Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland is named after Namibia's most famous rock painting south of Torra, in the Namib Desert, is the Tsiseb (pronounced See-seb) Conservancy, which also partnered with a private business to open the lodge. The lodge was opened in 2004 and it is an ideal base to explore Damaraland, Brandberg and search for elusive desert elephants.
Brandberg White Lady Lodge is named after Namibia's most famous rock painting, the White Lady, which graces the side of a hill in the Brandberg Mountains. The lodge, built in 2003, offers guests stone chalets, en-suite tents and camping sites. The lodge's swimming pool, offering respite from the stifling desert heat, is tucked behind the main building under one of the area's stunning rock copjes.
Largest revenue source for the Tsiseb Conservancy: Brandberg White Lady Lodge is privately owned and its agreement with Tsiseb Conservancy requires the owners to pay fixed amount a month to the community as rent. It's the largest revenue stream the conservancy has, and the lodge is constantly making efforts to attract guests to make its rent payments. The Tsiseb area is blessed with mountains and rich mineral soil that can yield gems like amethyst and rock crystal. For many community members, digging out gems and selling them by the side of the road - standing for hours in the blazing sun hoping a tourist would come along - was one of the few job opportunities. But now, many members of the conservancy are employed in the tourism industry.
Photo album of Brandberg White Lady Lodge
The Brandberg Mountains. Guests at Brandberg White Lady Lodge can visit the White Lady rock painting and other ancient Bushmen works of art in the Brandberg Mountains through the Brandberg Mountain Guide Service, a conservancy business. After a local mine closed in the early 1990s, a group of unemployed men in the community got together and organized the service after unescorted tourists were found to be defacing and stealing the rock paintings. The Brandberg National Monument now requires tourists to hire one of the guides when venturing into the mountains. In 2004, the Tsiseb Conservancy opened a visitors' center that offers a coffee shop, Internet cafe, tourist booking office and a crafts shop. So far, the visitors' center has been pulling in tourists in the area and the impressive stone building is a source of pride for the community, having replaced a ramshackle old visitors' bureau next door.
Since its opening in 2004, Brandberg
White Lady Lodge has become a choice destination for nature orientated tourists
from all parts of the globe.
A place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality
and friendship. Whether you camp or stay in a chalet - there will be nothing
Here, at the foot of Namibia's highest Mountain, nothing has changed since the earth's early days. Clocks and watches are not part of this world. Here, you've got time and Namibian tranquility is all around you.
At the Lodge you find a fully licensed restaurant, cuisine with the "esprit" of the area, well stocked bar and lounge and a large swimming pool area.
Accommodation at Brandberg White
Eight chalets, 15 rooms, all with en-suite facilities.
The lodge's stylish chalets and the bungalows are spread over an area in the river valley, among large, shady trees. Every chaletoffers a private veranda. Electric lights and roof fan are available at all times. Lodge's large luxury tents are fully furnished with double base beds, braai (barbeque) and en-suite facilities.
Camping at Brandberg White Lady Lodge
The lodge was awarded the title "most natural camp site", three years in a row. Every camp site has its own braai (barbeque) and water tap. Six ablution blocks with toilets and hot showers are spread over the site. A large and shady lapa, suitable for groups up to 40, complete this romantic spot in the river bed.
Activities at Brandberg White Lady Lodge
The area around Brandberg White Lady Lodge offers a lot to be discovered for adventurous traveller: Ugab River Valley, Brandberg Mountain and Damaraland with Doros and Messum Craters.
The Ugab River Valley with its old trees and green bushes is homestead for a wide variety of game, birds, fascinating reptiles and insects. The formation of the Brandberg massive unveils its treasures and secrets to the knowing eye of the geologist. Its sublime beauty nobody can evade.
A visit to the "White Lady", perhaps the world's most famous rock painting, is a half-day excursion from our lodge. The footpath to the site offers spectacular views into the open plains of the Damaraland. The stone-age rock paintings of the San bushmen give evidence of the presence of the famous desert elephants in the area many thousand years ago.
Especially during the drier periods of the year, groups of desert elephant rove in the valley of the Ugab River. Here, there is no worry for water and bush and trees to feed on in abundance.
Experience these majestic giants on one of our guided Elephant drives. A close encounter you will never forget.
Location of Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Brandberg White Lady Lodge is located on the northern side of the Brandberg Mountain. Take road D2359 from road C35, Uis to Khorixas section towards the "White Lady" and follow the signboards "Brandberg White Lady Lodge" for 26 km. GPS coordinates: W21.01.471/ EO14.40.792
Beat available rates (BAR) per room per night: on request
Dinner, bed and breakfast/bed and breakfast or accommodation only: please specify meals required when inquiring
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|Children up to and including 12 years old sharing||Free of charge, accommodation only|
Camp sites: no power points, hot water, communal showers, fire places, camping only (no meals)*
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|Children up to and including 12 years old||Free of charge|
Activities per person, min 5 persons
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* Fee per car is payable directly on arrival. Please state your nationality when requesting camping.
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