Soak up the splendour of Spitzkoppe at this special lodge

Winona Griggs

Experience the Magnificence of Spitzkoppe at This Exceptional Lodge

Welcome to our exquisite lodge, where the breathtaking beauty of Spitzkoppe awaits you. Allow me to take you on a journey to this extraordinary destination, where nature reveals its mesmerizing charm.

Imagine waking up to the stunning views of Spitzkoppe, a majestic mountain range that captivates the soul. As you step outside and breathe in the fresh air, you’ll be in awe of the grandeur that surrounds you. The colors of the rocks, ranging from warm earth tones to vibrant hues, create a picturesque landscape that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

One of the great wonders of Spitzkoppe is its rich cultural heritage. The indigenous people of this land have left their mark in the form of ancient rock paintings. As you explore the area, you’ll come across these remarkable works of art, a testament to the deep connection between nature and humanity.

At our lodge, we understand the importance of preserving and respecting this natural wonder. We have implemented sustainable practices that ensure the beauty of Spitzkoppe will be cherished for generations to come. From eco-friendly accommodations to responsible tourism, we strive to make a positive impact on the environment and the local community.

Every aspect of your stay at our lodge has been carefully crafted to immerse you in the splendor of Spitzkoppe. Our luxurious rooms offer a serene sanctuary where you can relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploration. As you unwind on your private balcony, the breathtaking vistas will transport you to a place of pure tranquility.

Indulge your senses with a taste of the local cuisine, prepared with passion and an appreciation for the flavors of the region. Our expert chefs source fresh, organic ingredients from nearby farms, ensuring that each dish is a gastronomic delight that reflects the essence of Spitzkoppe.

Whether you prefer to embark on a guided hike, venture out on a scenic drive, or simply bask in the awe-inspiring landscape, Spitzkoppe offers endless opportunities for adventure and discovery. With its striking rock formations, hidden caves, and incredible biodiversity, this natural wonderland is a playground for explorers.

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Make your escape to our exceptional lodge in Spitzkoppe, where the magnificence of nature will leave you spellbound. Uncover the secrets of this extraordinary destination as you create memories that will last a lifetime. Welcome to a world of wonder.

Soak up the splendour of Spitzkoppe at this special lodge

Can you believe that there are buildings that seem to dance on the granite shoulders of Namibia’s famous mountain of gems? It’s truly a sight to behold!

Soak up the splendour of Spitzkoppe at this special lodge

When I think about the stylish accommodation at Spitzkoppen Lodge, I can’t help but feel a sense of awe and tranquility. Nestled among the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia, this place is truly a hidden gem.

There are 15 chalets at the lodge, and let me tell you, they are something special. Each chalet is generously spaced and boasts tasteful furnishings. And the best part? You’ll have your own private bathroom and a covered outside viewing deck. Talk about luxury!

I had the chance to chat with Jenine Barnard, the person in charge of running the lodge. She shared with me a beautiful story about her family’s connection to this place. Her dad used to camp here when he was a young boy, and it quickly became their family’s favorite spot. Year after year, they kept coming back.

According to Jenine, her dad believes that this mountain has a special way of speaking to you. He’s spent countless hours pondering what could be done with this land. And eventually, his dream became a reality.

After 14 long years of negotiations, her father – who is an architect – secured a concession to build the lodge. But it wasn’t an easy road. The concession came with some conditions. One of them was that if necessary, the lodge could be completely removed without causing any damage to the site. Another condition was that he had to assist in managing the Spitzkoppen community campsite.

When I learned about the dedication and love that went into creating Spitzkoppen Lodge, it made me appreciate it even more. The blending of natural beauty, architectural brilliance, and a deep connection to the land is truly something to behold. If you’re looking for a getaway that will leave you breathless, I can’t recommend this place enough. Trust me, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

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Wow, you won’t believe the incredible effort it took to build this place! Jenine remembers that they had to transport tons and tons of steel up here because the trucks couldn’t make it. They had to carry everything and build the frames right on the spot. Can you imagine that? They managed to finish the whole place in just nine months. And get this, Jenine and her mom even designed the decor!

Now, let me tell you about the dining area. It’s located high above the plain and offers an amazing view of the sunset. But here’s the exciting part – to reach it, you have to go up these winding ramps that almost make you feel like you’re flying. It’s a truly unique experience! And as for the chalets, they’re on the other side of a rocky ridge and can only be accessed by golf carts. These carts drive on breathtaking ramps that take you up the mountainside. I’m telling you, it’s something you’ve got to see!

Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the buildings themselves. They’re not just sitting on the ground like ordinary buildings. No, no! They’re raised up on stilts, giving them that really cool Mongolian-tent vibe. And let me tell you, they are absolutely luxurious. You won’t believe the level of comfort and style you’ll find there. It’s like being in a dream!

Soak up the splendour of Spitzkoppe at this special lodge

Have you ever been to the pool area of Spitzkoppen Lodge? It’s truly a sight to behold. Just ask Jenine – she says people who visit absolutely love it. And it’s no wonder why. The place is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. In fact, on just a little bit of advertising and word of mouth, the response has been absolutely crazy.

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But Jenine thinks it’s only the beginning. She believes that once the overseas market discovers the lodge, things are going to get really busy. And I can’t say I blame her. I mean, who wouldn’t want to experience the incredible sunset view across the vast Namibian plains from the deck of a pool high among the rocks?

Now, I know what you’re thinking – how much is all this going to cost me? Well, the good news is that it’s actually quite affordable. You can stay at the lodge for just R2800 per person sharing, and that includes a delicious breakfast. And if you’re feeling hungry during the day, you can grab lunch for R180 per person, or treat yourself to a mouthwatering dinner for R325 per person.

But wait, there’s more! The lodge even offers special rates for children, so you can bring the whole family along without breaking the bank. Now that’s what I call a good deal.

So, if you’re looking for a truly unique and breathtaking experience, look no further than Spitzkoppen Lodge. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. And if you want to book your stay, just head over to spitzkoppenlodge.com and start planning your adventure. The trip of a lifetime awaits!

And remember, you heard it here first. This review first appeared in our bucket list January 2017 issue of Getaway magazine.

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Soak up the splendour of Spitzkoppe at this special lodge

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