Perched on the western rim of the Fish River Canyon, the lodge offers mesmerising views, comfortable accommodation and a range of activities for the adventurer. This is the only lodge situated directly on the canyon and surrounded by 45,000 hectares of untouched landscape – here you will experience extraordinary isolation. With unique décor, delicious home-cooked food and friendly Namibian staff this is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. The lodge's design draws inspiration from the rugged landscape, incorporating dry stone walls that serve as a visual testament to the enduring legacy of the area, reflecting the ancient landforms and geological formations that have shaped its unique character.Wide windows, wrap around decks, comfortable loungers and open-air showers allow you to immerse yourself in the canyon views throughout the day. At night a million stars will twinkle through the clerestory windows of your chalet.
In the Footprints of Giants
‘//Khore//harel’!Prepare to be warmly greeted in the Damara-Nama tradition as you arrive at this remarkable lodge. Standing sentinel on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the vistas spanning the Klip River Valley will leave you breathless, while the captivating history of this area promises to enthral you.Grootberg Lodge is proud to be 100% owned by the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, an 8,808-hectare expanse of land nestled along the western border of the renowned Etosha National Park. Established in 1998, this Conservancy represents a pioneering initiative for its community and the nation. It operates as a self-governing entity, although it is subject to oversight by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, adhering to specific rules and regulations.Frequently, these conservancies join forces with the private sector that offer support and assistance, and such is the case with the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy and Journeys Namibia. Over the past years, a deep and meaningful partnership has blossomed between Journeys and the Conservancy's residents, marked by a commitment to community development through various initiatives and training programs.The workforce at Grootberg Lodge is predominantly drawn from the local community, not only providing them with supplementary income but also enhancing their skill sets through training opportunities. While Journeys Namibia oversees the lodge's management, it plays a pivotal role in generating revenue for the conservancy and its inhabitants. With a genuine stake in the community's future, the dedicated staff are eager and enthusiastic to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. With the spectacular setting, numerous activities, and friendly staff, your time at Grootberg will be unforgettable. So sit back, soak up the atmosphere and view, and savour the moments in this amazing corner of the world.
Between a rock and a hard place
The word “Hoada” is the Damara-Nama term for “everybody”, reflecting the core values of Journey’s Namibia and the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy in their commitment to benefitting the community, the environment, and the adventurous travellers experiencing our beautiful country. The campsite is owned by the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas conservancy, along with Hobatere and Grootberg Lodge, and is a testament to the efforts in creating sustainable tourism and self-sufficiency for the local communities. Managed by Journey’s Namibia, this group of spectacular accommodations in the wilderness of Damaraland will awe you, whether you are seeking camping or comfort. Through our collaborative endeavours to enhance the well-being of the local community, we prioritise the employment of local staff.The name ≠Khoadi-//Hôas, means “Elephant’s Corner”, and you can hope to see these desert-adapted elephants as they wander the area. Although we cannot guarantee sightings as the animals roam free in these vast open spaces, do keep watch for them as they are a spectacular sight. A stay at the Hoada Campsite will ensure you leave with your heart light, your soul restored after evenings stargazing around the fire, and renewed energy to further your travels through this remarkable country.
Become one of the Pride
The ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, home of Hobatere Lodge, is situated on the western border of Etosha National Park, a very short distance from the Galton Gate. This jewel of a lodge in its idyllic setting has earned it the nickname of “Little Etosha” due to its location and bounteous wildlife.Upon entering the gates, you will immediately sense the tranquil ambiance of this quiet corner of the world. The drive to the lodge from this point is a mere 16 kilometres, however, based on the road conditions it can take a little time to navigate. This is the perfect opportunity to take your foot off the accelerator and look for the abundant game that inhabit this area while you drive through the spectacular bushveld and riverine vegetation. You will be welcomed into the heart of this lodge with warm cloths to wipe away the dust of your travels and a refreshing drink while you book in, and can immediately retire to your room for a well-deserved rest or enjoy any of the amenities on offer.The name “Hobatere” translates to “find him/me” in the native Nama and is appropriate here, as the lodge peeks out of a forest of indigenous trees near a riverbed, overlooking a wide plain and very active waterhole. This rustic and cosy lodge will draw you into a setting of tranquillity paired with the magic of the African bushveld and savannah, where you can dine under a thatched roof or the evening stars, and go to sleep to the roar of the lions. A stay at this enchanting facility will have you put aside the stresses of life as you fall prey to the allure of Hobatere Lodge, the open spaces, incredible wildlife, friendly people, and fascinating history.
Ondudu Safari Lodge
Where giants play
Just 14 kilometres west of the small town of Omaruru you will find The Ondudu Safari Lodge, nestled amongst the rugged granite koppies (hills) of the lower Erongo Mountains. The lodge is the founding member of the 2,000 square kilometre Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, which brings together 30 private landowners in an effort to conserve this diverse Eden. These awe-inspiring mountains that are home to the lodge give you the impression that giants once played here, tossing the boulders across the landscape. At 1245 meters above sea level, they are a geological wonder, the ruin of a volcano formed over 130 million years ago. History is captured in the ancient Bushmen rock paintings amongst the boulders, that will make you think about an era long past. The first inhabitants of this area, the San, still maintain their old ways, and allow us a peek into their world with arranged tours.The area is also well-known for its excellent hiking trails, where you can take a relaxing stroll or go on a guided walk, suitable for the more experienced hiker.This bushveld Eden is also home to bounteous birdlife, with over 260 local species. Namibia has approximately 900 species in total - truly a birders paradise. Many different constellations can be easily seen once the sun has set, allowing stargazers to view the Milky Way as they’ve never seen it. The lack of artificial light in the vast expanse ensures the stars are at their brightest and most visible.So kick off your shoes and relax by the pool, or lace them up and take a long walk through this harsh landscape. Either way, here, you will have the ability to relax and dream, or take on an adventure. Please ask at reception, check the website or the information booklet found in your chalet for more details on all our activities.
Unravel the mystery
Welcome to Shipwreck Lodge and unravel the mystery! Shipwreck Lodge is the only accommodation facility located on the desolate and world-renowned Skeleton Coast, steeped in history. Situated in the far north-west of Namibia, a short distance from the cold Atlantic Ocean, the lodge offers ultimate luxury and unparalleled service to our guests while they explore the mysteries of this coastline. The history of the Skeleton Coast is harsh and dramatic, and as you traverse these shores, you can imagine why the Portuguese sailors of old dubbed it “The Gates of Hell”. Over a thousand wrecks scatter the coastline, but only a few are visible to us, slowly breaking up or rusting away under the relentless assault of sea mists and saltwater over the years.Stories abound of the wrecks and their crew and passengers being stranded on these unforgiving shores. From ships to diamond mines, this coastline has a dramatic and colourful history. The bones and carcasses of animals litter the shores, another testament to its unyielding nature.The wildlife in this uninhabited landscape flourishes despite the harsh conditions. You can hope to see lion, elephant, brown hyena, jackals, gemsbok, and any number of smaller game on excursions. Our guides offer fascinating insights into the lives of these animals as they take you out and about.
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