Spitzkoppe Campsites

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4.5
#1 of 3 campsites in Usakos
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Mountain View
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Afrikaans
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Free parking
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D1925, Usakos Namibia
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Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
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JRF wrote a review Jan 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely stunning, secluded campsite. No one seemed to want to go to the campsites close to “Bushman’s Paradise” chained hike, so we were the only people on that side of the camp. Campsite 17A (where we camped) is beside a beautiful boulder and there is a cave close by to explore. All of the campsites are set in the breathtaking landscape, so wherever you end up will be fantastic. There are some great places to watch the sunset (just ask your guide). Don’t leave without taking a local guided tour to Bushman’s Paradise to learn about the rock paintings and Indigenous history. There’s a small restaurant and bathrooms/showers at reception, but other than that the camping is basic (and better off that way to get the full experience)! There are also really unique tin hangings and decorations made from natural materials that we didn’t find anywhere else on our trip through Namibia, so if you want to support local artists make sure to have cash on hand (and some snacks as many asked if we could spare food). One of the most beautiful places in Namibia, and just a short trip from Swakopmund. Definitely worth the trip, and wish we could have stayed longer than one night as there’s lots to explore and the heat of the day can be exhausting. (Just watch for snakes and scorpions).
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stepanam wrote a review Jul 2023
Ventura, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The campsites are all located in beautiful spots. You have the experience of overlanding but you have a pit toilet and fire ring or braai for the campsites and flush toilets and running water at reception area.
We took a guided walk at the Bushman's paradise area, lead by Gothardt, a local guide. He was very knowledgeable not only about the bushman rock paintings, but also about the natural surroundings, flora, fauna and geology and cultural history of the area. We particularly enjoyed as he talked about local African languages, and Damaraland. We were lucky to have him as our guide!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CCG wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredibly beautiful campsite locations, each are unique. When you book the site, you get a reservation for a space. Once you arrive after check-in, you pick which site you'd like for the night, which created a little driving around/strategizing but really, they're all pretty great. Of special note are the guides who can take you on hikes, explaining the geology, zoology, culture and history of the area. We hiked with Godheab, who we highly recommend. The route through the rocks to the summit was not immediately obvious to us and when our youngest kid got exhausted on the tricky climb, Godheab insisted on carrying him. He also showed us ancient rock art along the way and explained the history behind it.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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jalexjason wrote a review Feb 2024
Newmarket, United Kingdom
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Well as this was our second outdoor campsite, it was lacking compared to namtib's and the scenery around is amazing. However (good however coming up), we decided to trek to the local watering hole before dark on a Sunday evening and still got a beer, it is dark! So do not take kids out of range keep them close, the nature around you is there in BIG, I noticed rabbits feet from us nibbling grass, a hyena or fox run between us during our evening relax with a beer. If your a star photographer and the moon's not about, this is the place for amazing shots. Due to light around. And the birds in the morning whilst camping kept us amused, the treks were great, and even the lizard in the loo shack entertained Mrs K. We camped and brought everything no network! As a warning when you leave the park, you will be bombarded with .. The stuff I do not like to see, the country has the money so get these kids in school and stop the begging, we had a small emaciated little boy ask us for food and water and hos mother appeared four times his girth well dressed with jewelry and probably an decent iPhone on her person. So I want to see less of this in Africa. But camping YES
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It's bare camping so bring everything you need and want, the scenery is what your paying for in...
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Judi_away_from_home wrote a review Dec 2021
Hamburg, Germany
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s a secret place. As soon as you arrive the camp you will be surprised about the degree of professionalism. The restaurant staff is really friendly. They serve good food for reasonable prices. The showers are amazing with its stunning view to the mountains.

It’s all very basic but clean. We hired a local guide to climb up the mountain beside Spitzkoppe which was a challenge but worth the effort. Afterwards he showed us the drawings at the caves. Just impressive. It is quite hard to explore everything but we are no experienced hikers. The nature is really stunning and pays you off.

We wouldn’t have missed that unique experience even if we are not really into camping. One of the best experience we have ever made. Great place to be. We highly recommend that adventure.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chloe N wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spitzkoppe Community Campsites are in the most amazing location. Yes, they are basic. No electricity, no flush toilets, only showers are at reception, simple but decent enough cafe and so on. However, what a location. It is magic. Many pitches are very isolated, you will feel like you are truly in the wild. We loved it. Sleeping under amazing stars and the milky way, with wonderful campfire. It was just lovely. Pitch 18 was perfect for us. I just wished we'd spent more than a single night.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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LWFL wrote a review Aug 2023
Reading, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really stunning campsite - long drop loos , no power or running water but you get the experience of being close to nature and it is worth it!
At reception there are hot showers, a restaurant and flush loos.
Worth getting here a bit earlier as it's first come first serve. The campsite are so spread out you get the feeling you are totally alone - just you and the mountains
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Supratik wrote a review Apr 2015
Leicester, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I first started looking at Spitzkoppe couple of years back it had only campsites and no chalets. There was hardly any review but when I spoke to the experienced campers they all highly recommended that as unique experience. Camping was out of question for us but then I came to know that the local community had started collaborating with an investor and were building some chalets there. So I went ahead and booked two chalets for 4 of us. If you are three then I think one chalet can accommodate you.
Booking is best done through a reliable agent as the communication directly to them through Facebook and e-mail did not produce any result initially. Logufa travelling agency nowadays deals with their booking
The chalets are not bad at all, pretty spacious, even has power points inside, a mirror and small bedside tables. I was there in the middle of the winter and didn't feel cold at all, blankets provided were very effective. The wall is of fabric.
The newly installed flush-toilets were just a minute walk away and functioned absolutely fine. The shower area was also good, a bit far but i didn't want to waste their precious water so didn't take a shower. I saw some of the campers who were stationed close to the chalets using the showers/toilets and no one complained.
Everything was absolutely spic and span, no smell at all.
Bonus the pet meerkat Igor !
The chalets are a complex of Duplex units attached to each other and soundproofing was not that great but I was so tired just slept peacefully.
The photographic opportunities are endless. The slight problem is the chalets are a bit far from the Stone Arch so the car came handy. I was speechless seeing the colors of the rocks at sunset and sunrise. Amazing night sky.
One can get a fairly decent breakfast and you need to order the dinner as soon as you arrive as their kitchen is small and choices limited. Being vegetarians we had little choice but the lovely ladies there specially cooked a nice vegetable broth for us.
I was very impressed to see that I could settle my final bill with a credit card. I spoke to the manager PG and found him very helpful. They are planning to build a lodge there. I personally felt the lodge would ruin the seclusion of this place.
You need to have a good look at the map of the area and decide which areas you plan to visit as some areas you can only access with a guide. I very much enjoyed going to the Golden snake and the newly discovered vivid rock art. Sadly no Herero Chat for us.
If you want solitude, peace, isolation and pure nature then you have got to stay here in the night.
Kudos to the Spitzkoppe community.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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kyabaathai wrote a review Jul 2015
Leicester, United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not much of a camper myself, and never having lived in a camp, made me very anxious about staying overnight at this camp in the middle of no where. It even caused a bit of an argument with my other half as I felt he was just trying to save some pennies by living here. But was I wrong!
Secluded and away from busy daily life, this was indeed a very tranquil place. We arrived her after a long drive from Walvis Bay, stopping on the way at Ameib Ranch to see Bull's party and Elephant's Head. At the reception, we were greeted by Franz who mistook us to be marathon runners! We were warned that there was no Wifi in the chalets. We were allocated chalet 3 and 5 - and it worked out to be a bit of a challenge to figure out which one was chalet 3 but we eventually found it. Parking was just outside the chalet which proved to be very helpful.
The rooms were very basic but spacious. We had three massive single beds in each chalet made from proper logwwod and very clean sheets on each bed. There was also a table and chair in chalet 5 and a mirror in each room. There were elctrical sockets in each room to recharge cameras and phones. There were stools in each room made from buckets- rather interesting use of buckets though I am not sure if they had a dual purpose! However there was no phone, fan, kettle or fridge in the room but none of these were missed. We had a good night's sleep.
The toilets were only a few feet away and had newly installed flush toilets where I was expecting a hole in the ground! There were even toilet paper rolls. The shower was slightly open planned but had just enough shelter from the forces of nature and prying eyes. The water was warm from the overhead solar powered heater and available at all times of the day.
The dinner on arrival was excellent, mainly vegetable broth/stew with bread for me and chips with spaghetti bolognese for my husband. The breakfast the following day was pontac breakfast, french toast and pancakes. There were several other options to choose from. The food was served in the restaurant and was all freshly made after the order had been placed and service was very prompt.
There were lots of photo opportunities both at sunset and at sunrise with the rockface changing colour every minute. My husband also attempted a star trail here under the open night sky as the light from the neighbouring chalets did not seem to interfere. We arranged a trip to Bushman's paradise with Franz in the morning - N$ 50 per person for 1 hour and got to see several paintings including the Golden snake and sat near the Rock pool for a while.
We loved the place, the location in the middle of the surrounding rocks and boulders, and the simple but effective service. I am aware the locals are trying to make it more appealing to the westeners by building a lodge there but not sure if this will actually take away the beauty of the place and make it less desirable in future. But I wish the local community the very best of luck and thank them for their hospitality. I would highly recommend this to anybody who wishes to get a true taste of rural Africa.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We stayed in Chalet 3 and 5 but preferred 5 as it was longer and the beds were more spaced out.
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Travelbug wrote a review Nov 2014
Surat, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Describing this place is words are just making fun. if u'r true isolation lover and wants to have best Sunset & Sunrise then Spitzkoppe is the to be. at 1st sight we all find big rocks and grass. time by time when sun goes down its beauty moves out like mesmerizing. Rock pool and few interesting rock arts made this place wonderful. must hire guide to explore in really short time for not wasting time to drive around.

Best Campsites are around 4-5 or you can park ur vehicle anywhere. there is no such facility on sight like water etc so we parked near 5 as there is good enough distance between each campsites. just make sure u wont stay in campsite which is with view of main highway gravel roads. hot shower is only possible near cafe. you might feel scared at night but its very safe as i was exploring place till late night 11 with my camera on foot. its grass land.

Nights are totally amazing for photography lovers for star trails and creative scapes.

i'm regretting for not spent 2 night over here.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is lots of choice of campsite but there will be chances to get full if u're late. but...
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Ana Gomes asked a question Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom91 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there anyway you can book a campsite in advance here? Many thanks
Answer from redrose59
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom687 contributions79 helpful votes
You can book to stay there but not a specific campsite. It's on a first come first choice basis. ( at least it was when we stayed there in June a few weeks ago) Hope this helps.
Riaan N asked a question Jun 2017
Heilbron, South Africa1 contribution
There use to be thatched accommodation at the entrance, is that still in use?
Piet Retief, South Africa263 contributions22 helpful votes
Hi Riaan, yes there is still wooden thatches and toilets and open showers.
esselr asked a question Apr 2016
how far from uSAKOS
Answer from Martin N
Vientiane Province, Laos3 contributions
Do you have internet at the restaurant?
jalexjason wrote a tip Feb 2024
Newmarket, United Kingdom29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's bare camping so bring everything you need and want, the scenery is what your paying for in this park, so trek and enjoy, drive around the whole area, there are guides"
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Kiwiana wrote a tip Jun 2023
New Plymouth, New Zealand209 contributions119 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own water as there is no water at the individual campsites."
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florian l wrote a tip Apr 2023
Bordeaux, France18 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay only one night top max "
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Gisela M wrote a tip Apr 2022
Cape Town, South Africa35 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When looking for a campsite, consider shade during the day and the sunset view."
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laylalae wrote a tip Aug 2019
Slovakia268 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Swakop B camping place"
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Which popular attractions are close to Spitzkoppe Campsites?
Nearby attractions include Spitzkoppe (1.8 km).
Is parking available at Spitzkoppe Campsites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.