Welcome to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. A true landmark situated in the heart of one of the world’s most magnificent wilderness regions. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein in Damaraland is home to one of the largest collections of rock-art engravings found in Southern Africa. Not only did the Khoi-San and tribes of ancient years leave us with a true cultural heritage, but the whole area is characterised by natural wonders such as Doros Crater, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Petrified Forest and desert-adapted animals – of which the desert-adapted elephant is probably the most well-known species.
Nestled along the mountainside, the lodge beautifully blends in with its surrounding environment. Using natural stone, carefully selected paint colours and thatched roofs, its design compliments the sandstone rock formations with minimum visual impact on this picturesque landscape. Magnificent views from the deck over the Huab Valley, desert plains and distant mountains provide for hours of relaxed comfort, peace and tranquillity.
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is much more than just accommodation; it is a destination in itself.
Accommodation are either double rooms or a suite. They are all painted outside in a similar reddish-brown colour of the surrounding boulders. The walls of the interiors are painted white. Rooms are in blocks of 8, with 4 front and 4 rear facing.
Double rooms: There are 56 x rooms with twin beds, en-suite bathrooms and a shower, wooden furniture, wall or ceiling fans and a tea/coffee station. Some of the double rooms have inter-leading doors and are ideal for families.
VIP Suite: The VIP Suite is located further away from the main building for additional privacy. It has 2 x bathrooms (one with a bath, the only one in the lodge), private pool and bar, spacious bedroom and a kitchen. Boulders have been integrated into the suite and there is also a TV and exercise bike.
Guided tours to search and view the desert adapted elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe, springbok, and ostrich, can be organized here. These animals can be found living in total harmony with the community and it's communal farming activities.
Activities at Twyfelfontein Lodge include a walk to Seven Plates, named for the surfaces where engravings are located, and a visit to the impressive engravings at Twyfelfontein. Other interesting rock formations and the remains of prehistoric volcanic action, can be seen in the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest. The fauna and flora near the lodge include the Welwitschia, Moringa and a variety of the Commiphora species.
There is gravel airstrip, where transfers to and from the lodge for it's guests, can be arranged.
Dry River Drive: Depart by 1630hrs (Sept to Mar) or by 1530hrs (Apr to Aug) for a 3hr drive along the ephemeral AbaHuab river bed. Desert-adapted elephant are present from March to October leaving for the greener pastures of the surrounding valleys and mountains from November to February. The return drive follows valleys and small dunes stopping at Welwitschia Hill for a sundowner before heading back to the lodge for dinner.
Rock Engraving & Petroglyphs: A 3hr guided tour to visit the Burnt Mountain, The Organ Pipes and the 2,500 rock engravings and petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site.
The Real Adam & Eve: A 1.5hr round trip to the Adam and Eve Rock engravings. On the way there will be the opportunity to view other engravings and a Bushman painting. Information at the Hare Painting will be give by your guide. A short 10min walk is needed to reach the site after the drive. This is exclusively a morning activity as the paintings become almost invisible in the afternoon sun. This trip must be booked in advance due to guide availability.
Guided Hiking Trails: There are a number of short but interesting guided hiking trails. Morning trails start 1hr before sunrise and the afternoon trail 1hr before sunset. The duration will take in the capabilities of the guests. For between 2 to 10 participants.
The Living Museum of the Damara:
Experience the daily routine in a traditional museum, including traditional blacksmith (making of weapons of tools), tanning of leather(Production of traditional clothes(, jewellery and crafts, dancing, singing and traditional games, Holy Fire and fire-making.
We are absolutely convinced that this is where Nelly the Elephant decided to live, after deciding to run away from the circus! A bit run down - but in an excellent location.
Small private lodge consisting of thatched domed bungalows scattered amongst large granite boulders. It is well situated near Twyfelfontein and several other major Damaraland attractions.
Damaraland is home to a community of people who have survived and thrived through a remarkable adaptation and deep connection to the land and to one another. Here lies their history, inscribed in the crumbling rock and stone. This is the community spirit that we offer to our visitors: warm, unexpected, village-esque, and always memorable. Delve into the community setting in the unique cottages, each with its own small vegetable garden. Enjoy the view of unique landscapes from the sunset deck, where the glow of light reflects off the majestic mopane trees. Or select one of three walking trails, to experience the woodland in a more personal setting.
This camp was started by Wilderness Safaris and is now managed by the local community. Expect luxury, desert elephants and rhino.
A good quality lodge located close to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Excursions to the engravings and in search of desert adapted elephant are available.
A fairly basic establishment just outside the town of Khorixas.
Private campsites in a beautiful setting.
One of the most luxurious lodges in the area - accommodation is in luxury tents or more 'solid' suites.
This is Africa, infused with unmistakeable Namibian flair, visible all around you in the staff’s gleaming smiles and the tastefully curated suites
Nestled in rolling boulders of a granite outcrop, Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp is conveniently situated a ten minutes drive from Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, within walking distance.
Close to the Vingerklip rock formation and offering exciting views of the Ugab Plains.
The Vingerklip is a 35m high finger like rock structure - this popular and well equipped lodge has two swimming pools and apart from being close to Vingerklip is in close proximity to Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, Petrified Forest and other wonders of Damaraland.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Beautiful setting. Service good but it was a bit busy. The game drive to see the desert elephants was done a very high speed.
The Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located approximately 100 km west of the small town of Khorixas and is accessible along the district road C 39 before joining route 3254 which has indicators to the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.Download Map
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