Wolwedans Dunes Lodge (Namibrand Private Nature Reserve)
Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a
backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the
heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, our portfolio of camps
provides the perfect base from which to explore vast
stretches of awe-inspiring and undisturbed nature.
Each camp is designed with our guest’s individual needs
at heart. For your home at Wolwedans you have a choice of
the rustic, but unique comfort of the Dune Camp, the more
elaborate Dunes Lodge and Mountain View Suite, the quietly
secluded Private Camp or our latest gem, Boulders Camp,
secretly tucked away amidst the grandeur of large granite
rocks. No matter where you opt to stay, warmth and
personalized service - embraced by a commitment to care for
guest and nature alike - are our hallmarks.
Wolwedans is not a dune hotel or a one night stop over
destination, which can be ticked off en-route to the next
Tourist hot-spot. It is a place to arrive, to be, to learn
and unwind, whilst being looked after by a friendly and
involved local team. Wolwedans provides an honest, relaxed
and down-to-earth atmosphere, free of ‘wannabe’ fanciness
You will marvel at your exclusive chance to get up close
and personal with nature... in the absence of five-star city
luxury, marble bathrooms and air-conditioned rooms. A
liberating thought. Wolwedans provides an intriguing window
for you to experience the desert’s elusive grandeur and
breathtaking beauty. You have to bear in mind, however, that
there are moments when the elements remind us of our human
insignificance ... for as much as the desert kindles your
spirits, it can also be harsh and unforgiving. If you are an
open-minded and nature-loving individual in search of a
distinctive desert experience far off the beaten track,
Wolwedans is for you.
Positioned on the edge of a 250-metre high dune, the Dune
Camp sleeps a maximum of 12 guests in a totally unspoilt
setting. Guests stay in comfortable tents, which are pitched
on wooden platforms.
A spacious deck, allowing for safe
sleep-outs under the stars and a private bathroom make for a
rather civilized camping experience.
The lapa is comprised of a lounge, dining area and an
open-plan kitchen, which allows guests to chat to the chef
while he prepares a sumptuous dinner. The sundowner deck
with its fireplace is the central meeting point of the camp,
making for a cozy and relaxed ambience. Whilst the lodge
aims at accommodating those guests in need of relaxed
comfort and space, the camp provides a more down-to-earth
experience. Its rustic but unique atmosphere courts the
young and more adventurous traveller. The charm of the camp
lies in its tranquil, intimate atmosphere, capturing the
romance of a bygone era. Dune Camp requires a minimum stay
of two nights and a day-safari with picnic lunch en-route is
part of the package.
The Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau,
overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing
the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way. Building
style is a combination of wooden structures and canvas
blinds, opening up to the desert beyond.
The lodge reflects the ambience of a tented camp, but
provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building.
Each of the nine spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms
sports a private verandah, which connects you to vast
stretches of untouched sand.
Sleeping with your canvas
blinds open is just like sleeping under the stars. The main
complex - which has completely been rebuilt during 2003 -
consists of two lounges, a number of sundowner decks, a
fireplace, a tea deck, a library, the wine cellar and two
The lodge also has a swimming pool, which
is suspended above the sand. All communal areas of the lodge
open out onto decks with superb views. The variety of
recreational space makes a visit both exciting and relaxing.
To make the most of your visit we recommend you stay for
Suite (Mountain View Suite):
With 200 square meters of deck rising above the dunes,
the Mountain View Suite provides ample living space and adds
a touch of luxury to the Wolwedans Collection. The Suite is
located within walking distance from the Dunes Lodge, yet it
is secluded, allowing guests to spend time in a homely and
Consisting of a spacious en-suite bedroom with a
king-size bed, the Suite enables guests to enjoy the view of
their private dune valley to the fullest. A shaded patio
provides an ideal venue for meals and relaxed hours lazing
in a hammock. Add to this a spacious lounge, bar cabinet and
dining area and you have a wonderful home away from home.
In the event that guests wish to enjoy their meals
‘entre-nous’, an open-plan kitchenette supports the
preparation of meals at the Suite. An east-facing veranda
and sundeck lead from the platform into the surrounding
dunes. The main veranda has a ‘star-gazing’ bed, which
provides a wonderful sleep-out venue during summer.
Keeping in line with the traditional Wolwedans style, the
ambience is that of plain elegance embraced by a natural,
Situated 45 kilometers south of Wolwedans and hugged by
massive granite rocks, Boulders Camp is the latest addition
to the Wolwedans Collection.
Sleeping a maximum of eight guests in four spacious
tents, Boulders is undoubtedly the most exclusive camp at
Wolwedans. The main area sports a dining and lounge tent, a
breakfast deck and open fire place. Close by is an awesome
sundowner spot overlooking the vast beauty of the reserve.
From Boulders Camp you will explore the deep south of
NamibRand Nature Reserve. Guided scenic drives, or two to
three hour walking safaris treading along the ancient
hunting grounds of the bushmen, will happily fill your days.
Boulders calls for a two night stay and is ideally booked in
combination with one or two nights at any of the other camps
in the dunes, which makes for the ultimate desert
Situated in a quiet and idyllic valley, this splendid
Suite caters for four guests exclusively. It is the perfect
getaway for honeymooners or individuals seeking
uncompromising privacy and solitude.
Private Camp offers
two spacious en-suite bedrooms, a ‘Sala’ where one can laze
away siestas, various decks and the central lounge,
combining a study, living room, a dining area and a fully
equipped kitchen. Its open-plan design allows uninterrupted
views of the surrounding nature.
The Private Camp is designed for those who enjoy the
peace that utter silence can afford. Get away for a day or
two and revel in the luxury of reading, reflecting or taking
walks in one of the most enchanting landscapes in Africa.
Guided activities such as scenic drives, scenic flights,
hot-air ballooning and nature walks can be arranged either
privately for you (at an extra charge) or to be shared with
other lodge or camp guests.
Private Camp is your special
home at Wolwedans. It demands nothing much of you, but to
relax and gaze at.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$350 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.