Xaragu Tented Camp
In the hot, dry and dusty region of Damaraland luxury comes in the form of an iced drink, a shady table and a refreshing plunge pool. Xaragu Tented Camp (KA-ra-goo) is a paired down back-to-basics camp with a charming barnyard appeal that sheds pretence and enforces relaxation and easy banter. Surrounded by a menagerie of habituated orphans - including a cheeky baboon, an inquisitive ostrich and, the camps namesake, a manic meerkat - Xaragu offers shaded campsites and comfortable en-suite tented rooms.
- Ten camping sites with communal ablution facilities;
- En-suite tented chalets with braai (barbecue) areas;
- A bar;
- Curio shop; and
- Swimming pool.
The main living area is usually scattered with supine travellers swilling ice cold Tafels under the shade of the thatched bar-cum-restaurant or - spot the European - on the sun loungers beside the pool. A shop caters for your essentials: firewood, washing aids, cigarettes and lighters.
Activities and attractions:
The area has many attractions and guided tours are conducted on request to the rock-painting-riddled Twyflefontein, the Petrified Forest and the Burnt Mountain; if you're lucky you'll encounter some a herd of the fascinating desert-adapted elephants and even hook-lipped rhino - the world's last free-roaming, game drives; day trips to San rock paintings, Burnt Mountain and Petrified Forest; hiking and scenic sunset drives.
Xaragu Tented Camp is situated 2km away from the C39 road, hidden in a valley with a river, you can enjoy the peace and incredible and remarkable landscape. Driving the C39 from Khorixas towards Torra Bay, you will pass the Petrified Forest on your right hand side. After 75km gravel road in good condition you come to the turn-off towards Twyfelfontein on your left hand side. On your right hand side you will see George's shop. Continue straight for another 100m you will find the turn-off towards Xaragu Tented Camp on your right hand side. The camp is not to be missed as there are several signs from each side a few km before the turn off already. It is possible to reach Xaragu Tented Camp with a normal sedan vehicle.