Brandberg White Lady Lodge

You have travelled! You have seen places! Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland will add to your travel experience through Damaraland. This is our promise.

Since its opening in 2002, Brandberg White Lady Lodge has become a destination of choice for nature orientated touristslooking for an experienced guide to take them on a wildlife safari in Damaraland.

Our clients visit us from all over the globe not only for our experience and professionalism, but also for our hospitality in the Lodge, the friendliness of our staff and the tranquility of the Damaraland Camp. Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland is a place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality and friendship. Whether you camp or stay in a chalet - there will be nothing you'll miss.

Here, at the foot of Namibia's highest Mountain, nothing has changed since the earth's early days. Clocks, cellphones and watches are not part of this world. Here, you have got time.

Camp Aussicht is a unique restcamp in the Kaokoveld situated south of Opuwo. The camp offers four guest rooms and five campsites. Owner Marius Steiner keeps very personal contact to the guests and offers walks into the old Dioptase mine. To reach the camp, which is a bit off the beaten track, a 4x4 car is recommended.

Situated in the middle of lovely nowhere in the northwest of Namibia, Camp Aussicht ("Camp with a View") offers exactly what it’s name promises: spectacular views of Damara and Kaokoland.

Marius Steiner will gladly make your stay unforgettable. Whether you are camping and self catering or staying in the small lodge (with 4 double rooms). Camp Aussicht is also a wonderful stop over on your way to Epupa and/or Etosha.

Camp Aussicht sits on top of a hill overlooking Damaraland to the west. Originally practically single handedly built as a dioptase mine (a rare mineral found only here and in Russia) Marius Steiner started a small lodge and campsite. There are 4 double rooms and 2 ‘bucket showers’ which is both environmentally friendly and a lot of fun. Tap your bucket of hot water directly from the wood fired boiler and pour it into the bucket shower. You will find one bucket is enough! There are 2 toilets outside, simple but clean. Breakfast and dinner are served either on the terrace or in the dining room. Current (220V) is available for charging batteries etc.

Just above the lodge area you’ll find the perfect camp spot. There are 5 places with enough room for your car, tent and braai.

Huddled in the rocks, with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, Camp Kipwe is full of surprises, starting when guests first arrive. 

It appears as if rocks have tumbled down the hill to reveal this gem of a camp. The setting is one of intimacy and space. An inviting lounge area, where birds fly in to enjoy the water seeping from the rocks, a refreshing swimming pool nestled in the rocks and a scattering of bungalows complete this eco friendly camp. The surrounding space and endless views of Damaraland cannot be contained. They beckon you to explore – enjoy an early morning game drive in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants, hike in the ancient surroundings of the Aba Huab River or travel back in time at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.

Organic and understated, the rooms at Camp Kipwe are like extensions of the rocks themselves. Inside the dome shaped space, you feel like entering a secluded cave and becoming one with the landscape. Natural touches – rocks embedded in the floor, animals carved into the wood, mimicking the area’s famous engravings – add to the unique sense of place found at Camp Kipwe. Nestled against the boulders, the partially open, outdoor bathrooms provide a bit of whimsy in the bush, while a small deck extends the living space, connecting guests to the riverbed and the views beyond. There are nine rooms at Camp Kipwe and one sprawling, thatched roof suite full of unexpected luxuries, surprising pops of color and spectacular views.

Climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Kipwe’s local guides share with their guests an intimate knowledge and respect for the land that they have built up over a lifetime. With new insight into local traditions, you will come to fully appreciate the geology, botany and wildlife of the area. Local villagers are welcoming and keen to share their experiences.

The Kunene legend in the Marienfluss Valley!

Camp Syncro is located at the northern end of Marienfluss valley, right at the edge of the Kunene river, at the border to Angola. It is a remote paradise where you can find a place of recreation, far off civilisation-induced stress.

Camp Syncro comprises currently 4 campsites, each with an individual braai area. Hot/cold showers, flushing toilets can be found in the ablution block.

Cold beverages, ice and firewood are always ready to enhance your experience in the Marienfluss.

In a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, Desert Rhino Camp lies in the enormous Palmwag Concession.

In what is known as a public-private-community partnership, Wilderness Safaris has partnered with the three communities that administer the Palmwag Concession, where a percentage of turnover from Desert Rhino Camp, as well as a minimum annual fee, is paid to the conservancies. The conservancies involved, known as the Big Three, are Torra, Anabeb and Sesfontein.

Desert Rhino Camp works closely with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRTN), a highly-respected NGO almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino in the area. SRTN focuses on the protection, monitoring and understanding of the local black rhino population and is funded through donations and partnerships. Thanks to its work, rhino population numbers have quintupled over the past 30 years. The challenge they now face is increased poaching in the sub-region.

Here, guests set out in the morning by vehicle to follow the SRTN monitors as they track one of their charges. Long distances are covered in the expansive terrain, with sometimes unexpectedly rewarding wildlife to be seen along the way.

Epupa Camp offers you a relaxing yet exhilarating few days of personalised service and excellent meals in the seclusion of a lush riverine wilderness of ana trees, wild figs, makalani palms and baobabs.

We are situated on the southern bank of the Kunene River, from which the Kunene Region in the northwest of Namibia, takes its name. Epupa Falls, acclaimed by many international travel writers as a must-see tourism destination, is about as far north as you can drive in Namibia.

Epupa Camp offers three kinds of accommodation, namely tented rooms, self-catering tented-campsites and traditional campsites, where you do the do-it-yourself-roughing-it, or the city-sleeker caravan or rooftop camping.

The ten comfortable safari-style tents consist of eight twin tented rooms, one honeymoon tented room with a queen-sized bed and a four-bed family tented room, all with en suite bathrooms. The tents have electrical lights and mosquito netting at the windows and doors. Shaded patios in front of the tents overlook the Kunene River on its flow to the Atlantic Ocean.

Apart from our private island and swimming pool with a river view, our facilities include an outdoor bar with free wifi, lounge with small library and dining room. Activities include guided cultural tours, sundowner drives, rafting on the Kunene River and several nature walks.

To experience Epupa Falls and the area in its full splendour, a minimum stay of two nights, ideally three, is recommended.

Guests booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis will be informed about meal times upon arrival. Lunches have to be booked in advance. Self catering camping guests and day visitors are welcome to book meals. Kindly note that this should be done about 24 hours in advance.

Where man treads lightly and nature is respected.

Dramatically set in the foothills of the Grootberg massif, Etendeka Mountain Camp appeals to the traveller who is prepared to step outside of their comfort zone and experience this remote wilderness with its harsh beauty in an authentic way. Here one is reminded that we are all guests of Mother Nature.

Pathways lead to ten private shaded en-suite Meru tents with their stunning eco-friendly open-air “bucket” showers. It is simple comfort in a rugged and harsh landscape

A rich and diverse environment to be explored on foot or on a scenic drive. The Etendeka basalt lava flows and flat top mountains are nothing short of spectacular and although seemingly inhospitable are full of hidden life.

A highly successful Joint Venture Tourism agreement exists between The Omatendeka and Anabeb Communal Conservancies, Big Sky Lodges and Dennis Liebenberg for the management of the 400km² Etendeka Concession. All operations on this Concession directly benefit the people of these two Conservancies who live in remote and isolated areas bordering the concession in the north.

Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopane trees, Hoada Campsite has the trimmings of a serene home in the wilderness.

A well-maintained gravel road leads to the camp, located approximately 75 km west of Kamanjab. Pitch your tent in one of the spacious campsites or book one of our permanent tents. Each site has ample space for roof tents and is equipped with a kitchen area and braai facilities, a flush toilet and an open-air shower with warm water. On hot afternoons, take a dip in the pool nestled between the rocks and enjoy a drink on the wooden decks around it. 

Madisa Camp is situated in Damaraland. Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in a vast and magnificent wilderness. Desert elephants, wildlife, culture, rock paintings and much more…

Madisa Camp is situated on the D2612 road to Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and is privy to an ancient desert elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.

Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in this vast and magnificent area of Damaraland Namibia. Madisa is a good base camp to explore from as there are very interesting sites in the area such as Twyfelfontein, Brandberg, the Petrified Forest and much more. These are all an easy drive and after a day of exploring what better than to finish with a swim and enjoy your campsite under a blanket of stars.

Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower. The camp sites are shaded by large Mopane trees and have a low rock wall around each site.

The swimming pool and bar area are very welcoming after a long day and give you a chance to rejuvenate and enjoy your surroundings. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and share tales around a communal camp fire at night while the sky puts on a breath taking show of stars.

A few things to know:

1. Madisa does have wild animals around and is not fenced off so it is good to stay alert and responsible at all times.

Some advice when the desert elephants pass through…

Do not shine torches at elephants this makes them aggressive.

Do not run, stop and slowly walk away.

Do not scream or make loud noises.

Do not let your dog bark.

Stop and listen for branches breaking and ‘rumbling’ noises if moving around at night.

Do not take flash photographs, if they are close by just enjoy watching them. Keep your distance. The elephants know we are here, if the situation is calm they will remain calm. So please help us to give the elephants the respect they deserve.

2. We run on a generator at night from sun down to about 9pm this is mainly for lights in the campsites. It is advised to travel with all your necessary back up batteries etc. for keeping your fridge/deep freezers going for your stay.

3.  We do allow dogs to visit too but they need to be kept under control at all times as we do have baboons in camp most of the time and this can be hazardous for your pup. Our dogs are also normally in camp and are well behaved towards other dogs most of the time.

4. Our water is drinkable but does not taste nice as it has large amounts of Kalk in it. We do sell water at the bar but its always a good idea to travel this area with a decent drinkable water supply.

5. Ice is not always available.

6. 2×4 cars can reach Madisa but the road can get corrugated and quite bumpy at times.

7. We do sell wood at the camp for N$20 per bundle.

8. We do have cold drinks etc.

9. Please love and respect our area as much as we do.

10. Enjoy your stay at Madisa:)

Marble Camp's overnight and stopover facilities are perfectly situated in the middle of nowhere in Namibia.

Orupembe Conservancy took over the old marble mine buildings at Onjuva and converted it to a camping for travellers heading to and from the Marienfluss and Hartman Valley.

Quiet, clean, potable water, flush toilets and hot showers. Situated on a dry riverbed. There are also chalets to rent. the campsites are private and secluded with food preparation areas, sinks, and braai areas; a stone-built reception area, and a large ablution block with separate male and female showers and flush toilets. Solar hot water is provided. Deep freeze facilities are available.

This is a community operated camp and it is not always possible to contact them to make bookings in advance.

Nestled under the waving Makalani Palms and situated 200 meters upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the cosy Omarunga Lodge.

Omarunga Lodge and Campsite is scheduled to be added to the product range of the Gondwana Collection Namibia on 1 May 2019.

Our Lodge Nestled under the waving Makalani Palms and situated 200 meters upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the cosy Omarunga Lodge. The Epupa area has much to offer such as stunning sunsets, perennially flowing waters, the thundering Epupa Falls, a vast variety of bird species with some being endemic to the Kunene River area, as well as the Himba tribes who still enjoy a traditional way of life.

Our Services include the following: sundowner drive, swimming pool, Himba excursion, guided crocodile walks. Well laid out hiking trails along the Kunene River can be enjoyed with spectacular views as well as bird watching.

Daily meals can be enjoyed at our river facing restaurant as well as drinks at the restaurant bar or at the pool bar overlooking the Kunene River.

Omarunga Lodge is the ideal get away destination from which the diverse Epupa area can be explored.

Otjipahuriro Community Campsite, also known as Hippo Pools Campsite, is situated next to the Ruacana Falls.

The campsite is surrounded by water and mountains and is located below Ruacana Waterfalls. Ten campsites under Mopane trees and Acacias are situated on the bank of the river.

Each site has a braai area and a communal ablution block offers hot showers and eco-toilets.

Overlooking the sweeping northern Damaraland landscape peppered with green euphorbias, Palmwag Lodge and Camp await their guests amid swaying makalani palms and robust mopane trees.

The spectacular surroundings harbour the famous desert elephant and the rare desert adapted black rhino. The Palmwag concession area is home to the largest predator population outside the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemic species occurring here. Join a guided rhino tracking activity, a wildlife excursion, a fascinating morning hike or enjoy our Under Canvas overnight safaris – at Palmwag you are simply spoilt for choice.

Join a guided hike, a day or morning of exploration, a sleep-out or a sundowner drive in the 582 000-hectare Palmwag Concession.

Palmwag collaborates with neighbouring conservancies, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and Save the Rhino Trust to safeguard this rich wild heritage, offering guests extraordinary unrivalled African experiences.

Gondwana took over the existing joint venture agreement with the Sesfontein, Anabeb and Torra conservancies (also known as the Big-3 conservancies). The agreement ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancies and the communities of the Big-3 conservancies.

In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a joint venture with the neighbouring conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein, and hosts researchers committed to conserving desert-adapted lion, brown hyaena and more.

In this remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, game drives explore the river bed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted animals is found; in camp the research centre provides even more insights. The unforgiving Skeleton Coast, with its shipwreck remains and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals, is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather.

The Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in the Huab valley in Namibia’s Kunene region (formerly known as Damaraland). The area, known as the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy, boasts various rock engravings and paintings.

These are a silent testimony to the first hunter-gatherer and subsequent Khoi-San inhabitants of 6 000 years ago, who used the area as a place of worship and shaman rituals. There are 17 different sites of rock paintings, totalling 212 stone slabs.

The developers of the lodge used natural stone and thatch and chose paint hues to match that of the surrounding rocks and plains. Recently a visitor centre was erected and was also built and designed to blend into the red sandstone of the environment. Twyfelfontein welcomes as many as 40 000 visitors per year. For those puzzled by the name: a farmer that settled on the land in 1946 named it Twyfelfontein (Afrikaans for uncertain or doubtful spring) as he was unsure whether the spring called /Ui-//aes on the farm would provide enough water.

Twyfelfontein was proclaimed a national monument in 1952. It first came to the attention of the wider world when Reinhard Maack included the site in a report in 1921. He is thought to have been informed of the engravings in the area by a land surveyor. The imagery suggests it was part of the Khoi-San belief system, who lived in the area up to about 1 000 years ago when they were displaced by the Damara. No Khoi-San currently inhabit the area, but the beliefs of San 800 km away give insight to the meaning of the paintings and engravings. To preserve this unique history, Twyfelfontein became Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is approximately 100 km west of Khorixas and 430 km northwest of the Namibian capital, Windhoek. It can be reached by air or by road (travel along the C39, turn off at D2612, join D3254).

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is famous for its excellent meals.  Where most hotels are busy during dinner time only, Twyfelfontein is a just as busy during lunch.  Visitors from other lodges and those on route through Koakoland love there famous food and visit Twyfelfontein Lodge in large numbers.  If you plan to stop over for dinner, please book well in advance. Dinner can be à la carte, but it is our buffet and carvery that has made Twyfelfontein Lodge famous. There is always a wide selection of local and international meals, deserts and salads. Breakfast is as good as it gets.  Visitors are often surprised to experience the wide selection of fresh produce and excellent cheeses on offer.

The public spaces at Twyfelfontein Lodge are just magnificent.  The lounge and bar is the best place from which to enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Namibia.  Just down the steps from the lounge and bar and you can enjoy one of Twyfelfontein’s famous cocktails at the poolside.   Twyfelfontein is much more than just a hotel.  It is a destination where you can get back in touch with your roots and reload your batteries for the future.

Guest accommodation at Twyfelfontein Country lodge comprises 56 en-suite rooms.  These rooms are all spacious and with all the amenities that you might require.  All rooms have magnificent views of the surrounding planes or mountains.  It is not unusual to be treated to the sight of the famous desert elephants from your veranda. There is a choice of twin rooms, triple rooms and double rooms. For honeymooners, or perhaps for royalty, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge offers a luxury suite placed a discrete distance from the other buildings.  The suite has its own private bar and private splash pool.  This pool is nestled between the natural rocks and not visible to the paparazzi.  A very romantic and private experience.

The lodge caters for a host of activities, ranging from swimming facilities, and safaris. The many Namibian plant species, among which the unique Welwitschia, will delight plant lovers. Elephants and giraffe are some of the wildlife that adapted to the desert climate of the Namib that can be seen roaming the area. Those interested in geology will also be in for a treat: volcanic activity of eons ago led to spectacular rock formations that can be viewed at the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountains, Doros Crater and Petrified Forest. They are all in the vicinity of the lodge.

Kuidas Camp is visited as part of a Schoeman's Skeleton Coast fly-in safari.

During the course of a safari with us, you will experience fascinating bird’s-eye views of shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant. As our guest, you are taken on excursions by Land Rover to be introduced to the scenic and ecological aspects of the environment with its wide diversity of flora and fauna.

Accommodation consists of three fully equipped tented desert camps, which nestle into the natural environment.

Epupa Falls Lodge: it has been here forever, since before the arrival of tour buses and self-drive adventurers from every nation across the globe. Back in the day, it was only a campsite with a fantastic view, now it is both lodge and campsite at one of the most marvelous places in Namibia.

Crawling along dusty roads through dry riverbeds, dodging a goat or cow, the route reminds one of a scene from Dirty Harry. Except that here you find the Himba and your destination is so much more scenic than any town in a Western-movie. The last 40 kilometers is dotted with rock marvels, stunning Baobabs and then finally… a green oasis of Makalani Palms hiding the very essence of this place, Epupa Falls.

Right here, on the edge of this small desert wonder, is the very heart of Epupa, Epupa Falls Lodge. All 5 en-suite chalets have the same spectacular view onto the falls. The limited number of chalets ensures that you receive personal attention and are treated as a special guest. You also have a the luxury of a sitting area to enjoy the view during the heat of the day. All the chalets are equipped with mosquito nets. Epupa Falls Lodge & Campsite has become famous for its deck and restaurant. Christa's Kitchen serves the best food in the area while you either enjoy the spray of the falls or a chat around the bar. Epupa Falls Lodge runs on solar power and tries to be as green as possible while we still provide our guests with wireless internet as well as the option to charge camera equipment etc.

The Kunene region is already a very popular destination for cultural enthusiasts that want to meet the Ovahimba up close and personal. Add to this the mighty Kunene and its even more spectacular falls, and we have a top destination. The Epupa Falls remain the main attraction while the Himba people come a close second. For the returning traveller, it is the isolation of the Epupa area that appeals.

With its beautiful surroundings, Epupa Constituency is one of Namibia’s prime tourist destinations.

Kapika Waterfall Lodge offers access to this region with 10 luxury chalets, pool, and restaurant. Visit one of the last Nomadic tribes on our earth the Himba or Ochre people who live in Kaokoland. They are very a friendly, loving and caring tribe. We offer our guests the opportunity to visit a Himba village with a guided tour with one of tour guides who know the people and the area.

The Epupa Falls are a series of cascades where the Kunene River drops a total of 60m over a distance of about 1.5 km, dividing into a multitude of channels and forming a myriad of rock pools.

It is possible to swim in these pools, but keep a lookout for crocodiles. With its richly-coloured rock walls, variety of trees including wild fig, baobab and waving Makalani palms, spectacular sunsets and perennially flowing waters, the Epupa area offers much to see, do and experience. There is an abundance of birdlife in the area, about 311 species. Come and enjoy the wonders of just relaxing in pure nature and feel the freedom that life can offer.

Feel the freedom of living in nature amongst the Himba people and experience the amazing Epupa Falls.

Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley.

12,000 hectares have been set aside by the #Khoadi//Hoas community for conservation and tourism and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by car to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy. For travellers making the journey between Etosha and Swakopmund, this lodge provides the ideal midway stopover, whilst allowing guests to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland.

The staff are all employed from the community and well trained in their various duties. Guests are hosted in genuine local hospitality complimented by excellent food prepared by the well trained kitchen staff. The waitresses and barman are at the beckon-call of each guest, always ready to serve and assist where needed.

Located on the confluence of seasonal river valleys, Leylandsdrift Camp has outstanding views over the Hoarusib Valley. It is visited as part of a Schoeman's Skeleton Coast fly-in safari.

This camp replaces Purros Camp on the fly in safari itineraries, as the owners thought the location was getting too busy. Being a new camp, it offers a newer style of accommodation to the fly-in itineraries, with large, en-suite and very comfortable cabins. Used on Skeleton Coast fly in safaris, this camp puts you in the right place at the right time for a true Namibia adventure.

 

Since opening in 1996, Damaraland Camp has been owned and largely run by the local community from the Torra Conservancy, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris.

Since opening in 1996, Damaraland Camp has been owned and largely run by the local community from the Torra Conservancy, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris. This successful joint venture created the foundation for Namibia’s revolutionary community-conservancy model, where rural people benefit from living with wildlife. As a result, the area has seen dramatic increases in populations of elephant, black rhino, lion and other endangered species within the protected area.

Besides outings to view the impressive local rock art, and nature drives and walks, guests have the opportunity to visit local communities and learn about the unique heritage of the Nama-Damara, Herero and Ovambo people. This activity also includes a visit to a local farm at either Fonteine Pos or De Riet.

“A sense of place in an archaeological landscape”. The Barnard Family is honoured to welcome you at Spitzkoppen Lodge. The same owners and developers of Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge, have the privilege to share their dream come true of an exclusive destination on the edge of the Namib Desert, which started some 14 years ago.

You are invited to indulge in the pleasure and passion of a friendly service in a relaxed ambiance.

The lodge is situated on the northern periphery of the Spitzkoppe inselberg, between huge granite boulders, which were created more than 150 million years ago, with breath-taking views onto the Brandberg and Erongo Mountains. The stylish, private accommodation consists of 15 spacious, tastefully furnished chalets, each with private bathroom and outside viewing deck, which connects the guest with the vast stretches of untouched sand and boulders beyond.

The buildings are linked with elevated walkways all constructed to be wheel chair friendly. Limited use of concrete with elevated floors and decks and composite materials for walls, which can be dismantled easily, will enable nature to restore itself in just a few months after deconstruction. The tented roof shapes simulate the surrounding rock formations and soften the square building plan form.

Situated on the inland edge of the Namib Desert, the climate of the Spitzkoppe Conservation Area is arid, with a mean annual rainfall of 50mm and a high evaporation rate of 3200mm per annum. Most rainfall occurs between January and April, and with the granite outcrops being impermeable, rainfall runoff collects at the foot of the outcrops creating unique micro-habitats for woody plants to grow in an otherwise arid area.

In a country jam-packed with vast, spectacularly beautiful landscapes, Kaokoland may just be the most incredible of them all. Deep in north-western Namibia, the area is a melee of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements.

It’s also one of Namibia’s most remote and wild environments, and one that not many will get the chance to discover in a lifetime. And that’s exactly why we’ve decided to build Hoanib Valley Camp. A joint venture between the local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world’s only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organisation, the camp is an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert. The six rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and of course desert-adapted giraffe, before retiring to your private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings (G&T in hand).

Dramatic piles of mesmerisingly balanced granite boulders in a rugged desert landscape set the perfect backdrop for Sorris Sorris Lodge. The lodge encapsulates a modern expression of African architecture, with an outdoor pool offering panoramic views over the Ugab River and the Brandberg Massif. 

Dramatic piles of mesmerisingly balanced granite boulders in a rugged desert landscape set the perfect backdrop for Sorris Sorris Lodge. The lodge encapsulates a modern expression of African architecture, with an outdoor pool offering panoramic views over the Ugab River and the Brandberg Massif.

Dining, pool, guest lounge and bar area on an elevated deck with panoramic views over the Ugab River and the Brandberg massif. Rooms and public areas connected by raised wooden walkways. 

Rooms

9 Individual units consisting of: 

  • 4 with double beds
  • 5 with twin beds
  • 2 separate twin bedded units for Guides/Pilots/Tour Leaders are also available

Activities

  • Guided walks and scenic nature drives in the Brandberg area, including searching for desert adapted elephants in the Ugab River.
  • Cultural experience of the Sorris Sorris community.
  • Guided tours to the Brandberg massif, extraordinary geological information and famous for ancient rock art (optional and subject to prior booking).
  • Hot Air Ballooning (optional at additional cost and weather permitting).

This lodge with its unique royal ambience is your gateway to the little known tourist attractions in central northern Namibia. Etosha King Nehale hosts 40 rooms, which pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Enjoy a guided visit to our exclusive viewing platform that is located within the Etosha National Park and only accessible to in-house guests. The well-disguised hide-out allows a maximum of 27 visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature and observe the rich diversity of the animal world in this corner of paradise.

The lodge is the ideal starting point for guests who not only want to enjoy the Etosha National Park to the fullest, but also want to explore the cultural richness of Namibia's central north.

In 2018 Gondwana concluded a joint venture agreement with the King Nehale Conservancy to construct a lodge on the North Eastern boundary of Etosha.

The joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the King Nehale Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the Conservancy and the communities of the King Nehale Conservancy area. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

Content in the generous arms of a wild Namibia.

A paradise on the Uniab River in northwest Damaraland, Palmwag Camping2Go offers a unique opportunity for a vacation, in which you delve into a tranquil haven nestled within the rough landscape of the Etendeka Mountains. As the lush leaves of the makalani palms sway in the wind and the sunlight highlights the wondrous scenery, there is an atmosphere of quietude and restfulness that settles in every traveller.

The eight Camping2Go tents are equipped with four beds each and an en suite bathroom with a shower. Self-catering guests find a fully-equipped kitchen on the outside terrace with a fridge, stove, sink and all the necessary cooking utensils and cutlery. In addition to this, there is an outside braai as well as a firepit.

Campers are welcome to make use of the facilities at the nearby Palmwag Lodge and Camp and book an activity or a meal at the restaurant, or just take a dip in the pool and visit the very cozy pool bar.

Gondwana took over the existing joint venture agreement with the Sesfontein, Anabeb and Torra conservancies (also known as the Big-3 conservancies). The agreement ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancies and the communities of the Big-3 conservancies.

Feel the freedom of northern Damaraland.

Palmwag Campsite offers campers the unique opportunity of being in touch with nature, while having all the luxuries of civilisation at their fingertips. Partake in the many activities in the wildlife-rich Palmwag Concession, take a refreshing dip in the pool and have a bite to eat at the cozy pool bar.

Delight in the rugged Damaraland beauty with its authentic Namibian loveliness.

Whether Palmwag is a destination on its own or a stop en route from the coast and Etosha to Epupa Falls and Kaokoland, it’s an ideal place to pop up the rooftop tent, sit around the campfire and explore the concession area.

Gondwana took over the existing joint venture agreement with the Sesfontein, Anabeb and Torra conservancies (Also known as the Big-3 conservancies). The agreement ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancies and the communities of the Big-3 conservancies.

The perfect place from which to experience Epupa enchantment.

Nestled under the swaying makalani palms and situated 200 metres upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp. This cosy lodge is the perfect place to lull you into a peaceful reverie.

Dine with a river view and wake to the music of the falls and the sound of palm thrushes singing in the trees. The Epupa area has much to offer including stunning sunsets, perennially flowing waters, the thundering Epupa Falls, a vast variety of bird species with some being endemic to the Kunene River area, as well as the Himba tribes who still enjoy a traditional way of life.

Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp is the ideal get away destination from which the diverse Epupa area can be explored.

A new joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the Epupa Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancy and the communities of the Epupa Conservancy. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

An unexpected treat in the northern reaches of Kaokoland.

The relaxed and rustic Omarunga Epupa-Falls Campsite on the banks of the Kunene River with its unique location just 200 metres upstream from the spectacle of Epupa Falls is a rare find. The campsites are shaded by swaying makalani palm trees and barbecue facilities invite you to a relaxed evening with friends at the campfire. You can also enjoy a meal on the restaurant terrace with a magnificent view of the Kunene River.

Spend time absorbing the jubilant energy at Epupa Falls or join one of the activities providing variety and fun. Go hiking on well-maintained trails along the Kunene River, participate in a guided visit to a Himba village or join nature drives and seasonal rafting tours.

A new joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the Epupa Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancy and the communities of the Epupa Conservancy. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

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