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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

In the heart of Namibia lies a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains, where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. This is one of Namibia’s most diverse and rewarding environments, and Erongo Wilderness Lodge provides the ideal way to experience it.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

The lodge has 10 tented chalets, built on stilts, set against towering granite formations. Each chalet has its own niche amongst the rocks, ensuring peace, privacy and exclusivity.

The luxury Meru tents are pitched under steep thatched roofs for shade, and have netting across all windows and doors, allowing only the breeze to enter. The en-suite bathrooms are built around the existing rocks and trees, naturally. Raised, lit walkways and natural stone steps connect the chalets to the main area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Erongo Mountains

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is nestled amid granite formations on the outskirts of an ancient volcano.

These are the Erongo Mountains – a spectacular feature in the heart of a country renowned for it’s scenic beauty.

 

Flanked by the Namib Desert to the West and mixed-woodland savannah to the East, the mountains form a rare confluence of ecosystems that give rise to remarkable biodiversity, including a vast array of plant, reptile, mammal and bird species that are endemic to Namibia.

The lodge is a founder member of The Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, joining 30 private landowners in a collective effort to conserve and protect this natural treasure of over 200 000ha in extent. The Conservancy’s mission includes the preservation of the rich cultural heritage in the form of rock paintings and engravings that are found throughout the area, such as at the Paula’s Cave rock art site at Erongo Wilderness Lodge.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Restuarant

Erong Wilderness Lodge
Erongo Wilderness Lodge Facilities
  • Telephone, fax, and Internet facilities are available at reception, on request.
  • Visa and MasterCard are welcomed for the payment of bills; however, we are unable to accept either American Express or Diners Club cards.
  • Bank, Post Office and petrol/diesel are available in Omaruru, 13 km’s from the lodge.
  • Swimming Pool
Erongo Wilderness Lodge Rates

Type

01.01.2017-31.12.2017

Luxury Tented Bungalow Single

N$ 2975.00 DBB

Luxury Tented Bungalow Double

N$ 5000.00 DBB

Erongo Wilderness Lodge Activities

At Erongo, we like to encourage our guests to relax and take the time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Erongo Bushveld. It is a perfect place to spend the day by the pool with a good book, or if the energy of the granite mountains inspire you, to take a long walk with one of our experienced guides through the mountains. Do as little or as much as you like. A few suggested activities for those people wanting to keep busy during their stay are listed below:

Paula’s Cave Drive/Walk

After about an hour and a half drive through the scenically beautiful lodge property you will end up at the foot of the hill where the site of Paula’s Cave can be found. An easy walk up the hill will take you to the National Monument site of some outstanding bushman rock art. After exploring the rock art, relax with a cold ‘sundowner’ drink and enjoy the closing of the day. A slow drive searching for nocturnal animals with the help of a spotlight will bring you back to the lodge in time for dinner   A must see for anyone visiting the area.

Nature Drive

Erongo Wilderness Lodge is situated on a 2000-hectare farm, which forms part of a further 6000-hectare farm. Over the years, all farming activities have been ceased and the farm has been left to recover to its natural state. The animals occurring naturally in the Erongo Region have been encouraged to return to the area by means of waterholes, salt and mineral licks and through good farm management.  Even though Erongo Wilderness Lodge is not situated in a ‘controlled’, ‘fenced in’ game park, a large variety of animals can be seen living as Nature intended in their Natural habitat following Natural behavioral patterns. A two to three hour drive in open 4X4 vehicles through the different habitat and vegetation types is a great way to view the variety of animals occurring in the area.

Guided walks

Walking the area surrounding the Lodge is highly encouraged and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. Our guides have been very well trained on the interesting Fauna and Flora of the area and are available to escort guests through the property at any time that suites them.  We have put together a number of interesting walks to suit people of all different fitness levels.

Sundowner walk: Very close to the lodge, you will be guided up a granite hill where chairs and benches will be waiting for you on the rocky outcrops. Enjoy a cold sundowner drink while watching the sun set over spectacular views of the Erongo and Brandberg Mountains.
Poachers walk: An easy walk, close to the lodge. We have displayed snares and traps used by local poachers to catch game and birds. A guide will show you the evil efficiency of these snares.
Mountain top walk: Best done early morning, you will set out on a two to three hour walk through the bush and up along a huge Granite mountain with spectacular views.
Hides: There are three hides on the property overlooking waterholes where guests can spend the day relaxing and watching game and birds. Lunch packs and drinks can be supplied.

Birding

Namibia is home to a large variety of bird life, with a recorded 620 bird species and eleven of these being near endemic to Namibia. Erongo Wilderness Lodge has been working closely with Rob Simmons, Ornithologist for the Ministry of Environment, on ongoing projects for certain of these near-endemics. The main one being the most common Namibian near-endemic, the White-Tailed Shrike, where numerous birds have been ‘colour ringed’ for long term survival and breeding success studies. Rob is a regular visitor at Erongo, and feels that this is definitely one of Namibia’s ‘birding hotspots’

In the vacinity

In the immediate vicinity of the lodge are a number of activities and attractions, including; Namibia’s only wine producer, microlighting, quad biking, additional Bushman Rock Art sites, various gem jewellery and other craft outlets in nearby Omaruru.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge Location

The Omaruru airfield in situated 15min from the lodge for fly-in guests. Transfers can be arranged.

The co-ordinates for the airfield are: S2125” E1556”

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Namibia Reservations - P.O. Box 2172 Otjiwarongo Namibia
Tel: +264-67-304716 Fax: +264-67-304728
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