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Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp

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9/10

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Highlights

- Secluded and exclusive
- Enchanting setting
- Stunning scenery
- Wolwedans Portfolio

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Overview

Located 45km south of its sister Wolwedans properties, Boulders is a remote and exclusive camp with access to the southern-most reaches of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, southwestern Namibia. Against the backdrop of enormous granite boulders, the camp boasts stunning views across the plains to the mountains in the distance. This delightful and ‘other-wordly’ location is reached via a 15km road transfer from Aandster Farm.

The main area comprises a lounge, dining room and kitchen in one central tent. The lounge is cosy and inviting and houses a small library, leather sofas, and vintage safari equipment. Evening meals are generally served beneath a lantern chandelier around the communal table in the dining room, although requests for private dining can be made. Breakfast is a sociable occasion, served on decking around an open fire place amidst a ring of boulders. There is also a small plunge pool. Although WiFi is available in the main areas, the service can be patchy and there is no mobile reception, so a stay at Boulders Camp is a real opportunity to switch off and relax in a truly secluded setting.

There are only four tents at the camp, all of them spacious and built on raised wooden decks. Canvas stretched across wooden frames can be noisy when windy, but earplugs are provided, and for chillier nights, hot water bottles are offered too. The rooms are simply but elegantly decorated, each with a large four-poster bed draped in mosquito netting and flanked by a dressing table, coffee table and chairs. Although not actually ensuite, bathrooms are private and are located just outside the main bedroom, each with shower, flush toilet, and twin basins. Outside, there’s a veranda complete with sun loungers and benches on which to relax and take in the scenery.

The camp’s remote location means that some of the usual Wolwedans activities such as hot-air ballooning and scenic flights, are not possible. Activities here are centred on guided scenic drives and walking safaris. Guests come to witness the breath-taking scenery, with wildlife sightings an added bonus; lucky visitors may glimpse a variety of antelope, with giraffe, zebra, and ostrich a possibility, but carnivore sightings are rare. The night skies are crystal clear since no there’s no light pollution to obscure the stars, and sundowners on a nearby mountain plateau are a real highlight.

Children over the age of six are welcome. Although there are no designated family units, and staff are always happy to add an extra bed to accommodate children, the camp does have an adult atmosphere. Its appeal is remoteness and tranquility, and while it may suit some older children with a genuine love of nature, suites at Wolwedans Dunes Lodge or Private Camp may be more appropriate for families. Since the camp is unfenced, parental supervision is essential at all times.

Boulders Safari Camp will delight any traveller seeking to unwind in a unique and enchanting environment. The exclusive nature of the camp means there’s inevitably a price tag to match, but it’s certainly worth ‘pushing the boat out’ if you can.

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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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