We spent a couple of nights at the Dune Camp in mid-August right after staying at the Sossus Dune lodge in Sossusvlei.
We loved the Sossus Dune lodge, so the expectations were quite high for the Dune Camp. And frankly, I have been waiting for a few years to stay there.
First of all, the drive from Sossusvlei to the NamibRand reserve was one of my favorites. It was just stunning. We hadn't been to Etosha yet so seeing springboks, ostriches, oryx and zebras with beautiful backgrounds was awesome and exciting.
We arrived a little late but still on time to join other guests for lunch. The food was really good.
It was difficult not to let go and start relaxing at the camp. It was so peaceful with gorgeous surroundings.
We were taken to our tent and it was even better than what we had imagined.
The camp is obviously very expensive. I would even say overpriced but with only 6 tents and so few people around, you're getting intimacy and privacy.
We just loved everything about the camp and it will rank really high on our list of best places we have ever been to.
We had a couple of incredible sundowners and one half day tour. We enjoyed it all.
We took a half-day excursion since we had decided to go on a flight over Sossuvlei and the coast. (it came up around 500$ per couple).
Words could not describe how beautiful it was up there. I would recommend it.
In conclusion, we had a great time at the Dune Camp. The only problem was to stay there at the beginning of the trip and set very high standards that were never met by any other lodges.
If we ever go back to Namibia, we may try the Dune lodge next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DUNE CAMP – has six canvas tents built on stilts atop a 250-metre-high grass covered dune. A spacious deck allows for sleeping outdoors under the stars, and an en-suite bathroom completes this very civilized camping experience. The main area comprises a lounge, dining area and open-plan kitchen, which allows guests to chat to the chef while their meals are being prepared. The charm of Dune Camp, lies in its tranquil and intimate atmosphere, capturing the romance of a bygone era. ... more less