Hugged by massive granite rocks in the far south of the reserve, Boulders Camp sleeps a maximum of eight guests in four spacious tents and is the most exclusive camp at Wolwedans. The camp is reached by a scenic 4x4 transfer from the airstrip, which takes around two hours. This is a wonderful place to relax in luxury and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
The secluded nature of this luxury camp with its stunning views sets it apart, along with attentive service, and interactive wildlife encounters led by exceptional guides. The Wolwedans ethos rests on responsible tourism, employee empowerment, community involvement, and commitment to the conservation of NamibRand Nature Reserve. Parents with young children of pre-school age are welcome to stay at Boulders Camp if it is taken exclusively.
The NamibRand in southwestern Namibia is the largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, a desert frontier ecosystem offering a diversity of landscapes with four distinct habitats, each with its own dominant vegetation. Fabled red sands, dunes, gravel plains, granite mountains, ergs, inselbergs, and mysterious fairy circles characterise this remote and beautiful region.
The predominant animals you are likely to see are oryx, springbok, zebra, ostrich, and smaller creatures such as white lady spiders and barking geckos. Desert plants include ubiquitous camelthorn trees, elephant’s foot and ghost trees. This Dark Sky Reserve offers astounding night skies in this tranquil, surreal landscape.
Each of the four spacious en-suite tents has a private veranda, with incredible views throughout - even from the bathroom. The main tent has a comfortable lounge area, including a small library, with a veranda. The dining room has a communal dining table and an outside breakfast deck.
All meals are included at Wolwedans, and are lavish but unpretentious affairs. Desert chefs, using homegrown organic fresh produce, lovingly prepare the gourmet bush cuisine, and pair it with excellent local and South African wines. Exuding a sense of occasion with elegant candlelit table settings, menus are announcements in both English and the local Nama language. The ‘click-language’ in and of itself is reason enough to dine here. It is unlike any other you have ever heard.
All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views. The variety of recreational space makes a visit both exciting and relaxing. Guests can enjoy a massage from the resident therapist, or simply laze in the hammocks or sun loungers.
Boulders Camp is the perfect location to explore the deep south of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The Camp’s highly experienced guides will introduce guests to the desert's habitat and diverse fauna and flora, and will accompany them into the desert, enlightening them about the wilderness's history and residents.
Morning or afternoon drives cover a distance of about 40-50km and take 3-4 hours. Afternoon scenic drives are often combined with sunset in the dunes. Sundowner drives are usually 1-2 hours in duration, travelling about 10km into the dunes where drinks will be served to enhance the wonderful sunsets. The return drive is in the dark and brings you back in time for dinner.
A day drive offers a truly memorable excursion. Covering a distance of about 120km, it offers the highest diversity as well as a better understanding of the dimensions of the NamibRand Conservancy. A delicious picnic lunch is served in the middle of nowhere! The day drive leaves after breakfast and returns approximately an hour before sunset.
Bush walks reveal the desert’s true magnitude, a dramatic interplay of golden grass savannah, red sand dunes and majestic mountain ranges. A team of safari guides helps guests trace the footsteps of the Bushmen who have been traversing the desert for centuries.