There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains, where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here at Erongo Wilderness Lodge
, in a secluded valley, you will find twelve luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views. Raised wooden walkways and natural stone steps connect the chalets to the main area, where the restaurant, lounge, swimming pool and sun downer deck invite you to relax and fully unwind.
The open-plan lounge and restaurant overlooks a floodlit waterhole, and is warmed by a central fireplace in the winter. Delicious and original meals, freshly baked breads and pastries, and sumptuous breakfasts, are all complemented by the spectacular setting.
The chalets, raised on stilts, are in harmony with their surroundings, with broad, shaded decks, and indulgent bathrooms built around the existing rocks and trees. Inside, each spacious tent is a haven of thoughtful comfort and casual luxury.
Nature provides the compelling reasons for visiting this unique environment. Many rare, endemic, and special species of animal, bird, and plant life thrive here, making this one of Namibia’s most diverse and wildlife-rich areas.
This wealth of natural and cultural history can be enjoyed by joining a guided nature drive, visiting one of the Bushman rock art sites, or walking among the mountains with one of our knowledgeable guides. Or make the experience a more personal one by simply exploring on your own, or just soaking up the atmosphere from the private deck of your tent.
Accommodation at Erongo Wilderness Lodge: Twin/Double luxury tent:
Luxuriously appointed, elevated `meru style` tent with, en suite bathroom. The Tent opens up onto a large shaded deck with spectacular views. Fitted with 2 x 3/4 beds, or 1 x super king bed. Triple room option for 1 child sharing with 2 adults available.
Double luxury tent:
Luxuriously appointed, elevated `meru style` tent with, en suite bathroom. The Tent opens up onto a large shaded deck with spectacular views. Double tent is fitted with 1 x queen size bed.
Luxuriously appointed, elevated `meru style` tent with, en suite bathroom. The Tent opens up onto a large shaded deck with spectacular views. 2 x 3/4 size beds or 1 x super king bed and 2 x 3/4 beds in a separate but adjoining tent.
Private, luxuriously appointed 2-tented unit suitable for 2 couples travelling together or families with older children. 2x 3/4 or 1 x super king bed. The 2 spacious tents share a private dining/lounge and relaxation area with an outside boma fire pit.
Facilities in all the rooms:
* Full mini-bar
* Tea/Coffee station
* Pedestal fan
* Safety deposit box
* Plug point
* Fire extinguisher
* 2 reading lamps and a selection of magazines
* Tables and chairs, both indoors and on the veranda
Access to the tents is via wooden walkways and stone steps, some of which are steeper / further from the main area than others.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge Activities:
A few suggested activities for those people wanting to keep busy during their stay are listed below:
Nature Drive / Paula’s Cave
Erongo Wilderness Lodge forms part of the 200 000 hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy. This pristine wilderness area straddles the Erongo Mountains: a natural reserve within a vast volcanic crater complex, which boasts unparalleled biodiversity. After about an hour and a half’s drive through the scenically beautiful lodge property you will end up at the foot of the hill where the site of Paula’s Cave can be found. An easy walk up the hill will take you to the National Monument site of some outstanding bushman rock art. After exploring the rock art, relax with a cold ‘sun downer’ drink and enjoy the closing of the day. A slow drive searching for nocturnal animals with the help of a spotlight will bring you back to the lodge in time for dinner. A must-see for anyone visiting the area. This drive can be done both in the morning or the afternoon.
Walking the area surrounding the Lodge is highly encouraged and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. Our guides have been very well trained on the interesting Fauna and Flora of the area and are available to escort guests through the property at any time that suits them. An unlimited number of guided walks are included in the rate. We have put together a number of interesting walks to suit people of all different fitness levels.
Sun downer walk
Very close to the lodge, you will be guided up a granite hill where you can enjoy a cold sun downer drink while watching the sun set over spectacular views of the Erongo and Brandberg Mountains.
Early morning walk
This is for those who want to get the most out of the beauty of the Erongo Mountains during the stunning early morning light. This walk is 3 to 4 hours in duration and can be of various degrees of difficulty depending on your preference. We meet at 06h00 in the restaurant for tea, coffee and rusks. Your guide will take extra water, juice and snacks along for en-route.
This is for those who want to have a more relaxed walk, but still experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. This walk is 1 to 2 hours in duration and can be of various degrees of difficulty, depending on your preference. We meet at 07h00 in the restaurant for tea, coffee, fresh juice, rusks, muffins and a selection of fruit.
Self - Guided Walking Trails
A number of walking trails have been marked out through the spectacular areas around the lodge. Again, these are of varying degrees of difficulty – some being more suited to the adventurous explorer, and some more suited to those wanting to opt for a gentle stroll.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge has an abundance of bird life. From the raptors to the tiniest of sunbirds, the viewing of birds in the area is superb. The nest of the resident breeding pair of Black (Verreaux) Eagles can be seen on cliff faces, with sightings of this magnificent bird occurring frequently. The lodge dining room and bar overlook a small valley where a fantastic variety of species can be sighted drinking from one of the three water points. These include both Namibian and South African endemics such as: Hartlaub's Francolin, Redbilled Francolin, Ruppell's Parrot, Rosyfaced Lovebird, Monteiro's Hornbill, Carp's Black Tit, Damara Rockrunner, Pririt Batis, Whitetailed Shrike, Violet-eared Waxbill, and the Redheaded Finch.
The abundance of water around the lodge in what is an otherwise dry area, also make it a haven for Plumcoloured Starlings, Melba Finches, Rock Kestrels, Masked Weavers, Rock Buntings, Whitebellied Sunbirds and a whole host of others.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge Map: