Facing the mountain in all its might, the eco-friendly Uis Elephant Guesthouse has definitely stepped up its game. Keeping the original farmhouse look and feel, they've upgraded with a modern and clean studio atmosphere.
Choose between a suite or a room (standard or luxury), each comes with double beds, an en-suite, dressing table, mosquito nets and the most important thing you need in Uis, air conditioning. In the centre of Damaraland it is almost always very hot. Enjoy the cooled climate or go lounge by the pool and keep the drinks coming.
This guesthouse is a bed and breakfast, but feel free to indulge in dinner from a set menu to try out some African cuisines after a day of exploring the landscape. Their food is delicious, it won't take much to be tempted. Then make your way to the bar for a night-cap.
Uis is quite a historical spot, you will hear stories of rock paintings, tribes and the mines. Go hiking in the Brandberg to see the White Lady rock painting or find a hill with a great view for an epic sunset and sundowners. A game drive to see the desert adapted elephants is a must since the friendly giants are known for roaming in the area. The guides have an excellent understanding of the surroundings and history so you will definitely have all of your questions answered. For a more active adventure, mountain biking is also an option with great views and a variety of trails, if you don't want to just kick your feet up.
Make use of the free airstrip shuttle service to get to and from the lodge, if you're flying in. By road, a great stop over between the coast and the depths of the Damaraland and Kaokoland regions.
Hike up the Brandberg Mountain to see the famous rock paintings and have the guides tell you all the stories. Visit a sundowner hill for a bright red sunset or do a nature drive to catch a glimpse of the elephants that call this place their home. There are numerous hiking trails or go mountain biking to explore the surrounds.