Erongo Wilderness Lodge
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.
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
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.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Dine on the deck in the evening and see who comes down to drink at the flood lit watering hole below.Louisa Ross-Taylor
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 favorite spot for Plumcolored 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.
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 traveling 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.
Location & Directions
Erongo Wilderness Lodge is perched amongst the rugged granite kopjes of the Erongo Mountains, within the area of an ancient volcanic crater.
When to go
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 vacations: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.