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Wolwedans Dune Camp

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NamibRand Nature Reserve, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Wolwedans Dune Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

having travelled extensively internationally and in our home country Namibia our family of 3 were so looking forward to seeing the beautiful south of the country again. from the time we arrived till when we left we were not disappointed. the staff were wonderful, friendly, helpful, it is quite clear they enjoy there work and are looked after well. the... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest It's wonderful to receive a review from a Namibian family. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Wolwedans with the TripAdvisor community. Our team was absolutely thrilled with your comments and were delighted upon receiving news of your review. It would be our pleasure to be your hosts in the future and we wish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After many years travelling to Africa, this experience rates within the worst. Albeit the setting is breathtaking, the owners and managers have achieved to tarnish the whole experience: staff is heavily policed as to their driving or the number of drinks that guests drink to pin point but a few examples. As a consequence staff is rarely smiling or friendly... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest [A message from the MD] Thank you very much for your “terrible” TripAdvisor review. We apologize profoundly that Wolwedans turned out to be “your worst experience in Africa” and we are very saddened that we seem to have failed you completely. It is very encouraging; after all, Rome was not built in a day and your constructive feedback... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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98 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

2 nights are not enough! We stayed at WolwedansPrivate Camp, where you are the only guess, with private cook, server and guide... Super meals, you can give your wish! And you can spend your time watching the Orix, Zebra, chacal at the water hole 15 meters from your armchair... At night you cannot see them! But the stars in the... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your vivid description of Wolwedans. Our Team was overjoyed after reading your review. You would be very welcome at Private Camp, when next your travels bring you to Namibia. Best wishes from the southern hemisphere. Magdalena More 

Lincoln, NE USA
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87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Spent 4 days at this camp, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Great wildlife viewing, well organized, clean, educational, good food and great guides. This is a once in a lifetime experience.very comfortable accommodations.

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Your glowing review of Wolwedans Dune Camp is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor Community. Wishing you everything of the best in your future travels. Kind regards Magdalena More 

Melbourne
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51 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As we approached the Dune Camp I couldn't help but think what an idyllic setting it was in which to spend 3 nights! Our drive from Sossusvlei in our comfortable vehicle was something that had been recommended (about 2 1/2 - 3 hrs) with a stop on the way - to really absorb the desert scenery. Having spent time in... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for describing your stay at Wolwedans in such a detailed and positive manner. Your comments were certainly appreciated by our team of "Dune Camp Divas". As for accommodation, Dune Camp consists of 6 guest chalets and two guide/pilot facilities. From your description, it would seem that you were lodged in one of our guide tents. Although... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our first impression of Dunes Camp was wow what a wonderful place and that impression didn't alter during our 3 night stay. The scenery has to be seen to be believed -- it changes with the light from dawn until dusk and as this is a Dark Sky reserve, the stars are amazing. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing and... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest We're delighted that you spent such a memorable anniversary at Wolwedans. Congratulations on celebrating another year of your union! Kind regards Magdalena More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The oldest and (relatively) most basic of the Wolwedans lodges turned out to be the highlight at the end of an excellent trip. The tents are comfortable, the food and service generally are good. Our guide Teresius, was wonderful and looked after us really well - although large animals aren't the point, we saw 4 cheetahs just running along the... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Indeed, Dune Camp was the first property to be established within the Wolwedans Collection. Your knowledge of this fact and your enjoyment of the facility caused the team to be particularly pleased after reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with the TripAdvisor community. Kind regards Magdalena More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We flew in over the Nambia desert, a sight in of itself. Upon arriving at Wolwedans, we realized this is truly something special! It's luxury at its finest. Your "tent" is a spacious luxurious room overlooking the mountains with a beautiful private deck out back. In fact, the rooms are spaced far enough apart that you have almost complete privacy.... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest The Wolwedans team was overjoyed after reading your review. Your appreciation of the desert landscape and kind compliments to the staff are highly valued. Kind regards Magdalena More 

New york
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was by far the coolest and most amazing place we've stayed at - and we've stayed at a number of places. At first I was a bit sceptical about the whole concept of a luxury camp but one look at Dune Camp and I 'got' it.. You definitely won't be 'roughing' it - there is a bed to sleep... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your experience of Wolwedans with the world! Much time is invested into ensuring that the facilities and service are of a high standard. In light of our efforts, your positive feedback is much appreciated. Kind regards Magdalena More 

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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114 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you want to lose – or perhaps find – yourself, this is the place to come. Soon after you take off from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, in your Wilderness Air five-seater aircraft, you can forget about civilization. For 90 minutes, you fly over the sparse beauty of the Namib Desert: a vast land of shrubs and grass, with few trees.... More 

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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Dune Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for such a glowing review of Wolwedans. You skillfully and intricately described the wonders of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The team was delighted to learn that you seemed to appreciate every detail of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Wolwedans again in the near future. Kind regards Magdalena More 

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