Wolwedans Private Camp

Wolwedans Private Camp: Our full report

Two double or twin rooms.
Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 1 review
15 March to 15 December

Wolwedans Private Camp is perhaps the ultimate desert get-away. Similar in design to the other Wolwedans properties, Wolwedans Dune Camp, Wolwedans Boulders Camp and Wolwedans Dune Lodge, the private camp offers families, couples or a small group the opportunity to relax and appreciate the peace and privacy for a few of days.

Built in a dune valley of the Namib Desert, within the vast NamibRand Nature Reserve, the private camp is a large, comfortable wooden villa with canvas sides that can be rolled up to allow uninterrupted views of the deep-orange sands. The villa sleeps four guests in two bedrooms with twin or double beds, and two bathrooms, with the possibility of accommodating an additional two people if required. The design is open plan and the décor similar in style to the other Wolwedans properties, with antique furniture and old leather-bound books on the shelves. The villa's huge lounge is filled with sofas and comfortable chairs and leads out onto open decks with more seating for admiring the scenery. Slightly further from the lounge is a separate area with a lounger that can be used to sleep extra people or for just relaxing and taking in the view. There's also a study, and a fully equipped kitchen. High-quality food and provisions are supplied, with all dietary requirements catered for, and guests can opt to have their own chef.

On our last visit in April 2010, there were plans for a pool to be built at Wolwedans Private Camp. In the meantime, guests are welcome to use the one at Wolwedans Dune Lodge, although they will need to arrange to be driven he short distance there with their guide.

Activities at the private camp, as at the other Wolwedans properties, include scenic drives and nature walks. These can be enjoyed either with your own private guide (at an extra charge) or together with residents of the other camps. The lodge can also arrange hot-air ballooning and scenic flights.

Our view

Wolwedans Private Camp's guests are very well looked after and the camp would suit families or couples looking for peace and privacy and wishing to get away from it all. Note that you are on your own here – so visitors can expect much less interaction with others than is usual at one of the camps.


Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: 2–3 nights

Directions: Wolwedans Private Camp is located on the NamibRand Nature Reserve, which has its entrance on the C27, south of Sesriem. Guests should leave their car at the farmhouse reception on arrival They will then have a short transfer to the camp.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Stephan Bruckner

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Group Meals

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Drinks included: Drinks are included at Wolwedans Private Camp with the exception of French champagne premium brands of whisky.

Further dining info: No

Special interests

Family holidays: Set in a valley of the Namib Desert, the spacious, comfortable wooden villa of Wolwedans Private Camp can sleep a family of four. Come here with children of all ages for scenic drives and walks during your Namibia family holidays.

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Honeymoons: For extra privacy, honeymooners can book Wolwedans Private Camp for just themselves. The beautiful NamibRand desert landscapes combine with comfort and excellent staff to create a romantic hideaway, a stunning setting for your exclusive and luxurious honeymoon in Namibia.

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Private villas & houses: Relax and enjoy scenic drives and walks in Wolwedans Private Camp in the Namib Desert for a few days. With your own private chef and – on request – private guide, you can enjoy exclusive private holidays in Namibia for a family or group of up to four people.

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Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Wolwedans Private Camp, as your party will be the only ones staying here, but families will need to book private activities rather than join in with activities at the other camps.

Property’s age restrictions: None.

Special activities & services: There are no special activities for children, but child minding can be arranged.


Power supply: Solar Power

Communications: There are no communication services available to guests at the Wolwedans Private Camp. However, the reception does have internet and telephone connections which can be used in an urgent matter.

TV & radio: None

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: The closest doctor is in the town of Mariental. For any emergencies, an aircraft is available at the private Wolwedans airstrip to transfer guests to Windhoek.

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: Wolwedans Private Camp is protected by its remote location, but torches are provided at night.

Fire safety: There is a fire extinguisher at the camp.


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Full laundry service available - extra charge.

Money: Local currency is accepted here, but not travellers' cheques.

Accepted payment on location: Visa and MasterCard are accepted at Wolwedans.