Brandberg white lady lodge

A stay at Brandberg White Lady Lodge puts visitors within easy reach of the 'White Lady', the most famous of the region's rock paintings. The Brandberg Mountain also features many other fascinating artworks, drawn hundreds of years ago by the San Bushmen. The scenery surrounding the lodge is amongst the most stunningly beautiful in Namibia, especially around sunrise and sunset.

The main area at the Brandberg White Lady Lodge has a fully licensed, well-stocked bar, with a comfortable lounge area for their guests to relax and unwind. The restaurant serves fine cuisine, and the large swimming pool, is the place to go to cool off from the hot, afternoon sun. The accommodation here is best described as rustic, and those looking for any form of luxury would be best advised to look elsewhere - but due to a pretty location and lack of alternatives in the area the lodge plays an important role on many Namibian self drive itineraries.

Accommodation is shielded from the elements by large, shady trees set in the Ugab river valley. En-suite bathrooms, mosquito net, tea/coffee station, electric lights, ceiling fans and a private verandah with braai facilities are standard. There are:

Double rooms: 15 double rooms including 4 poolside.

Family room: The Family Room is a double room converted for 2 adults/1child or for 2 adults/2 children.

Chalets: 8 individual, rustic chalets interspersed in the river valley for additional privacy.

Tents: 6 furnished canvas tents with private braai area.

Despite the arid conditions, Damaraland hosts a wide variety of wildlife. The famous desert elephant, the rare black rhino, springbok, oryx, zebra & ostrich can also be seen on guided hiking or 4x4 vehicle tours, in the most of the region.

Much of the landscape was formed by ancient lave flows, which add to the beauty of the surrounding countryside. It's many unusual rock formations and rare flora, including the endemic Welwitschia mirabilis at the Petrified Forest, make it a perfect area for hiking and photography alike. The region is also renowned for its geology, as well as the World Heritage Site of rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.

Activities in and around the area include hiking and guided 4x4 trails into the Ugab River valley, home to a wide variety of game, birdlife, reptiles and insects, the Brandberg Mountain itself, and Damaraland, with the Doros and Messum Crater.

Children of all ages are welcome at the Brandberg White Lady Lodge.

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Guided Elephant Drives - Especially during the drier periods of the year, groups of desert elephant rove in the valley of the Ugab river. Here, there is no worry for water and bush and trees to feed on in abundance.

The "White Lady" - Perhaps the world's most famous rock painting, is a half-day excursion from Brandberg White Lady lodge.

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Brandberg Rest Camp

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Camp Kipwe

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Damara Mopane Lodge

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Doro Nawas

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iGowati Lodge

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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

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Ugab Terrace Lodge

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Vingerklip Lodge

Vingerklip Lodge

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Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Sumich, Kim

18 Dec 2013

A bit run down and the pool area a bit unclean with animals in the pool. Least favourite accomodation

Groheer, Swantje

23 Mar 2012

Poor food for dinner and brakfast. The management was not very friendly. I wouldn't recommend this place.

Harter, Gregor

28 Aug 2016

Nice lodge in the middle of nowwhere but close to Brandberg and the White Lady. Dinner was ok but not great

Sogne, Mauro

21 Nov 2016

The accommodation are quite basic but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the location. Restaurant excellent!

Willemse, Andre

27 Jul 2009

The Brandberg White Lady has some really good accomodation, but the meals were slightly below our expectations.

Henderson, Stewart

27 Jul 2016

Disappointing accommodation - well below standard - virtually no electricity, food basic, approach road - appalling

Porter, Michelle

19 Oct 2015

Compared to other lodges this is very basic but that's reflected in the price. It was clean and the staff were great

Alvaro, Fernandez

9 Sep 2009

Not good. When heating water all the smoke went into the room and the smell was very strong. The food wasn't very good.

Murphy, Bernie

12 Sep 2014

Beautiful location, but lots of bugs and some lizards in the room at night. This may be too much nature for some guests.

Blondiaux, Marie-astrid

6 Jun 2013

We arrived late but the owner was very welcoming and arranged a dinner for us. We would have loved to spend more time there.

Moysey, Deborah

14 Oct 2011

Lovely to be upgraded to chalet when our site was damaged by elephant. Loved the space around each chalet and the facilities

Schaller, Patrick

1 Nov 2016

To recommand; apartement ok; very well situated; very friendly people; a good dinner with a surprise (choir of the employees)

Gatwood, Colin

20 Nov 2011

Amazing view when we woke up- after having arrived in the dark. Another palce it would have been good to have longer to explore

Van Bommel, Annelotte

19 Mar 2012

Although it is quite far from everyting, it is a beautiful place to stay and very friendly environment, good meals and nice staff

Bergstrom, Jorgen

8 Oct 2011

Not what we expected in terms of hospitality - probably a bad day. Campgrounds were well maintained and it was a very nice place.

Ulmius, Jan

16 Apr 2016

A bit run-down but charming lodge, especially with a flock of elephants passing outside the bungalow windows early in the morning.

Martinez, Silvia

24 Sep 2015

Wonderful place (Valley Ugab) The Tented Camp very clean and good accommodation. The receptionist was very nice and very efficient.

Leach, Susan

27 Jul 2011

Lovely place, would have liked some warning that the roads were gravel, then dirt, you really need a 4 wheel drive to enter safely.

Warington, Rachel

5 Aug 2013

Water heated by fire under water tank - plenty of hot water. Walking distance to main reception area. Enjoyed feeding cheetahs and sundowner.

Fiorin, Lucia

2 Sep 2019

A wild campsite along the riverbed. No electricity or internet, but the dreamy chance to spot elefants while having breakfast outside your tent.

Vancoillie, Caroline

8 Jun 2012

We stayed in a small cabin close to Brandberg. It is a very ecological place. We had everything we needed and the food was ok. People are very helpful.

Keusseyan, Celine

29 Aug 2015

Beautiful setting but the rest of the experience was really subpar. Room so-so, stinky bathroom and bad food. Really the worse part of our Namibian trip.

Evrard, Daniel

19 Apr 2016

The "De Luxe" Tent was welcome for a change to the rooftop tent. Individual facilities are in good state and clean! We even had elephants' visit at the camp!

Vergonzane, Eveleyne

15 Oct 2010

perhaps the place we dont enjoy as well as the other because for us there were too much people there, tourist car etc...but the situtation was very beautiful

Mangini, Valeria

26 Sep 2011

The location is really amazing, but rooms are just ok. Dinner and breakfast were a little bit under average level. I am not sure I would recommend this place.

Hopkinson, Gary

28 Sep 2011

units definitely not luxurious- maybe when it was built, but rooms in poor condition. The lodge location was superb. Food average, and quantities just adaquate.

Van Dyk,annalien

28 Oct 2013

Hier is ons baie vriendelik ontvang en ons het baie lekker hier gekuier. Hier was een van die min plekke wat moeite gedoen het om my met sy alergie te akkommodeer.

Roush, James

13 Jul 2011

The Brandberg White Lady Lodge was definitely more rustic than any of the other places we stayed. It felt more like an authentic safari camp than the other lodges.

Kofoed, Clair

16 Oct 2010

Quite the desert oasis. In the evening, we arranged to have a birder take us on a game drive. The next morning, a person with limited knowledge of birds lead the trip.

Scalvini, Raffaella

10 Sep 2012

REALLY SPECIAL, WE FEEL LIKE IN PARADISE, THE STARS IN THE SKY IN THE EVENING WERE A SPECTACULAR SHOW. ALL THE STAFF WAS VERY KIND AND NICE. ROOMS SIMPLE BUT VERY NICE.

Allen, Monica

21 May 2012

Fantastic setting. Liked the atmosphere of the main building and its surroundings. Room basic but OK for a night, bathroom could be improved. Set meal was OK, breakfast good.

Rambert, Charlie

9 Oct 2009

Once again a very pleasant place to stay with a nice crew. A special thought to the woman at the reception (I can not remember her name) who very kind and gave me good advices

Coates, Simon

13 Oct 2014

Fantastic location and views and good evening meal, with very enjoyable entertainment from local villagers. Accommodation somewhat dated and in need of maintainance/rennovation.

Fleischhauer, Georges & Michele

29 Apr 2011

Great camping site. Very helpful staff. After a heavy rainshower Stephen came to our site and asked if everything was alright and if we`d rather move to a bungalow at no extra cost

Gambrill, Mary

17 Oct 2016

Lovely and our first experience of outside showers!! Amazed that the staff lit the boiler at 5am to ensure we had hot water in the morning! Good food and live music was entertaining!

Brouns, Johnny

15 Oct 2015

Good staff, we liked the lit waterhole very much, I only think the owner should try less harder to be perfect and relax a little bit more and give the staff a bit more breathing space

Beekman, Madeleine

9 Mar 2010

Camping there is probably a better option (in their preset up tents, if you don`t have your own) as the cabins are not well ventilated and very hot in summer. The food was bad. Location brilliant.

Mckenzie, Celeste

28 Apr 2018

Like an oasis in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful and extremely warm, good food and hospitality. The guide at the White Lady entrance hike smelled of liquor and we did not want to do the walk with him.

Karge, Desiree

26 Aug 2016

Great location next to famous tourist site and rustic cabins. This accommodation is like "out of Africa". But food was good, but not as outstanding (in regards to variety and quality) as the other lodges.

Nielsen,ove

30 Jul 2015

A funny place with the tamed annimals. The houses were not especially charming. Maybe we are spoiled from an earlier trip where we had a lovely house and an unforgettable look to the very special rocks in Damaraland.

Maio, Federico

4 Oct 2011

The location is wonderful and it`s incredible to stay in the camping with the elephants outside. Only a reccomendation, the double tent had some problem because there was a lot of big spider inside. Be careful, please.

Pau Chia, Noelia

17 Nov 2011

Really nice place.The lodge it`s very very nice. We booked the Honeymoon room and we got a present at the room and a bottle of champagne for the dinner. The service was very nice and the sorroundings there were amazing.

Verheij, Felix

13 Nov 2013

Stunning views on the Brandberg and really nice road to get there. Opening your tent in the morning to see desert elephants marching over the campsite is simply amazing. The campsite was ok, but nothing special. Rating: 7/10.

Laidlaw, Carol

6 Jan 2013

There was no fan in the room and the food was mediocre. The proprietor here did help regarding my shoes by calling Cornerstone for me. There seems to be no competition in this area so maybe that is why this lodge was lacking.

Lyons, Paul

4 Mar 2014

Although the site of the lodge was magnificent, I had great difficulty sleeping at night as there was only a very small fan to cool the room, really needs air conditioning. The prices for drinks were steep for Namibian standards

Stange, Peter

12 Apr 2011

It is very well situated with great views to the Brandberg. White Lady is just 15 min away by car. There is a nice garden and a lot of birds. The staff seems to consist of local people - thats great. They always tried to do there best.

Solda, Matteo

6 Oct 2011

We don`t like it, the tent was not so clean and without bed sheets. The staff were kindly but without organization.Bathroom in the reception was in a bad condition. More similar to a motorway restaurant that a lodge. We don't suggest it!!

Moate, Nicky

30 May 2014

Good camp. I think the word `luxury' should be removed from the description of the tents. The light in the bathroom area didn`t work but the tent was comfortable. Staff very nice and friendly. Restaurant and bar area very nice and nice food.

Laloux,olivier

19 Oct 2014

Interesting because you need to drive a lot to arrive in this remote place. There you find quietness... `Simple` comfort but OK. Main interest if the desert elephants (when they are in the region). + Excursion (White laday). 2 nights was perfect.

Patersons, Karen

6 Sep 2012

Nice location, but the rooms were not very clean. They had a lot of mosquitoes and we were kept awake by the donkeys which seemed to drink from water coming out of our bathroom! The ground of the main building and the swimming pool were very nice.

Greenwood, Stusar

29 Aug 2014

Comfortable and very hot water. The staff were great and did everything to make the guests feel welcome. Their choir performed in the dining room which was excellent. Then they visited the 2 campsites and sang there. we could hear it in the distance.

Kerlagon, Jeffery

1 Jul 2014

The road was not graded when we entered and the road almost impassable. We thought we were on the wrong road because there are no signs to confirm it is coming up. Seemingly uncaring management. Suspect the bed sheets had not been changed or laundered.

Frilli, Deborah

20 Aug 2012

Just if I have to find something that can be maybe change a little...This place is amazing for the location, you can just walk into a beautifull area, but the rooms are not really clean, if you compare (of course)them to all the others places that we stay at...

Salerno, Diego

19 Oct 2011

very disappointed. they reserved for us a flat for (honeymoon)on the back of the reception that was close to an engine working for most of the night – very noisy. Also they promised us a bottle of champagne for our honeymoon that we never received. Food also was not very good.

Bouthors, Vincent

8 May 2012

great for all : service quality, wonderful landscape, Jinx the lovely surycat, baby springbok, birds, warm welcome and a drink when you arrive, hot water brought at the chalet at 7.00 to enable you to have a first coffee under the veranda... road signs are not so obvious depending the way you come

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Brandberg White Lady Lodge is is situated at the foot of the Brandberg Mountain - 12km off the D2359 road

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