Agama River Camp is a beautiful and welcoming camp situated 30 km south of Solitaire, 50 km north of Sesriem and approximately 45 minutes away from the main gate way to Sossusvlei. The camp is therefore the perfect overnight access point for a visit to the majestic Sossusvlei or the Namib Naukluft hiking trails. The name ‘Agama’ is derived from the colourful family of lizards that frequent the drier and open savannah regions of Africa. Indulging this inquisitive reptile in the name seemed fitting to the owners as it was the first creature to appear when they entered the old farm gate. The campsite and chalets are on a small personalised scale and facilities include a swimming pool, sunset deck, restaurant and a fully licenced available to all the residents.
Situated on the upper banks of the “Dieprevier” river course, the chalets are equipped with two modern three quarter beds, en-suite bathrooms with spacious shower, hand basin and a separate toilet. The chalets are 32 m² and are all fitted out with air-conditioning for the warm summer months. A solid deck offers the opportunity to sleep under the sky or to simply enjoy an elevated view over the area.
The terraced and level campsites are scattered along the lower river course and built under large acacia trees. Partially surrounded by wooden pole barriers, clients are presented with a shield to the wind and some privacy. Each site has a free-standing tap, wash up facilities, a braai area and an energy saving light and is within easy walking distance to the shared ablution facilities.
In addition to the main camp Agama also has an “exclusive campsite” at the foot of the Naukluft Mountains, which is some 6 km off the main road and nestled in an ancient river system. The site boasts two showers, two toilets, a braai area and running water. A home to various expeditions, its charm is accentuated by the surrounding mountains and its remoteness. Campers here can also enjoy the facilities at the “main camp”.