The region weaves a rich tapestry of spectacular wildlife, varying bushveld, geology, and history for even the most seasoned traveller, guaranteed to captivate. Often referred to as “The land God made in anger”, the reason for this name is apparent when visiting this starkly beautiful country.
The wildlife in this region has adapted to the arid environment, where water and sustenance are scarce and the terrain unforgiving. An example of this adaptation is the elephant, which is smaller in size compared to its inland counterparts and has wider feet to navigate the terrain. The area is home to a wide range of game species that have also developed remarkable survival mechanisms to thrive in the harsh conditions, including the ability to survive with minimal water and endure extreme heat during the summer months.
The sights of the Grootberg Plateau and Klip River Valley, carving a deep furrow in the landscape, is a wondrous sight. The views in this area can literally take your breath away as you stand on the edge of the world and survey this sparsely populated and wondrous landscape.
Hoada Campsite is a charming home in this wilderness, offering relaxation, solitude, and quaint accommodations. Be sure to book a stay here to experience the best of Damaraland!
The campsites offer:
- Accommodation for up to fourteen people in eight different campsites
- Four permanent tents with added comforts
- Ample space for tents, either on the ground or rooftop
- A kitchen area
- Outdoor shower with warm water
- Flushing toilet facilities
- Inviting splash pool nestled among the rocks
- Friendly staff to assist with camp setup
Immerse yourself in the serene and peaceful ambiance of this enchanting wilderness retreat, where the allure of modern life fades away and the tranquillity of the bushveld takes centre stage. Disconnect from your devices and embrace the soothing sounds and sights of nature as you cook over an open fire or engage in captivating conversations with the staff or fellow travellers, sharing stories and experiences from the bush. It's a true escape from civilisation, allowing you to reconnect with yourself and the natural world around you.
Please be informed that Wi-Fi is not available at this location, and cell reception is limited to non-existent. We encourage you to share this information with your friends and family and embrace the chance to disconnect from technology, immersing yourself in the adventure.
This is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers, as you watch the large variety of birds that inhabit the area or keep your eyes peeled for game.
The vicinity is brimming with activities and attractions, both nearby and in more distant locations. Visitors at the Hoada Campsite are also encouraged to inquire about and reserve activities at Grootberg Lodge on check-in, situated just a short distance away. For further details on the range of experiences available, kindly refer to the website of Grootberg Lodge for more information – www.grootberg.com.
The region is teeming with wildlife that roams freely, although it is important to note that sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, be sure to remain observant for the desert-adapted elephant, rhino, and lion, which may grace you with their presence. Moreover, the area is inhabited by a diverse array of smaller game and reptiles, including jackals, baboons, and the elusive klipspringers or dassies (rock hyrax). Please be aware that the mischevious baboons in the area might occasionally visit your campsite. We kindly request you to securely pack away your food and belongings whenever you leave to avoid any unexpected encounters with these mischievous creatures.
While you are in the area, a drive along the breath-taking Grootberg Pass is highly recommended. Additionally, a visit to the ancient rock paintings at Twyfelfontein, just two hours to the south is a must-see should you enjoy geology and history. Another notable attraction is Fort Sesfontein, located just two hours away, which was built in 1896 and boasts a fascinating history.
Etosha National Park is approximately three hours west, making this the perfect stopover either to or from the coastal regions. Hobatere Lodge, another accommodation facility situated on the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, is on the western border of Etosha and is often nick-named “Little Etosha” due to its location and large variety of game.
Bookings or information on the area can be arranged through the following email addresses:
Hoada Campsite - email@example.com
Hobatere Lodge - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grootberg Lodge – email@example.com