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Spitzkoppen Lodge

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- Fire pit with views of rock formations
- Good line-up of activities and excursions
- Well placed for exploring Spitzkoppe

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The Spitzkoppe are a series of bald granite peaks in central Namibia’s Namib Desert which are over 150 million years old. The family-run Spitzkoppen Lodge, named after these fascinating geological formations, is an elegant and private resort set right into these towering granite outcrops. The property has a friendly feel and incredible views of the surrounding scenery, not to mention plenty of space and comfort, a modest swimming pool and a good range of activities from biking and climbing, to rock art and cultural tours.

There are 15 en-suite chalets which are linked to one another and the lodge’s main reception building by a series of wheelchair-accessible, raised walkways. Each chalet has its own shaded viewing deck for admiring the dramatic, unspoiled scenery. To help fend off mosquitos, nets are provided for all beds and all windows are fitted with gauze. While families are welcome, note that the rural nature of the lodge and the raised walkways mean that it is not recommended for families with children below 6 years of age.

The restaurant showcases an array of local and national dishes and international options are also regularly available. There’s also a bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a sociable lounge area for unwinding and catching up on the day’s events. Views from these areas are particularly scenic, especially in the evening when boulders close by are lit up. Also on-site are a swimming pool with a fire pit area and a curio shop selling all sorts of locally produced arts and crafts, not to mention gems sourced from nearby mines.

There’s a good range of activities to participate in. Rock climbing is a popular pursuit here - in fact, Spitzkoppe is renowned as the top rock-climbing destination in Namibia, offering stunning views of the desert and in excess of a hundred different climbing routes. Biking and self-guided photography tours to several noteworthy Skitzkoppe sites are also worth participating in, as are horseback riding sessions and even guided abseiling trips. Crystal tours showcase the lives of local miners and the treasures they uncover in the mines, while trips to archaeological sites offer the chance to see ancient paintings and other surviving pieces of rock art.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 536 reviews


  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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