rest camp, noun phrase

A fenced enclosure in a game reserve in which accommodation is available for visitors; camp noun1 sense 3 a. Also attributive.
1936 Wonderful S. Afr. 381At intervals rest-camps are provided with rough comforts and means of protection, apart from the armed guard which is told off to act as guides.
c1936 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 1065Eight rest camps have been provided; visitors should bring with them their own food supplies, but catering is to be provided for later.
1944 Twede in Bevel Piet Kolonel 190Apart from the game in the reserve itself, and the extremely pleasant life of the Rest Camps, the country is magnificent.
1948 H. Wolhuter Mem. of Game Ranger 223The lions caught, killed and ate a kudu inside the Rest camp at Pretorius Kop!
1972 Etosha Nat. Park (brochure)The rest camps..are..ten miles..from the gates where only primitive emergency facilities for overnighting are available.
1974 S. Afr. Panorama Jan. 35The Game Reserve provides a rest-camp with a swimming bath and rondavels where visitors can spend the night.
1975 E. Prov. Herald 14 Jan. 1An elderly lioness has taken up residence in the only ablution block of the rest camp in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park.
1983 E. Prov. Herald 8 Sept. 14Breakfast at another rest camp, more game spotting..then out of the park for lunch at the scenic forestry settlement of Sabie.
A fenced enclosure in a game reserve in which accommodation is available for visitors; campnoun3 a. Also attributive.

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