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Opuwo Country Hotel

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7/10

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Highlights

- Large pool
- Himba activity
- Accommodation and campsite available

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Overview

Opuwo means “finished” or “up to here and no further” Opuwo is the gateway to Kaokoland, the small town is the administrative hub of the Kunene Region. It has a few shops, filling station, a school and houses. Although the lodge is accessible by normal 2×4 sedan vehicle there is also a gravel airfield in town from where the lodge will collect guests staying over. Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a hilltop just outside of town and provides luxury and standard accommodation with air conditioning, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, and camping sites, it’s the ideal base from where to explore Kaokoland. The lodge is within easy reach of Kaoko-Otavi, Epupa Falls and Swartbooisdrift. Road conditions between Kamanjab and Opuwo are in excellent condition (tarmac). The remaining 85 km gravel road to Ruacana is also in an excellent condition.The 28 luxury rooms consist of 21 Twins, 1 luxury double room and 3 sets of inter-leading twin rooms (6 rooms) and 12 standard twin rooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and en-suit shower, toilet with complimentary amenities. Deck chairs and umbrellas set the scene for a relaxed day around the pool or cool off after a hard day’s drive. Next to the pool is the Bar and Restaurant where guests can crack a cold one and enjoy mouth-watering meals. Facilities include swimming pool, restaurant, small spa and curio shop. Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the main area. Provisions and fuel are available in Opuwo Town. The Lodge has 24hours electricity (220v). Children of all ages are welcome and are required to be accompanied by their parents at all times.

Camping at Opuwo Country Lodge, the campsite is also situated on the hill, +/- 500 meters away from the lodge. The 12 large have 220v electricity (24 hours), ablution facilities with hot and cold water, each with barbeque area and a communal wash up facility.

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(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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