Damaraland Camp


Damaraland Camp

One of the oldest, and best, camps in the region, Damaraland Camp offers stylish, minimalist accommodation and a superb location in the Huab River Valley.

Damaraland Camp is one of the longest-established camps in the Damaraland region, having opened in 1996 – it is also, perhaps not coincidentally, one of the best located, with marvellous views of the Brandberg Mountains from its location in the Huab River Valley. The camp was entirely re-built and re-furnished in 2009, and transformed in the process. The original design was in the style of a luxury bush camp, with meru tents, but these have been replaced with clay and thatch chalets. We prefer the new design – the chalets are unique in appearance and larger and more comfortable than the original tents, giving the camp the feel and appearance of a luxury lodge.

While Damaraland Camp is very much a luxury property, it has a down-to-earth, homely vibe, true to its origins as a bush camp. The camp is small and intimate, with just 10 guest chalets dispersed among the valley floor. The decor and design is fairly minimal. The public areas and guest chalets have been designed to resemble adobe-style homes, with clay and stone walls and thatch roofs. The living areas and rooms are spacious and airy. Light, muted colours are used throughout.

Facilities at Damaraland include a generously-sized pool with sunloungers, a boma, well-stocked bar and an open-air lounge.


There are ten chalets at Damaraland Camp. They are spacious, airy, and comfortably furnished. Each is built on a low-deck and opens onto a shaded verandah. The en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets and showers with hot and cold running water.


Meals are served in the sheltered dining area or outside around an open fire in the boma. Breakfast is the usual selection of cereals, fruits, cold meats and bread, with cooked meals available to order. Lunches and dinners are a delight – expect multiple courses, with plenty of options for vegetarians. Packed lunches are available on request.


- Swimming pool
- Lounge and bar
- Boma


- Game drives
- Guided walks
- Twyfelfontein rock engraving tours
- Mountain biking

Child Policy

Children aged 12 and over can be accommodated at Damaraland Camp.

Environment Policy

Damaraland Camp pitches itself as an eco-friendly property and as an exercise in community-based tourism. The camp is situated within the Torra Conservancy with ownership divided between the local community and Wilderness Safaris. Almost all of the staff, including senior staff, are from the local community.