Boulders & Dunes

 

Please engage with our TravelDesk to tailor your perfect NamibRand big short break. Here, in this land of endless blue skies, vast plains and countless creatures enacting natures savagely exciting passion play, you will find beauty feeding your soul, tranquility to clear your mind and space for your imagination to fly! 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Programme: Arrive at Wolwedans for lunch. Your siesta is followed by an afternoon activity (nature drive with sundowners or a Bushman walk through the dunes). You return to the camp/lodge for dinner.

Accommodation: Wolwedans Dunes Camp or Dunes Lodge (full board & activities)

DAY 2

DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Programme: Awake to the pristine desert dawn and soak in the atmosphere and landscape from your bed whilst enjoying early morning tea. Breakfast at leisure. This morning lends itself to go on a Wolwedans Village Tour. Learn about water supply in the desert, power generation (by solar), visit the vegetable gardens, horse stables and workshops and our vocational training Centre. You will gain a good insight into what it takes to run a highly sustainable safari camp or lodge operation in the middle of nowhere.  Mid-morning you commence to Boulders in the South, arriving for late lunch and a siesta. Sundowners are served on an impressive granite boulder close to camp. Dinner is served in the dining room or under the stars (weather permitting).

Accommodation: Boulders Safari Camp (full board & activities) 

DAY 3

DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Programme: Today you can do a morning and/or afternoon scenic drive exploring the South of NamibRand. Alternatively you do a 2-3 hour morning walk, followed by brunch, siesta and an extended afternoon drive with sundowners in nature.  Experience diverse landscapes as you travel through dunes, endless grassy plains and along mystical mountain formations. Encounter large and small desert animals and learn about their desert-adapted habits. On this drive you have the opportunity to explore the ancient hunting grounds of the Bushmen. Dinner is served in the dining room or under the stars (weather permitting).

Accommodation: Boulders Safari Camp (full board & activities) 

DAY 4

DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve/Windhoek

Programme: Your morning is welcomed with early morning tea/coffee and a breakfast served on the breakfast deck. Today e-biking over the vast plains followed by lunch brings you to your late afternoon, just after a siesta. Dinner is served in a surprise location off-site and marks the last night of this package.

Accommodation: Boulders Safari Camp (full board & activities)

DAY 5

DESTINATION: NamibRand Nature Reserve/Windhoek

Programme: After breakfast at leisure you are transferred back to Wolwedans (on a different route) and continue with your journey. In case you opted to fly, departure will be from Aandster airstrip (30 min’s from Boulders). Bid NamibRand farewell and commence your return flight to Windhoek (Eros) or Swakopmund where you arrive before noon.

Optional Extra Experiences at Wolwedans (ad-hoc)

  • Scenic flight to Sossusvlei and the Diamond Coast (pending availability of a plane)
  • Hot-air Ballooning (can be pre-booked) 
  • Massage Therapy

TRAVELING: There are many ways to reach NamibRand. The most convenient mode of travel would be to fly. Flying is quite expensive though and you might opt to rent a car with us and drive.  The third option would be a guided transfer to NamibRand by road (the journey is the destination) and a return flight out of Wolwedans or Aandster/Boulders. Your self-drive journey to the NamibRand Nature Reserve takes you via the impressive Spreetshoogte Pass, have lunch in quirky Solitaire (google it) and arrive at NamibRand in the afternoon (in time for a sunset in nature).

PRICE: Please contact our TravelDesk for the cost of this package: traveldesk@wolwedans.com 

NOTE: Cost of travel (not included) to and from NamibRand varies considerably, pending travel mode and is quoted in addition to the NamibRand package. 

SERVICES:  

Included: Accommodation and full board at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Wolwedans Dunes Lodge and Boulders Safari Camp. Transfers to/from airfields, Sossusvlei excursion, scenic nature drives on the Namib-Rand Nature Reserve, emergency evacuation cover, taxes and park fees.

Excluded: Imported beverages and vintage wines, scenic flights, hot-air ballooning, personal items and airport tax.

Excluded: Getting there and back. Air taxi (seat rate, early morning departure from Windhoek) or private charter from Windhoek/Eros to Wolwedans is excluded as rates change frequently. Quotes will be provided on request. You can also opt for a fly&drive combination. We can arrange for guided road transfers or self-drive, the options are endless and will be tailored to suit travelers’ time at hand, budget and preference.

Air taxi information: 

The Air Taxi (Tiras Taxi) times from Windhoek to Wolwedans are:

  • Summer: Check in at 09h15 at Eros Airport for departure at 10h00
  • Winter: Check in at 08h15 at Eros Airport for departure at 09h00

The Air Taxi (Tiras Taxi) times from Wolwedans to Windhoek are:

  • Summer: Estimated time of departure from Wolwedans between 11h45 – 14h00. ETA at Eros Airport 15h15.
  • Winter: Estimated time of departure from Wolwedans between 10h45 – 13h00. ETA at Eros Airport 14h15.

The Air Taxi rate is based on a “seat-in” rate. This flight will do drop off’s and pick ups en-route. It does not serve the Eros – Wolwedans – Eros route exclusively, but includes other destinations along the route.

 

If you want to book this package, please contact our travel desk at traveldesk@wolwedans.com.

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