Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Accommodation
No. of rooms 16
Last updated 22-Oct-2014

Main description of Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Secure Parking
Room facilities Deck, En-Suite, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Available services Credit Card, Laundry Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Viewing, Massages, Walks, Game Drives, Rhino Tracking, Game Walks, Animal Encounters, Cultural Tours, Hiking

Room types at Grootberg Lodge

Double Room

Double Room

Room Description

Family Room

Family Room

Family Room

Guide Room

Guide Room - these are for guides only that are on a guided tour. These rooms are not bookable by the guests.

Twin Room

Twin Room

Room Description

Activities at Grootberg Lodge

Elephant tracking

Elephant tracking


This is one of our most popular activities. A guide with a tracker will take you out into the surrounding conservancy in search of the elusive desert elephants, giving one also the opportunity to appreciate the life style of the local Damara-Nama people. Lunch takes place in the shade of a tree in the remote wilderness of Damaraland. Damaraland is one of the few last places where the wildlife roams freely, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

• Departure time from the lodge: 07h30.
• Return around 15.00.
• Minimum 2 guests per excursion
- Max 9 per vehicle.
• Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.

Himba trip (1/2 day)

Himba trip (1/2 day)


Visit one of the most traditional and last nomadic tribe of Namibia. They have a small settlement near Palmfontein in the Kaokoveld surrounded by makalani palms and dry river beds. These friendly people, closely related to the Herero, are herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats while leading a semi-nomadic lifestyle. Learn how the proud Himba women spend many hours on beauty care and cleansing themselves with herbal scented smoke baths. See their cone shaped homesteads, made from palm leaves, mud and cattle dung.

• Departure time from the lodge: 07.30
• Return back to the lodge during the afternoon.
• Minimum 2 guests per excursion
- Max 9 per vehicle.
• Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.
• All year round activity.

Moringa Guided Walk

Moringa Guided Walk

Enjoy a scrumptious but, wholesome breakfast on the veranda or deck of the restaurant. Your guide will meet you at the lodge for an early start to explore the plateau on foot. You will have an opportunity to see and learn about the local flora, the amazing sedimentary and volcanic rock formation of the Etendeka Mountains and perhaps encounter the wildlife living on the plateau.

• Morning departure time from the lodge: Between 07:30- 08:00.
• Afternoon departure 16.30h (summer) or 15.30h (winter) after coffee & tea and home baked cake.
• Duration is +/- 2 hours.
• Minimum 2 guests
- Max 9 Guests per guide.
• Children under 12 years my not join this activity.

Rhino Tracking

Rhino Tracking


Your guide, along with the game trackers will take you in an open 4x4 game vehicle down to the Klip River Valley. Part of the tracking will take place on foot, with the possibility of between 1 to 3 hours walk at the most. At lunchtime there will be a stop near the springs where you can enjoy some refreshments. It's almost a full day activity going along bumpy roads and walking in rocky terrain, so not advisable for the faint-hearted. Sightings are not guaranteed.

• Departure time from the lodge: Summer 06h00, Winter 07h00.
• Return before sunset.
• Minimum 2 guests per excursion
- Max 9 per vehicle.
• Children under 12 years my not join this activity.

Scenic drives on Top of the Plateau - AM or PM

Scenic drives on Top of the Plateau - AM or PM


The lodge offers scenic drives on top of the Etendeka Plateau with the possibility of seeing a variety of wildlife population of zebras, antelope, jackal and occasionally leopard and lion. Springbok, Kudu and Oryx
are a permanent fixture and even the nervous and shy klipspringers
are sometimes seen leaping from ledge to ledge on the steep cliffs of the mountain.

• Departure time from the lodge: 07:00.
• Duration is +/- 3 hours.
• Afternoon departure 16h00 (summer) or 15h00 (winter) after coffee & tea and home baked cake.
• Minimum 2 guests per excursion
- Max 9 per vehicle.
• Children under 12 are discounted at 50% of adult rate.