Erongo Wilderness Lodge is situated in a secluded valley encircled by the Erongo Mountains where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine.
The lodge has 10 tented chalets, built on stilts, set against towering granite formations. Each chalet has its own niche amongst the rocks, ensuring peace, privacy and exclusivity. The luxury Meru tents are pitched under steep thatched roofs for shade, and have netting across all windows and doors, allowing only the breeze to enter. The en suite bathrooms are built around the existing rocks and trees and blend into the natural environment.
With its own private deck, bush-style mini-bar, and spectacular setting, each chalet is the perfect way to experience the lush Erongo environment.
The lodge is a founder member of The Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, joining 30 private landowners in a collective effort to conserve and protect this natural treasure of over 200,000 hectares in extent.
Nature drives in open-topped Landcruisers provide insight into the environment, and occasional close encounters with the animals that roam the Conservancy. The excursions are led by qualified guides, both of whom are local to the area. Drives may include a visit to 'Paula's Cave' – a secluded trove of beautiful and ancient rock art.
Walking is the best way to experience the beauty of the Erongo Mountains. The lodge's guides will share their knowledge of the local fauna, flora, and folklore on walks over granite domes and through rich valleys.
Birding here is fantastic and the immediate vicinity of the lodge is home to over 50 different species, including Namibian and South African endemics such as Redbilled Francolin, Hartlaub's Francolin, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Ruppell's Parrot, Rosyfaced Lovebird, Monteiro's Hornbill, Carp's Tit, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Damara Rockrunner, Pririt Batis, Whitetailed Shrike, Palewinged Starling, Violet-eared Waxbill, Redheaded Finch, and the Yellow Canary.