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. The bush camp is based 20km north of Garies and accommodates 14 people.
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. Agama Tented Camp is a bush camp, a breakaway, skilfully 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.
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.
Day and night time scenic drives on a game viewing vehicle may be available, weather and availability of a guide permitting. (Please check with management). This allows guests to enjoy the matchless experience of seeing animals in their own environment.
Namaqualand, one of the world`s most enchanting semi-desert areas, is the true world of the great outdoors. Annual rainfall is erratic. Winter day time temperatures vary from a cool 4ºC to a moderate maximum of 25ºC, while in the summer the mercury rises to 30ºC and at times even 40ºC.
In winter nothing beats gathering around a roaring fire in a traditional `kookskerm` (cooking shelter) to socialize, enjoy drinks and discuss experiences of the day. In summer lesser fires simply add to the atmosphere, enhancing the beauty of the veld at night and somehow bringing the stars of the pristine heavens that little bit closer.
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.
The comfortable tented accommodation all have their own private bathrooms with shower, basin and flush toilet and a spacious deck from where you can absorb this relatively unexplored part of the country.
Tents are serviced daily. Coffee and tea facilities in each tent.
There is no electricity at Agama Tented Camp and we make use of lanterns for lighting in the tents.
Agama Tented Camp Activities:
Game Viewing (Gemsbuck, Springbuck, etc)
Flower viewing (During flower season August and September)
Huddle around fire in our Boma
Ultimate relaxation and peace
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Clothing & Accessories:
Please remember to bring warm clothing for the evenings as well as closed shoes for walking around the camp.
Guests are welcome to bring their own headlamps or torches for the evenings.
Health & Climate:
Annual rainfall is erratic. Winter day time temperatures vary from a cool 4ºC to a moderate maximum of 25ºC, while in the summer the mercury rises to 30ºC and at times even 40ºC.
During August and September after a good winter rainfall the fields of Namaqualand erupt in millions of flowers with breathtaking hues.
Thank you Victor and Linda. You were excellent lovely food and service a pleasant warm comfortable stay. Will be back. Highly recommend.
We had an excellent stay at Agama. Victor and Linda were amazing and treated us in a very special way. As for the food we could not fault it at all. It was very wholesome and tasty. We would stay at Agama again given the opportunity. A very enjoyable stay
We visited Agama Tented camp from 17/08/2011-22/08/2011. The best experience we had in a very long time. The food was excellent! The hosts the most friendly people. I will definitely recommend Agama to anybody.