Brandberg Rest Camp
Accommodation in Uis - Damarland - Namibia
Brandberg Restcamp offers a good stopover for self-drive tourists who wish to explore the Brandberg Mountains and beyond to Damaraland. Visiting the San rock paintings rate highly on many a traveller's itinerary. Their affordable rooms and flats are set in beautiful natural surroundings in the village of Uis, an unspoilt rural area in Namibia.
There is plenty to do and see in the area in the company of one of Namibia's most charismatic guides. Conveniently situated en-route between Etosha National Park, Henties Bay, and Swakopmund, the gravel roads to Uis are usually in an excellent condition and the rest camp can be reached by any sedan vehicle.
The Brandberg is the highest mountain in Namibia, standing at 2573m above sea level, and as it's on the flat Namib gravel plains, it can be seen from a great distance on a clear day.
There is a grocery store with basic food stuff, bottle store, filling station, curio shop and Internet cafe in the village.
The restaurant and bar, overlook the large swimming pool. (Bring your own towels!) The guest lounge has a satellite TV system, and there is a communal braai facility, Internet Wi-Fi connection, laundry service and secure (undercover) parking. There is also a conference hall/facilities.
Breakfast, light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day, and a 3 course set dinner meal, including fish, game steaks and chicken, can be ordered in the evening.Accommodation is in a combination of double and self-catering rooms.
- Poolside double rooms: 4 double rooms set poolside each with en-suite bathrooms, fan, mosquito nets and tea/coffee station & air-condtioning
- Standard double rooms: 5 standard rooms with 2 beds and similar facilities to the luxury double rooms.
- Self-catering rooms: 5 self-catering rooms with 4 beds in each room. The facilities are similar to the luxury double rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchenette, including microwave, stove, cutlery and plates etc. The standard double rooms are connected to the self-catering rooms and can be opened to accommodate a maximum of 6 guests if required.
There are many things to see and do in the area, including quad bike routes, swimming in a nearby lake, sundowner (and geological) trips to the Uis Tin Mine, where guests can watch the sun set, sat on a white dune.
Guided Desert Elephant tours can be organized, where giraffe and rhino can also be spotted. Another guided geological tour, is to the small miners, digging for Quartz and Amethyst. The world famous Brandberg Crystals, can be bought directly from these miners.
- The Brandberg Mountain is popular with hikers - hikes range from 3 to 5 days
- Burnt Mountain, Twyfelfontein and the Valley of the Organ Pipes
- an 8-hour excursion (packed lunch included) to explore the highlights of Damaraland
- a 10-hour excursion (packed lunch included) around the Brandberg. Visit Elephant rock, desolated mining sites (Tourmaline & Pyrophyllite), numerous Welwitchia mirabilis plants and buy crystals of quartz and amethyst direct from the local diggers. There is a good chance to see the world-renowned desert elephants
- Spitzkoppe Excursion
- an 8-hour excursion (packed lunch included) to the Spitzkoppe. Visits the water pumping station in the Omaruru River which provides drinking water for the village of Uis. Astonishing views of the Spitskoppe will be seen. On this route the elephant's foot Adenia pechuelii and Leadwood Combretum imberbe and various other succulent plant species can also be seen while descending down into the Omaruru River valley. We approach the Spitskoppe from a northerly direction; which is not the norm, thus giving an entirely different view of the mountains to that which most other tourists see
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