Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge Dunes Lounge
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Dunes Lounge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

The Wolwedans Collection of Camps is situated in the NamibRand Nature Reserve and offers guests a luxury accommodation experience without compromising on the natural allure of the outdoors. Our desert based establishment is perfect for adventure travelers, leisurely holiday-makers, honeymooners and nature lovers alike. We pride ourselves on our first-class cuisine and mesmerising surroundings. Additionally, our friendly staff are always keen to welcome visitors to the Reserve.

Country

Namibia

Highlights

We are passionate about conservation, commerce, community and culture. These so called "4 c's" are at the cornerstone of our ethos. The Wolwedans team is committed to conducting business in a sustainable manner. Such an approach serves the dual purpose of protecting the fragile ecosystems that exist within the Namib Desert, whilst simultaneously ensuring an unforgettable experience for visitors. In order for these efforts to prove effectual, we engage local farming communities so as to involve them in social projects and raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection. This naturally leads to the promotion of positive cultural practices and instils a sense of pride in inhabitants of the region.

Need to Know

The Wolwedans Foundation is a non-profit organisation which is fully funded by the activities of the Wolwedans Collection of Camps. The Foundation provides for the upliftment of young Namibians through vocational training, as well as academic programmes. By means of the Desert Academy and the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), Wolwedans contributes to the development of the youth of Namibia in a meaningful way.


SafarisSafaris


We offer walking, driving and horse-riding safaris. Each safari option promises to be unforgettable. Take a scenic walk through the Reserve. Enjoy the option of either a 2-3 hour day safari, which includes a picnic lunch, or indulge in 3-4 hour evening safari drive which culminates on a desert dune with a majestic view of the sunset. Sundowner and snacks are included in evening safari drives. The daring at heart are encouraged to experience the immensity of the Namib Desert on horse-back. The horse-riding safaris add a unique, personal touch to the safari experience. Horse-back safaris are subject to availability of horses, which are based at Wolwedans only from April - October each year.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is home to a plethora of living organisms. Hyenas, bat-eared foxes, genets, African wild cats, various serpents and dune larks are among the predators who feast on unsuspecting prey within the reserve. These may include: oryx, kudu, klipspringers, zebras, hartebeest, giraffes, various rodents and an innumerable variety of insects.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Wolwedans provides the perfect location to unwind. Consider a peaceful walk through the reserve or an adventurous morning drive along the desert. Gain a bird's-eye view of the magnificent landscape while taking a scenic flight or float across the seemingly endless sky in a hot air ballon. Spend a night beneath the stars on one of our star beds or experience the reality of the average staff member in our village tour.

FacilitiesFacilities

Wolwedans camps are built on elevated wooden poles. Our facilities include: luxury tented rooms, an exclusive suite, numerous sundowner decks, a lounge, library, swimming pool and an enchanting wine cellar.

AccommodationAccommodation

Wolwedans offers visitors a choice from among four luxury accommodation facilities: Dunes Lodge- the largest of our establishments Private Camp- excellent for exclusive retreats Boulders Camp- absolutely awe-inspiring rock formations Dune Camp- high class tents in an unpretentious environment Mountainview Suite- glamour camping at its best! The entire collection has a 44-bed holding capacity

AccoladesAccolades

Certified Global Ecosphere Retreat destination. Tourism Award For Tomorrow Finalist- 2013 (for sustainability) TripAdvisior Traveler's Choice Award- 2014

SeasonSeason

High season: August- December and March-April Low season: May-July Shoulder season: Jan-Feb

Average StayAverage Stay

The average guest spends two nights at Wolwedans

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Taking into consideration accommodation and Park fees per person per night the averages prices are as follows: ZAR 5 850 at Dunes Lodge

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome. Families with younger children are invited to make arrangements with our reservations office prior to check-in.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Riding Safari Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2016 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Third Place Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Riding Safari Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Winner Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Value Safari Property Winner Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Nominee
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property Nominee
2011 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Nominee
2010 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Namibia

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2017 Best Walking Safari
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Riding Safari
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Walking Safari
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Riding Safari
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Best Walking Safari
2014 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Cuisine
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team
2014 Best Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2014 Best Value Safari Property
2014 Best Walking Safari
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Cuisine
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Cuisine
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2010 Best Safari Cuisine

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)