Wolwedans is more than a mere collection of camps – it’s ethos lies in setting an example in sustainability and continually fulfilling its commitment to the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Each camp is designed with your individual needs at heart. At Wolwedans, you have a choice of the rustic, but unique comfort of Dune Camp, the more elaborate Dunes Lodge and Mountain View Suite, the quietly secluded Private Camp or the ultimate, Boulders Camp, secretly tucked away amidst the grandeur of large granite rocks. No matter where you opt to stay, warmth and personalised service - embraced by a commitment to care for guest and nature alike - are our hallmarks.
Wolwedans is not a dune hotel or a one night stopover destination, which can be ticked off en-route to the next tourist hot-spot. It is a place to arrive, to be, to learn and unwind, whilst being looked after by a friendly and involved local team. Wolwedans provides an honest, relaxed and down-to-earth atmosphere, free of fanciness and pretence.
Wolwedans provides an intriguing window for you to experience the desert’s elusive grandeur and breathtaking beauty. If you are an open-minded and nature-loving individual in search of a distinctive desert experience far off the beaten track, Wolwedans is for you.
Wolwedans is located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve which is a model for private conservation and is probably the largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, extending over an area of 172,200 hectares.
It has been committed to environmental sustainability from its inception 16 years ago. Part of its long-term conservation objectives has been to run the whole Wolwedans operation solely on renewable energy sources doing away with its standby diesel generator.
Wolwedans established the Wolwedans Foundation in 2010 which focuses on providing education and enhancing livelihoods by setting up Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and conservation. Wolwedans donates a third of its profit to the Foundation to cater for the costs associated with the Desert Academy, Wolwedans’ vocational training programme, which was established in 2007. Wolwedans is committed to the continuous training of its staff. As such it has established a bursary scheme for its employees who have completed a year’s service.