Waterberg Plateau Lodge Waterberg Namibia

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Waterberg Plateau Lodge is nestled on a rock terrace high up on the slope of Waterberg, the chalets of Waterberg Plateau Lodge afford grand vistas of the endless Kalahari bush savannah below.

Each of the double room chalets sits between red sandstone rocks in the midst of green bush, with total privacy guaranteed.

Acacias shade the terrace; a plunge pool filled with spring water provides cooling and attracts birds and small game.

- 7 double-room chalets with shower/WC
- lounge area and fireplace for chilly winter evenings
- private terrace with plunge pool
- dining room with fireplace for afternoon tea and dinner
- 220 V electricity (solar), suitable for hairdryers, shavers and battery chargers
- laundry service (minimum stay two nights) and car cleaning (wash and vacuum)

In the afternoon guests are welcome to have a piece of cake in the dining room, and afterwards join our guide on a scenic drive, if they wish.

After sunset the fireplace in the rustic dining room is the meeting place for enjoying a drink. Fresh dishes from the typically Namibian farmhouse kitchen are served for dinner.
We keep your chalet supplied with hot water every day so that you can make tea or coffee at any time.

Activities around Waterberg Plateau

Paradise waiting to be discovered There is plenty for you to do at Waterberg Wilderness – or just relax and recharge your batteries. Since most of our guests wish that they could have spent more time with us, we recommend that you stay at least two nights. If you arrive before 15h00 you can still join our afternoon activities.

Waterberg Plateau hikes (mornings, approx. 3 h) These hikes take you onto the famous plateau of Waterberg. Even though animals usually keep their distance, our hiking guide is almost certain to show you fresh scent of leopard, rhino, buffalo and various antelope. From the plateau you enjoy spectacular views of the fertile valley of Waterberg Wilderness and across the Omaheke (or Sandveld), as this particular part of the Kalahari is called. Also discover striking sandstone formations, massive fig trees and our spring which provides water abundantly. The difference in altitude of about 150 metres has to be managed on the way up, and later down again.

Game viewing on foot (mornings, approx. 3 h)Accompanied by a tracker our safari vehicle takes you into our nature reserve, abundantly stocked with game, until you come across interesting fresh scent. You now continue on foot. With a little luck you will spot giraffe, eland and other antelope – or even the white rhinos; they usually do not pose any threat to people. For this activity you need to be physically fit as you might be in the bush for several hours and well into the midday heat.

Scenic drives (afternoons, approx. 3 h)With our safari Landrover, fitted with elevated seats, we take you onto the vast plains of the Omaheke (Kalahari). On just about every drive we cross paths with our white rhinos. With a little luck you will also see giraffe, zebra and gnu, gemsbok, red hartebeest and eland, impala, springbok, kudu and ostrich in this part of Waterberg Wilderness. Depending on the time of year, a short detour to the clay pan which collects the water from our spring is quite worth-
while, as the pan attracts scores of waterbirds.

Hiking trails
(1 km to 5 km)Explore Waterberg Wilderness on your own; there are well-marked trails along the slopes of Waterberg and through the bush savannah in the valley. We have a leaflet available to help you identify numbered plants along the way. Look out for the many different types of birds and enjoy grand vistas of our valley. Ancient settlements and burial sites of the San (Bushmen) also wait to be discovered, or follow the tracks of missionary Olpp who was in charge of a local transit camp for Herero in 1906. All hiking trails are clearly marked.

Cultural tour into Hereroland (mornings, approx. 4 h; mondays to fridays, but not during school holidays or on public holidays; please book at least one day in advance) An ideal opportunity to get a glimpse of everyday life, the culture and traditions of the Herero people. A local guide meets you at Waterberg Wilderness and drives with you, in your own car, to a traditional village where you can feel totally at ease taking photos and asking questions. You then continue to the village of Okakarara and visit a marketplace, a school and the Okakarara Community Cultural Centre which was built with EU funds. The excursion wraps up with traditional songs and dances performed by women from the community. For a bite to eat, the street market offers mieliepap (maize porridge), meat and vetkoek (a type of doughnut).

Waterberg Wilderness is situated on the D 2512 gravel road, 8 km north-east of Waterberg Plateau Park Resort.The road runs east of Waterberg and is part of a less frequented, but very charming route to Grootfontein. This delightful alternative to the tar road via Otjiwarongo turns from the B 1 tar road (Okahandja – Otjiwarongo) onto the C 22 tar road and the D 2512 / D 2612 gravel road to Rietfontein, and finally joins the tar road from Otjiwarongo to Grootfontein. Flanked by the plateau of Waterberg you drive through the beautiful tree and shrub savannah scenery of the east, and ever so often you will spot game or guinea fowl at the roadside. Usually the gravel road is quite suitable for a city car. During the months from October to April, however, when rain is more likely to occur, the road may be muddy in places after heavy downpours.

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Waterberg Plateau Lodge Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Lodge Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Lodge Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Lodge Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Lodge Namibia