The lodge is such a quiet and beautiful place, due to its remote location. I wish I could have stayed longer... the view from the room is amazing, the meals are very good, the sundowner is truly amazing.
We'd been camping for a few days before we stayed at the Lodge at Mowani, so we probably appreciated everything on offer there a little more than otherwise, but the views from its position high in the bouldered hills and the peace and relaxation they've created there would have blown us away under any circumstances. The sundowner viewpoint is exceptional and the food and drink excellent.
This lodge came as a nice surprise and being a little gem in the mountains. We could not fault the level of service and quality of food. The location is convenient and offers spectacular views . WiFi signal was great and the sundowners were well worth the watch. We would highly recommend this lodge to anyone looking for high quality.
This is one of the most beautiful locations I have ever visited. The tents are huge, and each one has it’s private viewing area with plunge pool. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, with large granite rock formations and undulating plains. The staff are friendly and obliging and focused on looking after the needs of the guests. We had an amazing safari where we spent a long while with a herd of desert elephants. Absolutely amazing.
An exceptional resort in a unique location Best for a quite time with your loved ones in a luxurious ambiance. Andrew the owners and the management gives you the feeling you are at home . Even in such remount location food and drinks were of high standards.
For ratings context….we were at Okonjima, Mowani, Shipwreck, Pelican Point, and andBeyond Sossusvlei. The location of this hotel and the scenery that surrounds it make this one of the most beautiful places. We had planned a stop here on the way to the coast merely to break up the trip, but this ended up being one of the biggest positive surprises of our entire trip. If you are looking for a place to relax and get away from it all for a day or two, this is the best. Important Information: At this point in Namibia, you are now on dirt roads. There are about 20km on C-D class roads at the end of this trip. Also the region is very warm, so plan accordingly! There is a significant difference in the views of some of the rooms, so absolutely pay up for the view rooms. You will not regret it. How long to stay: 1 – 2 days. The you are near some elephants and old cave paintings, there is not a lot to do here. If you want to just relax and read a book, you could stay two nights. Rooms (4/5): Absolutely get a room with a view. The “tents” here are very nice, and have thought of most things, but they are on the smaller side and have an open layout with the shower. They also lack AC, which could be hot and makes it a little harder to control the climate. Location (5/5): The location here, though somewhat challenging to get to, is stunning. This was the one of the most beautiful locations in Namibia and the hotel is perched on the side of a mountain, giving it phenomenal views. Food (4/5): The food here was good, and the restaurant has a great location. The meals were pretty standard meat and a vegetable. Nothing to complain about, but nothing that had a wow factor to it. Drinks are not included, which, at this price point, I think it would have felt better if they just raised the bill $30/pp and given free drinks/water. Service (4/5): Very friendly. They were waiting for us when we arrived. A special shout out to Brett and Bongani who really added to our experience!…
A breathtaking Lodge with an exceptional nature. The rooms are very wise located and even the small details in the room are made with love and passion. Staff is very friendly with excellent service. One of the very few Lodges in Namibia, where you can´t wait to come again. First class food.
A great place with warm friendly service by all. We stayed for two nights as part of a wider trip to Namibia. On landing we were welcomed by the manager Brett who was great fun, friendly and made sure that every we needed as taken care of. This level of service was apparent throughout our stay. From ‘King’ Kevin in food and beverage to Boatie the guide, nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and drinks first class, they have a beautiful sundowner spot overlooking the mountain range which provides one of the best sunsets in the world. We did two trips, the elephant safari and rock painting tour. Both were excellent and informative. Highly recommend this place.
We loved everything about Mowani! Great staff, delicious food, amazing rooms and fantastic guided drive. We saw loads of desert elephants, giraffes, baboons and dik dik. Do yourself a favor and book a few nights in this remote and beautiful part of Namibia.
The upscale Mowani Mountain Camp is nestled in the boulders 20 minutes from Twyfelfontein and is a pleasant respite from other dysfunctional lodges. Though it helps to have good weather. It had been hot when we were at Spitzkoppen but at Mowani it was the perfect daytime lounging temperature with evenings and mornings cool to cold. Individual chalets are tucked in the boulders such that you don’t see another chalet from inside or on the porch of yours. If you walk out on the boulder, however, you can get a glimpse of other chalets. Each has a view overlooking the boulder strewn valley. If you are familiar with the US southwest it might not be an unusual sight but for those who’ve never seen a desert landscape it’s breathtaking. During our stay one young French woman cried with joy on arrival. The moderate-sized-high-ceilinged-thatch-roofed chalets are nicely put together with the sleeping area facing the view a step below a desk area and then the bathroom in back. The twin beds are comfortable. No mosquito netting though we didn’t hear any mosquitos either. The desk area includes a coffee and tea service, a refrigerator with milk for coffee and plenty of outlets for charging - 2 actual outlets and 2 USB ports. The bathroom is functional with a moderate sized shower and a double sink with a full counter. There is also plenty of storage space. The front deck with a table and chairs overlooks the valley. All in all a lovely place to hang out and watch the changing colors on the rocks. The complex also has a spacious smartly decorated lounge area, restaurant, pool area and a view bar of sorts with cushions spread out on the rocks to take in the sunset overlooking the valley. Dinner was OK but not up to what I would expect at this price level. In fact I liked the dinner at Terrace Bay Resort, a remote and far inferior establishment, better. They did not have a proper starter but instead an amuse bouche of a shot glass of a beet root drink. Mains were reasonably well done but it was nothing special either. The breakfast buffet was better than most with tasty cut fruit, quality yogurt, pastry items, finer cheeses and cold cuts. There are a couple of specialty egg dishes or you can get eggs cooked to your preference with bacon and toast.…