Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Damaraland, Namibia

At a Glance

  • An area well-known for excellent birding

  • Superb tented chalets on stilts, each tucked between the vast boulders

  • Watch animals come to the floodlit waterhole beneath the lodge

  • Join one of the guided walks - the best way to explore this beautiful area

  • Dine on the deck under a blanket of stars

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit Erongo Wilderness Camp is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.

December and January see the main school holidays: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.

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Insider's View

Join the sundowner walk to the top of the rocky outcrop never has a g and t tasted so good with the spectacular sun set.

Cool off in the afternoon in the refreshing rock pool

Dine on the deck in the evening and see who comes down to drink at the flood lit watering hole below.

Take an early morning walk through the magnificent rock Kopjes that surround the lodge.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Erongo Wilderness Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Damaraland


Erongo Wilderness Lodge perches on the rugged granite kopjies of the Erongo Mountains, just west of Omaruru, within the area of an ancient volcanic crater. The lodge has ten tented suites built within the vast granite boulders.

This beautiful lodge set in the south of the Damaraland region blends in perfectly with its surroundings in a secluded valley area with ten luxury tented suites on stilts at the meeting place of desert, mountain and bushveld. The ten suites are linked to the main lodge area, with the restaurant, lounge, swimming pool and deck, by elevated wooden walkways and stone steps. The deck is the perfect place from which to enjoy sundowners whilst you gaze out of the floodlit waterhole. Alternatively during the winter you can still enjoy this view from the warmth of the open-plan lounge and restaurant with its roaring central fireplace.

The ten tented suites are set against towering granite formations, each nestled into its own niche amongst the rocks ensuring total privacy and peace. These luxury Meru tents have steep thatched roofs for shade and their own private decks from which to enjoy the views. Each look out onto an expansive vista with huge variation of topography.

There is an abundance of activities available at Erongo Wilderness Lodge. Birding is particularly good here due to the abundance of water around the lodge in what is an otherwise dry area. This makes it a favourite spot for Plumcoloured Starlings, Rock Buntings, Melba Finches, Rock Kestrels, Masked Weavers, Whitebellied Sunbirds and plenty of others.

Nature drives are also popular around the reserve and after about an hour and a half's drive through the scenic landscape you will find yourself at the foot of the hill that is the site of Paula's Cave and from there an easy walk uphill will take you to a National Monument Site of ancient bushman rock art. This is also a wonderful spot for sundowners.

Most popular of all are the guided walks exploring the area and experiencing the beauty of the Eronga Mountains. The guides are incredibly knowledgeable and offer walks of varying duration and difficulty according to your preferences.

The lodge is one of the founding members of The Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, along with 30 private landowners joined together in a collective effort to conserve and protect this treasured area of over 200,000 ha.

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10 tented suites each with deck, en-suite bathroom, fan, mini bar, safe, shower, tea/coffee. There is also one family tented room, which sleeps up to four people.


Rock swimming Pool, Secure Parking, Guide rooms available to be booked for guests travelling with a guide.


Bird watching, Cycling, Game drives, Game viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Walks, Cultural Tours, general Sightseeing, Historical Tours, Rock Climbing, Wine Tasting.



Miles McConnell (Staff)

Only 3 hours form Windhoek Erongo Wilderness Lodge is the perfect place to start or finish a Namibian adventure. The rooms are set high up amongst stunning granite Kopjes and have sweeping views out over the surrounding wilderness.

The staff and service make Erongo the perfect place to enjoy being in a beautiful area and to get an appreciation of what makes Namibia so special.


Rose Gemmell (Staff)

For anyone road tripping through Namibia, I would definitely recommend spending a night or two at Erongo Wilderness. Positioned in a secluded valley, the rooms are all dotted across the hillside and overlooking the spectacular granite boulders. We were only here for a night and opted to go on a sundowner walk up the boulders where at the top, we enjoyed gin and tonics and biltong while watching one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever witnessed.

The rooms are very spacious and private and the main lodge also has a small rock pool, perfect for cooling off in after a days activities!


Louisa Verney (Staff)

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is in the most beautiful position in the Erongo Mountains. Each of the spacious tents is uniquely tucked between on of the massive granite boulders, with the bathrooms built into the rocks. The lodge also has a very refreshing rock pool, perfect for the brave who need a refreshing dip!!

We went on a wonderful sundowner walk with a guide to the top of the rocky outcrop behind the lodge of the most stunning sundowers, with a vast view and the area reminded me a lot of the Matopas in Zimbabwe.

We had a wonderful dinner on the deck of the main area, under a blanket of stars and there is a floodlit waterhole below so we had a wonderful time watching various species of plains game as they ventured in for an evening drink.


  • Birding in Damaraland

    Birding in Namibia is spectacular with a huge variety and abundance of bird life.

Holiday Ideas

  • Off The Beaten Track Namibia

    Swakopmund, Damaraland & Ongava

    from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Get off the beaten track and see some of the more un-trodden areas of this unique country
    • The perfect itinerary for anyone who's been to Africa before and is looking to dig a little deeper of what Namibia has to offer
    • Enjoy this itinerary at your own pace with a self drive or if you are a bit pushed for time, it can easily be flown

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Damaraland, Namibia

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is perched amongst the rugged granite kopjes of the Erongo Mountains, within the area of an ancient volcanic crater.

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