Wolwedans Collection

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE, NAMIBIA

2 camps, 1 exclusive suite & 1 private camp located in the 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 Dune 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

Dune Camp, Dune Camp Family Suite & Boulders Camp:
NAD 9 450 – NAD 14 550 per person per night


Mountain View Suite & Plains Camp:

NAD 29 000 – NAD 58 200 per villa per night


NAD : Namibian $

ACCESS

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

50 min scheduled charter from Windhoek to Keerweder airstrip followed by 40 min road transfer to camp.

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

CHILDREN

Dune Camp, Dune Camp Family Suite & Boulders Camp:
7 years+


Plains Camp:

All ages


Mountain View Suite:

18 years +


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

Located in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, this is one of the most photographically stunning destinations on the continent.

wolwedans way

Committed to The Pursuit of Happiness; Business in Balance and the 5Cs of Sustainability: Conservation, Community, Commerce, Culture & Consciousness. 

the experience

At Wolwedans, guests go slow and disconnect to reconnect on a transformative desert immersion; with themselves, nature, and humankind. 

ICONIC NAMIBIA

If you are going to visit one place in Namibia, make it 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 1 250 (2023) & NAD 1 750 (2024) per adult (18 and older) and NAD 625 (2023) & NAD 725 (2024) per child (under 18) per night, above the accommodation rates. This levy includes a 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.
  • You are supporting a lodge that not only employs an all Namibian team but one that has its own Hospitality Training School, the Desert Academy, as well as a range of other skills development projects. Find out more via the Wolwedans Foundation website.
  • Contributing to the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, a private nature reserve established to help protect and conserve the unique ecology and wildlife of the south-west Namib Desert.
  • Desert Lodge is home to our hospitality training facility, that provides the practical experience portion of the Wolwedans Desert Academy. Some of the team there are students who are learning about the guest experience, they might make a mistake (or two) but this will be complemented by the biggest smiles and lots of enthusiasm.
  • Every visit by a guest contributes to the AridEden Project, a practical framework for building more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive tourism conservation economies.

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CAMPS & LODGE

In an ancient landscape

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE

Dune Camp & Dune Camp Family Suite

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 Family Suite is a 2 bedroomed unit accommodating a maximum of 4 adults and 3 kids. This unit has a small private lounge and dining area plus outside bathrooms, a sleep-out deck and a two ‘Wolwedans Chillers’. Located only a short walk away from the main camp where meals are served and enjoyed. A private guide is also included.

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: 7+ years

Dune Camp

6 Tented Rooms &
2-bedroom Family Suite

from NAD 9 450 per person per night
Minimum stay 2 nights
All meals & drinks
Daily scenic desert activities
Horse riding (extra)
eBiking - Fat bikes
Bushman Walk
Wolwedans Village activities (extra)
WiFi (limited)

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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), 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. 

SEASONALITY: Open all year. 

CHILDREN: 18+ years

Mountain View Suite

1 EXCLUSIVE-USE Suite

from NAD 29 000 per suite per night
Minimum stay 2 nights
All meals & drinks
Daily scenic desert activities
Horse riding (extra)
eBiking - Fat bikes
Bushman Walk
Wolwedans Village activities (extra)
WiFi (limited)

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Plains Camp

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, each with its own ‘Wolwedans Chiller’. The main area has a swimming pool and the central lounge area that combines a study, living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. 2 Children (under the age of 12) can be accommodated in the sala with private its own bathroom. The villa’s open-plan design allows uninterrupted views of the surrounding nature.

Plains Camp is your special home at Wolwedans. Complete with a private chef, guide, and villa team to allow for maximum flexibility, 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 50 400 per villa per night
Minimum stay 2 nights
All meals & drinks
Daily scenic desert activities
Horse riding (extra)
eBiking - Fat bikes
Bushman Walk
Wolwedans Village activities (extra)
WiFi (limited)

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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.

FIXED ARRIVAL:

  • 3 night minimum stays – Monday, Thursday , Friday and Sunday arrivals.
  • 4 night minimum stays – Thursday and Sunday arrivals.

 

SEASONALITY: Open all year.

CHILDREN: 7+ years

Boulders Camp

5 Tented Rooms

from NAD 12 600 per person per night
Minimum stay 3 nights
Fixed arrival days
All meals & drinks
Daily scenic desert activities
eBiking - Fat bikes
Bushman Walk
Wolwedans Village activities (not available / too far)
Horse riding (not available)
WiFi (limited)

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Desert Lodge

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 falls under the Wolwedans Foundation umbrella and will accept group bookings of 5 rooms or more.

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.

SEASONALITY: Open all year. 

CHILDREN: 7+ years

Desert Lodge

10 Tented Rooms

from NAD 6 900 per person per night
Minimum stay 2 nights
All meals & drinks
Daily scenic desert activities
Horse riding (extra)
eBiking - Fat bikes
Bushman Walk
Wolwedans Village activities (extra)
WiFi (limited)

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FEATURED OFFER

Linger Longer

Linger Longer at Wolwedans. The Stay 4, Pay 3 offer applies to all properties, which encourages longer stays that allow time to craft the full Wolwedans experience for you and your guests. All 4 nights must be spent at one property.

VALID: All year 2023 & 2024

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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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Getting there

FLY

From Windhoek, take a 50 min scheduled charter flight (operated by FlyNamibia) to Keerweder Airstrip, then take a 40 min drive to Wolwedans Village. 

Windhoek to Keerweder:

Mo, We, Fr & Sa

09:40 – 10:30

Keerweder to Windhoek:

Tu, Th & Su

15:00 – 15:50

Private charters of 1.5 hrs are also available to Wolwedans Airstrip from other safari airstrips and airports. Wolwedans Airstrip is a quick 5 min road transfer from Wolwedans Village.

DRIVE

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

Availability

Contact

Email:
reservations@wolwedans.com

Tel:
+27 21 876 2153

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