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Grootberg Lodge

Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley.12 000 hectares have been set aside by the #Khoadi//Hoas community for conservation and tourism and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by car to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy. For travellers making the journey between Etosha and Swakopmund, this lodge provides the ideal midway stopover, whilst allowing guests to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland.

Your hosts at Grootberg Lodge are members of the conservancy in which the lodge is located. The landscape is dominated by the Klip River Valley.

Enjoy a sundowner on the deck or a swim in the pool. Delicious meals are served in the main reception area where a fireplace adds atmosphere on cold winter nights.

The chalets are built from natural materials and powered with solar electricity. The rooms are comfortably appointed and blend into the surroundings.

Through active conservation, black rhino and desert elephant still freely roam the land. Our expert guides and local trackers will lead you on an unforgettable walk in search of these animals and more.

Explore the landscape, rich in geological and botanical wonders, encounter stunning wildlife and get acquainted with the traditions of the #Khoadi //Hoas people.

Step into Grootberg Lodge and be drawn into another world. Built in 2005 in collaboration with the local #Khoadi//Hoas community, it has become  a landmark  in the Namibian tourist industry  as the first middle-market lodge in Namibia that  is 100%  owned  by the conservancy.

The  main  areas  and  chalets  are  dotted along  the  edge  of  the Etendeka  Plateau, providing guests  with breathtaking views over the Klip River Valley. Your hosts, all members of the local community, will welcome you and attend to your every need.

Staying with us

Feel at home in any of the fourteen twin or two family chalets, built from natural materials and powered by the sun. The rock and thatch chalets, each with a small, private deck, blend into the surroundings and is comfortably  appointed with a private shower, toilet and washbasin, a desk and small coffee and tea station.

Enjoy a sundowner on the expansive deck or a swim in the refreshing infinity pool  overlooking  the  valley  below.  Delicious  meals  are served  in the main reception area and a blazing fire wards off cold winter nights.

Namibians are well-known for their hospitality and nowhere is this more apparent than when staying at Grootberg Lodge.


Eco-tourism  is the main focus at Grootberg Lodge with members of the local community making sure your stay is filled with golden memories.

Become immersed  in nature,  as you encounter some of the larger inhabitants of this unique biosphere.  Through active conservation, desert elephant, rhino and even lion still roam free in this beautiful landscape.


Hikes led by experienced guides and trackers,  take you on a search for black rhino, one of the planet’s most endangered species.

Morning and evening scenic drives across the plateau  allow for fantastic photographic  opportunities and the opportunity to discover the rich plant and animal life that thrive there.

While traversing the plateau, you will encounter a wide variety of the inhabitants of this habitat. Springbuck, zebra, kudu and oryx are easily spotted during drives and hikes. Klipspringer, though shy, are often  seen  gracefully leaping from ledge to ledge along the  steep cliffs.

A visit to the #Khoadi//Hoas community is a favourite  activity for most guests. Their warm cordiality touches every heart. Learn more about their culture and customs as they invite you into their midst.

Grootberg is a paradise  for nature lovers and with so much to do, you will want to stay for quite a while.

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