In so saying, you will recognise the heavy-set four-poster beds with wispy drapes, the teak furniture and the leather sofas from the early styles of African safaris. You probably won't recognise the white canvas stretched over a timber framework to form the sides and roof of this open-plan private villa. Those walls, blonde as the grass-covered plains, all but disappear to reveal the extraordinary vista that surrounds you.
Wolwedans Plains Camp (previously Wolwedans Private Camp) is an exclusive villa in a private valley in the NamibRand Nature Reserve that covers over 170,000ha of the pristine Namib Desert in southern Namibia.
With complete luxury in furnishings comes complete luxury in service. The plains camp has a fully equipped kitchen supplied with the ingredients of your choice; or you can let your personal chef deliver his five-course creations to your starlit dinner table. At Wolwedans Plains Camp you will have a butler, house manager, chef and the option of a personal safari guide and vehicle for the duration of your visit.
Of all the properties belonging to the Wolwedans collection, Plains Camp is by far the most exclusive villa, catering for up to 8 guests. It's your very own private retreat and all around you, nothing but pure beauty and natural wilderness. Ideal for a family or group travelling together, it offers privacy and solitude. You'll feel like the entire reserve belongs to you for the two nights (or more) that you call this home.
Private villa consisting of four spacious en-suites (2 master rooms and 2 standard rooms); full board accommodation; private chef; butler; house manager; personal guide and vehicle; lounge, study, dining area and kitchen; decks and day beds (sala); swimming pool with views across the valley.
Game viewing; birding; nature walks; scenic drives; sundowners; village tour; E-biking and Bushman walks.
Hot air ballooning; scenic flights; massages; horse riding - all at an additional cost. These must be booked in advance.
Game viewing is surprisingly productive for a land so dry with many desert species to discover including gemsbok (oryx), springbok, ostrich, zebra and a host of birds and smaller creatures.