I think we’re alone now, there doesn’t seem to be anyone around... So warbled Tiffany in the 80s. Maybe she was here? At this community run camp? It’s spread out around Spitzkoppe Mountain and it’s basic. Basic, basic, basic. Don’t expect the modern world. It ain’t here. Do expect your mind to be blown by bleak, stark, stunning nature.
31 sites with a maximum of 8 people at each. The sites are spread out so you shouldn’t know your neighbour’s there unless they forget you’re there and start belting out Bon Jovi. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine. Set up your chair and bathe in the bliss of feeling completely cut off from the world.
Get there early as you choose your own site. Sites 2, 3, 4 and 5 are for overlanders only.
There are some very basic thatched bungalows with 2/3 beds.
Toilets and hot showers at reception; Long drop toilet and fire pits at the sites; Bar; No electricity at the sites; Bring own water
The staff are passionate about their world here so you should get some excellent stories and advice.
Guided walks to the rock art sites. There are at least 37 of them, some 4000 years old.
Trekking on and around Spitzkoppe.
The mountain is a climbing destination - nicknamed the Matterhorn of Namibia, although that’s rather an exaggeration. Bring your own equipment.
Bouldering is good here too.
Bird watching and star gazing. If you get a clear night, you’ll be able to drink in the glory of the Milky Way. Constellation maps are often available at reception.
Similar Properties in Damaraland
The campsite is part of Palmwag Lodge. Beside the Uniab River in North Western Namibia. A place of myth and legend. Animals who have changed themselves. To survive. These guys really, really want to live, wow, how they say no to extinction. They demand life. Oh the dramatic resilience of nature. A sweeter place to rock up and roll out the ground sheet would be harder to find.
“I highly recommend you use Namibia Tours & Safaris if you're planning a visit to this country. Great logistics, great value, really personal service. Very fun to work with!”
“I feel that Edward is honest, extremely helpful, and a true professional. I will recommend this company and Edward's expertise to anyone heading to Africa. A perfect trip!!”
“We had an 18-day private guided tour (Namibia, Botswana and Vic Falls) organised by the NTS team. Our consultant Wilmari was amazing both in preparation to and during our travel. Responsive, personable and diligent she put together an excellent itinerary.”
“Our fly-in safari was a life experience we treasure. The scenery, people and arrangements were all outstanding. Bianca of Namibia Tours & Safaris put together the trip of our dreams. We highly recommend her!”
“Namibia Tours and Safaris and their consultants are the best. Ulrike, our consultant, helped us over a 2 year period to plan our 4x4 Safari details. She had the patience of a saint and the insight and knowledge of a true local.”
“Chantelle did a fantastic job in organizing our self-drive trip through Namibia. Nothing was too much hassle and Chantelle was so helpful and responsive throughout the whole process.”
“Having tried to organise this trip myself I was very appreciative of the knowledge and support given by Ashlee who could not have been more supportive.”
“The organisation and response from the initial contact was fast and flawless thanks to Bonique our tour consultant. Her recommendations were perfectly tailored to our needs with a lot of foresight and local knowledge.”
“The service and help we got from Tessa was fantastic, as a result we had a tremendous trip and loved everything in Namibia.”
“Janine from NTS proposed us a great trip that suited our needs and wishes finding the right accommodation and great places. We had a wonderful stay and it was nice to meet with her in Swakop. Definitely recommend!”
“I have no words to express my gratitude to Carmen Scott and all the NTS team for their excellent work. Keep it up and all the best!”
“I cannot find any hassle or negative point for the organisation of this trip. Outstanding material, good accommodation, simply perfect. What a great company!”