Twyfelfontein Country 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.
|No. of rooms||56|
Main description of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Twyfelfontein C'try Lod.: Facilities
|Property facilities||Mobile Connectivity|
|Room facilities||En-Suite, Fan, Shower, Electrical Outlets, Laundry Facilities, Mosquito Nets, Verandah|
|Available services||Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Fine Dining, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Cultural Tours, General Sightseeing, Hiking, Animal Encounters, Historical Tours, Child Friendly Activities, Natural History Tours|
Room types at Twyfelfontein C'try Lod.
Double Room with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Ensuite bathroom with shower and bath, king size bed, tea/coffee making facilities, private terrace, balcony, private pool, TV and Mini bar.
Triple Room with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Twin Room with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Activities at Twyfelfontein C'try Lod.
Ephemeral (Dry) River Drive
Marvel at the rich vegetation with the possibility to encounter desert adapted Elephants in the dry Aba-Huab River bed. Although the river bed is dry most months of the year, the Elephants are mostly present during March to October.
The Elephants leave the river bed during the rainy season November to February to forage for greener foliage in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Aba-Huab River bed. After searching for the Elephants, return over valleys of savannah, small dunes and magnificent geological formations. Stop at Welwitschia Hill for a sundowner before heading back to the Lodge to freshen up and enjoy dinner.
Departure time: 16h00-16h30 during summer (Sept-March)
15h00-15h30 during winter (April-August)
Included: Mineral water, cool drinks, beer & sparkling wine.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Full day Nature Activity
Includes picnic lunch & soft drinks.
Guided Hiking Trails
Guided morning and afternoon hiking trails are available. During these trails you can encounter fascinating plants in the area this includes the welwitschia mirabilis, the moringa and a variety of commiphora species.
Morning trails will start 30 minutes before sunrise. Afternoon trails start approximately 1 hour before sunset to allow guests time to get back to the Lodge before dark.The duration of the walk will be determined by the guide, considering the speed and capabilities of each guest.
A minimum 2 guests & maximum 10 guests per guide.
Rock Engravings & Petroglyphs
A trip to the “Rock engravings & paintings”, “The Burnt Mountain” and “The Organ Pipes” accompanied by a resident guide. Many of the rock formations are the products of prehistoric volcanic action. Fascinating plants in the area include the welwitschia mirabilis, the moringa and a variety of commiphora species.
Rock engravings: The engravings have very few depictions of humans; by far the majority of the engravings at Twyfelfontein depict animals and their spoor. The rock engravings at Twyfelfontein revealed a deeper understanding of the world to the hunters and the gatherers that lived there in the past.
Organ Pipes: These masses of perpendicular dolerite pillars are located down the riverbed and formed by the intrusion of volcanic rock dolerite about 120 million years ago.
Burnt Mountain: Is located couple of kilometers from the site of the Organ Pipes and visible from the road. The Karoo limestones which formed the mountain were deposited around 200 million years ago. About 120 million years ago, the same period the Organ Pipes were formed, volcanic lava intruded the limestones and metamorphism giving the mountain its distinctive colour.
Departure time: 08h00 (after breakfast)
Included: Mineral water & soft drinks
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Stargazing (weather permitting) takes place close to the Lodge where our resident astronomer will introduce you to the Southern skies as it appears through his telescope.
Minimum 2 guests & maximum 12 guests per session.
Departure time: Usually after dinner but please enquire at reception for exact time
Duration: Approximately 2-3 hours
The Living Museum of the Damara
1. Traditional Life in the village: N$ 90.00 per person
Experience the daily routine in our traditional museum, including our traditional blacksmith (making of weapons and tools), tanning of leather (production of traditional clothes), jewellery and crafts, dancing, singing and traditional games, Holy Fire and fire making and more.
2. Bushwalk: N$ 80.00 per person
Follow us on a bushwalk where the woman collect plants from the bush for food, perfume and medicine and where the men show you how to set up traps, snares and how they used to hunt in the old times.
3. Traditional Life & Bushwalk: N$ 150.00 per person
Combines programs 1 & 2 for the complete traditional Damara experience.
0 - 2 yrs free of charge
3 - 12 yrs half price
The Real Adam & Eve
This is a drive to the Adam & Eve Rock to view engravings and a small bushman painting before continuing to the Real Adam & Eve painting. The story behind the paintings & engravings will be explained by the guide.
Departure time: Mornings only - Please enquire at reception for the departure time.
Included: Mineral water & soft drinks
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
Distance: 20km & then a 10 minute walk to the site & again 10 minute walk to the parking
Elevation: 12 meters