaspoort.
Harry and Louise Watson retired from the farm in 2005 and Victor Watson and his wife Lindsay moved to the farm. Throughout 2005, Harry and Victor constructed the new Bushcamp. All the internal fences and domestic stock were removed and the farm declared a Private Nature Reserve.
Haaspoort Bushcamp is owner run and managed by fifth generation Karoo settlers, Victor and Lindsay Watson.