The Wolwedans Collection, Windhoek
|Windhoek, Khomas, NAMIBIA.|
Description: The Wolwedans CollectionOnce the hunting ground of the Spotted Hyena, Wolwedans takes its name from the African for "where the wolves dance". Nestled amidst the dunes in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, and set against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty, Wolwedans provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring nature.
Their portfolio of camps provides ample opportunity to meet guests' different expectations and preferred levels of comfort - be it the rustic Dune Camp, the more elaborate Dunes Lodge or the Wolwedans Private Camp. No matter where you opt to stay, warmth and personalised service -embraced by a commitment to care for guest and nature alike.
The NamibRand Nature Reserve (Southern Africa's biggest privately owned reserve) originated as a dream of extending the desert frontiers by integrating a large number of former sheep farms and developing a sanctuary free of fences, so that once again the wildlife could roam their habitat unhindered, today NamibRand is synonymous with some of Namibia's - if not Africa's - most breathtaking locations.
Covering an area of some 200.000 hectares close to Sossusvlei, NamibRand is bordered by the Naukluft Park in the west and the impressive Nubib Mountain range in the East. Virtually all facets of the Namibia are represented here. Mountains plunging down into endless grassy plains, which are interspersed by red vegetated dunes, create a living tapestry of colours and shapes that make it a visual utopia for artists and photographers. Many types of game species found in the reserve and over a hundred species of birds have been recorded.
The main objective of NamibRand Nature Reserve is to conserve this beautiful land, and to invite nature lovers from all over the world to share in this dream. Every guest staying at Wolwedans contributes directly towards the conservation of NamibRand, as a fixed percentage of their revenue flows towards conservation. In the long run, such levies will make the reserve self-sustainable. However despite the tremendous potential for ongoing tourist developments they have decided that every bed, in theory, must be surrounded by 2000 hectares of wilderness - now and forever.
Type of rooms: The Wolwedans CollectionDunes Lodge: eight spacious Chalets with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda.
The 9th Chalet - the family room - consists of 2 separate bedrooms and one bathroom.
The Mountain View Suite: is on just over 200 square meters of deck rising above the dunes nestled amidst a magnificent dune landscape.
The Dune Camp: located on the edge of a 250-meter high dune, overlooks the prominent Losberg Mountain towards the east. The Camp sleeps a maximum of 12 guests in comfortable tents pitched on wooden platforms each tent has a spacious verandah and a private bathroom.
The Private Camp: situated in an idyllic valley, caters for four guests, perfect for honeymooners or individuals seeking uncompromising privacy and solitude.
Additional information: The Wolwedans Collection
There is an airstrip at Wolwedans with daily flights from Swakopmund international.
Activities include mountaineering, walking trails under the stars, and soon there will be a swimming pool at the lodge.
Before booking, verify the current costs, prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest accordingly. Travel insurance that covers cancellation fees is recommended.
Number of rooms: 17
Official category: Eco-Lodge.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1994.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa.
GPS Coordinates: 25° 6' 52.25'' S 15° 59' 43.23'' E
Nearest airport: Swakopmund International - 450km.
Rates: The Wolwedans Collection
|Per person, per night||Single supplement||Child under 12 (over 6)||Taxes||Service charge|
|Wolwedans Dunes Lodge||6110||2650||1530||incl.||incl.|
|Wolwedans Dune Camp
(minimum stay two nights)
|Boulders Safari Camp
3 nights package
|Wolwedans Private Camp
|Breakfast per person||incl.||incl.||incl.|
|Description of seasons|
|Dunes lodge and Private Camp: open all year round.
Dune Camp and Boulders Safari Camp: seasonal from Mar.01-Nov.30
|Rates valid till (d/m/y)|
|Booking and cancellation policy|
|All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates and package deals, may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Reservation policy: when you have selected and agreed to stay at one of the Wolwedans camps, you can confirm this by fax, e-mail or letter. NamibRand Safaris (Pty) Ltd. will then send off a confirmation and invoice you, or the travel agent, through whom you booked. Your booking is confirmed and accepted by us if you place a 25% deposit for the value of services to be rendered by NamibRand Safaris (Pty) Ltd. Final payment is due to NamibRand Safaris (Pty) Ltd not later than 8 weeks prior to departure.
Cancellation of booking: must be in writing and is only effective on receipt of written notification. Cancel prior to 8 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited. Cancellation made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied.
The scale of charges is as follows:
- More than 8 weeks notice - Deposit forfeited
- Less than 8 weeks notice - deposit + 25%
- Less than 4 weeks notice - 50%
- Less than 2 weeks notice - 75%
- Less than 1 week notice - 100% If you fail to stay as per your confirmed reservation, arrive later than booked or leave Wolwedans prior to completion of your stay, no refund.
Change of booking after your booking has been confirmed, is subject to availability.
Where a transfer is made within four weeks of departure, normal cancellation fees apply.
All prices are inclusive of full board, standard bar/beverages, all activities (except hot-air ballooning and scenic flights) levies and taxes (VAT).
Price excludes NamibRand Nature Reserve Park Fee, imported spirits, vintage wines and special activities (i.e. Ballooning and scenic flights)