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Wolwedans Dune Camp

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- Intimate camp
- Spacious, luxurious tents
- Stunning desert landscapes
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Wolwedans Dune Camp is situated within the 200,000 hectare private NamibRand Nature Reserve, southwestern Namibia, and is the longest established property in the Wolwedans collection. South of Sossusvlei, the camp perches on a 250m high dune within the Namib desert, with stunning panoramic views stretching across the sands to the Nubib mountains in the distance. Opportunities to see oryx and springbok abound, with sightings of ostriches, zebra, and giraffe also possible.

The camp's small size lends it an intimate feel. One main tent houses all the communal facilities, a set-up that encourages socialising with other guests. The lounge is cosy and inviting, with brown leather sofas, antique furniture, and a small selection of books. Meals are served around one long table in the dining room, beneath candlelit chandeliers. Food features fresh produce and local meats; vegetarians should request alternative options in advance to avoid disappointment. Fantastic and friendly hosting puts guests at ease, and after dinner the sundowner deck, with its campfire and canvas chairs, provides a charming setting to meet other travellers and swap stories. A telephone, WiFi, and charging points are available in the main area.

With just six tents pitched on wooden platforms, Dune Camp is more exclusive than the neighbouring Dunes Lodge, though the accommodation is a little more basic. Spacious and very comfortable, the twin beds are bracketed by bedside tables holding solar-powered lamps. The ensuite bathroom contains a shower, flush toilet, and twin hand basins. Fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries add a luxurious touch, and a laundry service is available at additional cost. Canvas windows roll up to reveal spectacular surroundings, and guests have the option to sleep beneath the exquisitely clear night skies on 'star-beds' situated on the large private verandas.

Wolwedan’s activities tend to be somewhat sedate, with morning and afternoon nature drives on offer, as well as full-day safaris. Guides well-versed in the flora and fauna of the area educate and engage, and the picnic lunches are very pleasant. For an additional cost, the pristine natural surroundings can be explored by hot-air balloon, scenic flight, or on horseback. Spa treatments are also available.

Children over six are welcome, but the camp does not recommend bringing under twelves. This may be due to a lack of child-specific activities, and with no pool, another Wolwedan’s property such as Dunes Lodge or Private Camp may be more suitable for younger children. However, for families travelling with older children with a keen interest in nature, a private suite is available, with two double en-suite rooms flanking a shared deck where tea is served each morning.

Dune Camp is ideal for travellers seeking an intimate and laid-back desert experience combined with some genuine creature comforts amidst a beautiful, wild and expansive landscape.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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