Following the signing of the groundbreaking joint-venture agreement with the
neighbouring communities, the decision was made to completely rebuild and
relaunch Etendeka Mountain Camp. The unique new dining area stays true to
Etendeka's long standing and award winning commitment to eco-friendly values.
In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, set amidst magnificent scenery and
the ancient Etendeka lavas of northern Damaraland, the ten new en-suite Meru
tents have been refitted with luxury mattresses and 100% cotton linen. Necessary
comforts have not been overlooked with the bathrooms also benefiting from a
makeover, while the traditional, open-air bucket shower still holds pride of
Here one is reminded that we are all guests of Mother Nature. At Etendeka,
wildlife has acclimatised to a precarious existence amongst the towering basalt
mountains and dry mopane-shaded river courses of the Kunene Region. A strong
focus is on walking activities.
"The feel at Etendeka is rustic; we wanted to bring back that rugged element
of the traditional tented camp that most have unfortunately lost."
and co-owner of Etendeka Mountain Camp, Dennis Liebenberg has been running the
property for the past 20 years and knows the area like the back of his hand. He
loves to share his knowledge with guests.
Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either in solar ovens or on open
fires and enjoyed under African skies. Extensive use is made of solar power
throughout the camp. Etendeka is one of only two establishments that have been
awarded the highest rank in the Namibian Ecoawards.
The Omatendeka and
Anabeb Communal Conservancies hold the exclusive concession rights for the
400km² Etendeka Concession and they have entered into a joint venture agreement
with Big Sky Lodges and Dennis Liebenberg for the management of this Concession.
All operations on this Concession will directly benefit the people of these two
Conservancies who live in remote and isolated areas bordering the concession in
Guest vehicles are parked at the pickup point situated at Palmwag Lodge in
private covered parking bays. You will then be transferred the 16km 4WD track to
the secluded Etendeka Mountain Camp in open game drive vehicles by our
A percentage of the quoted room rate will be charged for rooms that are cancelled within 4 weeks of the date of the reservation, as follows:
Within 4 weeks - 25%
Within 3 weeks - 50%
Within 2 weeks - 75%
Within 1 week - 100%
A 10% handling fee, based on the deposit amount paid, will be deducted from any bookings cancelled prior to four weeks before the date of travel.
Arrival & Departure Times
Pick-up point & Drop-off point for a scheduled transfer to/from the Camp is at Palmwag Lodge (Designated parking area for Etendeka Mountain Camp guests)
Pick-up time in summer at 16h00!
Pick-up time in winter at 15h30!
The 18 km rough 4 x 4 transfer track to/from the Camp, conducted with an open Etendeka Mountain Camp gameviewer, takes approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Terms Of Payment
A 100% prepayment is required to confirm the booking, unless otherwise specifically agreed by Etendeka Mountain Camp.
All reservations should be confirmed in writing.