Building Blueprint

Wolwedans is more than a collection of camps – it’s ethos lies in setting an example in responsible tourism, the empowerment of its employees and its commitment to the conservation of NamibRand Nature Reserve…

We invite you to see Wolwedans for what it really is: a place to arrive at, to be, to learn and unwind, whilst being looked after by a friendly and involved local team. We are not a hotel, but strive to set an example in eco-friendly, sustainable tourism. All camps at Wolwedans are designed to minimize environmental impact, exploring innovative building techniques and utilizing sustainable technologies. This is the blue print for building at Wolwedans.

Since its inception almost two decades ago, Wolwedans has been committed to an eco-friendly building style. All camps were constructed using poles, elevated wooden decks and roll-up canvas walls. As no concrete was used during construction, all accommodation establishments can be dismantled easily, enabling the environment to restore itself in just a few months after deconstruction. All developments and operations are integrated with nature and the environmental impact of our infrastructures and activities reduced to lowest possible levels, whilst maintaining the quality of our product. Sensitivity towards wildlife and land is paramount in all we do.

People matter. We have the development of Namibia and the wellbeing of its people at heart. At Wolwedans we prioritize human resource development, social upliftment, sharing economic opportunities and the encouragement of others to build a better future. The Wolwedans Foundation promotes this goal through offering vocational training via the Desert Academy (DA) and The Namibian Institute of Culinary Education (nice).