Wolwedans Dune Camp

Reviews of Wolwedans Dune Camp

Excellent(98%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Wolwedans Dune Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr A. from Glasgow
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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wonderful wolwedans

Great camp, fantastic scenery and game drives. Pity no aircon in the rooms and a board walk from the rooms to the main building would have been a big plus.

Otherwise an amazing place.

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Camp

Located in a picture perfect setting in the dunes; this is a spectacular camp in every way.

The staff are warm, friendly, professional and enhance the pure joy of staying at Dune Camp. The rooms are spacious and well equipped, with a lovely balcony; they are very private and well spaced from the adjacent tents. The food at each meal was excellent and very well presented.

Our guide, Joseph, could not have been better. He arranged a fascinating morning with a bushman guide who was so in touch with the local environment it was a sheer wonder to witness. Joseph also arranged a fabulous horse trek from Wolwedans Lodge and he personally took us on guided trips and drives.

The highlight was a whole day trip with Joseph around the southern part of the Reserve where we encountered the desert adapted giraffes at close range. The scenery was spectacular throughout and Joseph’s knowledge of the area made the trip truly unforgettable.

An outstanding camp made beyond excellent by the best staff that you could wish for. A huge thank you to them all.

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Mr R. from Napier 4110
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Camp review

Did the bushmans walk and the morning game drive. The guides were excellent and informative.

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Dr and Dr A - Cleveland, UK
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans is perfectly located

What a beautiful location, in the middle of the stunning scenery of the Namib Rand. Lovely comfortable tents with a view out to the mountains in the distance - with Oryx wandering past the front of the tent. Food was good and plentiful (5-course dinner introduced in English and the local 'click' language by staff), with dinner eaten together giving good conversation.

Sunset 'sundowners' overlooking the plain from the top of some dunes were out of this world, and our all day drive took us through an amazing range of scenery such as we had never seen before. Getting up early to see sunrise from the dune tops is also well worthwhile.

Our guide, Joseph, was excellent. The only minor quibble is that our planned 'Bushman Walk' on the final morning was unexpectedly cancel because the Bushman had gone to another client - Joseph was mortified.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A further great location let down by staff

Wolwedans holds itself out as an upmarket camp and doesn't really deliver - a view shared by other guests and noted by a local Namibian we met on our trip.

The location is fabulous and the accomodation is good. The 'ladies' running the camp were very friendly and helpful, and served some very good 5 course dinners and a good breakfast and salad at lunch.

But the effort to have all guests sit at one table really didn't work especially with guests of differing languages. Some asked to be seated elsewhere on their second night. I agree with another review that it would be nice to have some of the guides aorund at meal times whereas they return to the base camp.

Oryx regularly came to the waterhole and walked around the camp. We saw little other game close to the camp though saw a lot of wildlife on the drive into the Wolwedans base camp.

The big let down was the activities. We really weren't given much detail on options and were not told about the option to do a full day game drive (the activity all other guests told us was the best option). For the first night the only option was a short drive to a sundown point where other vehicles also attended so there was a large group of 3 vehicles. The following morning we did an early morning drive (unfortunately in a closed vehicle) to take some photographs of the area. In the afternoon after some negotiation we had a short walk with busman guides which was interesting but short, as the only other option was the same sundown trip. We couldn't do a long morning drive on our final day so asked about a further walk, but they couldn't provide a guide so we couldn't do anything before we left.

It all seemed a hassle to them to organise activities. We didn't feel we benefitted as much as we could have done in the fabulous location. We would comment that Matthew, a fairly new guide, was very friendly and tried to be helpful.




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Mr C & Ms B - Colorado
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Camp review

Beyond excellent...definitely one of the highlights. The location was utterly stunning (far surpasses Kulala): the scale, the vastness, etc. Driving there helps you really appreciate the contrasts. Physical execution on the site is superlative, blending man-made with nature-made. The people make this place shine big time...not to be missed. The "three divas" (led by the wonderful Helena) who took care of us were unforgettable: Helena cracking jokes and singing menus; Elizabeth's culinary artistry amazed (the best on our trip), and Marina's gentility added subtle sparkle to this wonderful mix of staff. Our guide Mose's gentle manner, polite, quiet, and unassuming, seemed unequivocally to be trying very hard to improve his English to share his love of the land and the environment. We both felt that this place is absolutely not to be missed: people, setting, etc. I almost cried when we had to leave!

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Mr & Mrs C from Manchester
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Camp review

Impressive location, fabulous accommodation and food although some variety would be an improvement i.e. eland steak first night, beef steak second night and kudu steak third night. All beautifully cooked along with the other courses, but steak three nights in a row!

Staff were delightful and tried very hard although this was the first camp were we have not eaten with at least one of the guides and there was no camp representative eating with the guests. The camp would have benefitted from more staff presence front of house.

Finally, Wolwedans prides itself on its eco credentials however asking guests to postpone having laundry done until the next camp is a bit of a cheek!

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Miss S. from Lifton
Arrived on: 26-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Camp review

The Namibrand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful/spectacular places that I have ever visited and I wish we could have stayed longer to absorb the atmosphere.

Albi Bruckner and the other shareholders were present for a series of meetings.

The furnishings of the tents were straight "Out of Africa" with a beautiful deck. The Oryx were always close by !

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PG Wales
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wolwedans Dune Camp review

Great location,good waterhole animal viewing.

Staff very helpful and wonderful food. Interesting drives with good guide.

Scenery magnificant .

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Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning location luxurious accomodation.

We thought wolvedans was really lovely, the location and the variety of scenery is quite outstanding. Oryx and steenbok sauntered past our tent terrace in front of breathtaking views.

The catering was delicious, I mean amuse bouche in the middle of the namib! One evening they took the dinner out, and we ate under a full moon in the dunes!

Our guide was the most delightful and helpful of the whole trip with a real interest in the sustainability, and nothing was too much trouble, including looking for my sunglasses in a sand dune!

A really great and unforgettable place, even if a little off the beaten track

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