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Wolwedans Dune Camp

Wolwedans Dune Camp

Wolwedans Dunes Camp is set on the edge of a 250-meter high dune in the NamibRand Nature reserve in southern Namibia. The camp tends to attract the slightly younger, more adventurous traveler for whom a relaxed yet stylish stay is important. The camp overlooks the Losberg Mountains to the east, while the sunsets over the Bushman Hills in the west are impressive.

Accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, the recently refurbished tents are comfortable and spacious on their wooden platforms. Each has a private bathroom with hot shower, washbasin, flush toilet, and generous deck where it is possible to sleep outside under the stars. The lack of light pollution makes it feel like the stars are right on top of you, almost within your grasp.

The main tent encompasses a lounge, dining area, and an open-plan kitchen where one can chat to the chef while he is busy preparing scrumptious meals. A sundowner deck and campfire attract weary travelers who want to enjoy a cold one while making new friends.

Wolwedans Dunes Camp is extremely “chilled,” and after a very short while you will find yourself slowing down and noticing the quiet things in the reserve. Dunes Camp requires a minimum stay of two nights, and a day-safari with picnic lunch en-route is part of the package.

The NamibRand Private Nature Reserve, an area of astounding natural beauty, is a model for private conservation in southern Africa. Its main objective is land conservation on a self-sustaining basis. The park 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. In layman's terms, this is the equivalent of 10,000,000 square meters of wilderness per guest. No overcrowding here!

The staff is attentive yet not intrusive. A flask of hot water for early tea/coffee for those wishing to see the sunrise is most welcome. There are amazing views in every direction, even enjoyed from your own bed!

Activities include morning or afternoon drives, full-day safari picnics, one or two half-day excursions, and sundowners on the dunes. Dinners by candlelight are magical, and the camp staff is happy to arrange it. As the reserve is enormous, scenic flights are extremely popular as one is able to see so much more in a short period of time. Hot-air ballooning trips in this pristine area offers vistas across the Diamond Coast and Sossusvlei. A champagne breakfast at the end of the trip brings one back to earth gently.

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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