Hoada Campsite

Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopani trees, Hoada (pronounce Waada) Campsite offers travellers a serene home in the wilderness.

The area, which is home to a variety of animals, offers spectacular views and a number of hiking trails and 4×4 tracks to explore. This sensational landscape is home to Namibia’s uniquely adapted desert elephant, with its longer legs and smaller tusks, which are frequent visitors to the area. These and a number of larger plains game, reptiles and invertebrates are abundant on the Grootberg Plateau and river valleys that carve deep furrows into the landscape, waiting to be discovered by those passing through.

All six luxury camp sites can easily accommodate eight persons, with ample designated areas for four tents or vehicles with roof-top tents. The Group campsite can take up to 14 guests and have male & female ablution facilities.

Each campsite boasts its own kitchen facilities with running water and braai facilities with abundant space for setting up camp. As part of the mission of the conservancy, careful thought and emphasis have been placed on minimising the impact to the environment.

Ablution facilities, with flush toilets, are cleverly hidden amongst the rocks and the braai area doubles as a “donkey” system, that warms water for showers while the braai fires are burning.

The Hoada Campsite has recently been upgraded with the help of a renowned Namibian lodge builder and designer and members of the #Khoadi //Hoas conservancy (Damara-Nama for corner of the elephant), who own the site. The name of the campsite, Hoada, is a Damara-Nama term for “everybody”. This embodies the spirit of the entire conservancy, benefiting the community, the environment and tired, dusty travellers alike.

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Our Facilities

Each campsite offers:

  • Camping for up to 8 people
    (Our group campsite can take up to 14 people.)
  • Abundant space for either rooftop or ground tents
  • Kitchen area
  • Outside shower with warm water
  • Flush-toilet

Our friendly staff will be there to help you set up tents, gazebos and assist with starting your fire. The campsite also boasts a communal splash pool that offers a welcome respite from the summer heat.


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Visitors are also most welcome to participate on activities offered by the nearby Grootberg Lodge but, will have to reach the lodge with own vehicle.

  • Elephant tracking
  • Damara culture excursions
  • Nature drives

For more information, pricing and times of activities and excursions, please contact the Grootberg Lodge reception on +264 67 333 212.
Activities must be booked before 18:00 the day before the excursion.

Other attractions in the area

    • Grootberg plateau
    • A large variety of wildlife, including desert elephant, rhino and lion
    • Hiking trails
    • Grootberg Pass (20min)
    • Fort Sesfontein (2h)
    • Etosha National Park (3h)
    • Twyfelfontein rock engravings (2h)


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Take Our Virtual Tour

Please take a moment to click and drag through our virtual tour – for a little taste of the facilities.


The Hoada Campsite is situated 25km east of Grootberg Lodge or 75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, in the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy, Damaraland. It is under the same management as the Grootberg Lodge, the historic, initiative funded by the EU and wholly owned by the people of the conservancy. GPS: -19.730242   14.309029

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Grootberg Lodge -19.850948, 14.133139 Grootberg LodgeContact Miryam NampilaTel: ++264 61 228 104Cell: ++264 (0)812 890 982View GBL Page | Contact GBL

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Accommodation: N$
Hoada Individual Campsite P/p per night 190
Hoada Group Campsite Per night (Max 14 pax) 2035
Hoada Campsite Transfers one-way P/p 250

Cancellation policy:
In case of a cancellation before the 45 days, a 10% handling fee is applicable.

These rates include warming up the hot water donkey system if required.
The campsite operates on a self-catering basis although we do supply refuse bags per campsite and one bag of wood. Should you require additional wood, it is available at N$ 40.00 per bag.

NB- All guests must bring their own toiletries, scullery, etc.

Bookings can be made with our Reservations at:
+264 61 228-104 or on email hoada@journeysnamibia.com

Contact Hoada Campsite