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Twyfelfontein Conservancy D2612 Road Namibia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • 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
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Updated 21/08/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 15 Speciality lodging in Damaraland
Travellers' Choice
‘Kipwe’ meaning blessed in Swahili, is revealed amongst gorgeous boulders with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley in the stunning ancient landscape of the Damaraland desert. When entering the nine dome shaped rooms you will feel like entering a cool secluded cave, whilst relaxing on the outside decks you once again become one with the breath-taking landscape, connecting you with superb views beyond. Nestled within these boulders, you are led from your room to your partially open outdoor bathroom where you can enjoy a starlit showering experience. Kipwe’s Suite provides you with all this and yet even more elegance, space and style for discerning guests. Activities at Camp Kipwe include nature drives to find the desert-adapted elephants, or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein to see the rock engravings, and enjoy our signature sundowner experience with 360 degrees of breath-taking beauty. ** COMING SOON IN 2021 - 2 NEW SUITES **
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Leonora C wrote a review Nov 2021
5 contributions
We really couldn't recommend Camp Kipwe more! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so relaxed and welcome. All of the staff were so lovely and helpful and we really couldn't have had a happier time. Dinner was delicious and a lovely setting following a gorgeous cocktail on the top of the rocks. The rooms and bathrooms were so well kitted out and nicely decorated and the pool was a lovely little haven (although very hot but that was likely the time of year we were there!) They were also so kind in ensuring we had some breakfast for our 6.30am departure and helped us out when our car battery had run flat. All in all such a great place to stay - couldn't recommend it more!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Mereille du Toit, Guest Services / Front Office at Camp Kipwe
Responded 1 week ago
Dear leonorac63, Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! Will make sure your message get to All staff. Thanks again! Thanks again!
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Annie123081 wrote a review Nov 2021
Atlanta, Georgia374 contributions197 helpful votes
We loved this small lodge. The common areas are just gorgeous. The lodge, sundowner area, boma area and walkways around the small lodge are very special. We booked for one night only, which after doing the excursions meant we did not have much time to enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful lodge and area. The dinner and breakfast served at the desert elephant excursion were excellent. We didn't partake of the breakfast before the excursion as we wanted the extra time to get ready to leave right after we were done. We enjoyed both the Twyfelfontein and desert elephant excursions. The Twyfelfontein one is not for the unfit though as you have to climb up quite a few rocks to get to see the carvings. They do have an alternate tour if you can't do the hike though. I would highly recommend this lodge and really wish we had spent one more night!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Stefan Horsthemke, General Manager at Camp Kipwe
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Annie123081, Thank you for coming to visit Camp Kipwe. We are glad you enjoyed the short stay you had with us. There can always be a next time though :-) And you can stay a couple of days. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip through Namibia. Take care.
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Quailsroost wrote a review Oct 2021
Kamloops, Canada101 contributions70 helpful votes
This is the place to stay in Southern Damaraland without a doubt. The location is beautiful, the staff are exceptional and the Manager very attentive. The food is excellent as are the Sundowners on the hill top. The rooms are very individual and set amongst the rocks, beautifully appointed. The common areas are equally attractive and the outside fire pit a lovely touch. We also went on one of their Safaris which we found to be excellent as well. We really cant say enough good things about Camp Kipwe. Just stay thee!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mereille du Toit, Guest Services / Front Office at Camp Kipwe
Responded 23 Oct 2021
Dear Quailsroost, We’re delighted to hear about your recent experience with us and we’re so pleased that you recommend Camp Kipwe.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Un till next Time
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Michelle M wrote a review Oct 2021
Windhoek, Namibia1 contribution
The brand new, beautiful, spectacular, unexpected luxurious and exquisite Kipwe Mountain Lodge in Damaraland, Namibia Breathtaking, to say the least. Treated and spoilt like royalty!! This was a weekend to remember. Thank you to our good friends, Monique and Andre Louw. Your are amazingly talented and a dream team!!! I will go back a thousand times!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mereille du Toit, Guest Services / Front Office at Camp Kipwe
Responded 08 Oct 2021
Dear Michelle M, We are thrilled to have you as part of the Kipwe family! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We look forward to seeing you again! Regards Team Kipwe
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Sandra Mann wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions
Staying at this lodge was one of the highlights of our trip through Namibia. The rooms are centered around the boulders that form the landscape. The outdoor bathroom made this lodge truly special for us. You get the feeling of camping with none of the discomforts. It is very private too. The staff at the lodge couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. The sundowner area at the top of the hill made sunset memorable - and yes they have a bar up there.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Mereille du Toit, Guest Services / Front Office at Camp Kipwe
Responded 04 Oct 2021
Dear Sanjeano, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Kipwe
Which popular attractions are close to Camp Kipwe?
Nearby attractions include Damara Living Museum (3.2 km) and Burnt Mountain (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Camp Kipwe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Camp Kipwe?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Camp Kipwe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Camp Kipwe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Camp Kipwe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Camp Kipwe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Camp Kipwe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Twyfelfontein (8.0 km).
Does Camp Kipwe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.