Damaraland in Namibia

Damaraland and the Kaokoveld are one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and distant mountains create the landscape. Game species include desert elephant, black rhino, ostrich and springbok.

The Brandberg and Spitzkoppe are two favourite places for climbers in Namibia, and both mountains contain a high density of San (Bushman) art. Following an unfortunate attack on some German tourists several years ago the community at Spitzkoppe has reacted and taken over the running of the Spitzkoppe camp. The facilities here are very basic, but are being constantly improved. Bush camping is allowed at Brandberg, but there are no facilities at all and visitors should bring everything,

The area has a wide variety of accommodation ranging from campsites to up market lodges, a few of the highlights include one of Namibia’s best camp sites can be found near Twyfelfontein. The community run, Aba-Huab camp is well worth a visit for those interested in camping. The Namib Desert Elephants often visit the campsite in search of water, the elephants have been known to destroy the reed shower blocks in extremely dry seasons. Other recommended places to stay in Damaraland South include Bambatsi Holiday Ranch, Brandberg Rest Camp, Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Camp Kipwe, Damaraland Camp, Doro Nawas Camp, !Gowati Lodge, Mowani Mountain Camp, Twyfelfontein Lodge and Vingerklip Lodge.

Our Safaris in the area are concentrated around the Huab River System and explain the flors and fauna. Activities are carried out primarily in the mornings and afternoons with the occasional night walk or drive. At night the stargazing is “par excellence” with crystal clear night skies. A highlight is to find the desert Elephant and Rhino.