Onduli Ridge, named after the resident giraffe of the area, is built at the base of two south facing granite outcrops which are connected by a ridge. This location allows for magnificent views of Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, to the south and the dispersed cathedral-like granite inselbergs to the north. The six suites are hidden amongst the granite boulders that nestle the camp and the more temperate climate of central Damaraland allows for naturally ventilated suites, partial open-air bathrooms and largely open communal areas. The camp is designed to maximise the views of this most extraordinary landscape and every space becomes a viewpoint whether from the bed, the desk or the bathroom. Louvered shutters can be opened completely, blurring the lines between the indoors and nature, or closed for complete privacy if required. A king size bed cooled by its own ‘climate conditioner’ (Evening Breeze) is also the perfect place for afternoon siestas and the bed can be rolled out onto your private deck for a night under a billion stars as required. The camp exudes character and meticulous attention to detail meeting all requirements, from large rooms to libraries, rain showers and plenty of places to laze. Food to tantalize the palate after enjoying exceptional activities combines a genuinely unforgettable stay with exceptional quality while blending effortlessly into the natural surroundings.
At a Glance
- 6 en-suite
suites (can accommodate families)
open-air bathroom with flush toilet & hot running water shower
- Star beds
- Air conditioned
beds (Evening Breeze system)
communal lounge with library, dining room, bar, campfire circle and deck
- Open year-round
2 night stays (3 nights recommended)
- Activities include searching for the desert adapted elephants, star gazing,
solar e-biking, rock art viewing, nature drives, and walks.
- Search for the endangered black rhino on 3 night extension.
for wildlife viewing
in the rooms
airstrip with waiting lounge and ablutions located at Onduli Airstrip pick-up
meeting point at airstrip and then transfer to camp.
of Swarovski binoculars
Onduli Ridge 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 Ridge 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 and general plains game and predators such as cheetah, leopard, lion, spotted and brown hyena.
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