Spitzkoppe Lodge - (Opening September 2016)
The lodge will consist of 15 individual chalets positioned and nestled on the north western side ofspectacular granite inselbergs rising from the proto-Namib plains with an eastern view. The main complex with lounge and dining facilities will have a north western view onto the Brandberg. Sensitivity towards wildlife and heritage will be paramount in all we do. Construction has started and the opening date is set for beginning of September 2016. (To be finally confirmed during June 2016) Each of the spacious Chalets with en-suite bathrooms has a private veranda which connects the guest with the vast stretches of untouched sand and boulders beyond. The main complex will have a lounge, dining area and bar, which leads to a sundowner deck overlooking a small swimming pool.
Forget lush forests with bird song, if you are a climber, a geologist, a rock hound, or a star gazer, Spitzkoppe is Eden. The diverse and breath-taking landscapes will force your mind to think in vast stretches of time. The Sociable weaver birds build tenement style nests that are occupied for up to a century. The Welwitschia mirabilis plants of the Namib Desert can survive for two thousand years. The Spitzkoppe ("Matterhorn of Namibia") is nearly 700 million years old.
It is a group of bald granite peaks or bornhardts located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The highest outcrop rises about 1784 meters (5857 feet) above sea level. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The highest peak is about 700m above the floor of the desert below. A minor peak – the Little Spitzkoppe – lies nearby at an elevation of 1584 metres above sea level. Other prominences stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains.