Wolwedans Collection

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE, NAMIBIA

1 lodge, 2 camps and 2 exclusive villas located in the private 220 000-hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Immerse yourself in the desert with  scenic drives, the Wolwedans Water Walk, quiet and solitary moments, bushman walks, fat tyre e-bike adventures, a tour of the Wolwedans Village, and iconic sundowners.

A COLLECTION OF DREAMS

Wolwedans is more than a collection of camps: it is a collection of dreams. Its ethos lies in setting an example in sustainability and continually fulfilling its commitment to the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Located in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in southern Namibia, their portfolio of timeless and elegant safari camps provides the perfect base from which to embark on exciting and interpretative desert activities or simply relax and enjoy the magnitude of the landscape. The red dunes, endless yellow plains, impressive mountain ranges and fascinating eco-systems of the NamibRand, an International Dark Sky Reserve, are unlike anything you have ever experienced. This is a place of ancient energy that restores the modern soul.

Visionary Albi Brückner created the NamibRand Nature Reserve in the mid-1980’s by buying 8 farms, dropping the fences, and so conserving the land and wildlife.  In 1994, his son Stephan Brückner built Dunes Camp on Wolwedans farm and so the Wolwedans Collection was born.

The WOLWEDANS WAY is a business philosophy based on 3 key pillars leading their decision making.

  • ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ – ahead of the quest for profit.
  • ‘Business in Balance’ – do what is good for people and the environment, ahead of leading with commercial success.
  • ‘5C’s Sustainability’ – all actions are guided by the interconnectedness of Conservation, Commerce, Community, Culture and Consciousness.

FAST FACTS

RATES

Camps & Lodge:
NAD 6 900 – NAD 12 650
per person per night

Exclusive Villas:
NAD 21 900 – NAD 50 600
per villa per night

NAD : Namibian $

ACCESS

Fly:
It is a 1.5 hour charter flight from Windhoek or Swakopmund to the camp airstrip. 

Drive:
A scenic 6-7 hour drive from either Windhoek or Swakopmund.

CHILDREN

Camps & Lodge:
7 years+

Exclusive Villas:
All ages

Fabulous for families. Highly recommended. Malaria free. Immersive with many activities geared for guests of all ages.

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

What we love

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

VAST & ANCIENT LANDSCAPE

One of the most photographically stunning destinations on the continent.

wolwedans way

Committed to The Pursuit of Happiness; Business in Balance and 5 C’s Sustainability.

the experience

A transformative immersion in nature with a variety of activities to restore the heart, mind and soul.

ICONIC NAMIBIA

If you are going to visit one place in Namibia, visit Wolwedans.

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The impact of your stay

Sustainability is not a side arm of Wolwedans, it is their heart and soul and who they are. Recognised by The Long Run as a Global Ecosphere Retreat, Wolwedans is committed to promoting an inclusive, holistic paradigm of conservation that enhances livelihoods and fosters intercultural dialogue. 

During the Covid lockdown of 2020, Stephen Brückner used the time to establish The AridEden Project, underpinned by a philosophy of balancing people, planet and profit in everything they do. AridEden provides the framework and identity for the Wolwedans journey. 

Every stay contributes through:

  • Paying the Sustainability Levy of NAD 1 000 per adult (18 and older) and NAD 500 per child (under 18) per night, above the accommodation rates. This levy includes NAD 315 NamibRand Nature Reserve Park Fee and the balance is allocated to the Wolwedans Foundation to drive its 5C’s Sustainability, as outlined through The AridEden Project.
  • Supporting a lodge where they employ an all Namibian team.
  • Contributing to the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
  • Guests may also choose to stay at Desert Lodge, a hospitality training facility, forming part of the Wolwedans Desert Academy.  Here every stay supports the skills training of Namibians.
  • Every visit by a guest contributes to the AridEden Project: www.arideden.org

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CAMPS & LODGE

In an ancient landscape

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

Boulders Camp

Situated in the deep south of the reserve, hugged by massive granite rocks, Boulders Camp is the most remote and ‘classic’ camp of the Wolwedans Collection.  This intimate camp is as far off the beaten track, as it can get. 

Guided scenic drives, moments of solitude, two to three hour walking safaris treading along the ancient hunting grounds of the bushmen, and eBiking, will happily fill your days.

The Boulders three-night package with fixed arrival dates every Monday and Thursday of the week enables the team to truly weave magic through a carefully choreographed programme. This makes a stay at Boulders a truly immersive and mindful desert experience.

Sept’21 – March’22: Boulders Camp will only be available on an exclusive use basis – 8 guests.

FIXED ARRIVAL: From April’22 Boulders Camp per person basis with arrivals on Monday & Thursday and a 3-night minimum stay. 

SEASONALITY: Open all year.

CHILDREN: 7+ years

Boulders Camp

5 Tented Rooms

from NAD 10,950 per person per night
Minimum stay 3 nights.
3rd night less 50%.
Fixed arrival Monday & Thursday.
All meals & drinks.
Daily scenic desert activities.
eBiking (Fat wheels).
Bushman Walk.
Massages (extra).
Wolwedans Village activities (not available / too far).
Horse riding (not available).
WiFi (limited)

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Plains Camp

Re-opening in April 2022.

The most exclusive villa in the heart of the reserve, Plains Camp caters for 8 guests and is the perfect getaway for families and friends seeking uncompromising privacy and solitude.

Offering 4 spacious en-suite rooms (2 master rooms and 2 standard rooms), a ‘Sala’ where one can laze away siestas, various decks, a swimming pool, and the central lounge area that combines a study, living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The villa’s open-plan design allows uninterrupted views of the surrounding nature.

Private Camp is your special home at Wolwedans. It demands nothing much of you, but to relax and gaze at the ever-changing colours of the desert.

SEASONALITY: Open all year. 

CHILDREN: All ages.

Plains Camp

EXCLUSIVE-USE villa

from NAD 43,800 per villa per night
Minimum stay 2 nights.
All meals & drinks.
Daily scenic desert activities.
Horse riding.
eBiking.
Bushman Walk.
Wolwedans Village activities (extra).
Massages (extra).
WiFi (limited)

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

MountainView Suite

Mountain View Suite is a self-contained suite at Desert Lodge. This suite has the most expansive views across the vast NamibRand and includes a private chef and guide. 

This suite offers 1 en-suite bedroom (up to 2 adults) and either an igloo tent on the deck or a study that converts to a kids room (max 2 extra kids), a private lounge and dining area plus an outside bathroom, and a sleep-out deck with a plunge pool. 

Perfect for a couple seeking exclusivity or a family with smaller children. 

SEASONALITY: Open all year. 

CHILDREN: All ages

Mountain View Suite

1 EXCLUSIVE-USE Suite

from NAD 19,900 per suite per night
Minimum stay 2 nights.
All meals & drinks.
Daily scenic desert activities.
Horse riding.
eBiking.
Bushman Walk.
Wolwedans Village activities (extra).
Massages (extra).
WiFi (limited)

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

Dune Camp &
Dune Camp Private

The Dune Camp & Dune Camp Private provide a more down-to-earth, yet stylish, experience. Positioned on the edge of a 250-metre high dune, it has an unparalleled natural charm. The spacious and comfortable tents are pitched on wooden platforms and include an indoor and outdoor bathroom. A generous deck with a ‘Wolwedans Chiller” (a small water filled silo for the hotter months) and a sleep-out for a night under the stars, facilitate a rather civilized camping experience.

The self contained Dune Camp Private is a 2 bedroomed unit accommodating a maximum of 4 adults and 2 kids. This unit includes a private chef and guide, has a small private lounge and dining area plus outside bathrooms, a sleep-out deck and a two ‘Wolwedans Chillers’. 

The charm of the camp lies in its tranquil, intimate atmosphere, capturing the essence of simplicity amidst a landscape of silence.  Dune Camp requires a minimum stay of two nights.

SEASONALITY: Open all year

CHILDREN: Dune Camp – 7+ years | Dune Camp Private – All ages.

Dune Camp &
Dune Camp Private

6 Tented Rooms &
2 ROOM DUNE CAMP PRIVATE

from NAD 7,450 per person per night
Minimum stay 2 nights.
All meals & drinks.
Daily scenic desert activities.
Horse riding (extra).
eBiking (extra).
Bushman Walk (extra).
Wolwedans Village activities (extra).
Massages (extra).
WiFi (limited)

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

Desert Lodge

Re-opening in April 2022.

Desert 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.

Desert Lodge reopens as a hospitality training facility, forming part of the Wolwedans Desert Academy. The rate here excludes drinks as trainees are taught how to take orders and manage a point of sale.

The building style is a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds, opening up to the desert beyond. The lodge reflects the ambience of a tented camp, but provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building. Each of the nine spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms has 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.

FIXED ARRIVAL: Upon re-opning in April’22 Desert Lodge arrivals on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Closed on Sunday. 

SEASONALITY: Open all year. 

CHILDREN: All ages

Desert Lodge

9 Tented Rooms

from NAD 7,650 per person per night
Minimum stay 2 nights.
All meals
Drinks (extra)
Daily scenic desert activities.
Horse riding (extra).
eBiking (extra).
Bushman Walk (extra).
Wolwedans Village activities (extra).
Massages (extra).
WiFi (limited)

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FEATURED OFFER

Wolwedans Immersion

Wolwedans rewards a mindful connection to nature through slow and meaningful travel.  Pay the full rate for the first 2 nights and thereafter every night is at 50% off. 

VALID: All year

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featured journey

Exclusive Adventures

Perfectly designed for families and groups, journey through South Africa and Namibia, staying in our exclusive-use properties and experiencing the destinations in pure priavcy.

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location

Getting there

FLY

It is a 1-hour charter flight from Windhoek or Swakopmund to the Wolwedans airstrip.  For Boulders Camp the airstrip is Aandster (a 10-minutes flight from Wolwedans airstrip).

From the Wolwedans airstrip it is a 15-minute drive each way to Dunes Camp, Desert Lodge and Plains Camps.

From Aandster Airstrip to Boulders is a 20-minute drive.

DRIVE

A scenic 6-7 hour drive from either Windhoek or Swakopmund.

Wolwedans offers privately guided journeys from Windhoek in a closed 4×4.

COVID TRAVEL

Wolwedans complies with well-considered SOP’s to provide the safest possible environment for guests and staff while ensuring a truly authentic experience.

PCR testing can be arranged at the camps at the cost of a private charter plus testing fee. The most affordable option is for this to be done in Windhoek.

Availability

Boulders Safari Camp
We do not currently have online availability for Boulders Safari Camp. Please enquire availability@classic-portfolio.com

Wolwedans Private Camp

Contact

Email:
res2@wolwedans.com

Tel:
+264 61 230 616

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, based in Windhoek