Scenic Drives

Wolwedans provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of undisturbed nature. Our personal and informative scenic drives in open Land rovers reveal the wonders of the wilderness.

You will learn about small and large desert dwellers and their quest for survival in this harsh and unforgiving environment, and you’ll discover a diverse flora, ranging from resilient beauty to hardened survivor – not to mention NamibRand’s fascinating geology.

Sundowner drives are approximately 1-2 hours long, traveling about 10 km into the dunes, where cold drinks will be served while you enjoy the magnificent desert sunset. The return drive to the camp/lodge takes place in the dark, where our desert chefs have prepared a sumptuous four-course dinner for you. You should aim to experience one sunset in the dunes and one at the lodge/camp.

Morning or afternoon drives cover a distance of about 40-50 km and take 3-4 hours. Afternoon scenic drives are often combined with sundowners in the dunes.

A day drive is a truly memorable excursion. Covering a distance of about 120 km it offers the highest degree of diversity in landscape, as well as a better understanding of the dimensions of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. A delicious picnic lunch is served in the middle of nowhere! The day drive departs after breakfast and returns approximately one hour before sunset.

We aspire to make your stay at Wolwedans as personal and individual as possible. However there are certain constraints imposed by the NamibRand Nature Reserve, which has ecological conservancy regulations. Thus the number of vehicles on the reserve is restricted – which does not always allow us to offer exclusive drives. We will do our utmost to accommodate your wishes, but we kindly ask for your understanding if we are unable to.