Within the conservation area, and run by the NWR, Hobas (P Bag 2012, Karasburg; tel/fax: 063 266028; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.namibiawildlife resorts.com) is a busy campsite near the main viewpoint of the canyon. The sites are spread out under shady, willowy trees and there are thatched sunshades for extra shelter during the intense midday sun, as well as tables and chairs for picnics, and a small swimming pool.
As the only convenient base in the area for overland groups, this site gets many large trucks stopping here – so can become festive at times. Competition for the quieter sites is high. Beside the gate is the park warden's station and office. The gate is open 06.00–22.00 every day, and inside you can buy a few curios and refreshments. Those just coming to see the canyon must stop here to pay their park entry fees.Rates: camping N$125 per site for a maximum of eight people, two vehicles and one caravan or tent. Note that park fees are payable in addition to the campsite fees.