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Camp listPosted by Malin Sat, May 26, 2012 18:32:09

All prices that are listed are for two people and one vehicle.



Port Elizabeth

Lungile Lodge S33 58.734 E25 38.630 40 m

Price: dorm bed 120 rand, double room w shared bathroom 310 rand, double en suite 385 rand.

We waited for our vehicle to arrive by ship to Port Elizabeth and stayed in Lungile for eight days and tried out some of their rooms. Rooms, bathroom and kitchen were clean and nice. A communal kitchen and fridge so you could cook your own food. Free tea and coffee. Swimming pool that we never tried. Free wifi. Off street parking. And a short walking distance to the beach and several resturants.


Addo Elephant National Park S33 26.666 E25 44.670 133 m

Price: 175 rand

Camp site at the main entrance in the park where there is a restaurant and shop. Power, water, small communal kitchen, braai, and nice toilet and shower facilities.



The Aardvark Guesthouse and Backpacker S33 32.070 E25 41.752 60 m

Price: 120 rand

Really nice and clean communal kitchen, with all the pots, plates, cups and cutlery you need. Free tea and coffee. Braais and tables outside and a room with couches and TV to relax. A restaurant that serves breakfast. Possible to use internet on a computer, but no WIFI.


Bloukrans River Camp S33 57.979 E23 39.403 236 m

Price: 120 rand per site and 40 rand per person. We shared a site with four other people and paid 90 rand.

Ok toilet and shower facilities, but the water was brown. Power. Just next to the highway and you could hear traffic at night.


West of the Bavianskloof

Erlandspoort S33 29.055 E23 21.794 746 m

Price: ??? we do nok know as we stayed with friends that arranged it for us.

OK toilet and shower facilities, a place to do your dishes, braai and power.



Doringkloof Boskamp S33 34.341 E24 05.288 415 m

Price: 180 rand

Power, water, braai and ok toilet and shower facilities. Camping on grassy area.



Komdomo Campsite S33 44.352 E24 36.855 99 m

Price: 90 rand and that includes the park fee to Bavianskloof

Power, water, braai, a place to do your dishes and nice toilet and shower facilities.



Hostal Island Vibe S34 02.165 E23 02.510 14 m

Price: 300 rand for a double room with shared bathroom.

We had the car serviced at Nissan in Knysna that was just 200 meters up the road. Off street parking, communal kitchen with fridge, free tea and coffee, swimming pool and free wifi. In the city center and a nice place to be for a few days.



The Wild Farm S33 59.195 E22 35.694 163 m

Price: 180 rand

Backpacker place that also have camping. Some kilometers up on a hill outside Wilderness, amazing view over Wilderness and the ocean. Communal kitchen and fridge, free tea and coffee, breakfast is included and they have a small restaurant and a bar. WIFI costs 20 rand for 1 hour. Nice toilet and shower facilities.


Struis Bay

Agulhas Backpackers S34 47.910 E20 02.765 15 m

Price: 120 rand

Backpackers place that let us camp on their grass. Communal kitchen with fridge, free tea and coffee, free wifi, bar, swimming pool and nice toilet and shower facilities. Nice and cozy place with a fire in the evening that has thought about the small details like spare toilet paper so guest can easily find it and enough clean dish towels so people actually clean and dries their dishes.


Gordons Bay

Africans Overlanders S34 08.466 E18 53.227 72 m

Price: 140 rand + 20 rand for use of power

Power, water, free wifi, communal kitchen with fridge and place to sit inside. Large area to camp in under some threes. Duncan can help arrange shipping to and from South Africa and whatever else you need.




Sanddrift S32 29.271 E19 16.180 811 m

Price: 140 rand for a camp site for up to 6 people. We shared a site with some friends and paid 70 rand per night.

Water, power, braai, a place to do dishes, nice toilet and shower facilities. Sanddrift is the closest campsite to Wolfberg Cracks. To hike through the cracks is free, but if you would like to continue to Wolfberg Arch the permit to the park costs 100 rand per person. The Arch is nice, but if we did it again we would only have done the Cracks that are free. No wifi.


??? A place about 70 km south of Springbook

Camping Verbe S30 12.784 E17 55.858 765 m

Price: 120 rand

Power, water, a place to do dishes and nice and clean toilet and shower facilities. No wifi.


AI Ais

Ai Ais Hot Spring Resort S27 55.080 E17 29.313 214 m

Price: 250 namibian dollar

Power, water, braai, a place to do dishes, nice toilet and shower facilities. Camping is also including 24 hours access to the outdoor hot spring. No wifi.



Hotel Bethanien S26 30.114 E17 09.753 995 m

Price: 180 namibian dollar (ND)

Power, water, a place to do dishes, ok toilet and shower facilities. They do also have a restaurant and bar, and a nice communal area with a tiny swimming pool. Nice people running the place. No wifi.



Sesriem Camp Site S24 29.167 E15 47.994 780 m

Price: 250 namibian dollar (ND) and you have to pay the National Park permit of 170 ND (80 per person and 10 for the vehicle). Normally the National Park permit is valid for one day, but when you camp in the park it is valid for two days. The day you get there and the day you leave the campsite in the National Park.

Power, water, braai, nice toilet and shower facilities. There is also a bar and restaurant at the gate and a swimming pool that we never tried. No wifi.



Bloedkoppie Camping S22 50.138 E15 23.020 730 m

Price: 80 ND for the campsite and you have to buy a permit, 40 ND per person and 10 ND for the vehicle, to drive on the road to get there. It is a general permit for all the roads in Namib-Naukluft Park and since you are camping in the park it is valid for two days.

Braai place and a long drop toilet. Really nice location.



Youth Hostal Swakopmund S22 40.925 E14 31.501 8 m

Price: 40 ND

Camping on a large sandy area inside the gate of the hostal. The toilet and shower facilities are not so nice, South American standard with no toilet seat and no toilet paper. Good location in the city center.

Desert Sky Backpackers, in the same street as the Youth Hostal does also allow camping for 110 ND per person. They have a nice garden and you can use the kitchen, toilet and shower facilities. No wifi.



Brandaberg Rest Camp S21 13.111 E14 52.061 826 m

Price: 160 ND

Power, free wifi, water, braai, a place to do dishes, swimming pool, nice toilet and shower facilities. They do also have a restaurant. Nice and relaxing place.



Oppi Koppi Kamanjab S19 37.272 E14 51.012 1218m

Price: 80 per person or FREE with a non African registered vehicle.

Power, water, free wifi, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, a place to do dishes, nice toilet and shower facilities. Nice and relaxing place.


Epupa Falls

Epupa Falls Community Campsite S17 00 07.4 E13 14 42.8 633 m

Price: 180 ND

Campsites directly at the riverfront at the Falls, you cannot stay any closer. Fire place, water, nice and basic toilet and shower block.


Van Zyls Pass

Bush camp close to Van Zyls Pass S17 38 46.1 E12 47 16.3 1264 m

Price: free

Just an open place some kilometers before the pass. Really quiet and we did not see any people.

Next day we passed a campsite just a couple of kilometers further on the road towards the pass.



Syncro Campsite S17 15 50.2 E12 26 38.2 260 m

Price: 140 ND

Camp at the Kunene River in the Marienfluss valley. Nice location at the river. Fire place, nice and basic toilet and shower block.



Opowo Country Hotel S18 02 56.8 E13 49 56.7 1236 m

Price: 178 ND

On a hill top with nice views above Opowo. Campsite is a little bit away from the Hotel, but you can use the facilities like the swimming pool at the hotel. There is also a restaurant and bar, and wifi in the reception if you pay for it. Nice campsites with grass, braai place, water and power. Toilet and shower block is nice with hot water, and there is also a place to do dishes.


Etosha National Park

Okaukuejo Campsite S19 10 50.6 E15 55 04.3 1113 m

Price: 400 ND + 170 ND 24 hours permit to the park

Campsite in Etosha National Park with access to pool, restaurant, shop and park office. Campsites are on gravel with private braai, water and power. Toilet and shower block was nice with hot water, and there is also a place to do dishes and laundry. The best thing about Okaukuejo is the water hole that is flood lit at night and you see rhinos. We also stopped at the water hole at lunch and there were the most animals we have ever seen at a water hole.


South of Etosha

Mondjila Safari Camp S19 34 25.8 E15 54 23.9 1269 m

Price: 190 ND

On a hill top with nice view. Campsites with grass under trees, private braai place, free fire wood and there is power. Water smelled and tasted metallic so we did not fill water here. Ok toilet and shower block with hot water when there is fire under the heater. Place to do dishes. Access to bar and restaurant, and a tiny “swimming” pool.



Maori Camp S19 31 48.1 E18 06 42.3 1477 m

Price: 100 ND

A few km northeast of town. Nice campsite with braai place, power, water, nice and clean toilets and shower with hot water, a place to do dishes, the owner sells fire wood and there is a tower where you can watch the sunset.



Tsumkwe Lodge S19 36 01.9 E20 29 45.0 1149 m

Price: 160 ND

Camping on sand with you own braai place, power, a place to do dishes, water and nice toilet block with hot water. The lodge has a restaurant and bar, and they do have WIFI that we did not try because we were told it was really slow. There is also a small swimming pool.



Bush camp - Aha Dancing Spot/Sinkhole

Aha Dancing Place S19 46 38.4 E21 02 30.3 1174 m

Price: free

We crossed at the Dobe border crossing from Namibia to Botswana and from the border we headed south and found the Aha place. No facilities, but a nice clearing in the forest. We went looking for the sinkholes, but did not find them. We only found remains of some San huts.



Crocodile Camp S19 55 49.5 E23 30 44.8 951m

Price: 120 pula

Camping on sand with not much else, just a place to do dishes. Toilet and shower ok, but with hot water. There is a restaurant and bar and a swimming pool that we did not try because it was too cold.



Island Safari Lodge S19 55 35.3 E23 30 36.3 959 m

Price: 100 pula

Camping on sand next to the river. Braii places and some of the sites have power. Water is river water so we did not fill it on our tank. Toilet and shower is ok with hot water (when there are not too many people that will shower at the same time). WIFI in the restaurant is good. Restaurant, bar and two swimming pools that we did not try because the weather was too cold.



Bush camp before the south gate S19 27 04.6 E23 40 35.1 939 m

Price: free

A small road took off from the main road and along this road we found the place for our bush camp. After eating dinner we could hear the roar of a lion that must have been pretty close by, but we never saw it.



Third bridge campsite S19 14 13.6 E23 21 10.9 955 m

Price: 472 pula + 290 pula entrance fee to the Moremi park.

The campsites at third bridge are all under a large tree with a braai place and water tap. Toilet and shower block was nice and clean, should have hot water in the showers, but we did not try them. There are no fences around the camp and animals walk through the area, we had an elephant 1 ½ meter from the car at night (we saw the tracks in the morning).



Ngina Safari Camp S17 47 48.2 E25 13 19.4 940 m

Price: 130 pula

West of Kasane. Not the nicest camp in the area, but it is the cheapest and since we spent the whole day in Chobe National Park it was an ok place to stay. Camping on sand. Power, water, toilet and shower block was ok and had hot water and there was a place to do dishes.



Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Backpacker S17 55 34.1 E25 50 05.9 943 m

Price: 10 usd

Camping in a backpacker place on sand or grass. A kitchen area to cook your own food. Toilet and shower block is ok. Restaurant and bar, and WIFI in the bar if you pay for it. Swimming pool and a nice garden to relax in. Fences around the whole place and it is a secure place to leave your car while you explore Victoria Falls on foot, everything is within walking distance.




Chobe Forest Reserve

Bush camp along the road to Savuti S18 16 18.2 E24 17 31.5 974 m

Price: free

There was not any places to get off the road so we bush camped in an area where the road was a bit wider. Four cars passed us right after sunset and then there was no more traffic on the road that nigh. We had a really good and quiet night sleep.



Xere Motel S21 02 52.2 E24 23 58.3 915 m

Price: 140 pula

A motel next to the road that lets people camp in the back of the property. Access to toilet and shower. Quiet over night as there is not much traffic on the road.


Central Kalahari National Park

Kori campsite 3 S21 25 17.7 E23 47 32.5 970 m

Price: 60 pula + 290 pula National Park fee

Nice basic campsite with a bit of a view. Braai place. Pit toilet and a shower shelter with a bucket for your shower, but you have to bring your own water.


Central Kalahari National Park

Sunday campsite 1 S21 17 32.0 E23 42 33.0 980m

Price: 60 pula + 290 pula National Park fee

Nice little clearing in the bushes with a braai place. Pit toilet and a shower shelter with a bucket as a shower, but you have to bring your own water. Sunday camp 1 is next to the Leopard Pan and we were joking about how some places are named to make them more interesting, but as we got into the campsite it was a leopard there. We got a couple of minute’s view of it, before it disappeared into the bushes.


Rysana Pan

Bush camp on the east side of the Rysana Pan S21 12 36.5 E25 08 26.6 908 m

Price: free

Nice place to bush camp not too far of the road on the east side of the Rysana Pan. No facilities.


Sua Pan

Kukonje Island S20 54 52.9 E26 11 58.0 920 m

Price: free

Amazing camping on Kukonje Island is on the east side of the Sua Salt Pan. A few campsites on the island and some of them have a pit toilet. We camped underneath a large Baobab tree. To get out to the island you have to pass through a veterinary fence and register at the gate, here they do also sell fire wood.


Limpopo River

Limpopo River Lodge S22 29 42.0 E28 47 39.0 650 m

Price: 236 pula

Really nice campsites at the Limpopo River front in a private reserve that did not cost us any extra since we camped there. The reception area is some kilometers away from the campsites. Nice braai places, water and nice toilet and shower block with hot water when there is fire under the boiler. In the morning we saw hippo, antelopes, warthogs and baboons at the river. Plenty of elephant dungs in the camping area, none of them visited us, but we saw elephants on our drive out of the reserve again.



Just outside the Pafuri Gate to Kruger National Park

Pafuri River Camp S22 25 21.4 E31 02 06.8 286 m

Price: 200 rand

We arrived in the dark and left in the dark, but what we saw of it looked like a nice place. Campsites with braai area, water and your own toilet and shower block with hot water. There was also a place to do dishes. They had a bar and restaurant too, and a swimming pool??


Kruger National Park

Punda Maria S22 41 34.0 E31 01 00.8 465 m

Price: 136 rand (we were four people sharing a site)

Not the most organized campground, no specific campsites and you just had to find a free area. Water and power points around in the campground, but not enough power points to everyone. Nice toilet and shower block with hot water. A small kitchen to cook and do dishes. Restaurant and a small shop at the reception. There was also a water hole with a shelter where you could sit and watch the animals at the campsite.



Phalaborwa Safari Park S23 56 49.5 E31 09 46.3 395 m

Price: 195 rand

Just outside the Phalaborwa gate into Kruger National Park. Nice campground with braai place, water and power. Really nice toilet and shower block with hot water, a place to do dishes and there was a laundry machine and dryer that you could use for free.




Limpopo National Park

Aguia Pesqueira S23 51 37.3 E32 00 33.6 171 m

Price: 130 rand (we were four people sharing a campsite) + 195 rand entry to the park for two days

Campsite with great view over the Messingir Dam. Campsites with braai place, ok toilet and shower block with hot water and a place to do dishes.


On the coast between Xia-Xai and Chidenguele

Paradise Magoo S25 01 47.0 E33 59 56.2 22 m

Price: 133 rand (we paid in rand to use up remaining rands, do not know the exact price in Metical)

You need a 4x4 to get here, soft sand next to a sand dune and a hill. Ok campsites, no much view of the sea. Toilet and shower block was ok with hot water. Place to do dishes. Restaurant and bar. And a really nice beach.



Fatimas Nest S23 51 07.8 E35 32 38.8 13 m

Price: 500 Mtc (think we were there the last weekend of high season during the South African school holidays)

Camping on sand with no view to the beach. Ok toilet and shower block with hot water. Kitchen area where you can cook your own food. Restaurant and bar with view over the beach. They have two night guards, but we do not really know if they will help you is something happened. One night, at midnight, we were woken up by a girl screaming, sounded like she was closed to getting raped just outside the fence to Fatima’s. Espen and Marius got dressed and jumped out of the rooftop tents and run over to help. When they got closer they saw that she was being taken care of by some other travellers, apparently she had been robbed. One security guard got to the entrance and stayed there looking as Espen and Marius was on their way back in, and the other night guard stayed behind the fence in the campsite just watching. So if something would happen to us at Fatima’s we do not really know if they would help us. We left the next day.



Neptune Lodge S23 47 10.2 E35 29 59.9 13 m

Price: 800 Mtc for a casita in low season

We really liked this place and its owners (they had just taken over the place). Nice clean casitas with power, bathroom with hot water, bedroom, living room/kitchen with two more beds or you could use them as a couch. Kitchen with all you needed and a fridge. Sitting places and a table outside. 150 meters from a nice beach and there is a bar and restaurant with good food on the beach.



Paindane Resort S24 06 04.5 E35 29 58.2 7 m

Price: 720 Mtc (four people sharing a site). All prices was listed in rand and in low season camping was 90 rand per person (high season 110 rand) and 90 rand for the most basic campsite up to 240 rand for the most expensive site with private toilet and shower block and power (cannot remember what you have to pay for the site in high season).

Really nice location with view over the sea. We thought it was quite expensive, but we arrived a bit late and was just staying one night. Should be really good snorkeling just off the beach, but the sea was rough when we were there and it rained.



Baobab Beach S22 00 32.6 E35 19 18.2 27 m

Price: 400 Mtc (low season)

Nice backpacker place with camping and access to the beach. Power, water and a self-catering kitchen. Toilet and shower was nice and with hot water. Restaurant and bar. Walking distance to town.



Cuacua Lodge S17 47 41.5 E35 25 03.1 44 m

Price: 600 Mtc

The lodge has view to the Zambezi River, restaurant and a swimming pool. The campsites is located maybe 1,5 km away from the lodge behind a hill. Private braai place with benches and table, there are some power points and the toilet and shower block was nice.



Complexo Monte Nairucu S15 02 23.1 E39 08 40.1 389 m

Price: 300 Mtc

13 km north west of Nampula in a nice landscape with some fascinating rock formations. The Complexo also have orange orchard and a restaurant. There is a small dam/lake and the campsite is located next to it. Toilet and shower block was ok and it had hot water.


Ilha de Mozambique

Patio dos Quintalinhos (Casa Gabriel) S15 02 17.5 E40 43 48.3 9 m

Price: 1200 Mtc for a double room with shared bathroom and 180 Mtc for secure parking in a locked garage. There is also rooms with private bath that can accommodate up to 1-6 people.

Really nice relaxing place with swimming pool, roof top terrace and WIFI. Breakfast is included in the price. Walking distance to everything on the island. The place is run by Gabriel, a friendly and helpful Italian.


Ilha de Mozambique

Casuarina Camping S15 02 32.6 E40 41 44.3 8 m

Price: 700 Mtc (200 per person and 300 for a vehicle)

Located on the mainland just next to the bridge out to Ilha de Mozambique. In Tracks for Africa it says this place is a filthy mess, but it must have got new management or they have changed their style. It was a nice and clean place. It is on the beach looking out to the island and there were plenty of people walking by, but they never approached us or tried to sell us anything. Toilet and shower block was ok and you could get power if you asked for it. WIFI in the restaurant and they have fire every night.



Pemba Dive and Bushcamp S13 00 06.3 E40 30 48.6 6 m

Price: 500 Mtc

Nice and relaxing place with a small beach in an opening in between the mangrove trees. Campsites with your own shelter with four chairs and a table, water and power (cost 5 usd extra per day, but there is only power from 12 to 24). A kitchen for self-catering. Rustic and nice toilet and shower block, cold water, but they heat up a bucket with hot water in the afternoon so you can mix your own shower water. Bar and restaurant with buffet dinner. WIFI. There is kayaks, snorkeling equipment and other things you could use for free.



Quinta Manlia S13 11 46.6 E37 30 46.3 814 m

Price: 300 Mtc?

Located just outside Marrupa center it is a quiet and safe spot to spend a night. Basic toilet and shower facilities.



Cape Maclear

Fat Monkeys S14 01 25.0 E34 50 28.8 460 m

Price: 3120 MK – 6 USD per person per night, so price in MK depends on the daily exchange rate.

Camping on sand next to the beach at Cape Maclear. Nice toilet and shower block (with hot water), power, place to do dishes and laundry, WIFI if you by MB with Skyband, restaurant and bar. It was nice and secure when we were there. The only thing at Cape Maclear is that the whole village is using the beach and lake to do all their washing of pots, pans, laundry and themselves. We did not swim in the lake because of this, but many other tourists did.


Senga Bay

Steps Campsite S13 42 58.8 E34 37 42.4 491 m

Price: 3000 MK

Nice and secure campsite by the lake and you can choose if you will camp on grass or sand. Nice toilet and shower block, and a place to do dishes and laundry. Power and water. There is a bar on the beach and on weekends they sell some food as well. The campsite is next to Sunbird Livingstonia Beach Hotel and you can eat in their restaurant. The hotel also have Skyband (you have to buy MB) WIFI. On weekends it fills up with local day visitors, but even then it was still pretty relaxed and people just enjoyed themselves.


Kande Beach

Kande Beach S11 57 04.1 E34 07 21.4 495 m

Price: 2500 MK

Nice location on the long Kande Beach. Camping on sand a bit away from the beach, with power. Toilet and shower block was ok, but when three overland trucks with a total of 60 people pulled inn they should look after the toilets more regularly. Bar at the beach and restaurant tucked away in a dark corner of the property. Internet in the reception for 50 MK for 3 min. Nice place, but somehow we did not feel it was not the right place for us.


Makuzi Beach

Makuzi Beach S11 55 08.2 E34 10 40.9 467 m

Price: 2700 MK – 5 USD per person per night so it depends on the exchange rate.

This is our favorite place so far in Malawi, really nice and relaxing place with its own private beach. Campsite is on one end of the beach and bungalows on the other end. Campsites is on grass on three different levels up from the beach, some threes for shade, water and power (you need an extension cord). Access to internet on the computer in the reception, free use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Toilet and shower block is clean and with hot water in the afternoon. Good restaurant and a bar with a great terrace for sundowners.


Nkhata Bay

Big Blue Star Backpackers S11 36 15.3 E34 17 56.2 508 m

Price: 2000 MK

Camping on grass a little bit away from the lake. Ok toilet and shower block (hot water in the afternoon). Nice place to sit by the lake, restaurant and bar. Free WIFI. The road to this place is a small two track and it doesn’t look like a lot of cars are driving in, but we got in without a problem.


Vwaza Wildlife Reserve

Camp Vwaza S11 08 05.6 E33 38 58.6 1098 m

Price: 3500 MK and you also have to pay the park permit, for us that was 6750 MK for one day

We were told to camp in front of some of their huts that was empty and they opened one of them so we had access to toilet and shower. View over the lake with no fences around. It was great to watch the wild life around our camp, elephants, hippos, antelopes and baboons. No power or water. I really liked this place, but we were told they would get new management and they would start to renovate…



Mushroom Farm S10 35 10.5 E34 08 04.0 1098 m

Price: 2700 MK

Some kilometers before Livingstonia you will find Mushroom Farm on the cliff edge. We got a spot for camping where there was just enough room for our car and to put up the roof top tent. It was a Braai at our site and we had a great braai at sunset with view over Lake Malawi. The location is incredible and it is a nice and relaxed place. Toilet facilities was ok and a great shower with a view. No power or water. Bar and restaurant, and some great hammocks for relaxing on the cliff edge.



Sangilo Sanctury S10 31 04.3 E34 13 04.1 510 m

Price: 2500 MK

Nice location at Lake Malawi with a restaurant and bar down at /span the beach. Campsite is a bit behind the other accommodation and no views. Toilet and shower block was nice and clean. The British owner was helpful and said that if we needed he had garage facilities on the premises that we could use.




Utengule Country Hotel S8 53 07.2 E33 19 12.8 1382 m

Price: 31 300 TZS

Really nice Country Hotel with good restaurant, swimming pool, tennis and squash court. They let us camp on their helipad. Toilet and shower block are the same that is used by the tennis and squash court. We did not ask about power or water. No internet. It is a working coffee plantation and it was possible to walk over to the plantation to have a look at the production (they have Sundays off).


60 km south of Iringa on A 7

The Old Farm House S8 08 45.0 E35 24 45.8 1736 m

Price: 18 000 TZS

Campsites under some tress with a braai pit. Toilet and shower block was nice and clean. No power, water or internet. A place to do dishes. It is a campsite and lodge on a working farm and it is possible to buy some fresh farm products. They have walking trail on the property and a spa. Cozy restaurant and bar that we did not try out. Great place to stop.



Tan Swiss Lodge S7 23 47.6 E37 00 05.8 526 m

Price: 16 000 TZS

Campsite in the back of the property (as far away from the road as possible). Toilet and shower block ok, but they had some problems with the water supply when we were there. Restaurant, power and no internet. Ok place to stop for the night as we were driving north on A 7.



Peponi Holiday Resort S5 17 12.8 E39 03 59.5 10 m

Price: 15 000 TZS

Campsite under threes with a shelter to each site. Some of the sites are at the beach front and has good view over the sea. Power cost extra per day. Toilet and shower block is ok and with hot water in the afternoon. A place to do dishes and laundry. Possible to use a garage if you have to fix something on our car. Good restaurant and a bar. A small swimming pool. We arranged for a boat to go from Pangani to Zanzibar from Peponi and then they let you park your car for free while you are on Zanzibar.



Irente Farm S4 47 37.6 E38 15 55.8 1456 m

Price: 14 000 TZS

A couple of campsites with good views over the surrounding hills. Ok shower and toilet block a little walk away. Water, but no power. They have a small shop where they sell their products like good cheese, homemade bread, jam, juice, yoghurt etc.



Irente View Point Lodge S4 48 06.9 E38 15 28.6 1403 m

Price: 16 000 TZS

They let us camp on their parking lot in front of the hotel almost on the cliff edge with amazing views over the landscape below. For toilet they let us use the one in the reception and I think there was a small shower/toilet block for campers in the back outside the hotel too. No power or water. Restaurant in the hotel, but we did not try it. Great spot to camp, but it was not a place where I could relax. We camped just in front of the entrance of the hotel and to be honest I do not understand why they let us camp there. When we were there it was a conference there with politicians from the state and for them, and other guest, to take in the view they had to walk around where we camped.


Mambo Village

Mambo View Point S4 30 13.7 E38 13 02.6 1894 m

Price: 16 000 TZS

Incredible location for a lodge with amazing views over the landscape below. One nice campsite for overlanders with good view. Toilet and shower block is nice. Water but no power. Restaurant and they sell local produced cheese, yoghurt and bread. Good information about local trips and things to do in the area.



Keys Hotel S3 20 18.5 E37 20 48.5 856 m

Price: 40 300 TZS

They let us camp in their parking lot in the back of the hotel and opened up on of their huts/rooms so we could use a really nice and clean bathroom. Breakfast buffet was included in the price. Internet in the reception, swimming pool and a restaurant. Walking distant into town. We had planned to stay in Honeybadger Campsite while in Moshi, but as their price was in usd and they would charge us a stupid rate to pay in shillings we left after a 30 min argument. So we were happier paying more per night in the end at Keys Hotel.


Lake Chala

Lake Chala Safari Camp S3 18 26.2 E37 41 09.1 946 m

Price: 32 000 TZS

Nice and quiet location with good views to Kilimanjaro. Campsites with braais and water. Nice toilet and shower block with hot water in the afternoon. Bar and restaurant. There is a small water hole where we saw elephants one day and baboons every day.

Camp list South America

Camp listPosted by Espen Thu, April 12, 2012 20:09:19



Taganga Dive Shop Camp N11 15.899 W74 11.408 30 m

Price: 10.000

Finding a place for three vehicles to camp in Taganga was hard, but we camped at the Taganga Dive Shop which had a very friendly owner. A room was opened up so we had toilet and hot shower. They also have rooms. Nice and quiet overnight.


Los Naranjos

Casa Grande Camp N11 16.663 W73 51.877 10 m

Price: 20.000

Camped on the beach under some threes. A great place for a final camp by the Caribbean. They had toilets and cold showers. Filled the water tank and found out it was full of swimming creatures – so no good water!! Free coffee.



Ocana Camp On Farm NA

Price: free

When we looked around in Ocaña for a place to camp some locals found us and let us camp on their country side property. Looked like it would be possible to camp at Los Estoraques Natural Park N8 13.254 W73 14.310 , 1461 m, which might be the reason for coming to this area in the first place.


North of Rio Negro on Highway 45

Balneario Camp N7 17.434 W73 09.234 692 m

Price: 10.000 pesos

Camped on gravel/grass next to a building so we had shelter when it rained. Power, toilet and cold shower. They had a restaurant we did not use except for coffee.


San Gil

Balneario Camp San Gil N6 33.358 W73 06.691 1232 m

Price: 6500 pesos (but we are not sure if we paid the right person)

Camped on a gravel parking lot. Toilet was open all night. People was swimming in the river, did not look to tempting for us and we do not know about showers. No other facilities. There was a few buildings and cafes around and when we arrived there was only on that was open. We paid there, but do not know if that was right according to where we parked.


North of Santa Ana on highway 45

El Ganadero Rest Camp N6 05.234 W73 23.217 1530 m

Price: 3000 pesos to the night guard and we had dinner in the restaurant

Camped in a gravel parking lot a bit away from the road. A room was opened for us so we could use the toilet and hot shower. Quiet overnight.


Villa de Leyva

Rencon Guesthouse Camp N5 38.482 W73 30.791 2235 m

Price: 16.000 pesos

Camped in their parking lot. Good water to fill up tanks. Nice and quiet location outside town (15 min walk), good facilities and a kitchen we could use. Nice and clean toilet and hot showers. WIFI.



Cranky Crock Hostal N4 36.001 W74 04.197 2626m

Price: 20.000 per bunk bed

It was a secure parking next door to the hostel, but 2,60 meters is the limit to get into the parking lot (there are other parking options a few blocks away). Good bunk beds with big lockers under the bed with power outlets. The hostel had a kitchen where you could cook your own food and free coffee all day. Big TV for watching movies, WIFI, laundry and hot showers. We stayed in a dorm, but they had private rooms also. We thought it was a good location for staying in Bogotá.


Tatacoa Desert

Camp Tatacoa Observatory N3 14.061 W75 10.210 469 m

Price: 7500 pesos

Camped on the gravel parking lot next to the observatory. Toilet was open all night and there were some outdoor showers we did not try. Really quiet at night.



Camp Tierradentro Museo N2 34.217 W76 02.195 1553 m

Price: free

We camped on the grassy parking lot of the museum. On facilities after the opening hours of the museum (8-16). Night guard walked around at night. Next to the road, but no traffic at night. The road up to Tierradentro is rough and narrow, but no problem for a 2 wheel drive. We camped next to a French Mercedes Sprinter.



Camp Villa Claudia N2 24.382 W75 31.845 900 m

Price: 10.000 pesos

Camped on the gravel parking lot of this hotel and balenario, it was on Highway 45. Nice location. The clean toilets (with toilet seats and paper) was open overnight and they had showers, but we did not try them. Huge and good dinner portions that we paid 32.500 pesos for including some beers.


San Agustin

Camp Finca El Maco N1 53.533 W76 16.792 1730 m

Price: 15.000

Camped on a grassy area in a small slope, but leveled it out with rocks. Nice location and quiet except for the “guard” dogs that barked a lot some night. Kitchen was available so we could cook our own food. Ping pong table and hammocks. They had WIFI but it did not work when we were there. We ordered some of their good home made whole wheat breads.


Laguna de la Cocha

Camp Chalet Guamuez N1 08.266 W77 08.485 2806 m

Price: free if you had dinner

A Swiss Chalet in a nice location. We camped on the gravel parking lot. Toilet was open all night, but we never asked for a shower. Large dinner portions and it was good, and we were seated in front of the fire place!! We paid 44.000 pesos for two dinners, juice and a glass of wine. They had WIFI for 1000 pesos per hour.



Playa Aruba????

Camp Aruba Hosteria N0 26.964 W78 00.510 1687 m

Price: 10 usd

Camped on the gravel soccer field. Aruba is a hotel with swimming pools so we had access to the pools. Toilet was open all night and the showers were hot. WIFI in the reception and at the pool. Good restaurant. We filled out water tank here.


North of Cotopaxi National Park

Camp Secret Garden S0 30.210 W78 28.258 3438 m

Price: NA

Road up from Machachi was a bit rough and took a while. Camped in the parking lot. Fantastic location with amazing views to Cotopaxi (on clear days). Facilities was great and it is a perfect place to relax (no WIFI) and we had three meals included every day. Perfect location for the sunset is the Jacuzzi!!



Camp Hotel Petite Auberge S1 23.941 W78 25.330 1837 m

Price: 3 usd

Camped in the parking lot of the hotel, not too nice, but it has a perfect location in the city center. Toilet and shower by the reception. WIFI in the reception.



Camp Cabanas Yanancoy S2 54.342 W79 01.659 2581 m

Price: 15 usd

Camped on a grassy spot and could use the toilet inside the house next door. A shower would have been available in one of their cabins, but we did not use it. Good WIFI, power and water. A bit outside the city center, but it should take 25 minutes to walk in.



Camp Hosteria Izhcayluma S4 16.735 W79 13.394 1700 m

Price: 8 usd

Camped on the gravel parking lot down by the road. Had water, power and WIFI at the parking lot. Toilets was open all night and the showers was nice and hot. The hostals facilities were great with hammocks, swimming pool, great views and a good restaurant.



San Ignacio

Camp Hostal Faical S5 08.714 W79 00.427 1296 m

Price: 5 sol

Camped the secure parking of the hotel that was muddy with grass. The parking was small and big rigs might have a problem to turn around. The toilets were in the parking lot and open all night. A couple of minutes walking into the city center.



Camp Hostal Villa De Paris S6 14.417 W77 52.247 2323 m

Price: 35 sol

Camped on the parking lot of the hotel. Toilets was open overnight (not to clean) and it was hot water in the women’s shower. Had internet, but no WIFI.


Kuelap Ruins

Camp Kuelap Ruins Parking Lot S 06 25.613 W 77 55.611 2955 m

Price: free

Camped on the grassy parking lot of the Kuelap Ruins. Amazing view, nice and quiet overnight. No facilities, but there flush toilets up at the ruins about 1 km away.



Room at Hospedaje La Petaca

Price: 30 sol

Right on the plaza. We could park the car right outside the hostel, on the plaza and the Police Station was 30 meters away. We had our own bathroom and hot shower.



Camp Hacienda San Vicente S7 09.786 W78 31.728 2875 m

Price: 20 sol

Hacienda in the hill on the west side of Cajamarca city center. We were allowed to camp in the parking lot of the Hacienda and we had dinner in the restaurant. Toilet open all night and there was cold showers that we did not try. WIFI included. Road up is narrow and a big rig might have a problem.



Camping Huanchaco RV Park

Price: 40 Sol

Small grass area next to pool, behind locked gates. Power, WIFI, a room was opened up so we could have a hot shower, they do laundry service, short walking distance to the beach and town.



Albergo Los Pinios S9 02.901 W77 48.833 2285 m

Price: 35 Sol

Camping on gravel in the Albergo’s parking lot. Nice garden, power, WIFI in the Albergo, water, hot shower and walking distance into town center.


Lago Paron

Wild camping by the lake S9 00.012 W77 41.096 4217 m

Price: 15 Sol, the entrance fee to the lake

No facilities, or there were some toilets there, but they were so bad that we did not use them. Road up to the lake is quite narrow and rough a few places. Beautiful view.


Huanuco Ruin

Huanuco Inca Ruins parking lot S9 52.185 W76 48.665 3621 m

Price: free, but we paid entrance to see the ruins

No facilities, only toilets by the entrance to the ruins. Beautiful location, really quiet and peaceful.


Name of town???

Hostal Tunaspampa S10 26.306 W76 11.404 2962 m

Price: we camped for free

Camped behind the gates to a small hotel. Toilet, shower (we did not try it) and WIFI. To get to Tunaspampa you have to get a cross a bridge, did not look like the best so your vehicle should not be to big.


La Florida

Hacienda La Florida S11 22.124 W75 40.822 3028 m

Price: 30 Sol

Camped in the parking lot of the Hacienda. It is a working Hacienda run by a German family, but most of it is redone to accommodate tourists. They have camping area for tents in the garden with toilet and hot showers. WIFI. They do have a restaurant and bar.



Hotel Santa Rosa S13 09.628 W74 13.632 2772 m

Price: 115 Sol

We arrived late at night and this hotel was the first place we found with secure parking. We booked into a double room and the price included breakfast. Really nice location, a few meters from the plaza, and we ended up staying two nights. WIFI.



Hostal Samary S13 09.548 W74 13.731 2772 m

Price: 30? Sol for double room with shared bathroom

We did not stay here, but looked at the location because we thought about moving to a cheaper place. Hostal with secure parking, maybe possible to camp in the parking lot. Good location for exploring town.


San Fransisco

Hostal Villa S12 37.439 W73 47.344 646 m

Price: 15 Sol

Price for a double room in a really basic hostal, shared bathroom. Parking outside the hostal that is next to the police station. A lot of traffic noise at night.



Hostal Plaza de Armas S12 51.807 W72 41.606 1061 m

Price: 30 Sol

Double room with shared bathroom. Wifi. The hostal has no parking, but we were allowed to park in front of the police station, a few meters away, as long as it was just for one night.


Parking at Hydroelectrica S13 10.439 W72 33.904 1824 m

Price: 10 Sol for 24 hours

We parked the car at a private house while we spent a night in Aguas Calientes and looked at Machu Picchu. In Aguas Calientes we had no reservations, but we had no problems finding a cheap hostal. We stayed in Hostal One, not too nice, but it was just for a few hours’ sleep. Double room with hot shower cost 35 Sol.



Wild camp at the river S13 10.512 W72 34.552 1739 m

Price: free

No facilities. Nice and quiet at night.



Ollantaytambo Lodge S13 15.592 W72 15.702 2810 m

Price: 30 Sol

Camped on grass behind closed gates at the lodge. Access to toilet and shower. WIFI. Water.



Quinta Lala S13 30.344 W71 59.105 3607 m

Price: 30 – 38 Sol. Depends if you want power and Wifi

Camp on grassy area. Power, Wifi, access to kitchen, shared one bathroom with toilet and shower with all the campers. When we were 15-20 people in the campground one bathroom is not enough. Possible to by fresh orange juice and eggs from the hens in the campground (nice but they were really noisy in the morning). We stored our car here for 10 Sol a day while we flew back home to Norway.


Rio Santa Rosa

Wild camp at Rio Santa Rosa S14 45.646 W70 44.232 3924 m

Price: free

Drove away from the road behind a small “hill”. Beautiful location with great view.




Hotel Gloria S16 10.039 W69 05.304 3849 m

Price: 30 Bolivianos

Camped in the parking lot of the hotel. Access to toilet facilities inside the hotel. WIFI. Nice location.


La Paz

Volks Auto Motor / Ernesto Hug Garage S16 30.916 W68 08.157 3675 m

We neded to fix the car and had the job done at Volks Auto Motor. We were allowed to camp in the garage while the car got fixed.


La Paz, south

Hotel Oberland S16 34.107 W68 05.364 3289 m

Price: 100 B

Camping on gravel parking lot behind locked gates. Power, water and WIFI, nice new toilet and shower facility. Can also use the swimming pool and other facilities at the hotel. Resturant with Swiss food.



Aba – Aba S16 22.498 W67 30.866 1603 m

Price: 80 B

Difficult to find the right way up to Aba – Aba. Quite pricy. Nice location with good view of the surrounding hills. Water, toilet facility, do not know about the shower, but they do have a swimming pool.



Wild camp Quime S16 58.113 W67 12.227 2947 m

Price: free

No facilities. Just needed at place for the night. Nice and quiet just off the road in between some trees.



Private camping.

Price: 80 B

Camped in a private garden, room for four-five small campers. They did not want their details on the internet, but a really nice location in town. Power, water, Wifi, toilet and hot shower, access to kitchen and room to sit inside. Ask other travelers for their location.


Salar de Uyuni

Wild camp on the Salar just after the entry S20 19.147 W67 00.649 3663 m

and one night at:

Isla Inca Huasi S20 14.505 W67 37.662 3664 m

Price: 30 B

Camped next to the salt tables at the island. Access to toilets, but no other facilities.


Wild camp in a vally south of Uyuni S21 15.034 W67 34.627 4322 m

We were looking for a laguna, but took a wrong turn and by the time we realized we just needed at place to camp.


Laguna Colorado

Wild camp at Laguna Colorado S22 13.296 W67 47.770 4305 m

Price: “free”, have to pay entrance to the park

No facilities, but really nice location with view over the laguna.


Termas de Polques

Parking lot next to Polques hot spring S22 32.160 W67 38.940 4300 m?

Price: free

Paid to use the toilet at the restaurant next to the hot spring.


Laguna Verde

Wild camp at Laguna Verde S22 46.777 W67 48.396 4354 m

Price: free

No facilities, but walking distance to a hot spring by the lake. Sheltered behind an old rock wall



San Pedro de Atacama

Puritama Hostal S22 54.717 W68 12.173 2436 m

Price: 12 000 Chilean Pesos

Camped in secure parking lot at the hostal. Hot shower, Wifi and good location in town.


Salar de Atacama wild camp S23 44.954 W68 17.511 2351 m

Wild camp just of the road somewhere. Rough road.


West of Mina Escondida, wild camp S24 11.042 W69 17.702 2203 m

Need 4x4 drive to get off the road.


South of Blanco Encalada, wild camp S24 23.812 W70 32.849 20 m

On the coast of Atacama. Need 4x4 to get there.


Cifuncho wild camp S25 46.883 W70 32.616 626 m

Need 4x4 to get to where we camped.


Cordillera Domeyko, wild camp S26 25.949 W69 16.183 3605 m

Just off the road behind a little hill



Valle de Chaschili??? S27 48.055 W68 05.106 3096 m

Need 4x4 to get there, off the road


Therme de Fiambala S27 44.572 W67 33.111 1909

Price: 40 Argentinian Pesos

Price include camping in the parking lot and 24 hours access to the hot spring. Possible with power and there is toilet at the parking lot. Changing room, toilet, shower and restaurant next to the hot spring. Really, really nice place to relax. Thought we would stay one night, ended up staying three and would have stayed longer if they had internet (we needed to get online).


Guandacol wild camp S29 43.124 W68 29.234 1087 m

Off the road and you need 4x4 to get there


Barreal wild camp S31 44.777 W69 28.597 1874 m

Off the road and you need 4x4 to get there



Hostal Indepedencia , just off the main plaza. Parking possible in 24 hours parking area just around the corner.

Price: 180 Arg peso

Ok place for a few nights, double room. Really hard to find a nice cheap double room in Mendoza. I did not like how the doble room in Indepedencia looked first time, but after looking at 10 more places it was ok. Perfect location in town.


Camping Park San Martin S32 53.400 W68 53.005 861 m

Price: 110 Arg Peso

Power, water, hot shower, WIFI at the reception area. A bit expensive for a rundown place.


Viñas de Vieytes S33 00.948 W68 50.084 885 m

Price: 50 Arg Peso

Camping south of Mendoza. In a sport, soccer area with swimming pool. Power,water and hot showers.



Municipal camping Uspallata S32 35.187 W69 20.812 1894 m

Price: 30 Arg peso

A bit rundown. Power, water, hot shower.


Los Pennitentes wild camp S32 51.076 W69 48.688 2252 m

Just off the road



Portillo S32 50.157 W70 07.777 2876 m

Wild camp at the parking lot of the ski resort. We were told to move in the morning. Maybe ask the guard if there is some where better to park in the area.


Islote Las Gaviotas S33 05.607 W71 43.517 71 m

Price: 6000 Chile peso

Camp in the forest out by the coast. Hard to find and not the best facilities.



Olas de Matanzas S33 57.793 W71 52.530 39 m

Price: 15 000 Chile peso, in low season after bargaining

Power, water, hot shower, Wifi. Really nice place in a small coastal village that is becoming more up marked. Surfing.


Lake Colbun

We had to different wild camps at the lake

Nr 1 S35 39.884 W71 19.175 419 m

Nr 2 S35 39.634 W71 16.930 438 m



Huimpalay – Lemu S39 17.871 W72 05.835 224 m

Price: 15 000

Good location on the lake. With private toilet shower hut on the camp site. Wifi by the reception.


Palguin Park wild camp S39 26.734 W71 47.731 891 m

Off the road up to the park entrance


Lago Neltume wild camp S39 46.631 W71 57.465 193 m

Nice place by the lake. Asked some local is it was ok to camp and they said yes. Also camping possible at Huile- Huile resort (15 min away to the east) in the summer, but it was not open in early spring.



Lago Villarino S40 26.785 W71 32.744 941 m

Free campsite at the lake. No facilities. Great view. Covered in volcanic ash when we were there.


Villa la Angostura

Dormis Unquehue

Price: 160 Arg peso

They do have camping, but when we were there it was covered in volcanic ash. So we took a one room apartment, with kitchen and a really nice bathroom. WIFI.


El Bolson

La Chara camping S41 58.336 W71 31.543 309 m

Price: 60 Arg peso

In a nice garden/ apple orchard. Power, water, hot shower, wifi.



Villa St Lucia S43 26.380 W72 21.655 203 m

Price: free when we was there, looked like they charged in summer season.

No facilities. Nice location on the river just next to the road.


Lago Las Torres S44 47.884 W72 12.105 264 m

Price: 4000 Chile pesos

Located next to the road on the lake. Toilet is on the other side of the road. Next to the camp site a small shelter to hide from the wind.


Rio Ibanez wild camp just off the road S46 07.542 W72 29.168 345 m


Puerto Guadal S46 50.530 W72 41.485 224 m

Price: 6000 Chile peso

Nice location overlooking the lake. Hot shower.



Casa Piedra wild camp at Ruta 40 S47 07.782 W70 51.909 720 m


El Chalten

Albergue del Lago S49 19.926 W72 53.247 407 m

Price: 60 Arg peso

In the city center. Access to kitchen, hot shower, wifi, water.



Tierra del Fuego, wild camp just south of the ferry S52 31.662 W69 23.574 10 m




Camping Hain S54 31.554 W67 13.929 36 m

Price: 60 Arg Peso

Good location down by the lake and a great owner. Shelters to hide from the wind. Nice house/ shelter to sit inside and there is a kitchen. Free fire wood. Hot showers and wifi.


Estancia Harberton, Rio Varela S54 52.586 W67 18.276 1 m

Price: free

Ask for permission to camp at the entrance to Haberton. They do also have some more free campsites on their estancia. Nice location.



La Pista del Andino S54 48.770 W68 21.075 128 m

Price: 70 peso

Located up above town. Hot shower, kitchen, wifi.



San Juan (south of Punta Arenas) S53 41.466 W70 58.290 3 m

Wild camp sites down by the Magellan Strait. Beautiful location inbetween the trees on the beach. No facilities.


Puerto Natales

Camp Josmar2 Pt Natales S51 43.716 W72 30.221 22 m

Price: 9000 pesos

Camping in city center Puerto Natales. Basic facilities, a little run down, but no problems.No internet



Rio Santa Cruze:

Camp Santa Cruze S50 29.662 W70 48.318 411 m

Bush camp on the pampas. Just took off from the road and followed some old tracks a couple of hundred meters from the road. Quiet, but a little windy.


Rada Tilly

Rada Tilly Municipal Camping S45 55.053 W67 33.089 22 m

Price: 30 pesos

Nice municipal camp ground a couple of hundred meters from the beach. WiFi and hot showers.


Camp Dos Bahias S44 54.118 W65 35.454 41 m

Bush camp by the sea. Nice views, away from the road, very quiet.


Puerto Madryn

ACA Camping S42 46.851 W64 59.979 36 m

Price: 75 peso

Okay facilities. WiFi on the sites close to the reception area. Small shop in the campground.


Balneario El Condor

Camping ???? S41 03.116 W62 49.863 15 m

Price: 91 pesos

Basic facilities. WiFi close to the reception. Two minutes to the beach and restaurants.


Sierra de la Ventana

Camping ??? S38 08.034 W61 47.684 258 m

Cosy town with lots of crafts shops and nice restaurants. Fantastic pizza at “de la Mancha” on the main street. Camping has hot showers. No internet.


Camp Laguna Lobos S35 16.691 W59 08.263 18 m

This is a huge camping and picnic area about an hour south of Buenos Aires. Good facilities, but no internet.



El Faro S34 05.793 W59 00.386 9m

45 pesos (one person + vehicle)

Camping by the river in Zarate. Friendly owner and decent basic facilities. Hot showers, but no internet.


Top Malo Camping S33 43.184 W58 40.867 16 m

55 pesos (one person + vehicle)

Nice and quiet campground by a river just 20 minutes off the highway. A good place to wait for shipping. They have hot showers, internet, power, and it is about 500 meters to a local supermarket/butcher. One hour to Zarate, and about two hours to Buenos Aires (but not many buses, so not easy to go into BA for a day). Run by a very friendly couple who also organize fishing trips on the local rivers. BBQs on each site.




Hostal El Espanol S34 28.350 W57 50.802 21 m

This is a backpacker guesthouse 2 minutes walk from the “old” town in Colonia. Great little town with nice, quiet streets, and okay restaurants. Relatively expensive. Parked in the street just outside the hostel, no problems.


Camping Nogales (Colonia) S34 27.789 W57 49.523 26 m

Campground a few kilometers east of Colonia. Basic facilities, no internet.


Parque El Plata S34 44.951 W55 42.301 13 m

Basic campground. Internet close to the reception area. Location is just next to the highway, noisy during the day.


Camping Las Flores S34 48.864 W55 19.389 42 m

Nice camping close to the beach (not on the beach). Walking distance to a couple of restaurants and grocery shops. Internet and hot showers.

unURBAN Patrol

VehiclePosted by Espen Mon, April 02, 2012 03:21:51

Our transportation and home for the next year or two, is a Nissan Patrol 3.0 TDi (GU/Y61) 2004 modell with a few modifications. The Patrol is an excellent platform for a reliable and capable overland vehicle, and with some extra features, we believe it can support two people for long periodes away from the beaten tracks. Below is an overview of the most significant modifications.

The new suspension is a 120 mm/5 inch lift with HD coils, adjustable HD shocks, HD steering dampener, adjustable link arms, dropped radius arms, and adjustable panhards. Later, the steering rods have been upgraded to HD high tensile steel, and front break discs replaced with DBA slotted rotors. Tires are Goodyear Wrangler MT/R 35x12,5-15 on Mickey Thompson Classic II alloy wheels (15x10). On my way north through USA, the front drive shaft was replaced with a double cardan drive shaft from Tom Wood.

Axles are geared with 5.42:1 (replaced 4.625:1), and the low range transfer gear is reduced from 1:2.02 to 1:3.75 (85%). Hubs are manual AVMs. Rear axle has an original Nissan diff-locker, and an ARB air locker is installed in the front axle. The air locker is operated with an onboard air system, powered by a Warn SPI compressor with a 10 liter/2.5 gal air tank. The air system has air outlets front and rear for airing up tires.