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Wolwedans Boulders Camp

Wolwedans Boulders Camp

Boulders Camp, in the NamibRand Nature reserve in southern Namibia, is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Collection and is certainly the most exclusive. The “boulders” for which the camp is named are the massive granite rocks that hug the camp. Boulders Camp is reached by 4x4 vehicle and is 45km from the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge.

The camp sleeps eight guests in four spacious tents. Each spacious en-suite tent has a small dressing table and a decorative four-poster bed with mosquito net. Even the bathrooms have amazing views. The camp offers tented dining and lounge main area, breakfast deck, and open fireplace. Sundowners from the top of a mountainous rock plateau close to camp are spectacular, and visitors are awed and dwarfed by the vastness of the scenery.

The southern regions of the NamibRand Nature Reserve are easily accessible from Boulders Camp, and your experienced guides will take you on scenic drives and walking safaris along the ancient routes in the hunting grounds of the San Bushmen. This is a window into the world of uniquely adapted desert flora and fauna.

The reason to be here is not about vast herds of game. Rather, it is about the vastness of pristine and undisturbed nature. It requires you to slow down, contemplate, interpret, and begin to understand. You may well come across game, but it is about much more. The reserve is governed by a strict code of ethics, and the number of guests is restricted so that, in theory, every bed must be surrounded by 1,000 hectares of nature (the equivalent of 10,000,000 square meters of wilderness per guest!).

A resident chef ensures that the Wolwedans reputation for some of the best food in the country is not in danger. The dinner locations vary from night to night, but the excellent quality of the accompanying wines from South Africa remains the same. And should you have walked a little too much, or just need a little pampering for what lies ahead, let the resident massage therapist specializing in Swedish massage, Marula Oil massage, Indian head massage, and foot massage spoil you.

Covering an area of some 200,000 hectares (2,000,000,000 square meters) close to Sossusvlei, the NamibRand Reserve is bordered by the Naukluft Park in the west and the impressive Nubib Mountain range in the east. The special attraction of the reserve is the diversity of desert landscapes. Virtually all facets of the Namib are represented here. Mountains plunging down into endless grassy plains interspersed by red vegetated dunes create a living tapestry of ever-changing colors and shapes that provide a visual feast for artists and photographers.

Game species found in the reserve include gemsbok, mountain and plains zebra, springbok, red hartebeest, bat-eared fox, spotted hyena, Cape fox, and African wildcats. The more rocky areas are inhabited by kudu, klipspringer, baboon, and leopard, while the dunes are inhabited by a rich and diverse micro-fauna.

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