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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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  • 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.

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    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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