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Waterberg Plateau Lodge

Waterberg Plateau Lodge

Cradled in among the rocky slopes of Waterberg, the chalets of the Waterberg Plateau Lodge offer spectacular views and luxurious amenities. Translated from Afrikaans, Waterberg means “water mountain,” referring to the massive table mountain east of Otjiwarongo in north-central Namibia. This natural plateau rises from the Kalahari plains, creating a natural barrier that causes clouds to release moisture, resulting in lush greenery, natural springs, and excellent drinking water. Established in 1972, the Waterberg Plateau Park is a famous reserve and home to innumerable wildlife species.

From the acacia-shaded terrace at Waterberg Plateau Lodge, guests enjoy panoramic views of the Kalahari bush savanna below. Fresh spring water fills the plunge pool, perfectly refreshing on warm days. During cooler weather, guests enjoy the lounge area and cozy fireplace. The rustic dining room serves fresh fare in the Namibian farmhouse-kitchen style, as well as afternoon tea and cake.

Eight double-room chalets offer excellent accommodations for guests. Each chalet provides a viewing terrace, plunge pool, and two double beds. Guests enjoy the privacy of the chalet, whether to relax or to recharge for the next day’s explorations.

Many guests mention that they wish they could have spent more time enjoying the Waterberg Plateau Lodge and exploring the wilderness area. The lodge owners recommend at least a two-night stay to experience some of the exciting adventures that Waterberg Plateau Lodge has to offer. Morning hikes typically span three hours and offer opportunity to view the plateau’s striking natural features such as sandstone formations, large fig trees, and freshwater springs.

Due to the abundance of water, the Waterberg Wilderness draws a diversity wildlife. Buffalo, leopard, white and black rhino, giraffe, eland, roan, and sable flourish in the region. Scenic drives, game viewing on foot, and self-guided hiking all provide excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife in its natural environment.

Additionally, a cultural tour into Hereroland gives guests a glimpse into the everyday life, culture, and traditions of the Herero people. Asking questions and taking photos are an important part of the tour, as guests explore a local village, marketplace, school, and cultural center, culminating with traditional songs and dances performed by women from the community.

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