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.
Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopane trees, Hoada Campsite has the trimmings of a serene home in the wilderness. A well-maintained gravel road leads to the camp, located approximately 75 km west of Kamanjab. Pitch your tent in one of the spacious campsites or book one of our permanent tents.
Each site has ample space for roof tents and is equipped with a kitchen area with BBQ facilities, a flush toilet and an open-air shower with warm water. On hot afternoons, take a dip in the pool nestled between the rocks and enjoy a drink on the wooden decks around it.
Hoada Campsite is the perfect stopover for exploring the north-western reaches of Namibia. The area is home to a large variety of flora, wildlife and geological wonders. An unforgettable experience for nature lovers. Rough it out in style at Hoada Campsite as the perfect stop over for travelers on their way to the coast or Windhoek from the Kunene region.
Staying with us
Set up your tent in one of the spacious camp sites or move into one of the four comfortable, permanent tents. (The 4 tented units will be ready for bookings from February 2022)
All six comfortable allocated camp sites can easily accommodate eight persons, with ample designated areas for four tents or vehicles with roof-top tents. Hoada Campsite also offers 2 group camps for bigger traveling parties. The Group campsites can take up to 14 guests and have male & female ablution facilities.
Our Tented Camps
Our four tented camps sleep two people per tent and is the epitome of leisurely camping with comfortable beds and private ablution facilities. After a day exploring the nearby attractions, return to camp where a splash pool is incorporated in the natural rocks of the area, beckons on hot afternoons and drinks can be enjoyed on the natural wooden decks around it.
With our eye on nature conservation, the campsites were carefully designed to minimise the impact on the environment while still providing a comfortable experience.
Please note that flying a drone in this area is strictly prohibited.
Camping under the stars is a unique adventure. Sheltered amongst the imposing boulders and indigenous trees shading the tents, nights can be spent around the fire before retiring to bed.
An unforgettable experience for nature lovers, Hoada will transport you away from the rush of modern life. Spend some quality family time around the fire. Share special moments with friends or just break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The vicinity is brimming with activities and attractions, both nearby and in more distant locations. Visitors at the Hoada Campsite are also encouraged to inquire about and reserve activities at Grootberg Lodge on check-in, situated just a short distance away. For further details on the range of experiences available, kindly refer to the website of Grootberg Lodge for more information – www.grootberg.com.
While you are in the area, a drive along the breath-taking Grootberg Pass is highly recommended. Additionally, a visit to the ancient rock paintings at Twyfelfontein, just two hours to the south is a must-see should you enjoy geology and history. Another notable attraction is Fort Sesfontein, located just two hours away, which was built in 1896 and boasts a fascinating history.
Etosha National Park is approximately three hours west, making this the perfect stopover either to or from the coastal regions. Hobatere Lodge, another accommodation facility situated on the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, is on the western border of Etosha and is often nick-named “Little Etosha” due to its location and large variety of game.