There are many good rea­sons to visit the Water­berg Plateau Na­tional Park, the first of which you’ll find in the re­cep­tion of­fice: A taxi­der­mied lion, just wait­ing for a selfie with you!

This Namibia Wildlife Re­sorts camp­site has 40 stands with power points and enough shade. The hik­ing trails up to the Water­berg Plateau are a Namib­ian high­light: The views from the top are hard to beat. The area has a rich birdlife with more than 200 species recorded. It’s also an im­por­tant refuge for the Cape vul­ture. Ask for a bird list at re­cep­tion.

Hike to the Ger­man ceme­tery near the camp­site. The last big clash be­tween the Schütztruppe and the Herero took place in th­ese parts in Au­gust 1904. The ru­ins of a Rhen­ish mis­sion sta­tion can also be seen. The Rasthaus Restau­rant, orig­i­nally a po­lice sta­tion dat­ing from 1908, serves a good T-bone steak.

Rates: Camp­ing R147 per per­son, plus R110 per stand. Dou­ble room R530 per per­son shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Chalets from R650 per per­son shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). Half-price for chil­dren un­der 12. Rates to go up in July 2016. Game drives on the plateau R500 per per­son. Where? 110 km from Otjiwarongo. GPS: S20.51651 E17.24573 Con­tact: 021 422 3761 (book­ings); ct.book­[email protected]

– Sophia van Taak

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