Mowani Mountain Camp

Set in southern Damaraland, close to the remarkable Twyfelfontein rock engravings, Mowani Mountain Camp is hidden amongst clusters of enormous boulders and boasts simple extraordinary desert views.  

Mowani Mountain Camp is built under characteristic dome thatched roofs, with the central guest areas including a dining room and lounge with sweeping views, an outdoor Boma for special occasion dining, plus a fabulous swimming pool that has been skillfully carved out of the local boulders. Incredibly well chosen, the location is one of a kind, and the views across a rock strewn landscape, and onto the gravel plains of Damaraland are something else – especially at sunset when you can enjoy sundowners at the camp viewpoint with 180 degrees of spectacular beauty.

The 15 tented rooms and suites are tucked between the vast granite boulders, each with a private deck, en-suite facilities, a mini-bar, plus a stunning open-air bathroom from which to enjoy endless views. The style is simple and elegant, with polished floors, neutral colours, local African throws, and everything (from toiletries to lighting) is well thought through. Children can be accommodated on camp-bed their parents room, or two of the rooms offer an adjacent deck with a smaller children’s tent, an ideal family set up. The camp’s two suites offer additional privacy and space, plus private butlers, and as expected the best views in the house.

Mowani Mountain Camp is ideally located close to the entrance to the historical site of Twyfelfontein, where guided tours can be taken to view a rare example of San engravings and paintings, the finest of its kind in Southern Africa. You are also within easy access of the naturally formed geological site of the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. Other activities include nature drives and walks to explore the surrounding wilderness, and the chance to spot wildlife including desert-adapted elephants and rare desert black rhino.