Namib Naukluft Lodge
This unique and peaceful place has been carefully developed by its nature loving owners Friedolf and Barbara Sturm and offers a great desert experience for the relaxed holidaymaker and the enthusiastic desert explorer. This is a perfect place for people who are not just here to visit the dunes, but want to get a real feel for the area and surrounding.
Since 1993 the animals roam freely and undisturbed. The nature reserve hosts a variety of game like the Oryx antelope, Kudu, Springbok, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Mountain Zebra, Ostrich and Baboon. During the evenings, the bat-eared fox and the ‘Aardwolf’ are common visitors. Sometimes a spotted or brown hyena may be seen. On some occasions, predators like African wildcat, leopard and cheetah have been spotted walking over the vast plains. A bird-hide in walking distance from the lodge invites the guests for some bird viewing. Especially in the early morning hours flocks of Namaqua sand grouses gather at the nearby waterhole. Two black-breasted snake eagles often sit on top of the granite rocks and watch their prey. The ‘Ludwigs’ and the ‘Ruppel’s’ Bustard are also common visitors and even vultures can sometimes be seen.
Namib Naukluft Lodge has sixteen stylishly furnished rooms with the most comfortable therapeutic mattresses, en-suite bathrooms, inside and outdoor seating, air-conditioning, private veranda, refrigerator and direct dial telephone. The main building offers a comfortable lounge exhibiting local décor items as well as original paintings, prints and hand-woven carpets from local artists. During the heat of the day after taking part in one of the excursions the best spot to linger is at the crystal clear swimming pool, which offers a sun-bath as well as a cool splash!
Activities on offer here are half day trips to the dunes, walks or drives on the Reserve, Night drives on request, shuttles tofrom Windhoek or Swakopmund, golf course, horse riding and balloon rides.
The lodge can be booked on an all inclusive basis or with bed and breakfast only for self drivers. Children of any ages are welcomed here.