NamibRand Nature Reserve

Wolwedans Private Camp


Solitude in the NamibRand desert

This private camp nestled in an idyllic valley in NamibRand, is the perfect escape for a honeymoon, or small group looking for absolute solitude.

Wolwedans Private Camp has just six beds in three spacious tented rooms that open out to epic views. There is also a sala which was made for long lazy afternoons, various decks and a central lounge area which includes a living room, study, dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen. You’re treated to outstanding views of your surroundings even when inside, thanks to the spacious, open-plan design.

Allow yourself to be enveloped by the stillness of the bush in this the most remote camp in NamibRand. Spend your hours going on enchanting walks, reading in a spot of shade, or simply reflecting surrounded by breathtaking beauty. There are a variety of exhilarating activities to choose from including scenic drives and flights, hot air ballooning and nature walks. These can either be private, or shared.


At a glance

  • Private exclusive camp

  • Bespoke dining experiences

  • Remote location

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    Scenic drives 

    Discover how the flora and fauna in this often habitat thrive on a fascinating scenic drive with your safari guide. They will point out oryx, gazelles, hartebeests, Hartmann and Burchell’s zebras, giraffes and springboks. Look out for predators like spotted and brown hyena, leopards, aarwolfs and bat eared foxes. The region is also great for keen birders, with some 170 bird species to be found, including endemic dune larks.

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    Hot air ballooning

    There are few experiences quite as magical as floating silently over the ancient desert in a hot air balloon. The seasonal activity allows you to soar above the NamibRand Nature Reserve, getting a unique view of the dune belts and seemingly endless plains. Enjoy a Champagne breakfast at your landing spot.

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    Bushman walks 

    You’ll head out on an educational walk through the dunes with a Khoisan guide. They will tell you all about the ancient navigating and tracking techniques of Africa’s original hunter-gatherers. It’s also a great way to learn more about the micro flora and fauna of the region.

Community & Culture

Wolwedans is a Long Run Global Ecosphere Retreat® (GER), a stringent sustainability certification that focuses on conservation, community, culture and commerce. Wolwedans strives to see both their team and local communities enjoying improved livelihoods and being able to live sustainable lifestyles. With that in mind, they place great emphasis on human resource development, social upliftment, sharing economic opportunities and encouraging others. They showcase and promote the region’s culture by selling local arts and crafts in their curio shops, serving local dishes and having the menu read in local languages. The staff often share stories and songs with guests, offering them a glimpse into their culture. Wolwedans is also committed to preserving the archaeological and anthropological heritage of the region.


As one of Southern Africa’s largest private, not for profit reserves, NamibRand Nature Reserve is effectively managed through monitoring and innovative and adaptive management practices. It has become a successful example of how biodiversity conservation can coexist with financial stability. Thanks to this effective management, the ecosystem is healthy and the flora and fauna is thriving alongside the people who live here.


Wolwedans is one of the leading sustainable properties in the world with a number of projects minimizing its footprint. The reserve's properties run of a solar-hybrid system power station, drastically reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and actively manages water usage (of great importance given the desert location. They also grow as much produce on site as possible. The camps and lodges in the reserve, strictly limited in number, have been designed to leave as little trace on the landscape as possible.

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