At Huab Lodge there are eight stone and thatch bungalows accommodating a maximum of 16 guests. Meals are enjoyed with the hosts at the family table, where in the lodge’s friendly atmosphere you can make friends and swap stories. In Huab Lodge tradition a variety of less well-known South African wines are presented ceremoniously each evening for you to savor and enjoy.
The long dining table and other convenient tables and chairs are made of heavy Rhodesian teak sleepers and the easy chairs have colourful handmade cushions. Natural rock islands protrude into the area and are decorated with curious details.
The spacious bungalows at Huab Lodge have a large private patio and are tastefully and practically furnished. They all include a separate en-suite toilet, two hand-wash basins and mirrors and even the shower has a view. The airy room with two king size beds has large windows giving lots of light and a view across the Huab.
24 hour 220 volt power comes from the silent solar energy plant concealed on the hill. The chemically untreated water has a neutral pH value. There is no need to close the curtains, instead you can watch the stars and listen to the calls of owls and barking geckos as you drift off to sleep. In the morning as you look out from the comfort of your extra long bed you can enjoy the soft light as the sun catches the mountains and a new day of your adventure in Namibia begins. The dawn chorus gives voice to grey hornbills, fork tailed drongos and white-browed sparrow-weavers in particular. The “heart-attack” call of the red-billed francolin ensures a rush of adrenaline first thing in the morning and the Hartlaub Spurfowl shrieks his “machu pichu” call somewhere in the granite.
This region is a vast prehistoric grassland, almost the epitome of rugged beauty and definitely remaining an untamed environment. It is home to Namibia’s highest mountain – the Brandberg – as well as the amazing Petrified Forest, which has incredible examples of fossilized trees.
Ways you can help in Damaraland
You can play a part to reduce elephant-human conflict in the southern Kunene region of Namibia. You will help construct protection walls around water points, or dig new water sources for elephants away from human settlements. You also get to spend a fabulous day tracking the desert elephants. You will learn all about the desert elephants […]