It was hot when we visited Wolwedans last November. It was our third visit to the Namib Rand, and that area is so incredibile beautiful…. Big skies and what a space.
This was our first visit to Wolwedans, the place being on our wishlist for several years. We stayed with a couple of good friends at the Wolwedans Private Camp.
It is a beautiful camp in the plains with a great view. Two romantic bedrooms and a spacious living area with a big open plan kitchen in the middle.
The day we arrived we had visited Sossusvlei in the morning so we wanted to have an nice afternoon nap. But the place was hot, hot, hot.
In private camp there is no breeze, no splash pool, no outdoor shower….. we were boiling…. Late afternoon the breeze started and luckily the nights were much cooler.
The views are great and I can imagine that a lot of people will be caught by the magic of this place. For me, I don’t know if it was the heat, but this time no breathtaking moments during our stay, however seeing the sunrise in bed in front of you was a special moment.
Learning from our experience, next day we asked the staff where we could cool down during the day. We were dropped at Dunes Lodge; the only accommodation with a pool. We had a lovely day and learned that a lot of other Private Camp guests want to be dropped at Dunes Lodge to spent the day.
So if considering visiting Wolwedans, we recommend you stay at Dunes Lodge, on a beautiful location at a top of the dune, catching breezes (cooler) during the day at that location and having a most wonderful downhill view.
- 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