Mopane Campsite is situated in Kaokoland 5 km east of Opuwo on the C41. The campsite is built on the steep banks of one of the tributaries of the Hoarusib River.
Mopane Campsite is built on communal property. A community fee is payable by all guests on a per person per day basis. These fees are then paid to the community leaders who use the money for development in a specific area, mostly relating to water and education. The community is consulted on a regular basis regarding present and future development at Mopane Campsite. Staff at the camp are employed from the surrounding community, and trained in various aspects of the hospitality industry, such as cooking, housekeeping, guiding, and waitering. The community in the area consist of both ovaHimba and ovaHerero families.
There is a main lapa area consisting of the restaurant and bar. Tea or coffee are available from here. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style, whilst lunch can be ordered from a set menu.
The accommodation consists of 15 luxury tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, and a beautiful double bed made from railway sleepers, with innovative space for hanging clothes. The verandah is an ideal spot from which to sit and watch the sunset. All the tents are built in the shade of large Mopane trees.
Half and full day guided excursions to Himba villages are organized from the camp. Here you can see and experience traditional Himba customs. Alternatively, guests might like to take one of the short, unguided walks that start and finish from Mopane Campsite. The river has interesting rock formations, where there are cool rock pools for swimming during the rainy season.
Visits to Himba villages are organised from Mopane Campsite.
The river has interesting rock formations and cool rock pools for swimming during the rainy season.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
fantastic..open fire cooking with friendly staff...tents fine...their Himba excursion a reason to come to Namibia in itself
Expensive for what it is. Nice surroundings and good staff. No hot water in the shower and the pool was filthy and crawling with insects.
excellent, very friendly staff, great food, good choice of wine, nice spacious tents, atmosphere very chilled and relaxed, very helpful in organising our himba village trip
Good welcome, tended camp with private bathroom without privacy Too much expensive compared to quality Nice to have breakfast and dinner outside close to the fire. Very kind staff
For us, this was the best lodging experience. A little piece of paradise for the pleasantness, the atmosphere and the kindness of the staff. we enjoyed it so much that we sadly left!
Mopane Camp is quiet and relaxed, with friendly staff, and nice and close to Opuwo for those interested in shopping / nightlife. The Himba village tour is a must - our guide Shinyu was excellent, and the village authentic, the highlight of our holiday!
Mopane Campsite is situated 5 km east of Opuwo on the C41 (road to Kamanjab)Download Map
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