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Etendeka Mountain Camp

C40 towards Sesfontein Namibia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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A note from Etendeka Mountain Camp
Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 14 Speciality lodging in Damaraland
In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, in stunning scenery set amidst the ancient Etendeka lava flows of northern Damaraland, you will find Etendeka Mountain Camp. Here the ancient basalt has been slowly eroded over millennia, leaving scattered boulders lying upon dramatic flat-topped mountains.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German


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C40 towards Sesfontein Namibia
Getting there
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport474 kmSee all flights
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Kimberlygp17 wrote a review Mar 2021
Arlington, Virginia28 contributions9 helpful votes
We did the two night mountain walking trail. My only regret is not doing the three night walk. This was absolutely unforgettable. After a few hours walking, the first night was spent river side; the second day’s hike up to the mountain tents to the most magical overnight experience of our lives. The guide was so knowledgeable, kind, and patient. The food was gourmet. We are out of shape, middle agers who enjoyed the walks - this should be on anyone who likes hiking absolutely MUST for Namibia. On the drive back to our cars from the main lodge, we saw hyena, two lions, and giraffe. Stunning.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Crispin wrote a review Feb 2021
15 contributions6 helpful votes
Etendeka was the most welcoming lodge we stayed in during our entire trip to Namibia. This is all down to Douw, his wife Mariza, and our guide Bonnie, who are full of warmth, knowledge, and stories; they turn a camp in the desert into a home away from home. The 90 min drive from Palwag to the lodge is worth it. The lodge is beautifully isolated which makes it perfect for star gazing. The communal table and bar makes the experience cosy and friendly. Douw is a master barman (ask for a Tonic & Gin vs a Gin & Tonic) and the food is delicious. We stayed on Christmas Day and Christmas dinner was as good as we could have cooked at home. The salads for lunch and proper bread are also much appreciated and both of these are scarce elsewhere in the country. Bonnie’s mountain walk and dusk game drives are excellent. There’s more to see than you’d think for the arid landscape. We saw a lion, several eagles, and lizards. There are also elephants and rhino but we didn’t see any. Would thoroughly recommend Etendeka.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kerst wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions
This is a slack pack hike through amazing, rough and rugged Namibian landscapes...Absolutely stunning experience!! Our guide gave us tons of interesting information about the area's fauna and flora. The Etendeka staff is wonderful and spoiled us beyond words! Food was delicious and plenty! The sleeping&bathroom structures are solid and beautifully set. We hiked in the middle of winter but were very comfortable and warm in the sleeping rolls supplied. A must do!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
finny123 wrote a review Jun 2020
Windhoek, Namibia413 contributions127 helpful votes
We are kicking ourselves not to have done this earlier because it’s a place that deserves a repeat visit.... one of the most unforgettable trips we have done in the 3 years we have lived in Namibia. Unable to leave our host country due to COVID, we decided to do a 12 day trip north. We spent 2 nights at Etendeka on the walking tour, 1 night at River camp and the 2nd night overlooking the spectacular viewpoint. We were lucky because Douw, who is normally the manager, was our guide and it was like being with a walking encyclopedia (but more fun and infinitely more interesting) of nature all things wild and wonderful. There is nothing this man does not know and cannot tell in a funny and captivating story. The first night, camp was surrounded by hyenas and we slept under the stars - I counted at least 3 shooting stars! After a great breakfast, we then hiked 14k to the next camp through the magnificent Namibian Kunene landscape to mountain camp. There are some hills at the end but the averagely fit person could manage this. If you go in Namibian winter, pack a warm hat for nights as it can get windy in bed but the tents are well equipped and Douw’s grilled Oryx will warm your belly. His lovely wife prepared lots of great dishes for us too- poached pears in the wilderness anyone? Thank you for an truly exceptional experience.
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Date of stay: June 2020
woodentom1110 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom362 contributions76 helpful votes
The ride in is amazing. 18 kms and it takes 90mins. Once there we were in complete wilderness with stunning views and a great host in Dennis. The tent was very nice and we liked the outside shower idea. Everyone were very helpful and the food excellent but it is the location that we were there for. The night sky and the milky way were the clearest I have ever seen and the though the animals were not in abundance, our first mountain lion sighting was special It is a long way to go but It is so worth it and Dennis and the team we nothing short of perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Etendeka Mountain Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Etendeka Mountain Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Etendeka Mountain Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Etendeka Mountain Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Etendeka Mountain Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Etendeka Mountain Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.