Wolwedans

NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE, NAMIBIA

Wolwedans nestles into the dunes and is set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, this portfolio of camps provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring and undisturbed nature.

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Each camp is designed with your individual needs at heart. For your home at Wolwedans, you have a choice of the rustic, but unique comfort of Dune Camp, the more elaborate Dunes Lodge and Mountain View Suite, the quietly secluded Private Camp or the ultimate, Boulders Camp, secretly tucked away amidst the grandeur of large granite rocks. No matter where you opt to stay, warmth and personalised service – embraced by a commitment to care for guest and nature alike – are their hallmarks.

 

You will marvel at the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with nature… in the absence of five-star city luxury, marble bathrooms and air-conditioned rooms. Wolwedans provides an intriguing window for you to experience the desert’s elusive grandeur and breathtaking beauty. If you are an open-minded and nature-loving individual in search of a distinctive desert experience far off the beaten track, Wolwedans is for you.

 

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The 4Cs

Since its inception 15 years ago, Wolwedans has been guided by an approach where people, nature and business were all equally important. Right from the start the commercial aim of the business has been to ensure the NamibRand Nature Reserve’s financial viability, assuring the conservation of the Pro-Namib for future generations.

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CONSERVATION

NamibRand Nature Reserve’s biodiversity and habitats are effectively managed through active monitoring and innovative, adaptive management approaches. Today one of Southern Africa’s largest private not for profit nature reserves, it acts as a role model demonstrating holistic biodiversity conservation balanced with financial sustainability. A healthy and functioning ecosystem is now maintained, providing a sanctuary for the fauna and flora of the land, and its human inhabitants.

COMMUNITY

Wolwedans endeavors to achieve the following long term community impact: “We want our team and Namibians as a whole to enjoy improved livelihoods and practice sustainable lifestyles. We commit ourselves to this goal by prioritising human resource development, social upliftment, sharing economic opportunities and the encouragement of others to help build a better tomorrow.” 

CULTURE

Wolwedans actively promotes and showcases local culture. Local arts and crafts are sold at its curio shops. It offers its guests a taste of Namibian culture – quite literally – through serving local cuisine and having readings of its menu in local languages. It encourages its staff to provide its guests with local cultural entertainment through guitar playing or telling short stories that offer a window into local culture. It is also dedicated to preserving archaeological and anthropological heritage of the region in accordance with the NamibRand Nature Reserve policies.

COMMERCE

Wolwedans currently runs a successful sustainable tourism business. It continuously explores innovative approaches to resource management and allocation to sustain its community, culture and conservation efforts. It has started a number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to provide income for local communities. The core objective of Wolwedans is to support the NamibRand Nature Reserve in its mission to safeguard and restore the Pro-Namib ecosystem.

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