About Roam Explorer Camp

Roam Explorer Camp, tucked away within the vast expanse of Roam Private Game Reserve in South Africa, is the perfect location for travellers seeking the ultimate wilderness camping experience. What sets Roam Explorer Camp apart is its exceptional location in the heart of the ancient and endless semi-desert landscape of the Great Karoo – characterised by the backdrop of the Swartberg Mountains, flat-topped koppies, rock-filled valleys, and dry riverbeds dotted with acacia scrub.

Accommodation at Roam Explorer Camp consists of five explorer tents, each interlinked by clear pathways and dotted around a central area with a fire pit and a dining/seating area for meals under the stars. The explorer tents can accommodate a total of 10 people in a twin-bed configuration, and are equipped with comfortable linen, soft-glow lanterns, and private wooden decks with camping chairs for relaxation.

Roam Explorer Camp Setting

Roam Explorer Camp is situated in Roam Private Game Reserve, a 5000-hectare expanse in the heart of the Great Karoo. This ancient semi-desert landscape, covering 400,000 square kilometres, is a geological and archaeological marvel with over a million years of human and natural history. Roam Explorer Camp offers guests the opportunity to connect with this rich history while enjoying the breathtaking natural surroundings.

During your stay, you'll be pampered by experienced guides and hosts who will serve delicious meals and share their knowledge of the Karoo. Evenings are best spent swapping stories around the campfire, embracing the true African spirit. The camp allows you to immerse yourself in this pristine wilderness while enjoying the creature comforts of home.

*Please note the following: A minimum of 2 nights and 6 paying guests are required for a booking at Roam Explorer Camp; No children under 12 years; and the camp is only open 01 September -- 30 November 2023 and 01 March -- 31 May 2024.

Accommodation options at Roam Explorer Camp

  • Roam Explorer Camp

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    5 Tented Camp

    The explorer mobile dome tents are set on your own private wooden deck with lazy chairs looking onto the riverbed acacia thickets. The tents come standard with …


    from R 2050 / per-person-per-night-sharing

    R2700 Autumn 2024 Rate

    Fire Boma
    Fire Boma
    Shared Bathroom
    Shared Bathroom
    Eco-shower & toilet
    Eco-shower & toilet
    Outdoor Shower
    Outdoor Shower
    Private Bathroom & Shower
    Private Bathroom & Shower

What's included

  • All meals
  • Two activities per day
  • Teas and coffees



How to get there

  • 5 hrs

    Cape Town International Airport

  • Roam Explorer Camp

    Rietpoort Game Farm, Prince Albert, 6930

  • Check in at Roam Explorer Camp

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Roam Explorer Camp

    10:30 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the Explorer Camp open all year?

  • Is there a minimum stay and number of guests policy?

  • Is malaria prevalent in this area?

  • Is there a cleaning service?

  • Are meals served at the explorer camp or at the main lodge?

  • Is Roam Explorer Camp child friendly?

  • Does Roam Private Game Reserve have the Big Five?


  • Fantastic hosts

    Abigail and Donovan are fantastic hosts and Donovan's knowledge on the fauna and flora is exceptional. Looking forward to seeing guests travel here - definitely for the nature and outdoor enthusiast.

    Conservio.com review

    S. Kemp

  • Incredible wildlife experience

    An incredible free roaming wildlife experience close to Cape Town. The setting is beautiful and the team at Roam look after you so you can relax, unwind and get close to nature.

    Conservio.com review

    I. Kruger

  • Very Special Place

    A very special place to experience the South African “bush”. Our hosts were incredibly hospitable and knowledgeable! Thank you so much for an incredible stay!

    Conservio.com review

    A. Vikingson

Roam Explorer Camp impact highlights

The Roam Private Game Reserve team is deeply committed to multiple conservation efforts aimed at rejuvenating and preserving the fragile ecosystem of the region. They are dedicated to rehabilitating diverse wildlife that once flourished in the challenging arid environment of the Great Karoo. The reserve offers numerous conservation activities and welcomes guests to participate in various projects. Monitoring the overall system's health is crucial for the sustainable management of Roam, given the diverse animal population that calls it home.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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