White Sands Lodge and Camping, is situated directly at Popa Falls on the Okavango River. The Camping and future Lodge are located on the banks of the Okavango River, surrounded by magnificent trees and shrubs. The campsites are suitable for big/small tents as well as cars with roof tents, campers, caravans and Overlanders. The new constructed main road is suitable for all kinds of vehicles and buses.
We offer access to viewers and guests for several striking views directly at the Popa Falls. We also have an astounding landscape with 400 types of fascinating birds and wildlife and overlooking the most powerful Okavango River.
Relax with a drink and snacks on our beach overlooking the falls and river, or enjoy a boat cruise with spectacular views of the most beautiful surroundings of the river, trees, and bushes. Spot hippos and crocodiles swimming in the river, birds singing and calling each other in the background, hunt for their catch of the day, or building a nest on the banks of the river.
On request, we can also cater to breakfast and lunch.
Soon to be open is our Lodge, which will consist of 14 Luxury rooms with 2 family units, overlooking the river and an Information Center that will include a restaurant, bar, shop, and sundowning deck.
White Sands Lodge and Camping is situated directly at Popa Falls on the banks of the Okavango River within the Bwabwata National Park and is the largest of the four protected areas that make up the North-East Park. An outstanding feature of Bwabwata is the high number of large mammal and bird species that are nationally rare and we are only situated 7 km away from the Buffalo Core Area.
The Okavango River is the fourth-longest river system in Southern Africa, running South Eastward for 1,600km. The river begins in Angola, where it is known as the Cubango. Further south, it forms part of the border between Angola and Namibia and then flows into Botswana.
Before it enters Botswana, the river drops 4m in a series of rapids known as Popa Falls. The Falls can be viewed at White Sands Lodge and Camping.
White Sands Lodge and Camping is situated directly at Popa Falls on the banks of the Okavango River, in the Bwabwata National Park.
It’s a privileged location that allows visitors to enjoy the best views of the Popa Falls, one of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Namibia.
Bwabwata National Park is 627,400 ha, consist of 3 main tourist areas; Mahango, Buffalo and Kwando Core area. Bwabwata National Park is home to a surprising variety of wildlife. 105 mammal species, 71 different kinds of reptiles, along with more than 400 species of birds, you will see elephant, lion, leopard, crocodile, wildebeest, and buffalo.
May, June, July, and August
Drought increase with the progression of winter.
Temperatures average 26 degrees most afternoons, early mornings are cold with the temperature hovering around 7 degrees.
September and October
Temperature increase. October averages 34 degrees and peak temperature can be much higher.
Early mornings are warmer, reaching around 15 degrees.
Rains generally start toward the end of October or in early November.
November and December
November is generally the first month of rain, with precipitation really picking up in December. Fairly dry for the most part, occasionally thunder can happen. Afternoon temperature are around 32 degrees.
January, February, and March
The wettest months are typically January and February. Although mostly sunny, afternoon thundershowers tend to cool things down to an average of around 30 degrees.
It is characterized by a drop-off in the rain and lower temperatures.
Our community guides will heartily welcome you and lead you along our newly build walkways with different view options of the falls.
Further, you will learn about animal life and plant kingdom, the tradition and culture of the local Khwe (SAN).
Delight yourself with a snack and a cocktail at our beach bar, or visit our shop opening the 1st of May 2020.
We also offer numerous day and cultural excursions, trip transfers, bird watching, fishing and sunset cruises on the Okavango River and many more, and on-site ready for bookings to an unforgettable experience. Game drives are available with the opening of the Lodge.
No show or cancellation within 14 days of stay – No refund due.
Cancellation between 15 and 30 days before stay – 25% of the deposit will be refunded.
Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before stay – 50% of the deposit will be refunded
Cancellation more than 60 days before stay – full refund.
Driving on the B8 tarred road from Rundu you simply cross the bridge at Divundu that crosses the Okavango river, pass through the checkpoint and enter the Caprivi region, into the Bwabwata National Park. After driving for 5 kilometers turn right at the signboard for White Sands and follow the road for 2.2 km which will lead you to both the charming campsite and the Popa fall viewing areas.
Distances from White Sands Lodge and Camping
Rundu- 200 km
Katima Mulilo - 320 km
Divundu - 7 km
Buffalo Game Park - 7 km
Bagani Air Field - 7 km
Kasane (Chobe) - 430 km
Victoria Falls - 560 km
Children aged between 0 and 5 stay free. Children aged between 6 and 11 pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children aged 12 and older pay full price.
The Campsites is located on the banks of the Okavango River, surrounded by magnificent trees and shrubs. The campsites are suitable for big/small tents as well as cars with roof tents, Campers, Caravans, and Overlanders
(Accommodate 10 Guest / 5 Cars)
(Accommodate 6 Guest / 3 Cars)
Luxury Campsite for Overlanders
(Accommodate 20 Guest / 1 Bus)
Luxury Rooms (Soon to Open)
(Accommodate 2 Guest)