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#3 of 3 Specialty lodging in NamibRand Nature Reserve
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Situated 45 kilometers south of Wolwedans and hugged by massive granite rocks, Boulders Safari Camp is the most remote and ‘classic’ camp of the Wolwedans Collection. Boulders sleeps a maximum of ten guests in 5 tents. The main area consists of a dining and lounge tent, a breakfast deck, library, pool and an open fireplace. Sundowners can be enjoyed from the top of a mountainous rock plateau close by, delivering epic impressions of the vast beauty of the surroundings. From Boulders Safari Camp you will explore the deep south of NamibRand Nature Reserve. Guided scenic drives, two to three hour walking safaris treading along the ancient hunting grounds of the bushmen and eBiking (as of 2018) will happily fill your days. Please note, that as of 2018 Boulders will be sold as a three-night package with fixed arrival dates every third day of the year.
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NamibRand Nature Reserve Namibia
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Luderitz Airport104 mi
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We have ambiguous feelings about this place. In potential this could be a definite 5 star place. The camp's setting is gorgeous with exceptional views. But with these steep rates, everything should be impeccable. It started with our arrival. After much email contact, we planned
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Response from NamibRand-Safaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Responded Nov 1, 2018
Good afternoon from a warm and sunny Namibia. On behalf of my colleagues at Wolwedans, I sincerely hope you have arrived safely back home after your Southern African holiday. Thank you for choosing Namibia. We are always very excited and honoured to welcome the world to our sandy corner of the continent. I would like to say thank you very much for taking your time to share your feedback with us and provide us with the opportunity to respond. I'm afraid your comments below, leave very little to be celebrated and for this, we would like to extend our apologies. Although not much can be undone, I do hope the forthcoming acknowledgements and background may help to shed some light and understanding towards your experience and perhaps aid in providing training and guidance to our team on the ground in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. It appears that from your arrival you experienced what can only be described as an incomplete Wolwedans experience. As you may well have been informed, our Boulders stay now runs on a fixed 3-night itinerary and we chose this particular clustering to really weave the magic of the Boulders experience. I can see from your review that some, if not, most of this magic was lost for you. We are insanely privileged to have the location underneath the mammoth granite boulders as the home of our camp. Since its creation in 2007, we have welcomed hundreds of travellers to these boulders and made every attempt to plant a firm and lasting memory of their stay with us. The idea behind the 3-night package is to make sure that guests get an even balance between activities and also the quiet time, most guests love- in the camp. We are still working hard to improve this itinerary and even though things take time, our hearts and intention are in the right place. We will get it right. Its hard to read your words regarding the lukewarm hospitality you describe and we will definitely address this with our Boulders team. We encourage a professional, understated approach, in order for our clients to also feel that they can relax, enjoy the tranquil setting and feel at home, all while being able to enjoy our teams' company and allow them to pamper, service and impress you. If we didn't live up to this, then somewhere we will have to make some changes. We want to be a brand and accommodation choice that inspires. We do have quite a passion for sustainability and the environment and I assure you - even though we, here in Namibia cannot hide our love of game meat (including the Oryx) they are in no way endangered by us and our consumption of their meat. I do understand your comments and wish to remain sensitive to your position. One of the most testing logistical things we encounter in the desert has got to be the movement of goods and people from one place to another. All of our meals are prepared from our base camp, from our organic onsite garden and by our chefs - at each site, daily. We aim to bring people a desert cuisine that is acquainted with the surrounding and unique to our country and our style of hospitality. 99 % of the time we are applauded for this - however, it's the 1% that we can still improve on to improve guests satisfaction. And we will. Our base camp operations are really a special place for us and we enjoy to bring people there in order for them to gain a deeper understanding of who we are and where they are. It answers a lot of silent questions and encourages new ones, which we hope can complete the visit with a holistic picture of our operations and how we manage to bring the experience to life. For years we have been working towards crafting our hospitality approach to perfection and we can only hope that all of our collected experiences and ongoing training and constructive criticism like this, can shape us closer to being the best that we can be and ultimately, live up to and meet yours and every guest's expectations. Your comments on our guide are hard to hear - we will discuss this inconsistency with the Operations Manager to address what may have transpired. However saddening this is, I am excited to bring the opportunity of learning to our team on the ground. You have raised various points and I will make sure they reach each department. We have received some amazing comments and reviews in the past and sometimes, we have received suggestions and feedback that take us back to the drawing board, however one thing we never do - is give up. We will do our utmost to see your experience transformed into an even better experience for the guests who come after you. Thank you very much, once again - for taking the time to give us your thoughts and write this review. It is much appreciated. Do - stay well.
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We visited Boulders with our two children in early August. The setting is stunning, the staff were friendly and the children loved clambering over the rocks but overall we were significantly disappointed by this camp. It is very expensive. For the price you pay, you expect first
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Response from NamibRand-Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Responded Oct 17, 2018
This is a worrying review. There are explanations that are forthcoming, however, we would like to take the first opportunity to apologise for your discomfort and experience. At Wolwedans we are committed to doing our best and from your words, we may have underachieved here. During the latter part of this year (2018) we have conducted refurbishments and building work at Boulders Safari Camp, which involved additional plunge pools as well as a whole new room (No.5). It was quite a task, as we were unable to shut down the camp when the building work went over schedule due to our remote location and the late delivery of crucial building supplies. As you can imagine, all supplies are brought onto the site by road and offloaded out of sight, away from the guests' view and then carried with manpower to the various building sites at the camp. This, we tried our best to do discreetly - as we got closer to the end of our stipulated building and construction period, however, and alas, we weren't always able to do so. What you experienced (pipes etc.) would have been building material being used by our builders on site during the construction of the 5th room and of course the additional plunge pools. I sense that our team (used to a serene and peaceful Boulders environment) would have been somewhat disrupted by the building works and this may have reflected in their attention to detail. We heed your words and will do our utmost to improve. Now that building work has finished at Boulders Safari Camp, I am glad to say that things are indeed back to normal and that our camp continues to bring guests a truly stunning desert experience. Once again, we apologise for your experience and thank you for taking the time to give us this critical feedback.
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Boulders is one of four Wolwedans camps set in a remote part of Namibia. Watching the sun rise over the plains and the mountains beyond from the comfort of your bed is just one of the many experiences on offer here. Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff, scenery to blow you
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Response from NamibRand-Safaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Responded Jul 11, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Boulders is our little treasure in the south of the Reserve, far away from the other properties and seemingly placed in the middle of nowhere. It's​ indeed a beautiful experience. Thank you for these beautiful words.
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The location is the main attraction: a remote pile of boulders overlooking vast, desolate plains and crumbling old volcanoes and mountains, with Zebras, Ostriches and Oryx wandering by. The accommodation is luxury camping, the food very high quality. Plus the activities were
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Response from NamibRand-Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Responded May 22, 2018
Great to hear that you had a good stay and enjoyed our desert cuisine. We hope to introduce additional activities to Boulders, including Horse-back riding and e-biking for our guests in the far south of our NamibRand Nature Reserve. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. many thanks indeed.
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A completely different experience with lots of small animals amongst a fabulous setting. Enjoyed the drives and the sundowners. Rooms were good and food family style which is not my preference but with only 4 tents it was a small group of us. Make sure and use the safe.
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Response from NamibRand-Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Responded May 22, 2018
Thank you for this candid and honest review. We really appreciate all the positive advice and will work hard towards realising all of the improvements that are needed/suggested. Thank you.
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NamibiaHardap RegionNamibRand Nature Reserve
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