Onduli Enclave, the private villa addition to Onduli Ridge, will open officially on 1 November 2023. Named after the resident giraffe of the area, Onduli epitomizes mindful environmental integration and consideration, and the Onduli Enclave is a venue that allows guests the luxury of being at one with nature, whilst enjoying the ambience of Namibia’s most exclusive and luxurious villa experience. Onduli Enclave is built high up against a south facing granite outcrop affording magnificent views of the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain to the south, the dispersed cathedral-like granite inselbergs to the southeast, and the Doros Crater to the west. The Enclave blends into its surroundings perfectly, maximizing the views of this most extraordinary landscape, and every space becomes a viewpoint whether from the bed, the desk, or the bathroom. Frameless glass stacking doors can be opened completely, blurring the lines between the indoors and nature, or closed when needed to take account of personal preference or local weather conditions. Three fully climate-controlled suites have super king-sized beds which can be rolled out onto your private deck for a night under a billion stars as required. Each suite also has a sleeper couch to accommodate a child, and there is an interleading lounge / children’s room between two of the suites that is available for larger families. The villa exudes refinement and meticulous attention to detail meeting all requirements, from private sun decks with individual wood-fired hot tubs and shaded outside seating areas at each of the three suites, double inside and outside rain showers, private pool, pizza boma with a fire circle, and plenty of places to relax and laze, all connected by floating wooden decks. A private lounge, dining room and interactive open plan kitchen make up the common area, along with numerous outside areas for sitting and relaxing. World class meals prepared by a private chef and served by a private butler combine with the exceptional activities offered by a private guide to provide a genuinely unforgettable stay of exceptional quality, while everything blends effortlessly into the natural surroundings.
At a Glance
An exclusive use villa with three glass-fronted super king size suites
Mini bars along with an ice cream and sorbet freezer, in-suite local craft gin bar, and an artisan coffee and tea station
Fully climate-controlled suites
Large bathrooms with double inside and outside showers
Suites with private decks boasting wood-fired hot tubs, sun loungers and shaded sitting area
Interleading lounge / children’s room between two of the suites
Minimum 4 / Maximum 10 (maximum 6 adults)
Private swimming pool and sun deck
Private guide, chef and butler
Fully inclusive stays including all premium drinks as offered.
Artisan tea and coffee
Crafted pizza evenings
Spacious private lounge, dining room, interactive open plan kitchen, campfire circle and pizza boma
Minimum 2 night stays (3 nights recommended)
Activities included searching for the desert adapted elephant, visit to rock engraving site, nature drives and nature walks.
Search for the endangered black rhino on 3 night extension.
Children very welcome
100% solar powered
100% water reclamation
Waterhole for wildlife viewing
Own airstrip with waiting lounge and bathroom (20 min from camp)
Onduli Enclave is located on a private concession in the Doro !Nawas Conservancy in the heart of Damaraland, and a mere 20 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. The landscape consists of rugged folded hills, plains and wooded river valleys in a largely semi-desert and sparse savannah. Boasting some of the most magnificent views of Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, and the typical cathedral-like granite inselbergs of Damaraland, Onduli Enclave is within striking distance of other geological attractions such as the Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and Doros Crater. Named after the Doros Crater, Doro !Nawas means ‘the place where rhinos roam’ in the Khoekhoegowab language, and the area is home desert-adapted black rhino, elephant, giraffe and general plains game and predators such as cheetah, leopard, lion, spotted and brown hyena.
As part of our contribution to the conservancy, Ultimate Safaris will
refurbish, manage and operate the Granietkop Community Campsite on
behalf of the Conservancy on a pro bono basis.
Doro !Nawas Conservancy
This is an area plagued by ventures that have not produced the
beneficial impact needed, so our own operations have been especially
welcomed. These will bring about massive investment into both the
community and to local conservation efforts through conservation levies
raised and the support provided by the Conservation Travel Foundation.
Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)
Onduli Ridge in conjunction with SRT will support a Rhino Ranger team ensuring crucial rhino monitoring.
Onduli Ridge will pay a wildlife ‘sightings fee’ to the conservancy,
raising additional conservation funds for conservation of the area (www.wildlifecredits.com).
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Onduli Ridge will partner with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in
aid of securing desert dwelling Angolan giraffe populations in the area.
Camp Doros is deliberately small and intimate, and it is located in a core area for desert adapted black rhino with activities largely focused on finding the black rhino with an experienced and qualified Rhino Ranger team.