Damaraland

Our top 25 lodges and safari camps in Damaraland

In northern and southern Damaraland lie a number of large concession areas, which are set aside for tourism. Listed below are some of our favorite places to stay. Ask us for more details of what's where, and what's likely to suit you best!

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Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas

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Doro Nawas Camp is perched on top of a rugged, rocky hill, on the floodplains of the dry Aba Huab River. Solid and almost foreboding ...More about Doro Nawas

Excellent  93%
(410 reviews)

A lovely lodge where you get a great local welcome and you really sense that locals are at the heart of running the place. Very happy with everything here. Staff very welcoming... Doro Nawas reviews...

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

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Situated in the heart of southern Damaraland, between Namibia's Ugab and the Huab rivers, the smart Mowani Mountain Camp commands ...More about Mowani Mountain Camp

Excellent  94%
(120 reviews)

We chose to stay at Mowani Mountain Camp because it was geographically in between our other destinations. The drive there was easy and well marked. We stayed for two nights... Mowani Mountain Camp reviews...

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

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Nestled in the Huab River valley, and surrounded by low hills, Damaraland Camp was one of the earliest camps in this area, having ...More about Damaraland Camp

Excellent  95%
(108 reviews)

Beautifully appointed camp. Enjoyed bush blast - One Boma meal was enough - we got two! The search for desert rhino went on way too long - we were all exhausted by the ... Damaraland Camp reviews...

Etendeka Mountain Camp

Etendeka Mountain Camp

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Etendeka Mountain Camp is a small, rustic eco camp, located in a private 500km2 concession area (effectively a private reserve) ...More about Etendeka Camp

Excellent  96%
(108 reviews)

We loved Etendeka. Although the accommodation was more basic it sort of added to the experience as you really are out in the wilderness. The managers were a lovely friendly ... Etendeka Camp reviews...

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

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Remote, exclusive and specialised, Desert Rhino Camp is located in the vast Palmwag Concession, a semi-desert reserve of about ...More about Desert Rhino Camp

Excellent  97%
(98 reviews)

Remote, and a long way from anywhere, this camp blew us away. We had a tyre blow out en route to the pick up point which delayed our arrival by a couple of hours. We were ... Desert Rhino Camp reviews...

Camp Kipwe

Camp Kipwe

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Camp Kipwe, set within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, is built to an unusual design that fits in harmoniously with its rocky ...More about Camp Kipwe

Excellent  95%
(94 reviews)

We loved our little hut with an outside bathroom. Never had this before! In the night we had a few mosquitos. A mosquito net would be fine. The staff, serving the dinner, ... Camp Kipwe reviews...

Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge

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Grootberg Lodge is located on a large private concession in the remote northwest of Namibia, part way between Damaraland and ...More about Grootberg Lodge

Excellent  92%
(81 reviews)

Adventurous location with amazing views of valleys and mountains. Good guides on driven and walking trips, but variety of game limited on the escarpment. More game down ... Grootberg Lodge reviews...

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

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Just 4km from Namibia’s historic UNESCO World Heritage Twfelfontein rock engravings site is Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. The ...More about Twyfelfontein C'try Lod.

Good  82%
(49 reviews)

Brilliant location, service, food, and views. Twyfelfontein C'try Lod. reviews...

Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge

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Palmwag Lodge sits in an attractive location next to a palm-lined spring in the Uniab River, which often flows with water and ...More about Palmwag Lodge

Good  83%
(29 reviews)

Another lovely welcome to the camp by the staff, and a comfy, spacious room looking out into green gardens surrounded by palm trees. Very relaxing after dusty drive...the ... Palmwag Lodge reviews...

Huab Lodge

Huab Lodge

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Huab Lodge is situated on a private reserve overlooking the ephemeral Huab River; it was one of Namibia's first small, owner-run ...More about Huab Lodge

Good  90%
(28 reviews)

This was our third visit to Huab Lodge and it is a good place to chill out for a few days - especially relaxing in the hot spring. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The ... Huab Lodge reviews...

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

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Brandberg White Lady Lodge lies at the foot of the Brandberg Mountain, the highest mountain in Namibia, within easy reach of ...More about Brandberg White Lady

Average  70%
(23 reviews)

Similar to Halali, The White Lady lodge is what is is, but thoroughly enjoayable Brandberg White Lady reviews...

Vingerklip Lodge

Vingerklip Lodge

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Vingerklip Lodge sits at the foot of a stunning rocky plateau, one of the Ugab terraces, which towers above the lodge. From the ...More about Vingerklip Lodge

Good  84%
(18 reviews)

The area has buttes and mesas made of exactly the same sandstones, and eroded in the same way as those in the South West of USA. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived ... Vingerklip Lodge reviews...

Spitzkoppen Lodge

Spitzkoppen Lodge

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Opened in November 2016, Spitzkoppen Lodge or Spitzkoppe Lodge is located at the foot of the spectacular Spitzkoppe Mountains, ...More about Spitzkoppen Lodge

Excellent  94%
(14 reviews)

We chose this lodge for the unusual location, interesting design and the fact that it's relatively new. The stylish design and decor met our expectations and, although ... Spitzkoppen Lodge reviews...

White Lady B & B

White Lady B & B

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White Lady B & B is in the sleepy town of Uis. A thriving community was once centred on a large tin mine here, but the mine closed ...More about White Lady B & B

Average  67%
(6 reviews)

very strange atmosphere, no staff around except one lady at breakfast only one place to eat at night, which was like an ex holday camp and poor food White Lady B & B reviews...

Khowarib Lodge

Khowarib Lodge

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Khowarib Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Hoanib River where it runs through the dramatic Khowarib Gorge in north-west Namibia...More about Khowarib Lodge

Good  84%
(5 reviews)

The lodge at Khowarib was trying hard to be good. Took visit trip to Himba village, for cultural exchange. Well worth the excursion. Not sure how this could have been ... Khowarib Lodge reviews...

Brandberg Restcamp

Brandberg Restcamp

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Brandberg Restcamp is set in the small town of Uis, midway between Etosha National Park and Swakopmund. With a number of natural ...More about Brandberg Restcamp

Poor  50%
(4 reviews)

We stayed here about 5 years ago and boy has it changed. Firstly we were not put in the accommodation we reserved and paid for (I have only just found this out via their ... Brandberg Restcamp reviews...

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Ugab Terrace Lodge

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The sign at the bottom of the exceptionally steep driveway to Ugab Terrace Lodge reads ‘difficult roads often lead to beautiful ...More about Ugab Terrace Lodge

Good  75%
(4 reviews)

Namibia has some striking geology and at Ugab, built on a ridge, we thought the views were stunning. The rooms were large and the decor attractive, the beds wide and, though ... Ugab Terrace Lodge reviews...

Damara Mopane Lodge

Damara Mopane Lodge

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Situated almost halfway between Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast, Damara Mopane Lodge aims to deliver a comfortable ...More about Damara Mopane Lodge

Average  67%
(3 reviews)

We only had a stop over heading for Etosha. It was a green oasis and they had a big pool where we had a swim before dinner. Nice rooms and good food. Damara Mopane Lodge reviews...

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge stands on the banks of Hoarusib River, in one of Namibia's most pristine regions, the malaria-free ...More about Okahirongo Ele. Lodge

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

We had (long time ago) been in the Wilderness camp at Skeleton Coast. We wanted to revisit the area, so picked this camp. It is very good and we had a great time. The ... Okahirongo Ele. Lodge reviews...

Ozondjou Trails

Ozondjou Trails

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Opened in September 2016 Ozondjou Trails is a tented camp, overlooking Namibia’s Ugab River. Ozondjou is derived from a Herero ...More about Ozondjou Trails

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

We didn't think it could get better but it did. Stunning location, superb team producing fabulous food in difficult circumstances. All the staff teams at all the camps ... Ozondjou Trails reviews...

Palmwag Sleep-out

Palmwag Sleep-out

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If you are an adventurous traveller and visiting northern Damaraland for a couple of nights, then you might enjoy the Palmwag ...More about Palmwag Sleep-out

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Glad we didn't have to stay at the Lodge itself, which seemed (over-)crowded, noisy, with 2 small pools and rooms/chalets with hardly any privacy. The restaurant however ... Palmwag Sleep-out reviews...

Etendeka Walking Trail

Etendeka Walking Trail

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Trekking on foot though the hills of the Grootberg Massive promises travellers a unique perspective on one of Namibia’s most ...More about Etendeka Walking Trail

Huab Under Canvas

Huab Under Canvas

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Huab Under Canvas is an exclusive semi-permanent tented camp located in the Huab Conservancy of Namibia’s Damaraland. This is ...More about Huab Under Canvas

Malansrus Tented Camp

Malansrus Tented Camp

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Malansrus Tented Camp opened in May 2018 and is the newest addition to the accommodation options in the Twyfelfontein area of ...More about Malansrus Camp

Sorris Sorris Lodge

Sorris Sorris Lodge

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Sorris Sorris is a designer lodge located in a private concession of the same name. Hugging the rocky terrain and huge red granite ...More about Sorris Sorris Lodge

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