Ongongo Waterfall Campsite

Ongongo means “magical” in the Herero language. It is indeed a truly magical if not spectacular place. Set in a small canyon in the far northwest of Namibia, a completely barren landscape with some villages close by – you will find permanent water simply oozing out of the mountain. The water is relatively warm which allows for swimming year round.

We offer 10 luxury campsites including private ablution facilities, hot showers and shaded area with wash basin. Each site may have a maximum of 8 people and 2 vehicles.

The Ongongo Waterfall Campsite is situated 6km from Warmquelle. Warmquelle is about 90km north of Palmwag on the C43. The nearest fuel station is at Sesfontein, alternatively Palmwag. 

Access is by 2 x 4 vehicle, but with caution as the road is rocky and takes some time to navigate through. 2 x 4 drivers are not advised to take their vehicles into the gorge, which is 4x4 access only. Vehicles can be left in a parking area at the top and equipment carried down. We highly recommend travelling with 4x4 vehicles!

What facilities are available?

  • Waterfall and crystal clear water all year round
  • 10 luxury campsites including
    • Private ablution facilities
    • Hot showers
    • Shaded area with wash basin


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