Awarded: Bronze

Wolwedans Dune Lodge is a simple yet very stylish camp in a spectacular portion of the Namib Desert boasting 360 degree desert views. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, Wolwedans Dune Lodge offers a perfectly serene retreat to from which to enjoy all of the excitement and adventure of the surrounding desert and truly disconnect from modern life.


Plan your journey

Location

Wolwedans Dune Lodge sits at the very edge of a huge sand dune on the privately owned NamibRand Nature Reserve. Surrounded by the Nubib Mountains, this 210,000 hectare reserve is an incredibly diverse environment to explore and shares it’s borders with the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Expect vast stretches of savannah interspersed with mountain ranges, iconic red sands and imposing dunes where a number of desert-adapted wildlife roam free. Scenic drives will head out in search of the area’s Hartmann’s and Burchell’s Zembra, giraffe, leopard, springbok and more.

Rooms

The six bedrooms are decorated in colours that complement the surrounding, soft hues of the desert. Sitting on wooden platforms, the indoor space, equipped with four-poster beds and en-suites, flows out to a large deck where guests can soak up the landscape or even sleep out under the stars. All sides of the canvas blinds roll up to reveal endless views of the desert so guests can feel truly immersed.

Communal Areas

The main area at Wolwedans Dune Lodge is a rustic space filled with African artwork and sculptures, dark wooden furnishings and lots of sepia-toned photographs dotted across the walls. Lounge on dark leather sofas in the lounge, dine by candlelight in one of two dining rooms and enjoy drinks at dusk by the campfire overlooking the waterhole. Guests can also escape the desert heat in the outdoor swimming pool elevated above the sand and surrounded by hammocks or in the shade of the library with its abundance of books and magazines.

Activities

Activities at Wolwedans Dune Lodge centre around drives across the reserve and guided walks to discover the regions desert-adapted game and flora. Head out with a picnic lunch in the morning or afternoons or relax at the lodge with a game of chess, a massage or a dip in the pool.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Standard bar/beverage
Scheduled daily actives

When to go

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WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are still very rare, usually taking the form of a short sharp thunderstorm.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/82°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 23°C/73°F, while night temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with average midday temperatures 26°C/29°F, it is however not uncommon for much warmer days than this.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with average midday temperatures 26°C/29°F, it is however not uncommon for much warmer days than this.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 26°C/29°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 26°C/29°F midday, but can occasionally rise well above this. Night time lows average a comfortable 17°C/63°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. . Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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