Camdeboo National Park is not a real safari destination. Its main attraction is the scenery and Karoo environment. The park lies at the edge of the historical town of Graaff Reinet. The park offers spectacular views over the Valley of Desolation, where erosion has left dolerite pillars of more than 100m high. A separate section of the park has a very small wildlife-viewing circuit where some herbivores have been stocked. Of the Big 5, only buffalo is present.
Wildlife viewing in Camdeboo National Park is good the whole year through, but it gets very cold in winter, and the mountains might get covered in snow. The park is mostly about its scenery and antelope species, not about seeing Big 5 animals. Therefore, warmer summer months from October to March are more pleasant, the scenery is greener and this is also the time a lot of animals are born.