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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Nestled in a long valley within Waterberg, Waterberg Wilderness Lodge features unique red sandstone buildings, mature trees, an idyllic setting, 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 well-kept garden to the bricked-in spring water basin, Waterberg Wilderness Lodge is a picturesque destination for the well-seasoned traveler. Amenities such as a restaurant, terrace with views, and swimming pool with sunbathing lawn provide relaxing places to unwind after a busy day. The tea garden with giant bamboo and two pavilions is an ideal place to enjoy tea and cake in the afternoon. The dining room serves fresh fare in the Namibian farmhouse-kitchen style, and the bar offers drinks around a warm fireplace.

Eight double rooms and two family rooms provide excellent accommodations for guests. Each room boasts a viewing terrace, lounge area, and en-suite bathroom. For a two-night stay or more, laundry service and car wash and vacuum are complimentary.

Many guests mention that they wish they could have spent more time enjoying the Waterberg Wilderness Lodge and exploring the surrounding area. The lodge owners recommend at least a two-night stay to experience some of the exciting adventures that Waterberg Wilderness Lodge has to offer. Morning hikes typically span three hours and give 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 area draws a diversity of 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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