The Ugab Terraces in central Damaraland occupy an area of outstanding beauty and Vingerklip Lodge is a one of the best places to experience the endless vistas and vast open skies of Namibia.
At the base of an Ugabian terrace, Vingerklip Lodge looks out over the valley towards the striking rock feature from which it gets its name. Literally meaning Finger of Stone, Vingerklip is a 35m obelisk rising sheer out of the flat plains below. And once you’ve taken note of this geographical oddity the rest of the view is yours to enjoy.
Built from local stone and thatch, Vingerklip Lodge huddles around the base of a flat-topped terrace. Each chalet pays homage to the spectacular view and its attendant tranquility with private balconies and huge windows. En suite bathrooms and a child-friendly mezzanine make Vingerklip a great place for romance or families.
Climb the vertical stairs to the top of the terrace for a spectacular 360-degree view from the wonderful Eagle’s Nest restaurant. Or splash out and stay a night in Heaven’s Gate - a luxury suite on top of the world.
Vingerklip Lodge is in a 1,600ha private game reserve stocked with giraffe, eland, zebra, kudu, oryx, springbok, impala, warthog, steenbok and baboons. Several trails ranging from one to three hours lead out from the lodge to the actual Vingerklip and you are within a day trip outing from the other famous ancient landmarks in the area including Brandberg Mountain and the White Lady; the Petrified Forest; Twyfelfontein; the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain.
11 thatched chalets with double beds; en suite bathrooms; private balcony; loft bedroom sleeping two children; two swimming pools; a hot tub; lodge restaurant and verandah; Eagle’s Nest restaurant; Heaven’s Gate luxury suite
Private game reserve; several well-marked walking trails; floodlit waterhole; swimming pools and hot tub; stargazing; day trips to Damaraland attractions
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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, 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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