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Twyfelfontein Conservancy D2612 Road Namibia
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Damaraland
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Charming 9 room lodge, with one suite, nestled in the boulders, close to the UNESCO heritage site of Twyfelfontein and where the desert adapted elephants roam.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Marinda V wrote a review Nov 8
Namibia2 contributions
We had a great yearend weekend at Camp Kipwe. Excellent staff and weekend was enjoyed by all. Game drive was enjoyed excellend views of Damaraland and great sunddowners enjoyed with splended memories to last a year...
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Shannon D wrote a review Mar 2020
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We loved this place - nestled among the rocks, we felt like we were in Bedrock with Fred Flintstone! So elegant and comfortable. A nice small pool oasis for dipping in the hot sun, great food, lovely sunsets, amazing staff. Camp Kipwe had it all!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from SaraChambers, Manager at Camp Kipwe
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed the natural setting of the lodge and hope the rest of your trip through Namibia was as enjoyable.
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Carl V wrote a review Mar 2020
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This lodge was definitely the highlight of our Damaraland trip. The lodge is perfectly situated with the most awesome views of the surrounding mountains and valley. The friendly staff welcoming you and stepping into your beautifully decorated rooms at the end of the day make you feel special immediately. Having dinners in the relaxing atmosphere in the evening tops an already highlighted day.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from SaraChambers, Manager at Camp Kipwe
Responded Mar 16, 2020
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and considered your visit to be the highlight of your trip! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday through Namibia.
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stonellas wrote a review Mar 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand709 contributions353 helpful votes
This lodge is definitely one of a kind and has been one of the highlights of our trip around Namibia. The lodge consists of 9 separate bungalows/ rooms together with one suite. The rooms are far apart from each other & built as rondavels into and around the surrounding rocks. The Camp is on one side of a rocky hill shielded by the rocks from the road and has magnificent views across Aba Huab Valley. The main reception area is open to the elements (it hasn't rained in the region for nearly 5 years we were told) with a lounge area, an open kitchen area, a small souvenir shop and at the back a bar and the dining area which looks out across the valley. The rooms are well equipped with air conditioning, a fidge and are very spacious. The en suite shower, toilet & wash basin are outside, shielded with an awning for the roof. The accommodation is well equipped & spacious with loads of sockets, plenty of towels and toiletries. There is no TV nor internet in the rooms though there is an internet connection which was pretty good in the main building. There is a terrace with sun loungers next to the small rock poo which is close to the main reception areal. The camp faces west and at the top of the rocks (up about a 100 steps - but an easy climb) there is a small bar & seating so you can watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a sundowner. The views were amazing. The whole area of the camp is beautifully landscape into the surrounding rocks and without doubt it is one of the most stunning places we have been to. It is very difficult to describe exactly what it is like - as far as we were concerned it is unique.. Our booking included breakfast & dinner and any beverages were an additional cost. The food matched the views and was excellent. Breakfast consited of hot dish from the menu cooked to order together with a small buffet including fresh fruit, juices, cold meats and cheeses. Dinner was a set 3 course meal served from 7::00 pm until 9:00pm . The food was excellent , beautifully cooked and presented as the camp has its own chef. The staff were excellent, extremely friendly, efficient and funny. The Camp organises 1/2 days either to track dessert elephants or to go and visit the nearby World Heritage site at Twyfelfontein to see the Organ Pipes, Black Mountain & the Rock Engravings. These are in 3 separate but close by areas within the World Heritage site. As we had seen the Desert Elephants at our previous stop we decided to see the Engravings. The tour which took about 2 1/2 hours was fascinating though the walk/climb up to see the Engravings was a bit of a struggle clambering over fallen rocks etc but well worth it. We really couldn't fault Camp Kipwe and it was a shame we were there for only 2 nights - an amazing place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from SaraChambers, Manager at Camp Kipwe
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review for future travellers to know what to expect during their stay at Camp Kipwe. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again someday soon!
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thelastmanstanding wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands152 contributions15 helpful votes
This was probably the property I was most looking forward to staying at on our 12 day jaunt round Namibia - which is always a dangerous thing as you never know how a place will measure up to such high expectations. We (myself and my wife) both found it wonderful. The setting is just glorious - like a deluxe Flintstones Bedrock set amidst the desert landscape. Getting there was easy (I think the roads have all been recently upgraded). Wifi, commented on by others in the past, worked perfectly well in common areas (I almost feel bad for mentioning such a thing, but to address past issues!). We found the service to be unstintingly excellent and just the right level of attentive. We were fortunate enough that in our 2 nights there each night there was only 1 other couple staying there, which really gave the place an exclusive feel. The day trip out to see the desert elephants is an absolute must (we saw lots!). The other trip (to see rock carvings etc) I would probably have skipped in hindsight (makes for a long, hot day in the truck / car if you do both in one day). The pool area is a great cool off plunge option. We found the food & drink (special hat tip to the amazing bar at the sunset spot atop the hill) outstanding when you consider the remoteness of the location. Overall, hit the mark in all respects. For the sake of one recommendation for the hotel - it would be great if they (and all other Namibian lodges) stocked some Namibian wines, to give visitors more opportunity to try these and support this nascent local industry.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from SaraChambers, Manager at Camp Kipwe
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Wow! Many thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review. Feedback such as this really motivates our team to keep striving for excellence. I trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip through Namibia and hope to see you again someday soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Kipwe
Which popular attractions are close to Camp Kipwe?
Nearby attractions include Damara Living Museum (2.1 miles) and Burnt Mountain (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Camp Kipwe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Camp Kipwe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Camp Kipwe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Camp Kipwe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Camp Kipwe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Camp Kipwe?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Twyfelfontein (5.0 miles).
Does Camp Kipwe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.