Situated in a secluded valley in the Erongo Mountains, this beautiful tented lodge looks out over a landscape where deserts, mountains and bushveld meet.
Its spectacular setting is best explored on foot. Trails crisscross the private conservancy on which it is located, exploring hidden valleys and passing beneath boulder-topped kopjes.
Why We Like Erongo Wilderness Lodge
The camp is nestled in the Erongo Mountains, which are wonderful to explore on foot. Getting out and exploring these trails is a great way to break up the journey if you are self-driving between the west of Namibia and Windhoek.
The 12 tented chalets are set between red-tinged kopjes, amidst a landscape scattered with giant granitic boulders. Each of them is raised on stilts, sitting on a wooden deck that extends into a veranda in front. En-suite bathrooms and lounge areas feature in all the tents, which are linked by elevated wooden walkways.
The restaurant and lounge area looks out over the landscape, also standing on stilts. A sundowner deck makes the perfect place to watch the sunset with a drink in hand, whilst a rock-lined swimming pool is ideal for cooling off in the heat of the day.
Activities on offer at Erongo mainly involve walking, which is the best way to explore this beautiful area either with the lodge's knowledgable guides or on your own. Erongo has an abundance of birdlife, from raptors to the tiniest of sunbirds. The viewing of birds in the area is superb. Nests of black (Verreaux) eagles can be spotted on nearby cliff faces, with sightings of these magnificent birds occurring frequently.
There is also the opportunity to head further afield by vehicle. Take guided nature drives through the wilderness to nearby Paula's Cave, which features a remarkable collection of Bushmen rock art sites.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge is located within the 200,000-hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, creates by a collection of private landowners to protect this unique landscape and its rock art sites. The lodge is located around 200 kilometres north-west of Windhoek.