Wildlife & Animals – Camdeboo NP
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Camdeboo is more about its scenery than wildlife viewing. The wildlife presence is mostly comprised of herbivores and small predators. Many of the animals are well-adapted to the arid environment. A typical example of this is the dainty springbok, which doesn't need drinking water. Instead, it derives its liquid from food only. Some of the small predators are yellow mongoose, meerkat and bat-eared fox.
The Cape mountain zebra, an endangered endemic, is sometimes spotted, although it often retreats to higher slopes inaccessible to visitors. The endemic black wildebeest is a more reliable tick in the game-viewing area. The klipspringer is sometimes encountered in the rocky areas of Desolation Valley. Several grazers are found in the wildlife area of the park including red hartebeest and a herd of buffalo.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife viewing in Camdeboo National Park is good all of the time, but the best time for a visit is during the warmer summer months from October to March (winter gets very cold).