Damaraland, one of Namibia’s most scenic areas, is an untamed, massive, ruggedly beautiful region extended 200km inland from Skeleton Coast
, and 600km southwards from Kaokoland in northern Namibia
The west of Damaraland
comprises an endless sandy wilderness, where large herds of elephant, black rhino, springbok and giraffe have adapted to the harsh environment. Elsewhere, open plains stretch into infinity, granite koppies punctuate the landscape, and deep gorges carve their way through the land. The land is wild, and often travellers feel subordinate to the magnificence of Mother Nature.
Typical attractions in the region include the Brandberg – Namibia’s highest mountain, and a favourite place for local and international climbers; Twyfelfontein – a rocky outcrop which boasts a large gallery of San rock art; and the Petrified Forest – a prehistoric cluster of fossilized trees, and Namibian national monument, found in an old river channel. The Spitzkoppe, a notably pointed inselberg is one of Namibia’s most recognisable landmarks. The remnant of an ancient volcano, it has the earned the nickname ‘The Matterhorn of Africa’.
There are a number of accommodation options in Damaraland, ranging from lavish campsites, to luxurious safari lodges, and simple self-catering units. The following accommodation venues represent some of the very best that Damaraland has to offer. We have carefully chosen each of the camps, and included them on our website because of their high standards, beautiful locations, and commitment to service excellence.