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Wustenquell

Lodge 7.0 Rating
Price 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 USD
Jan 5.5
Feb 5.5
Mar 6.0
Apr 6.0
May 6.5
Jun 7.0
Jul 7.0
Aug 7.0
Sep 7.0
Oct 7.0
Nov 6.5
Dec 6.0
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Wustenquell
is located in the North Namib in the Southwest region of Namibia.

Situated way off the beaten track, just the last 25km to this lodge off the C28 will take you 2-3 hours. It really is remote. The lodge is centred on a very modest farmhouse, which has comfortable lounge and dining areas, as well as a number of simple guest rooms. The much more interesting accommodation is in two detached cabins which are set up on rocks around 5km distant, simple but also rather cool.

The property is really rather barren, but does feature some rather impressive wind-eroded rock formations and some very impressive rock-art, although the paintings are of such remarkable quality that one can't help but question the authenticity. There is some modest wildlife in the area, notably some Hartmann's mountain zebras, but not really enough to keep most people interested.

Many of the guest reviews speak of a place which is brought to life by the animated and knowledgeable owner, Oliver, but since he now lives in Swakopmund and the lodge has a manager in place, the experience seems much diminished. We don't want to make it sound like we don't like Wustenquell, really we do. We would happily hole up there for a few days, weeks or months and spend time enjoying the detail of this remote desert location. But it is a difficult place to recommend and a very difficult place to conveniently or sensibly build into trips.

However, if you too are the kind of perverse people who like to go to the middle of nowhere for the sake of it, then give us a call and we can chat through the details.


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