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Wolwedans Dune Lodge

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

This is a gorgeous retreat in the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. It makes a great place to relax and refresh at the end of a long adventure. You do not travel to the Sossusvlei Dunes from here as you are further South so we commonly suggest this as a two stop Namib Desert combo. 

A dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, vibrant orange and red dunes, sweeping grassland valleys, rocky outcroppings of wind-smoothed boulders and a sprinkling of trees create the most spectacular setting for the Wolwedan Dune Lodge. Located south of Sossusvlei, NamibRand is synonymous with some of Africa's most breathtaking locations. The special attraction of this private reserve is the diversity of desert landscapes in one cohesive area. The Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dunes plateau and overlooks panoramic vistas in all directions, capturing the desert in a most memorable way. The building style is a combination of wooden structures, large canvas blinds and windows that open up to the desert beyond. The lodge reflects the ambiance of a tented camp, but provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building. Each of the nine spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms lead onto a private veranda and vast stretches of pristine desert sands. Sleeping with your blinds up is as good as sleeping under the stars.

Accompanied by experienced guides, visitors are introduced to the many facets of NamibRand Nature Reserves desert habitat with its diverse fauna and flora - on foot, by car, or from the air. The interpretive scenic drives in open Land Rovers and nature walks with resident field guides, reveal the fascinating wonders of the desert - as do picnics in the wild, sundowners on the dunes and dinners by candlelight.