Boulders Camp Wolwedans
NamibRand - Namibia
Situated 45 kilometres south of the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, and hugged by massive granite rocks, is Boulders Camp, the latest and undoubtedly most exclusive camp of the Wolwedans group. Guests book in at the farmhouse / reception and the camp is reached by a scenic 4WD transfer, which takes around 2 hours. This is a wonderful place to relax in luxury and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
The main tent has a comfortable lounge area, including a small library. There are outside seating areas, almost as comfortable as those inside. The dining room has a sociable, communal dining table, and if the weather permits, there is an outside dining area. Early morning fare is taken on the breakfast deck, and there is an open fire place for those cold winter nights. There is a resident chef, with waiter service. Close by is a well-chosen sundowner spot, overlooking the vast beauty of the NamibRand Reserve. Power is supplied by solar energy.
There are only 4 rooms, sleeping a maximum of eight guests here. Each spacious en-suite tent has a decorative four-poster bed, with fitted mosquito net, and a small dressing table. There is even an amazing view from the bathroom or guests can just lie back on the verandah and enjoy the environment.
Boulders Camp is the perfect location to explore the deep south of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Guided scenic drives, and two to three hour walking safaris, can be organized here. Guests will be following in the footsteps of the San Bushmen in their ancient hunting grounds, accompanied by the Lodge's experienced guides, who will introduce them to the desert's habitat and diverse fauna and flora at the same time.
The maintenance and sustainability of the Reserve is paid for by every visitor's fixed daily park fee. That payment is channeled directly into the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. But special projects require additional funding and to help fund these projects, the Reserve has established the NamibRand Conservation Foundation. An independent organization, it raises funds through initiatives, such as the Adopt-a-Fairy-Circle Project.
A recent and very welcome addition to Wolwedans is the newly created Desert Academy. Their students will be given hands-on experience in all departments including laundry, kitchen, housekeeping, guiding, administration, maintenance and front of house skills.
Visitors to the Boulders Camp please note that they will have to go to the reception for hot-air ballooning and scenic flights. The minimum stay is 2 nights.
Parents with young children (pre-school age) are very welcome to stay, at Boulders Camp, if it is taken exclusively.
- Sundowner drives
- 1-2 hours duration travelling about 10 km into the dunes where drinks will be served to enhance the wonderful sunsets. The return drive is in the dark and brings you back just in time for dinner. Try out one sunset in the dunes and one at the lodge/camp
- Morning or afternoon drives
- cover a distance of about 40-50 km and take 3-four hours. Afternoon scenic drives are often combined with sunset in the dunes.
- Day drives
- a truly memorable excursion. Covering a distance of about 120 km it offers the highest degree of diversity as well as a better understanding of the dimensions of the NamibRand Conservancy. Also a delicious picnic lunch is served in the middle of nowhere! The day drive leaves after breakfast and returns approximately an hour before sunset.
- Scenic Flights
- Scenic flights are a popular activity at Wolwedans. Commencing during the late afternoon, and giving you a birds-eye view of the Diamond Coast and Sossusvlei this is a truly exhilarating and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- The perfect combination of the starkness of Sossusvlei and the wild beauty of NamibRand provides the perfect backdrop for amateur and professional photographers alike. The incredible and abundant contrasts of colour and form in the landscapes will give ample opportunity for the perfect shot.
Drift over the dune fields at Sossusvlei and enjoy a champagne breakfast wherever the wind takes you
light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings
The NamibRand Nature Reserve is situated about 400 km south-west of Windhoek close to Sossusvlei and can be reached with any car. The driving time from Windhoek, Swakopmund, Lüderitz and Keetmanshoop is approx. five to six hours (traveling at leisure). We recommend a two to three night stay at the Wolwedans portfolio of camps, arriving for lunch or at least in the early afternoon to join the afternoon scenic drive. Should you miss this drive, you will still go on a day-tour the next morning. However, please plan to arrive at least two hours before sunset.
- Coming from the North
From Windhoek travel South via Rehoboth, Kobos, Klein Aub, Rietoog and Buellspoort (B 1, C 24, 47, D 1206) onto the D 854. Where you intercept the D 36 turn left and after some 5-km's turn right onto the D 845. Travel some 16-km's and turn left onto the C 27. Travel south on the the C27 for about 80km (ignoring the first Wolwedans turn-off). Turn right and follow the signs to the Boulders reception area. Please do not leave the main road! From here you will be transported in a safari vehicle to the lodge.
Coming from Windhoek you can alternatively choose the scenic routes via Gamsberg Pass, Spreetshoogte Pass or Remhoogte Pass all ending at Solitaire. From Solitaire you head south via D19 and 845 to C 27.
From Swakopmund or Walvis Bay travel on C 14 to Solitaire. From Solitaire you head south via D19 and 845 to C 27. Coming from Sesriem, travel south on the the C27 for about 80km (ignoring the first Wolwedans turn-off). Turn right and follow the signs to the Boulders reception area. Please do not leave the main road! From here you will be transported in a safari vehicle to the lodge.
- Coming from the east
- From Maltahöhe follow the C19 for 77km and then turn south onto the the D 827 till it meets the C 27. From this point continue south on the C 27 for 13km where you will find the Boulders gate on the right hand side. Turn right and follow the signs to the Boulders reception area. Please do not leave the main road! From here you will be transported in a safari vehicle to the lodge.
- Coming from the south
- From Betta take the C27 north for about 27km where you will find the Boulders gate on the left hand side. Turn left and follow the signs to the Boulders reception area. Please do not leave the main road! From here you will be transported in a safari vehicle to the lodge.
This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve
A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right
Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.
Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service
An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge
Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more
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