Hardap Camp, located in the Hardap Recreation Resort just out of Mariental in south-central Namibia, is set to reopen by the first week of December 2014. The renovation work done by that time will include the administration building, the swimming pool, the conference centre, restaurant and 5 VIP bungalows. In a second renovation phase, which is scheduled to be finished by March 2015, the renovation of 45 rooms will likely be completed.
Hardap Recreation Resort (252km²) is situated at the Hardap Dam, which dams the Fish River and has a surface area of 25 km². With many inlets and small islands Namibia's biggest reservoir provides a safe breeding place for 284 bird species including the great white pelican, yellow-billed stork, osprey, Bradfield’s swift and Stark’s lark. The Hardap Recreation Resort is also home to Black rhino, kudu, gemsbok, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, springbok and red hartebeest.