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76 places to stay, from the Kunene River to Twyfelfont­ein, the Caprivi Strip to Etosha, and Grootfonte­in to the Waterberg

Community camps – Kaokoland & Kunene River – Opuwo – Oshakati & Ongwediva – Rundu & Okavango River – Sesfontein & Warmquelle – Palmwag – Kamanjab – Etosha – Otavi – Tsumeb – Grootfonte­in – Tsumkwe – Twyfelfont­ein – Khorixas & Vingerklip – Otjiwarong­o & Waterberg – Brandberg & Uis – Caprivi: Okavango River – Caprivi: Kwando River – Caprivi: Chobe River – Caprivi: Zambezi River


Several camps

There are many community-run campsites in Damaraland and Kaokoland. These campsites often come and go, and it’s pointless to try and phone to book. (It’s usually not necessary either.) Spitzkoppe Reservatio­ns now do bookings for some of these campsites. Go to

spitzkoppe­reservatio­ns.com and click on “Community Campsites” for the full list. Contact: 00 264 81 211 6291;

infor@spitzkoppe­reservatio­ns. com


Epupa Falls Lodge

It’s on the banks of the Kunene River, very close to the falls. Camping costs R110 p.p. (six people per stand; seven stands only). The five chalets have great views – from R1 050 p.p. sharing (with meals – rate goes up to R1 200 p.p. during peak season). Note: They have a special SADC rate – enquire directly. Kids get discount. They offer Himba tours (R500 p.p.) and sunset tours (R200 p.p.). GPS: S17.00242 E13.24450 Contact: 00 264 81 149 2840 (Mariëtte); epupafalls­lodge.com

Omarunga Lodge

At the Epupa Falls with a restaurant and a swimming pool. Camping R120 p.p. Lodge accommodat­ion from R1 345 p.p. sharing (DB&B). Half-price for children under 12. You can go on Himba tours (R510 p.p.); sundowner drives (R180 p.p.) and a crocodile trail (R180). GPS: S17.00241 E13.24617 Contact: 00 264 64 403 096;


Epupa Camp

A pretty camp about 1 km upstream from the Epupa Falls. There are five stands, each with a private ablution – R120 per adult; kids under 12 R60 each. Safari tents cost R1 323 per person sharing, breakfast and dinner included. Himba tour R420 p.p.; sundowner drive R170 p.p. and half-day rafting trip R420 p.p. GPS: S16.99964 E13.25373 Contact: 00 264 81 366 4003 (lodge); epupa.com.na

Kapika Waterfall Camp

This lodge has 10 chalets: R1 570 p.p. sharing (B&B). Chalets have great river views. Himba tours (R495 p.p.); sunset drives (R150 p.p.) offered.

Enquire about rafting trips on the river. GPS: S17.00278 E13.25266 Contact: 00 264 81 470 9312;


Kunene River Lodge

The lodge is 50 km west of Ruacana and it’s one of the best places to stay on the Kunene River. Camp under leadwood and jackal-berry trees for R150 p.p. Rustic chalets R695 p.p. (with breakfast); more luxurious chalets from R895 p.p. (with breakfast; it’s cheaper when you stay for two nights or more). Kids get discount. You can go on a boat cruise (R310 p.p.), watch birds, do a paddle tour or hire a fishing rod. GPS: S17.35439 E13.88129 Contact: 00 264 61 224 712;


Eha Lodge

The campsite in Ruacana has stands on grass with power and braai spots – R85 p.p. (up to four people per stand). Chalet (two single beds) R251 p.p. Double room R1 027 per night (breakfast included); single room R737 per night (breakfast included). Discount for children. There is also a swimming pool and a restaurant. GPS: S17.43724 E14.35863 Contact: 00 264 65 271 500;



Opuwo Country Lodge

It’s just outside the town of Opuwo (a good place to stock up on food before you head deeper into Kaokoland). Each stand (R140 p.p.) has its own braai, power point and light. Standard lodge rooms from R818 per adult sharing (breakfast included). Children get discount. You’ll love the pool after a long day. GPS: S18.04481 E13.83363 Contact: 00 264 64 418 661;


Ohakane Guest House

In town next to the main road (behind the Shell service station). Bed and breakfast costs R417 p.p. sharing. They also have a restaurant and pool. GPS: S18.05920 E13.84051 Contact: 00 264 65 273 031 (Suzanna); ohakane@gmail.com OSHAKATI AND ONGWEDIVA

Oshakati Guest House

Located at 917 Leo Shoopala Street. (Turn off the main road at the Engen with the Wimpy.) Neat rooms with air conditioni­ng. Double rooms R900 per night (breakfast included). Contact: 00 264 65 224 659;


Cheetah Backpacker­s and Safaris

Located at 3079 Onguti Street, Ongwediva (this little town is right next to Oshakati). Camping R60 p.p. Single room R260 per night; double room R390 per night (basic breakfast is included). Contact: 00 264 65 231 530 (Debbie); cheetahbs@iway.na RUNDU AND OKAVANGO RIVER

Hakusembe River Lodge

It’s on the river, 16 km west of Rundu. Camping R150 p.p. Chalets cost R1 169 p.p. sharing (B&B). Try your luck at tiger fishing on the river – R120 p.p. per hour. This is a Gondwana Lodge; you get discount with a Gondwana Card (see website). GPS: S17.85215 E19.67213 Contact: 00 264 61 427 200;


Sarasungu River Lodge

On the Okavango River about 2,5 km from Rundu. Camping (with power) costs R75 p.p. Lodge rooms cost R600 per night for two people; R765 for three or R978 for four, including breakfast. They offer fishing and river trips. GPS: S17.89111 E19.78098 Contact: 00 264 66 255 161;


Kaisosi River Lodge

Kaisosi is on the bank of the Okavango River, about 8 km northeast of Rundu. The campsite has 16 stands. Each stand has power, private ablution facilities, a cement table and a braai spot. Camping R105 p.p. Double room R1 080 per night (breakfast included). You can go on a boat cruise at sunset (R200 p.p.). GPS: S17.87391 E19.83219 Contact: 00 264 66 267 125 (Juandra); kaisosiriv­erlodge.com


On the bank of the Okavango River, about 85 km east of Rundu. Camping R100 p.p. Six-sleeper bungalows R1 000 per night. Chalets R300 p.p. sharing. Fishing outings R350 per hour for up to 10 people. GPS: S17.96435 E20.50660 Contact: 00 264 85 554 8051;


Shamvura Camp

This is a great fishing destinatio­n – tiger fish, nembwe, three-spot tilapia, African pike, thin-faced largemouth… It’s an ideal stopover en route to the Caprivi Strip as it is 120 km from Rundu and 80 km west of Divundu. Private camping stand R160 p.p. (own ablution facility). Other stands R120 p.p. Tent R420 p.p. sharing. Chalet from R520 p.p. GPS: S18.03423 E20.86098 Contact: 00 264 66 264 007 (Charlie); shamvura.com SESFONTEIN AND WARMQUELLE

Fort Sesfontein Lodge

About halfway between Palmwag and Opuwo. The lodge offers great tours – enquire at reception. Lodge rooms R1 150 p.p. sharing (breakfast included). Four-sleeper family unit R3 000 per night (B&B). You will love their swimming pool after a hot day. Also visit nearby Warmquelle – there’s a hot spring. GPS: S19.11956 E13.61903 Contact: 00 264 65 685 034;


Khowarib Lodge

The lodge is 35 km south of Sesfontein (a small town where you can get basic supplies), next to the C43. Camping (with power) R150 per adult; R75 for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. Kids under 7 camp free. Lodge accommodat­ion from R1 394 (dinner and breakfast included; off-peak season); R922 per child aged 12 and younger. There’s a restaurant and a pool. You can book a range of guided activities here: look for desert elephant or rhino, or see rock art. You can also arrange to meet the Himba. GPS: S19.25996 E13.87738 Contact: 00 264 64 402 779;



Palmwag Lodge

You’re almost in Kaokoland now! Palmwag is a small settlement about 120 km west of Kamanjab. The campsite has eight stands next to the Uniab River. Each stand has its own braai, shade tree and a sink under an awning (power available). It costs R150 per stand per night plus R180 p.p. Lodge rooms from R1 345 p.p. (dinner and breakfast included). GPS: S19.88570 E13.93706 Contact: 00 264 61 234 342 (Barbie); palmwaglod­ge.com


Oppi-koppi Restcamp

A solid place for overnighti­ng in this frontier town. Camping R90 p.p. Bungalows range from R280 p.p. (basic) to R830 p.p. (B&B). GPS: S19.62070 E14.84764 Contact: 00 264 67 330 040 (Marian); oppi-koppikaman­jab.com


Toko Lodge & Safaris

A good access point for Etosha’s Andersson and Galton gates. Camping (three stands) costs R90 p.p.; rooms from R790 p.p. sharing (self-catering, but meals

are available). You can go on a guided game drive (R170, minimum two people) or a bush walk (R120, minimum two people). GPS: S19.38063 E14.85052 Contact 00 264 67 330 240;


Mondjila Safari Camp

A good base if you want to explore Etosha via the Andersson Gate (near Okaukuejo) – it’s 32 km to the park gate. Meals are available and there’s a swimming pool. Camping (eight stands) R110 p.p. Safari tents from R615 p.p. B&B (high season 1 August – 31 October 2015). GPS: S19.57684 E15.90580 Contact: 00 264 61 237 294;


Etosha Safari Lodge and Camp

About 10 km from the Andersson Gate; perfect if you want to visit Etosha but want to stay outside the park. There’s a swimming pool and a restaurant. Camping R150 p.p. (power points available). Other accommodat­ion at Safari Camp from R853 per adult sharing (breakfast included). Half-price for children under 13. Safari Lodge: chalets from R1 169 p.p. sharing (with breakfast). GPS: S19.41061 E15.92402 Contact: 00 264 61 230 066;


Taleni Etosha Village

Only 4 km from the Andersson Gate, with a restaurant and a swimming pool. Safari tents, each with a selfcateri­ng kitchen, R609 per adult sharing (until end June, thereafter R713). DB&B: R945 p.p. sharing (R1 058 from July). Discount for kids. Game drive R475 p.p. GPS: S19.35190 E15.92983 Contact: 021 930 4564;


Etosha National Park Main camps: Okaukuejo, Halali & Namutoni

The camps are getting a reputation for bad service, but the gameviewin­g is the best in the country. Camping R220 per stand per night, plus R121 p.p. Rooms from R715 p.p. sharing. Chalets from R847 p.p. sharing. These are off-peak rates, valid until June 2015. Guided game drives from R330 p.p.

Private camps: Dolomite & Onkoshi

No camping, but these two camps give you exclusive access to special parts of the park. Dolomite R1 100 p.p. (DB&B). Onkoshi R1 250 p.p. (DB&B). These are the off-peak rates, valid until June 2015. Contact: 021 422 3761 (bookings); ctbookings@nwr.com. na; nwr.com.na

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

Right by Etosha’s Von Lindequist Gate; ideal if you’d like to do day trips into the eastern section of Etosha. Rooms from R988 p.p. sharing (rates go up in July 2015). Kids get discount. There’s a reptile park, pool and spa on site. GPS: S18.81498 E17.04866 Contact: 00 264 67 229 084;


Onguma Game Reserve

The reserve is next to Etosha – about 8 km from the Von Lindequist Gate. Camping (six stands; four people per stand) R190 per adult; discount for children under 12. Power points and private ablution facilities. Other accommodat­ion from R990 p.p. sharing (breakfast included). GPS: S18.73174 E17.04892 Contact: 00 264 61 237 055;


Mushara Lodge

This luxury lodge complex is 8 km from Etosha’s Von Lindequist Gate. Full-board lodge rooms from R3 040 per night for two. Kids under 3 stay free. Luxury tent at Mushara Bush Camp from R2 320 per night for two (DB&B). Kids under 12 can share a room for R380 each (up to two). GPS: S18.81164 E17.11913 Contact: 00 264 61 240 020;



Zum Potjie Rest Camp

Yes, they have potjiekos on the menu, but phone and order well in advance. They’re 8 km north of Otavi next to the B1. Camping (eight stands) R100 p.p.; R35 extra for a power point. Self-catering R250 p.p. sharing. Bungalow R380 p.p. sharing (breakfast included). GPS: S19.59792 E17.41307 Contact: 00 264 67 234 300;


Gabus Game Ranch

It’s 12 km from Otavi along a gravel road. Visit the cave on the farm. Lodge rooms from R1 790 for two people (B&B). Game drive R350 p.p. Guided hike R150 p.p. GPS: S19.55254 E17.30848 Contact: 00 264 67 234 291 (Heidi/Heinz); kuehl@mweb. com.na

Khorab Lodge

Next to the B1, just south of Otavi. The lodge has a swimming pool and a restaurant. Camping R120 per adult; half-price for children aged 6 – 12, free for children under 6. Bungalow R550 p.p. sharing (B&B). Chalet R725 p.p. sharing (B&B). GPS: S19.66361 E17.32844 Contact: 00 264 67 234 352 (Romanda); khorablodg­e.com

!Uris Safari Lodge

About 24 km from Tsumeb off the B1. There’s a restaurant and a swimming pool at the lodge (not the campsite). Camping (five stands) R165 p.p. Lodge accommodat­ion from R675 per adult sharing (breakfast included); discount for children under 12. GPS: S19.27492 E17.52594 Contact: 00 264 67 221 818 (Freddy); uris-safari-lodgenamib­ia.com

Guestfarm Ghaub

Visit Ghaub for a farm holiday – you can see how they farm mielies and Brahman cattle. You can also go see the Ghaub Cave (day visitors welcome) – R180 p.p. for a twohour tour. Camping R200 per adult; free for children under 12. Guest rooms from R1 800 per night for two people (B&B). Discount for children. GPS: S19.47242 E17.74917 Contact: 00 264 67 240 188; 00 264 81 288 8442; ghaub.com

Minen Hotel

Tsumeb’s town hotel; pop in for great German cuisine. Standard rooms from R840 per night for two people (breakfast included) or luxury rooms from R1 050 per night for two people (breakfast included). Discount for children. Ask about special weekend rates for Namibians. GPS: S19.24323 E17.71832 Contact: 00 264 67 221 071;



Seidarap Guesthouse

On the C42 between Grootfonte­in and Tsumeb, near the Hoba meteorite. The guesthouse has six double en suite rooms from R500 p.p. sharing (B&B). Kids get discount. They have a beautiful garden; it’s a great family destinatio­n. GPS: S19.54553 E18.07452 Contact: 00 264 67 242 817;


Meteorite Camping

Only 3 km from the world’s biggest meteorite (Hoba). The campsite has six stands (with water and power points), hot water and a swimming pool. Camping costs R70 per adult; R30 per child (3–12); free for children under 3. Firewood is available for R20 per bundle. GPS: S19.62124 E17.93983 Contact: 00 264 67 242 094 (Klaas/Madelein);


Bushbaby Camping

The campsite has power points and ablution facilities: R90 per adult; R45 per child aged 6 – 12. Self-catering bungalow R250 per adult; R100 per child aged 6 – 12. Safari tent R200 per person sharing. Lodge rooms are also available. There’s a swimming pool and a restaurant. There are also game drives on offer – you can see eland, kudu, zebra and giraffe. GPS: S19.52639 E18.01985 Contact: 00 264 67 243 391 (Benedicta);



This great guest farm is 68 km south-west of Grootfonte­in on a gravel road. There is a swimming pool and a restaurant. Camping R100 p.p. Full board R540 p.p. ( These are special rates for South Africans.) GPS: S19.99366 E17.80362 Contact: 00 264 67 231 564;


Roy’s Rest Camp

A popular place about 58 km north-east of Grootfonte­in next to the B8. Stay here if you’re travelling to the Caprivi or east to Tsumkwe and the Khaudum.

Camping (16 stands) R100 p.p. – discount for groups with more than seven people. Other accommodat­ion from R544 p.p. sharing (breakfast included). Swimming pool and a restaurant. GPS: S19.23304 E18.50012 Contact: 00 264 67 240 302 (Pieter); roysrestca­mp.com


Various bush campsites

The Tsumkwe Country Lodge has closed down, but along the C44 – between Roy’s Camp (see no. 38) and Tsumkwe – there’s a community campsite at the Omatako River (GPS: S19.29026 E19.32818).

If you have a 4x4 you should try the wild bush campsites in the Nyae Nyae Conservanc­y south of Tsumkwe at the Holboom baobab (GPS: S19.67743 E20.61856) and Makuri (GPS: S20.71086 E20.71081). North of Tsumkwe lies the Khaudum Game Reserve. The southern camp in the park is called Sikereti (GPS: S19.10469 E20.70501) and the northernmo­st one Khaudum (GPS: S18.50341 E20.75346). You don’t have to book for these, just rock up.



Nothing fancy, but a great location – right next to the Aba-Huab River, so you might see the desert elephants that pass by from time to time. (If you do see them, keep your distance – remember that elephants are dangerous.) It’s also close to the Twyfelfont­ein rock engravings, and other attraction­s like Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. Camping R156 p.p., plus R50 entry fee per vehicle (once-off). Children aged 4 – 13 pay half-price. Meals, ice and firewood are available. It can be dusty, so pick a shade tree away from the road. GPS: S20.54900 E14.39851 Contact: 00 264 81 211 6291;

infor@spitzkoppe reservatio­ns.com

Mowani Mountain Camp

This camp is about 16 km from the Twyfelfont­ein rock art site. There are seven private stands. Each stand has a bathroom, braai, shade netting and a sink. Camping R210 per adult; R100 per child under 12. Lodge rooms from R2 200 p.p. (DB&B). GPS: S20.50992 E14.42978 Contact: 00 264 61 232 009;


Twyfelfont­ein Country Lodge

This lodge has one of the best locations in the country, close to the Twyfelfont­ein rock engravings. Rooms from R2 220 for two people sharing (breakfast included). GPS: S20.57086 E14.36955 Contact: 021 855 0395;



Damara Mopane Lodge

About 24 km east of Khorixas next to the C39. R1 006 per night for two people sharing (B&B). There’s a swimming pool and restaurant. GPS: S20.30186 E15.17531 Contact: 00 264 61 427 200;


Vingerklip Lodge

Day visitors can see Vingerklip for free. Accommodat­ion in one of the 11 thatched bungalows at the lodge costs R1 145 per adult (DB&B); R572 per child aged 4 – 14; free for toddlers. If you stay over, dine at their Eagles Nest Restaurant for a sunset view over the Ugab Terrace. GPS: S20.39478 E 15.43068 Contact: 00 264 67 290 319; 00 264 61 255 344; vingerklip.com.na

Ugab Terrace Lodge

The lodge restaurant has a spectacula­r view. Guided stargazing tours and game drives are also on offer. The campsite is small (five stands) with basic facilities. Camping R130 p.p. Lodge accommodat­ion from R1 100 p.p. sharing (dinner included). GPS: S20.34622 E15.44930 Contact: 00 264 81 140 0179;


Bambatsi Guest Farm

This guest farm is about 60 km east of Khorixas along the C39. It is the best place to camp near the Vingerklip formation. There are stands for about four families. Camping R130 p.p. Hot water comes from donkey boilers. Bungalows

OTJIWARONG­O AND WATERBERG R800 p.p. (breakfast included). Dinner R180. GPS: S20.24552 E15.47235 (turn-off from the C39) Contact: 00 264 67 313 897;


Okonjima Lodge

The turn-off is about 44 km south of Otjiwarong­o on the B1. There are four exclusive camping stands, each with its own bathroom and covered stoep area. Camping R250 p.p. Kids 16 and younger pay halfprice. There’s a swimming pool a short stroll away.

Lodge rooms are pricey, but there’s a special for SADC citizens until the end of June 2015: standard room R1 140 p.p. sharing (breakfast and dinner included). Kids get discount, and you get a discount when you stay for more than one night. They offer loads of activities – see their website. There are cheetahs, leopards and lion you can visit on guided tours. GPS: S20.84996 E16.66591 Contact: 00 264 67 687 033;


Otjiwa Lodge

About 37 km south of Otjiwarong­o next to the B1. The campsite has 10 stands with power. Camping R120 p.p. Self-catering options from R510 p.p. sharing. More luxurious rooms from R890 p.p. sharing (DB&B). There’s a swimming pool and a waterhole with floodlight­s where you can watch game at night. GPS: S20.75619 E16.80688 (turn-off) Contact: 00 264 67 306 671;


Frans Indongo Lodge

The turn-off is about 28 km north of Otjiwarong­o along the B1. Tackle one of the hiking trails or visit the vulture restaurant. Rooms from R1 810 per night for two people, breakfast included. Game drives R230 p.p. GPS: S20.28935 E16.95822 Contact: 00 264 67 307 946;


Aloegrove Safari Lodge

The turn-off is about 22 km north of Otjiwarong­o along the B1. B&B from R1 600 per night for two people. You can watch lions, cheetahs and leopards being fed (R220 per person). GPS: S20.38368 E16.91658 Contact: 00 264 81 127 4103 (Johan); aloegrove.com

Okaputa Guest Farm

This guest farm is 52 km north of Otjiwarong­o next to the B1. You can view game (also Arabian horses) and walk around on the farm. Guest rooms from R380 per adult sharing (breakfast included). Children under 16 pay half-price. GPS: S20.13403 E16.99974 Contact: 00 264 81 250 0131;


Weaver’s Rock Guest Farm

Turn off the B1 onto the C22 in the direction of the Waterberg – you’ll soon spot their turn-off on the right. The campsite has 12 stands with power points. Camping R125 per adult and R75 for kids under 12. Chalet accommodat­ion R300 p.p. sharing (max two people). Self-catering lodge rooms R430 p.p. for four people sharing. B&B: R480 p.p. for four people sharing. Children and pensioners get discount. Meals available; book beforehand. Firewood and braai packs are for sale. You can go horse riding or do a game drive. GPS: S20.69743 E16.84308 Contact: 00 264 67 304 885 (Nadia); weaversroc­k.com

Waterberg Guest Farm

Situated next to the C22 just before the turn-off to the Waterberg Plateau National Park. Rooms from R805 per adult sharing; R368 per child aged 3 – 11 (breakfast included). Cheetah feeding R550 p.p. or rhino game drive R120 p.p. GPS: S20.64589 E17.10047 Contact: 00 264 61 237 294;


Waterberg Plateau National Park

The campsite has power points, neat ablution facilities and braai spots. The park has a filling station, a restaurant and a swimming pool. Make sure you do one of the short hikes. Camping costs R110 p.p., plus R100 per site. Double room R440 p.p. sharing (breakfast included). Chalets from R540 per adult sharing; half-price for children under 12 (breakfast included). Game drives on the plateau R550 p.p. GPS: S20.51651 E17.24573 Contact: 021 422 3761 (bookings); ct.bookings@nwr. com.na; nwr.com.na

Waterberg Wilderness

The two campsites (12 stands in total) have no power, but there’s a gas fridge, swimming pool and hot water. Camping R150 per adult (bundle of firewood included), free for children under 12. Wilderness Lodge rates from R1 150 p.p.; Plateau Lodge R1 400 p.p. (dinner and breakfast included). Activities: Guided hike on the plateau (R140 p.p.); game drive (R400 p.p.); Herero cultural tour (half day) R1 600 for the first two people, R150 per extra person. GPS: S20.47727 E17.30455 Contact: 00 264 67 687 018;


Wabi Game Lodge

Situated at the eastern tip of the Waterberg Plateau – follow the D2512 gravel road. They offer a special deal if you stay for two nights: R475 per person sharing (B&B), offer valid until end of June 2015. Discount for children. Night

game drives, hiking tours and a sunset visit to a hippo pool. GPS: S20.34464 E17.53273 Contact: 00 264 67 687 102;



Brandberg White Lady Lodge

There are 30 large stands in the riverbed. Each stand has a braai, a tap and a shade tree. Campers can use the lodge pool, and there is a restaurant. With luck you might see the desert elephants passing by. Camping R90 p.p.; R30 per vehicle. Safari tents from R550 per night for two people (self-catering). Lodge accommodat­ion from R1 255 for two people (meals included). GPS: S21.02200 E14.68271 Contact: 00 264 64 684 004 (Steven);


Brandberg Rest Camp

On the main drag in Uis. Camping R100 per adult; R60 per child under 12. Power available. Double rooms facing the pool R450 p.p. (breakfast included). Self-catering units from R300 per adult; R200 per child aged 4 – 12. GPS: S21.21938 E14.86844 Contact: 00 264 64 504 038;


Uis White Lady Guesthouse and Camp

On the outskirts of Uis. Each stand has a braai, a power point and a light. The campsite has shade trees and a swimming pool. Camping R100 p.p. En suite double room from R936 (breakfast included). GPS: S21.21687 E14.86900 Contact: 00 264 64 504 102 (Analene); whitelady@iway.na CAPRIVI: OKAVANGO RIVER

Popa Falls

The campsite has 10 stands with power. Camping R150 p.p. Double room R350 p.p. sharing (B&B). Be on the lookout for hippos (especially at night) and do not swim in the river: There are crocodiles in all the rivers in the Caprivi Strip. GPS: S18.12178 E21.58316 Contact: 021 422 3761;


Nunda River Lodge

The lodge is 8,5 km south of Divundu. The campsite has nine stands with power. Camping R120 p.p. Bungalows from R712 p.p.; safari tents from R623 p.p. (with breakfast). You can go on a boat cruise and view game in the nearby Mahango and Bwabwata national parks. GPS: S18.10547 E21.59431 Contact: 00 264 81 310 1730;


Ngepi Camp

This popular camp is 16 km south of Divundu. The stands are spread out along the river with power, grass and shade. Camping R120 p.p. Bush huts R660 (breakfast included). Tree houses R790 per person (breakfast included). There’s a croc-proof pool in the Okavango and a restaurant, plus there are boat cruises on offer. You can also visit Mahango and Bwabwata national parks from here. GPS: S18.11686 E21.67027 Contact: 00 264 66 259 903 (Shaun); ngepicamp.com

Mahangu Safari Lodge

Situated 19 km south of Divundu. The campsite has seven stands, all with power. Camping R100 p.p. Special rates for SADC citizens: rooms R600 p.p. sharing (breakfast and dinner included). There is a restaurant and a swimming pool. Fishing outings and game drives are available. GPS: S18.13841 E21.68066 Contact: 00 264 66 259 037 ( Walter); mahangu.com.na

Ndhovu Safari Lodge

One big campsite (max 10 people) with power, 19 km south of Divundu. Camping R125 p.p. Luxury safari tents from R1 060 p.p. sharing (breakfast and dinner included). Discounts for children. Houseboat safari for up to four people (includes meals and activities) R4 920 p.p. (two nights), R6 674 p.p. (three nights). Go on a sunset cruise and view game in Mahango (4x2). If you have a 4x4 you can also explore the eastern shore of the river (the Bwabwata National Park). GPS: S18.13596 E21.67877 Contact: 00 264 61 224 712 (Melissa); ndhovu.com CAPRIVI: KWANDO RIVER

Nambwa Community Camp

About 20 km south-west of Kongola, on the western bank of the Kwando. You need a 4x4. The campsite has six stands and hot water, but no power. Camping R110 per adult; half-price for children aged 6 – 12. Lots of game move through the area and it is considered one of the best birdwatchi­ng spots in the country. GPS: S17.87499 E23.31760 Contact: 00 264 61 400 510

Mazambala Island Lodge

About 9 km west of Kongola, on the eastern bank of the Kwando River. The campsite is a 15-minute boat cruise from the lodge. Campers may use the lodge restaurant. Camping (seven stands) R80 p.p. Bungalows from R590 p.p. sharing (B&B). Halfprice for children under 12. View game, go on a boat cruise, fish, do a guided hike or a birdwatchi­ng tour. GPS: S17.82191 E23.33563 Contact: 00 264 66 686 041 (David); mazambala.com

Namushasha River Lodge

About 25 km south of Kongola. The campsite has no power, but there is

a swimming pool and a restaurant. Camping R150 p.p. Chalets from R1 168 p.p. sharing (B&B). Have sundowners on the deck high above the Kwando River. Fish and go birdwatchi­ng. GPS: S17.98616 E23.29548 Contact: 00 264 61 230 066;


Camp Kwando

An excellent lodge and campsite about 30 km south of Kongola. (It’s easy to reach, like most places on the eastern side of the Kwando River.) Private stands with ablution facilities R190 p.p. Other stands R140 p.p. Other accommodat­ion from R820 per adult sharing (breakfast and dinner included). Half-price for children aged 4 – 8; free for children under 4. The restaurant serves all meals. ( The deck overlooks the river.) Fishing, mokoro and game-viewing outings are available. Close to the Mudumu National Park. GPS: S18.04298 E23.32226 Contact: 00 264 66 686 021;


Malyo Wilderness Camp

A lekker low-profile place about 30 km south of Kongola, on a bend in the Kwando River. The campsite has no power points, but there are ablution and braai facilities. Camping R120 p.p. Self-catering safari tent R240 per adult. Kids under 12 get discount. Activities offered include fishing and gameviewin­g boat tours. The Mudumu National Park is also close by. GPS: S18.05212 E23.33585 Contact: 00 264 81 124 1436 (Deon); deon@ karambares­ervations.com


About 48 km south of Kongola, in the Mudumu National Park. This place is wild and pristine – for the adventurou­s traveller. Ask for stand 3 on the bank of the Hippo Pool (4x4 only) if you’re keen on a proper bush experience. Bring your own drinking and washing water. There are only toilets. Camping about R100 per person. GPS: S18.17158 E23.42070 Contact: We can’t get hold of them, but don’t worry – just arrive, there will be someone to assist. CAPRIVI: CHOBE RIVER

Camp Chobe

Near Ngoma Border Post, on the Chobe. The campsite has three private stands with no power, but their own ablution facilities – R130 per adult. Luxury safari tents from R700 per adult sharing (breakfast included). Discounts for children under 8. You can fish, go on a game-viewing boat tour or ride a mountain bike. Or just sit back and wait for a herd of elephants to play in the river. GPS: S17.89835 E24.72535 Contact: 00 264 81 800 0762 (Charmaine); campchobe.com CAPRIVI: ZAMBEZI RIVER

Caprivi River Lodge

The lodge is only 5 km east of Katima Mulilo. It has a restaurant and a swimming pool. You can fish, paddle in a kayak or go on a sunset cruise. Basic cabin (shared ablutions) R651 per night for two people. En suite double rooms from R1 497 per night, or R2 381 per night for four people (breakfast included). Discounts for children if they share a room with their parents. GPS: S17.49133 E24.31581 Contact: 00 264 66 252 288 (Brenda); capriviriv­erlodge.com

Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge

About 6 km east of Katima Mulilo. Camping (four stands) R100 per adult. Chalets from R450 per adult sharing (self-catering). Discounts for children. Sunset cruise R320 p.p. There is a restaurant and a deck. Fishing outings (half day or full day) and safari boat outings (1 – 3 nights) on the Zambezi and Chobe for up to six people. GPS: S17.49515 E24.32406 Contact: 00 264 66 252 287;


Namwi Island Lodge

About 10 km east of Katima Mulilo. Camping (31 stands) R100 per adult; R75 per child. Self-catering chalets from R450 per night for two people. The lodge has a swimming pool and offers braai packs, firewood, ice, cooldrinks and beer on request. Go on a sunset cruise or a fishing outing. GPS: S17.49292 E24.34489 Contact: 00 264 81 127 4572 (Lizelle); namwiislan­d.com

Island View Lodge

The lodge is 30 km east of Katima Mulilo. Camping (27 stands, max eight per stand) from R125 per adult; half-price for children under 13. Self-catering chalets R450 p.p.; R740 p.p. full board. The shop sells fishing tackle, and boats can be rented per hour, for half a day or a full day. GPS: S17.54306 E24.52289 Contact: 00 264 66 252 801 ( Tina); islandvl.com

Kalizo Lodge

If you’re travelling from the Ngoma Border Post (from Botswana), you’ll see the turn-off to Kalizo Lodge after 56 km on the B8. The lodge is a favourite among anglers, as the river is full of tiger fish and bream. Camping (18 stands) R110 per adult. Campers may also use the swimming pool and restaurant. Self-catering cottages R490 per adult. Discounts for children. Accommodat­ion with dinner and breakfast R860 p.p. The lodge offers sunset cruises, guided hikes and day outings to Chobe and Vic Falls. GPS: S17.54036 E24.56663 Contact: 00 264 66 686 802 (Michelle); kalizolodg­e.com

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