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Opuwo Country Hotel

Kaokoland - Namibia

Opuwo Country Hotel is situated on a hilltop, north-west of the bustling town of Opuwo. It overlooks the surrounding valleys and mountains and is an ideal base to explore Kaokoland. The hotel was officially opened by His Excellency, Hifikipunyu Pohamba on the 25th August 2005.

Opuwo is the gateway to Namibia's Kaokoveld region. This remote area, south of the Kunene river, is home to the Himba; people who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture, whilst surviving in the seclusion of Kaokoland.

The hotel has a dining room, bar, lounge, wine cellar, curio shop, patio and swimming pool. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are normally served buffet style, but guests are welcome to order from the 'a la carte' menu if they prefer. Snacks can be ordered throughout the day.

Accommodation is in:
  • Standard Rooms: 12 Standard Rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, twin beds, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and seating. Each room is overshadowed by the majestic, thatched main building.
  • Luxury Rooms: The 28 luxury rooms are larger than the Standard Rooms with similar facilities.

Activities include a guided excursion to an authentic Himba village, Epupa Waterfalls trip, pioneer track hikes, and rural self-drive trips can also be arranged. Alternatively, why not ask about their drive to the hidden treasures of Kaokoland?

Opuwo Country Hotel was awarded the Hospitality Association of Namibia's annual Award of Excellence in Silver for the year 2007/08.

Namibian cuisine, rich culture, magnificent views, beautiful surroundings and outstanding hospitality, will remain with their guests for years to come.

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  • Opuwo Country Hotel: Lounge
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Cultural visit
One of the few genuine cultural experiences available is a trip to an authentic Himba village. Learn of the characteristic appearance and behaviour of this tribe and the benefits and challenges of western civilization.
Epupa Falls
A guided excursion to Epupa Falls can be arranged. The best time to visit is just after the rains when the spray is most noticeable.
Over 240 species of bird have been observed and recorded in the region. Organized boat trips or guided birding walks can be organized.
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Directions to the lodge

Opuwo Country Hotel is on the outskirts of Opuwo on top of a hill. The turn off is on the main street, follow the signs.

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Epupa Camp

A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Epupa Falls Lodge

A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls, this site previously only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area

Kunene River Lodge

n great lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must. Undoubtedly one of our favourite out of the way lodges

Mopane Camp

A campsite near the village of Opuwo

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

Up-market luxury safari camp in a spectacuar setting overlooking the Kunene River. A range of activities are included and a highlight is a visit to the local Himba community

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