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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/10/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/10/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 15 in Damaraland
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4.9
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4.7
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4.4
Value
4.1
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Luxurious Lodge with two suites and 13 rooms with various views depending on type of view-room booked, nestled amongst the boulders throughout the mountain. The lodge is located close to the UNESCO heritage site of Twyfelfontein and where the desert adapted elephants roam.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Pool
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Amandine F wrote a review Jun 21
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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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Amandine F, Thanks for taking your time to review Mowani Mountain Camp and noting the beautiful location in which the camp is situated. Safe travels further and hopefully a return visit for a longer period as mentioned is on the cards. Kind Regards,
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LisaK wrote a review Jun 14
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lisa K, Thank you for choosing to stay at Mowani Mountain Camp and reviewing the camp. We are glad you took in the surroundings and relaxed in this special part of Damaraland. Safe travels further. Kind Regards,
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Redarmy1952 wrote a review Jun 13
London, United Kingdom83 contributions75 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Redarmy1952, Thank you for reviewing Mowani Mountain Camp and recommending the lodge to readers on this platform. I will be sure to share these words with the service team and chefs. Kind regards and safe travels further,
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Rsars wrote a review May 2022
Vught, The Netherlands365 contributions70 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Brett Appelgryn, Guest Services / Front Office at Mowani Mountain Camp
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Rsars, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Mowani Mountain Camp. We are pleased to read that you took in the gorgeous scenery and it made such an impression on you. We will be sure to share these complimentary comments on the staff and again thank you for that. The private pools are located at our three suites which include the Mountain Suite, Mini suite, and luxury suite. These are a great advantage for those looking for a more private escape. Our main pool nestled between the granite boulders is another beautiful location to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink during the hot summer days. Kind Regards,
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meirboukris wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions3 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If you don't wish driving for 4+ hours charter a small airplane that will drop you 12km from the...
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Response from Brett Appelgryn, Guest Services / Front Office at Mowani Mountain Camp
Responded Apr 25, 2022
Dear Meirboukis, Thanks for the review and we are glad your visit was well received. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes,
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Josh B wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Paul, Minnesota172 contributions301 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Brett Appelgryn, Guest Services / Front Office at Mowani Mountain Camp
Responded Apr 17, 2022
Dear Josh B, It was a pleasure hosting you at Mowani Mountain Camp and on behalf of the management team, I would like to thank you for the detailed review posted. We are extremely glad that you took in the beauty of the region and thankful that you managed to relax and "get away" for the two days you were here. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards and safe travels further
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stephanf770 wrote a review Apr 2022
Sterup, Germany2 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Apr 5, 2022
Dear stephanf770, Thanks for taking the time to write the positive review and your kind words will be shared with all the staff. We hope to welcome you back to Mowani in the future. Safe travels further. Kind Regards,
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Jo Jo wrote a review Jan 2022
Salford, United Kingdom154 contributions90 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Brett Appelgryn, Guest Services / Front Office at Mowani Mountain Camp
Responded Jan 16, 2022
Dear Jo, Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to touch on many aspects of your stay and the property. It was a pleasure hosting you and Sara and hope to welcome you back one day. Have a splendid time in Namibia for the remaining part of your trip. Kind Regards,
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marshmellow55 wrote a review Dec 2021
Zurich, Switzerland17 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Dec 28, 2021
Dear Marshmellow55, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mowani Mountain Camp. We hope the rest of your Namibian adventure was as exciting. We hope to welcome you back to Mowani in the future. Best wishes
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debndon wrote a review Oct 2021
Phoenix, Arizona118 contributions81 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Oct 14, 2021
Dear Debndon, Thank you for your detailed review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do pride ourselves on the meals served and are disappointed that yours was not up to perfection. We will definetely take this up with the kitchen. We thank you again for your review and hope that you can come and visit us again soon. Kind Regards, Stefan
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PRICE RANGE
$613 - $613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
NamibiaDamaraland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mowani Mountain Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Mowani Mountain Camp?
Nearby attractions include Damara Living Museum (2.0 miles) and Burnt Mountain (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mowani Mountain Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mowani Mountain Camp?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Mowani Mountain Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mowani Mountain Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mowani Mountain Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mowani Mountain Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Mowani Mountain Camp?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Twyfelfontein (6.0 miles).
Does Mowani Mountain Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.