Griffons Bush Camp
Griffons Bush Camp
Nestled in a mountainous amphitheater, at the highest point in the Waterberg, lies Griffons Bush Camp. The gigantic views stretch forever, and the local residents have made the most of the views too, with the largest Cape Griffon colony in the world inhabiting the cliffs above the camp. Griffons is set in a fig and acacia forest on the slopes of the mountain. We offer chalets made of the local stone and thatch, each consisting of a double bed and a single bed or 2- 3 single beds (Depending What is required by you) each with own bathrooms, coffee station and braai + FIreplace, and there is a communal kitchen with all facilities, too. Just To the right of the camp we have a watering hole where small bokkies can often be seen drinking water and larger antelope such as our many Kudu’s can be seen rolling around in the mud. Both at the bottom of the camp and the bottom of this website a bench is featured a bench where one can look onto the large Savannah area below Griffons, guests have seen Zebra caught by a Lion 200 m from his sight. The back of the camp is cradled by the thicket of the forest and Goliathing above that is the Groothoek mountains. We have solar energy and all water is natural spring water from the mountain streams, when the flow is up to standard or when we have a bout of rain we fill up our cement and stone splash pool for a relaxing chill in the middle of the forest camp..
Griffons Nest is built on a plateau just below the highest point of the Waterberg mountain rage this provides visitors with a magnificent view of the mountain which is home to the largest colony of Cape Griffons Vultures in the world, In the Mid-Morning and afternoon you can see them catching the thermals or circling a recent kill from our resident pride of lions or perhaps our newly settled cheetahs. Griffons Nest is a Traditional Cape Dutch house built by Italian prisoners of war, towards the end of WW2. It has solar energy and all water is natural spring water from the mountain streams.
It consists of 4 bedrooms each with a double bed and a single bed (sleeps a total of 12 people) 2 bathrooms , a big kitchen a dining room, a lounge and sitting area that looks out to the hilly incline that gradually leads up to the Mountain that towers over this building and the land surrounding it. There is a fire and braai place outside that gives a more open look of the whole mountain, just above is a plateau and salt lick where the antelope frequently come to feed, guests often having the chance to see them 30 meters away, there is also a patio looking into the lush forests and plains below the house. When you book you do not share the house with any other guests