In the south of Namibia lies Namtib Hunter’s Rest, a gem of a campsite that we discovered by chance. This was the 12th camp site we stayed at during our overland trip through Southern Africa and definitely one of the best.
While driving from Luderitz to Sesriem, we were looking for an overnight stop and took a turn off at Namtib hoping they could help us out. As we drove the 12km gravel road into the reserve to Reception, I had my fingers crossed that they would have a camp site available because the landscape was out of an African fantasy tale. A vast savannah with camelthorn trees, framed by the Tiras mountains and in the distance the edge of the Namib desert.
Fortunately, a camp site was available due to a cancellation and we could stay at Namtib’s Hunter’s Rest campsite for the night.
Campsites at Namtib Little Hunter’s Rest
There are 5 campsites available at Namtib which are about 2km from the main lodge. Each site has its own neatly built braai and camelthorn tree for shade. All campsites have an open view to the west overlooking the unspoiled wilderness and creating a great photo opportunity at sunset as the sun lights up the rocky mountains. There are no wind shelters so it might get windy at times. There are no water taps at the sites, but there’s running water at the ablution block.
The shared ablutions were clean and have flushing toilets and showers. Hot water is available by wood fire and there are two wash up sinks as well. Namtib recycles and have glass and tin recycle bins available.
During the day one can hike one of the 3 hiking trails on the reserve, view game such as springbuck and gemsbok or just unwind at the camp. There is a big koppie at the back of the campsite for avid climbers and the night sky is magnificent, a great spot for astrophotography.
How To Get to Namtib
The farm is ideally located between Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei/Seriem or Lüderitzbucht and Sossusvlei/Seriem.
From Aus take the C13 and turn left onto the D707, after 47km you will find the turnoff to Namtib.
From Helmeringhausen take the C13 and turn right onto the D707, after 47km you will find the turnoff to Namtib.
Where To Book
We did not have a booking and got in on a cancellation however, there is a sign at the gate that states that they only allow Pre-Bookings, so it’s vital to book your spot before arrival.
Submit a booking request on the Namtib Desert Lodge website, or contact them at Tel: +264 63 683 055
Need To Know
- Only pre-bookings allowed.
- Reception sells wood.
- No electricity at sites.
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