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Wolwedans Dune Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Intimate camp
- Spacious, luxurious tents
- Stunning desert landscapes
- Wolwedans Portfolio

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Overview

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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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(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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