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Location:Damaraland, Namibia


Ugab Terrace Lodge

Compared to say, Switzerland, Namibia is a relatively flat country being the floor of an ancient seabed and all. So when it comes to views that go on forever, Ugab Terrace Lodge easily tops the list.

Ugab Terrace Lodge is slap bang in the middle of Damaraland and about half way between Swakopmund and Etosha National Park making for a perfect addition to your self-drive tour of Namibia.

Perched on the edge of a ridge, 16 massive chalets look out in all directions across the vast valley floor dotted with mesas, hills, riverbeds and framed by mountain ranges in one direction and by the Ugab Terraces in the other direction.

The chalets have bright, African d├ęcor and en suite bathroom with wood-fired boilers and flushing toilets. Being so remote, the camp produces its own electricity so an absence of creature comforts - like hair dryers, TVs, and air con - might make you think twice especially if you are travelling in the peak of summer. But the back-to-basics experience is well worth it and of course, there's always that view, that swimming pool, and a pretty decent restaurant to make up for it.

And to top it all off, the service is reliably friendly, efficient and personal. What more could you ask for?


16 eco-chalets with en suite bathrooms, hot running water and flushing toilets; private verandah; twin beds with family options; ceiling fans; swimming pool; bar; restaurant and viewing deck; batter and equipment charging facilities; wi-fi


Activities available directly from the lodge include several well-marked and very scenic walking trails; a terrifying but must-do zip line that claims to be one of the world's longest; guided nature trails; guided nature drives to Vingerklip Rock with a lunch in the bush; and some serious stargazing with a powerful telescope and zero light pollution.

Similar Properties in Damaraland

Camp Kipwe

As unassuming as a Damara lean-to and as luxurious as a big-city hotel, Camp Kipwe is another iconic Namibian safari lodge from the ingenious creators of Onguma Tented Camp and Mowani Mountain Camp.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Damaraland is a region of ancient oddities and Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is slap bang in the middle. Its cool interior, camouflage exterior and all-important swimming pool turn this humble lodge into a veritable oasis.

Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas, in the Abu-Huab River valley, is a classic safari camp with the benefit of modern architectural and design inspiration. Everything opens from floor to ceiling to include the spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein - famous for its San rock engravings.

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  • EdwardEdward
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