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Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge: Our full report

Opuwo Country Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Opuwo, the administrative centre to Kaokoland, also known ...

... as the Kunene region. The hotel was opened by President Hifikepunye Pohamba in August 2005.

None of the Expert Africa team have visited Opuwo Country Hotel yet, but here is what we know about it:

Opuwo Country Hotel is quite substantial with 40 rooms. These are split into 28 'luxury' rooms and 12 'standard' rooms. The terms are relative and visitors shouldn't expect any more than about a 3* standard throughout. All rooms have en-suite facilities and are air-conditioned.

The Opuwo Country Hotel also has an impressive thatched main building that comprises of a dining room, bar, lounge, wine cellar and curio shop. There is also a swimming pool and an outdoor deck with views over the surrounding hills and valleys.

Opuwo Country Hotel offers guided activities to a Himba village where visitors would have the chance to learn about the fascinating culture of these nomadic pastoralists. If you would like to visit a Himba village please speak to us at Expert Africa for advice on the most responsible way to do this so that your visit benefits the villagers directly. Trips to Epupa Falls and excursions deep into Kaokoland can also be arranged.

Our view

We expect that Opuwo Country Hotel is a large comfortable, but somewhat impersonal hotel. It is well situated as a base for travellers en route to Epupa Falls or other remote areas of Kaokoland.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Country manager: Namibia


Skeleton Coast & Kaokoland, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2-3 nights
Opuwo Country Hotel is on the outskirts of Opuwo and is well sign posted from the town.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor Dining


Attitude towards children
Children of all ages welcome at Opuwo Country Hotel.
Children are allowed to go on activities provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Fire safety


  • Cultural excursion

    Cultural excursion


Disabled access
Not Possible
Accepted payment on location
Credit card facilities are available at the hotel with MasterCard and Visa accepted.

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