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Naukluft Camp

Kudus Rus Campsite - Namibia

The Naukluft Camp (Kudus Rus) is situated south-east of Solitaire in the Naukluft mountains. This area is renowned for large, spectacular, sand dunes, vast gravel plains, towering mountain ranges, and deep sculptured canyons. Nestled amongst this amazing landscape, and surrounded by formidable cliffs, is the Kudu's Rus camp-site.

There is a small main building with reception, administrative office and a small kiosk where you can buy a small selection of cool drinks and beers. Washing facilities are located in a communal washing block, with showers, flushing toilets and wash-basins. Visitors bring their own supplies for the duration of their stay.

Accommodation is in:

  • Bush Chalets: Guests can now stay in 6 single/double chalets.
  • Camping: There are 21 fairly basic camp sites, consisting of a braai (barbeque) area and a tap. Some sites have a concrete picnic table. Washing facilities are located in a communal washing block, with showers, flushing toilets and wash-basins.

Guest can follow the dry river bed for a few kilometres. It runs past the campsite and through the stunning mountain scenery, to crystal clear rock pools. Here you swim, relax and unwind in the pools, completely surrounded by the Namib Desert.

Bathing and hiking are the two main reasons for visiting the Naukluft Camp. There are two short day hikes in the area. The first is the 10km Olive Trail and the second the longer 17km Waterkloof Trail.

There is also an eight day Naukluft Hiking Trail, 120 km hiking trail, and a shorter, 4 day trail. These are open from 1st Mar- 3rd Friday in October only. Camping facilities and water are available at overnight stops on route. Group sizes must be a minimum of 3, and a maximum of 12 people. Bookings must be made in advance for the 4 and 8 day trails.

  • Kudus Rus Campsite: Naukluft Campsite
  • Kudus Rus Campsite: Naukluft Mountains
  • Kudus Rus Campsite: Guest Room Interior
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Walking
There are several walking trails in this area, ranging from a few hours to 8 days
Swimming
A few kilometres walk from the campsite you will find crystal clear mountain pools, days can be spent swimming and lounging around these pools and taking in the magnificent Naukluft scenery
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Directions to the lodge

The Naukluft Campsite is located south east of Solitaire. Turn north off the D854 10 km west of Bullsport and reception is 10 km along this road.

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