No instagram, no uploading, no downloading. Just stop. Look. Listen. There's nothing. Just an innate stillness. A liberating, dry emptiness. And there, in the hills near the Sorris Sorris turn off, deep in Damaraland is a potjie pot on a fire. An incongruous lamppost and a camp. Buruxa.
Opened in May 2018 Buruxa Camp is right on the bank of the dry Aba Huab riverbed. This place is new and the views stunning. Tents in a row staring to the horizon. It’s a liberating experience being here, in one of the world’s last known wildernesses. Planet Earth has never looked so primed. So expectant.
18 en suite safari tents. Basic but immaculate. They’re up on stilts like tree houses alone in a barren vista. But nature is clever and what you get here is little bursts of scrub in the dry, ochre sand; animals desert adapted and views of the landscape unhindered, raw and natural.
A stunning pool with views to the horizon. If the definition of an infinity pool is one where water appears to have no boundary, then this is that. Simple, it just emerges from the ground on smart, wooden decking. It's quite a hike to get up there but the view is worth it.
Desert elephants. Go and find them. Huge. Silent. There.
Self-drive activities in the area and surrounds.
Guided nature drives can be booked in advance on a 2 night stay basis (subject to availability).