If it is peace, solitude and sweeping arid vistas you’re after, look no further than Namibia’s Vingerklip Lodge in the Kaokoland or Damaraland region.
Here, in a primordial valley known as the Ugab terraces, you will find the luxurious Vingerklip Lodge. Massive granite boulders dominate the landscape, with the 35 m tall Vingerklip bearing stark testimony to geological events of 15 million years ago.
The accommodation at Vingerklip Lodge comprises eleven thatched freestanding double units, all en suite, with private patio overlooking
the landscape. Eight units each offer loft accommodation for two children.
Namibian sunsets are spectacular. The dining area offers a verandah where you can watch the rocks glowing blood-red while sipping a fine wine or local beer. Gourmet dishes turn mealtimes into a memorable occasion.
The Vingerklip Lodge is situated in a private reserve on the farm Bertram. Three watering holes are scattered across the reserve, where you can watch a variety of animals.
Experience the African bush by one of a number
of hiking trails in the reserve. Our game drives, where you absorb the sights and smells of the veld while sipping champagne, are highly recommended. (Much as we would like, we cannot guarantee the animals sauntering over to meet you!)
On the other hand, if lazing about with a good book is your idea of heaven, the Lodge offers two sparkling pools where you can soak up the African sun.
Alternatively, the soothing water of the jacuzzi can make city stress disappear. For a once in a lifetime experience – visit the Vingerklip Lodge.
The Vingerklip Lodge recommends lodges and hotels in Namibia. In the far north of the country is the Caprivi strip. Caprivi Accommodation includes lodges such as Ngepi Camp which is within a day's drive from the Vingerklip Lodge while lodges along the Kwando River such as Kwando Camp, Namushasha Lodge and Mazambala Island Lodge are further from Damaraland. South of the Vingerklip are two very important landmarks: namely Sossusvlei and the world's second largest canyon the famous Fish River Canyon. Sossusvlei Lodge is at Sesriem at the entrance gate to Sossusvlei and Canon Lodge is very near the Fish River Canyon. If you prefer tar roads, you might consider Grunau Country House on route to the Fish River Canyon.
BOTSWANA SAFARIS AND LODGES
South Africa are far from the Vingerklip Lodge, but if you consider a visit to the Wild Coast, Ntaba River Lodge in Port St Johns is a very pleasant family destination. You can fly to the Wild Coast from Namibia via Johannesburg to Mtatha. You might need a hotel in Mthatha and The Savoy Hotel is the best hotel in the former capital of the Transkei which was previously known as Umtata.
You can take a light aircraft from The Vingerklip Lodge to Windhoek and catch a regular flight from there to Harare the Capital city of Zimbabwe. if you decided to do so you can spend a night at the Harare Cresta Lodge which is of the same standard as the Vingerklip Lodge or you can stay in the world class, five star Rainbow Towers Hotel. In Zimbabwe you will most likely visit the world heritage site at
Victoria Falls. There are numerous hotels and lodges in this beautiful town. If you decide to visit the Eastern Highlands you can visit Nyanga Mountain or the Vumba Mountains.
Inn on the Vumba is a boutique hotel with a very English style in the Vumba Mountains near Mutare.