Grootberg Lodge represents unrivalled value for money in Northern Damaraland. 100% owned by the local conservancy, the truly outstanding scenery rivals anything in Namibia, which puts it in some truly exalted company. Perched vertiginously on the edge of the Grootberg Plateau, there are sweeping vistas of wide, low valleys, flat topped peaks and tumbling granite outcrops. The swimming pool has arguably the best location of any we have seen in Southern Africa, perched high above the expansive Klip Valley, while the lounge, bar and veranda of the main lodge share similar vistas.
There are 16 relatively simple, environmentally friendly stone chalets that seem to blend into the rugged backdrops. The wooden furnishings and crisp bedding inside are comfortable and unfussy, while the en-suite bathrooms have a shower that uses water heated by a wood burning stove. Best of all, each room has a private deck with views over the Klip Valley where an evening sundowner will be a highlight of your visit. Further enhancing the unquestionable eco-credentials, all of the staff are taken from the local community and trained in guiding, housekeeping or cooking. The diverse range of activities includes rhino and elephant tracking, nature drives, guided walks, horse riding and cultural visits to meet the Himba people. With all this and a convenient setting on the way from Damaraland to western Etosha, there is so much to recommend Grootberg Lodge.