Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Damaraland, Namibia

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    Country, Province, Region: ,
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    Nearest Town: Uis (36km)
    Setting: Siutated in the dry Ugab River bed with a splendid view of Brandberg
    Phone: +264 (0)64 684004
    GPS Coordinates: -21.019578, 14.681511

    We hadn’t originally planned to stay here, nor anywhere near Brandberg for that matter, but after deciding against 255km more of Skeleton Coast driving and then, on our new route, against Brandberg Restcamp close to the town of Uis (and not close enough to the mountains), we decided to push on and wing it. White Lady cropped up soon afterwards and we luckily decided to investigate.

    It’s a truly brilliant spot about 15km off the C35, essentially situated in the Ugab Riverbed with incredible views towards Brandberg and of the surrounding granite hills. It’s a beautiful area to explore if you’re active (there’s official hiking in the reserve to the rock art and unofficial walks all over the area, mountain biking etc.), but if you’d rather be lazy, then the peacefulness of lounging under the trees at camp or chilling at the lodge’s bar, restaurant and pool should suffice.

    Camping-wise, it is a very rustic, but restorative and ultimately incredible spot. We’re addicted the laid back feel, the sunrise and sunset walks that feed your soul, and from all the tracks on the property, it is awesome to know that the desert elephants frequent the area at the right time of year.

    It would be a pity to leave Brandberg White Lady Lodge off your Namibia itinerary.