• Location: Namibia, Damaraland
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable

overview

Millions of years ago, a pre-historic volcano created a crater complex within the Erongo Mountains in Namibia. Today, this area is strewn with dazzling granite boulders that are jaw-dropping in size and breath-taking in age. The Erongo Mountain Lodge is set within this gargantuan game of geological marbles: 10 perfectly formed suites and a 2-tent family unit that offer crystal-clear air, spectacular views, intriguing San rock art and peaceful pitstop on the journey to or from Etosha National Park.

The 200 000 hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy is home to a roll call of exotically named avian life that will have twitchers all aflutter: like hundreds of rosy-faced lovebirds, Verreaux eagles, Damara red-billed hornbills, Hartlaub spur fowl and violet-backed wood hoopoes. Hikers and ramblers are in for a similar embarrassment of riches: there are three guided walks in which experts take you on an exciting exploration of this unusual wilderness and other self-guided trails that will wend you through these majestic boulders.

The spacious tented chalets are sensitively designed to echo the landscape, with wide timber viewing decks to greet every morning and walk-in showers in the en suite bathrooms hewn from the rock face. It is rare to say that you have found a place where time stands still: owner-managed Erongo is a strong contender, with a quiet majesty all of its own.

highlights

  • San rock art in Paula’s Cave
  • Exceptional birding
  • Swimming pool
  • 3 guided walks plus self-guided trails
  • Floodlit waterhole for small game
  • Family tent with private boma & BBQ area

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Facilities

Erongo Wilderness Lodge honours its incredible setting by being dedicated to nature and allowing nothing to detract from the rare combination of immense birdlife and glorious scenery. For hot days, the swimming pool is beckons while the central lounge area is a convivial spot to swap stories on cool nights or curl up with a nightcap and your birding books. Or enjoy the passing parade of small game and birds at the floodlit waterhole from the comfort of the central terrace.

There are three guided walks led by Erongo’s resident experts: a dawn one for early birds who want to make the most of that special time when sunrise is just beginning to spread its warmth across the land; a morning one for those who choose to have a lie-in; and the ever-popular and easy sunset hike to the top of a nearby boulder for pre-dinner drinks. Paula’s Cave is home to ancient San rock art and is a national monument in Namibia. In addition, there are safe self-guided trails for all fitness levels, allowing you the freedom to roam as you please.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Computer facilities
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    Restaurant

Dining

Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner are included and are enjoyed around the roaring central fireplace in winter and out on the terrace overlooking in summer. Breakfasts and afternoon tea are sumptuous, with freshly-baked cakes, breads and pastries to indulge in.

The family tent has a private dining and living room that leads out onto an open-air fire pit and barbeque area - Erongo's staff will happily supply you with fresh salads and meat so that you can enjoy a traditional barbeque at your own pace.

Luxury Bungalow

Expect extremely comfortable rustic chic: the large tented suites are elevated on stilts to ensure the best-possible views, even from the comfort of your bed (and the staff will deliver a hot water bottle to your chalet for a cosy night’s sleep). With either twin or double beds, a large terrace and an en suite bathroom that features a walk-in shower set with the rock face, your canvas abode is a secluded, private haven reached only by a winding wooden walkway.

The family unit consists of two tents that are suitable for parents and young children or two couples travelling together. It is separated from the other suites for added privacy and has wonderful views of the evocative Erongo Mountains. The family tent has a living and dining area, and an outdoor boma with a fire pit and private barbeque.

Luxury Bungalow AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Mini bar

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Nature drives
  • Picnics
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $150 Half Board
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $180 Half Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • This is probably the weakest link on a great tour. This was also the only place where weather did not support a good experience. it is in a great location but very little to do that was interesting. We did one walking tour that was good exercise but did not show much different.

    Memos Amphitrion Holidays S.A., January 2010
  • Shorcomings were very few, maybe the beds in Erongo (way to hard), the unavailability of a ranger and car on our first afternoon in Doro Nawas and the problems with the rangercar on our first morning in Kulala. Besides those things we were just stunned by the scenery, the quietness, the contrasts, the friendlyness of the people and the animals of Namibia.

    Peter Rouhi, August 2009

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Erongo gets rave reviews about its hopsitality, dramatic landscape & interesting birdlife. The only complaint is they always wished they'd stayed another night."

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