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About Opuwo Country Lodge

The Lodge is situated on a hilltop facing northwest with breathtaking views overlooking a valley’s with magnificent sunsets and 360° view. Discover the culture of Namibia’s indigenous nomadic Ovahimba people. The lodge is also within easy reach of Kaoko Otavi, Epupa Falls and Swartboois Drift.Road conditions are excellent between Kamanjab and Opuwo (tarmac). The last 85km to Ruacana are excellent but on gravel road.

Opuwo is the gateway to the Kaokoveld region in the northwestern part of Namibia. The remote area south of the Kunene river is the home of the Himba people, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of Kaokoland. Opuwo Country Lodge was officially opened by His Excellency, Hifikipunyu Pohamba on 25 August 2005. The lodge provides comfortable luxury accommodation with air conditioning and will be ideal base from where to explore Kaokoland.

Accommodation: 28 Luxury rooms, 12 standard rooms, dining room, bar, lounge, wine cellar, curio shop, patio and swimming pool. Self-drive excursions to Epupa Falls, Swartboois drift (Kunene), Kaoko, Otavi and other points of interest or a guided excursion to an authentic Himba village can be undertaken.

Spa: Our Spa Salon is fully equipped to offer guests a range of massages in a relaxing atmosphere filled with natural African aromas.

Conference Venues: Our air-conditioned conference room can take up to 25 delegates. We provide tables, chairs and the white board or screen. The overhead or digital projector is not included. Internet / Wi-Fi access is also available.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Travel Insurance is a requirement for all clients who plant to go on safari.

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Reviews for Opuwo Country Lodge

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Tom & Mien Bruwer
16 June 2018

Such a pity our stay was so short - a stunning place, super friendly and helpfull staff and perfect facilities.Not to mention the most fantastic breakfast!

Jurgen Kuhl
10 January 2018

This was our third stay and the service was as good as ever.

Hermi de Kock
05 September 2017

The reception and restaurant was impressive. The rooms were clean and comfortable but very small. Unfortunately one could hear every sound and movement of the people in the next rooms.

Marc Cicero
18 June 2017

All, the restaurant, the terrasse and lunch

Peter Meyer, Germany
18 November 2015

Opuwo Lodge is a famous place for relaxing andstarting the drive to the Epupa Falls.The rooms and all around is  very clean and the staff is friendly and helpful

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Opuwo Country Lodge is 1.3km from the centre of Opuwo , the nearest airport 555.8km (Walvis Bay Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling