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Wolwedans Private Camp

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9/10

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Highlights

- Total privacy and exclusivity
- Stunning desert setting
- Perfect for families or honeymooners
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Overview

Seated within a dune valley in the 200,000 hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve, southwestern Namibia, Private Camp is a self-catering villa that must be booked out exclusively, ensuring total peace and privacy amidst the striking red desert sands. Ideal for a relaxing stay at the end of a busy safari, the reserve isn’t home to the hugest concentration of large game, but sightings of zebra, antelope, oryx, and springbok are common, and the surrounding flora, flauna and magical landscape will make for a fascinating stay.

The camp comprises large, comfortable, canvas-topped structures set upon raised wooden platforms and the canvas walls can be rolled up to allow uninterrupted views of the superb surroundings. The main camp area is open plan with a warm, rustic feel. Leather sofas, a writing table, and a small library form the lounge area, and the dining table neighbours the fully-equipped kitchen. High-quality food supplies are provided should guests wish to cook themselves, or alternatively a private chef is available at additional cost. There is plenty of outdoor seating on the decking surrounding the buildings, and a lovely 'sala' provides a comfortable spot for a siesta. There’s a plunge pool overlooking a small but well frequented waterhole which offers welcome refreshment from the heat.

The villa contains three spacious twin or double rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom complete with shower, flushing toilet, and basin. The rooms are well-appointed, with four-poster beds draped in mosquito nets, indoor sofas with lovely views, and private decks.

A variety of activities are on offer including scenic drives and gentle nature walks. Hot-air ballooning and scenic flights are available for anyone seeking to take in the landscape on a grander scale. Activities can be shared with other lodge and camp guests, or booked out exclusively, at additional cost. While there are some wildlife opportunities, the primary draw is rest, relaxation and reconnection with the wilderness. For those who wish to learn a little more about ecotourism, an enlightening tour of the nearby village educates guests about Wolwedans' various sustainability and social projects.

Of all the Wolwedans properties, Private Camp is the most suited to families, since camp bookings are for only one group at a time, so there’s the freedom to relax without the worry of disturbing other guests. The 'sala' can be converted into a makeshift bedroom for small children, although it is set slightly apart from the other buildings and is not ensuite. Due to age restrictions on some activities, families are required to book private activities at additional cost. Babysitting can be arranged, though note that staff are not professionally trained. Although the risk of animals approaching camp is low, parental supervision is essential at all times, particularly for young children since the plunge pool is unfenced and set on a deck with a steep drop.

Private Camp is perfect for travellers seeking seclusion and tranquility in a stunning setting, a gem of a hideaway offering ultimate privacy amidst an exquisite desert setting.

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Average Rating

based on 500 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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