There are seven camp sites in the park, of which three offer chalets. Only those at Sendelingsdrift are airconditioned.
Also, because the river floods, the chalets are set back from the water, which is not ideal when the temperature in the shade is 45ºC. But if you camp, you can roll off your mattress into the water. There are no markedout sites, simply a general area in which you can choose where to unroll your sleeping bag. All sites have clean ablutions with cold water, good toilets and showers.
Near the river and close to the park entrance at Sendelingsdrift. It's sandy and there is thick riverine forest between the site and the river, making it difficult to access the water. more information on potjiespram
De Hoop (camping)
You drive a spectacular road to get to De Hoop, full of twists and steep mountain vistas. The camp site is spectacularly situated on the river, with grass patches underneath big acacia trees. The riverbed is quite wide with plenty of open areas, so it's easy to set up camp right beside the water. more information on de hoop
Further east along the river, Richtersberg is also a special spot, right on the water. There isn't as much grass as at De Hoop and not as much shade, but the river view is more commanding and there is less wind during the afternoons - a critical factor in summer when sand and dust can ruin a quiet nap. more information on richtersberg
Sendelingsdrift (chalets and camping)
This camp is the headquarters of the park and, the chalets are comfortable, and there is plenty of lawn. more information on sendlingsdrif
The chalets are perched on boulders above the Orange River, with great views of the water and the mountains. They are comfortably equipped with two beds, en suite bathrooms, separate kitchen with fridge and each has its own deck on which to eat meals. There is no airconditioning in the chalets and the camp is exposed all day to the sun, the river is a 10-minute walk away. more information on tatasberg
Kokerboomkloof (chalets and camping)
Stuck in the mountains away from the river, this camp is murderously hot in summer, but exquisite in winter. more information on kokerboomkloof
This camp is deep in the mountains and visitors are required to bring their own drinking water. The accommodation is similar to Tatasberg - a permanent camp manager looks after comfortable and well-equipped chalets. more information on ganakouriep