Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, Dunes Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring and undisturbed nature.
Wolwedans is not a dune hotel or a one night stop over destination, which can be ticked off en-route to the next tourist hot-spot. It is a place to arrive, to be, to learn and unwind, whilst being looked after by a friendly and involved local team. Wolwedans provides an honest, relaxed and down-to-earth atmosphere, free of 'wannabe' fanciness and pretence.
Wolwedans provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of undisturbed nature. The personal and informative scenic drives in open Landrovers reveal the wonders of the wilderness.
Scenic flights are another popular activity at Wolwedans. Commencing during the late afternoon, these flights give you a birds-eye view of the Diamond Coast and Sossusvlei and is a truly exhilarating and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A special attraction at NamibRand is hot-air ballooning. Soaring silently over the dune belts and never-ending plains provides unforgettable and breathtaking 360 degree vistas. From the best viewpoint imaginable, you admire the stark beauty of the Namib for about an hour, before celebrating this once in a lifetime experience with a champagne breakfast at the landing spot.
Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way. The main lodge is a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds, opening up to the desert beyond.
Each of the 9 spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms sport a private verandah, which connects you to vast stretches of untouched sand. Sleeping with your canvas blinds open is just like sleeping under the stars.
The lodge also has a swimming pool, which is suspended above the sand.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; NamibRand Nature Reserve Park fee; standard shared activities; and local beverages are included.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From the North: From Windhoek you travel south via Rehoboth (tarred road), and proceed on gravel road via Kobos, Klein Aub, Rietoog and Buellspoort (B1, C24, MR47, D1206) onto the D854. Where you intercept the C19 turn left and after some 5km, turn right onto the D845. Travel some 16 km’s and turn left onto the C27. You stay on the C27 heading south until you reach the first NamibRand signboard. Carry on straight and remain on this road for approx. 45 km until you find the Wolwedans gate on the right hand side. Follow the signs to the Wolwedans farmhouse/reception, which is another 20 km’s from the gate. From here you will be transferred to the Wolwedans Dune Camp or Wolwedans Dunes Lodge. Please do not leave the main road!
From Windhoek: You can alternatively choose the scenic route via Spreetshoogte Pass ending at Solitaire (420 km). From Solitaire you head south on C19, turn left onto the C27 to Sesriem and proceed south on C27.
You can also travel on the tarred road from Windhoek to Mariental, then on gravel via Maltahöhe and Tsarispass to Wolwedans (511 km).
From Swakopmund or Walvis Bay: Travel on C14 to Solitaire and proceed on C19 and C27 to the Wolwedans Gate.
From Sesriem: Head south on the C27 until you reach the Wolwedans gate. Note not to enter the D845 by driving straight on, but turn right to continue on C27. This a tricky T-junction.
From Luderitz: Travel on the B4 and then you turn into the C13, you may then choose to turn into the D707, which is more of a scenic route. From Betta (here you should fuel) head north-west on the C27 until you reach the Wolwedans gate.
From the South: No matter where you come from, to the west of Maltahöhe the D827 meets the C27. From this point, continue north on the C27 for approximately 30 km where you will find the Wolwedans gate on the left hand side. Follow the description above to the Wolwedans farmhouse.
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