Etendeka - Northern Damaraland Accommodation
The Etendeka Tourist Concession comprises an area of 50 000 ha in the foothills of the Grootberg on the edge of the rocky Namib Desert. The concession is part of the old Damaraland where the wildlife, living alongside nomadic pastoralists, is truly wild and free to roam uninhibited
From ZAR 2,436 pppn
Full rate details below
Etendeka Mountain Camp strives to be at one with the environment, bringing you as close to nature as possible without compromising on safety or comfort.
Solar heating and electricity do not disturb the silence, whilst all the plants and animals found around the camp are indigenous to the area.
The newly built communal area was constructed using local rocks held together by a wire mesh, the wall has only been constructed to face the prevailing wind and the rest has been left open to frame the views.
The lodge blends perfectly into the surrounding environment (with the possible exception of the white roof). All meals and drinks are served in this area which offers a magnificent view of the Etendeka Mountains.
Each of the 10 walk-in, shaded tents are furnished with twin beds, linen, towels wash basin, a bush shower (a bucket on a rope) with hot and cold water, a flush toilet, small table/lamp and luggage racks.
Water is of high quality, but in short supply so laundry is not done at the camp.
While Etendeka is a very comfortable camp it is best described as rustic and close to nature, those looking for luxury should look elsewhere.
Those wanting a genuine, warm hearted Namibian experience, and who are not afraid of a few bugs and the thought of 'comfortable camping' will be rewarded with a remarkable experience that few other lodges in Namibia come close to matching.
Etendeka Mountain Camp offers a unique, pristine wilderness experience which will appeal to photographer, naturalist, astronomer and geologist alike, as well as lovers of peace, quiet and open space.
To get the most of your experience you will need to spend at least two nights here. With a maximum of 16 guests, everyone is assured personal attention in a relaxed atmosphere.
Activities available at Etendeka
Etendeka Mountain Camp really is a hikers paradise especially for those interested in geology. The 'Quartz Walk' is a trail that takes you through sections where quartz and agate can be easily seen. The excellent information provided by your guide will include many facts about the local environment, sociology and Namibian history en-route.
The transfer into the camp takes 1.5hrs expect to see Hartmann's mountain zebra, oryx and springbok on the drive in. Rare sightings of black rhino and aardwolf have been recorded on other Etendeka drives.
There is a decent telescope at the camp. Evening sessions learning about the universe and its various constellations are a popular request.
All rates are inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand (ZAR) .
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing.
Single Supplement: Applies all year
Child rate applies when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Children under 8 yrs are not allowed due to the wilderness nature of the camp. It is a condition therefore that parents take full responsibility for the conduct and safety of their children.
Road transfers to and from the parking area at Palmwag Veterinary Gate or local airstrips
Three meals daily
Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
Teas and coffees
Refreshments on game drives
Scheduled safari activities
VAT and Namibia Government Tourism Levy