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Situated in the central highlands of Namibia, it would be easy to miss Erongo Wilderness Lodge as you travel between one of Namibia’s heavy hitters, Etosha National Park and it’s capital city.
However, Erongo Wilderness Lodge works perfectly to break up the journey between the two and also as a destination in it’s own right and it is worthy of a two nights stay.
The first thing to strike you about the lodge is it’s location, set in a secluded valley access along a bumpy track adds to it’s feeling of remoteness. It’s 11 ‘tents’ are scattered among the rocky hillside and are reached by tracks or varying lengths. A family tent and a 2-tented suite are great options for families or friends travelling together.
Tucked away among the boulders is a small swimming pool and quickly you will notice some of the permanent residents of the region- the rock hyrax which scamper among the rocks around the lodge.
Meals are served in the main area which has a fantastic view over the dramatic landscape, it also has a view of a bird bath, which is particularly popular with the local wildlife. Keep a look out for the stunning rosy-faced lovebirds which are regular visitors in the afternoon.
Erongo has a relaxed, rustic vibe and the lodge is built around and using the environment within which it sits, increasing it’s integration into the landscape. Built among the tough granite kopjes in this area of the Erongo Mountains the lodge had little choice if it wanted to enjoy the stunning location.
The 12 comfortable tents all follow the same theme and most are accessed along wooden walkways and steps up the hillside, although for guests who are less mobile there are a couple of tents closer to the main area for easier access. Each room feels very secluded and has great views which can be enjoyed from your private deck or simply from twin or double beds, through the large glass sliding doors. From a door at the back of the tent the ensuite bathroom is found which is partially built into rock behind the tent, with a partly open roof and stone walls it has a very open feel but all the security and privacy of being inside.
The thatched main area is the perfect place to while away a few hours with a book in the comfortable lounge or just enjoy the views, a central fireplace is welcome during the winter months and a small swimming pool during summer.
Includes a swimming pool, curio shop, lounge, bar, viewing deck and WiFi. Activties include guided and unguided nature walks, scenic drives, visits to bushman rock art.
Dining can take place under the dramatic night sky on a platformed deck or inside around the central fireplace. Dining is usually done at individual tables.
Built in harmony with the local environment, as a guest this is felt in the sensitive construction of the lodge, the homemade cuisine and the employment of local guides and staff. It is also part of the Erongo Mountain Rhino Trust, a 180,000 hectare private reserve which aims to protect the indigenous fauna and flora of the region as well as introducing species that were historically part of the ecosystem.
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