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Wolwedans, NamibRand Nature Reserve

A founding member of the Global Ecosphere Retreats, Wolwedan’s collection of luxury, eco-friendly camps provide the perfect base from which to experience the wonders of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

From a tranquil valley to the top of a dune plateau, each camp has been carefully positioned to ensure glorious views across the desert. Raised wooden decking and roll-up canvas walls ooze old-world charm and give an authentic safari feel, as well as leaving a light environmental footprint. Sustainability is at the heart of Wolwedans, with many measures in place - such as solar power and grey-water systems - to help preserve the desert’s ecosystem. 

Accommodation ranges from spacious, ensuite chalets at the Dunes Lodge to classic tents at Boulders Camp. Whichever you choose, you can be sure of a homely, personalised service and all of the creature comforts - cosy down duvets, hot showers and wholesome, organic meals to name a few. And when you’re not at camp, you could find yourself on a guided walking safari or scenic drive in search of intriguing desert wildlife. Or drifting across the 400,000 acre reserve in a hot air balloon. 

Wolwedans, at a glance

  • Collection of luxury, eco-friendly camps in the vast NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Choice of Dunes Lodge (18 beds), Mountain View Suite (2 beds), Wolwedans Dune Camp (12 beds), Private Camp (6 beds, 3 en-suite rooms) and Boulders Safari Camp (8 beds)
  • Built around sustainability, all camps and lodges are eco-sensitive and run on solar power
  • Meals are fresh and wholesome, prepared using home-grown produce and served alongside local and South African wines
  • Supports local communities through vocational training, as well as selling local arts and crafts in its curio shop
  • Founding member of the Global Eco Retreats 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Scenic drives and flights
  • Nature walks with expert, resident field guides
  • Sundowners on the dunes and candlelit dinners
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Tours of the Wolwedans Village 
  • Horseback riding catered to all levels of ability
  • Stunning photography opportunities
  • Seasonal massage therapist, in addition to pedicures, manicures and facials 
  • It has been wonderful to discover that there remain places like this in the world, where one can find peace amid wild nature. This has been the highlight of our stay in Colombia and we look forward to telling our friends about it.

    ZA, Colombia