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- Modern desert campsite in the Kunene Region’s Upper Huab River Valley
- Twyfelfontein petroglyphs 25 minutes’ drive; Organ Pipes 20 minutes
- Pitches with barbecues and firepits; book elephant safaris on site
Set in the Kunene Region’s sandy Upper Huab River Valley, Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite opened in January 2023. Set well away from the noise and dust of passing traffic, this is a magical spot where you can experience fiery red sunsets on clear evenings, a carpet of bright stars in cloudless night skies and the night-time silence of the desert – broken only by the sound of barking geckos.
With ample shaded areas so you can escape the heat of the day, the campsite has just a few pitches, each accommodating up to four vehicles to cater for individuals or groups travelling together. Each has a food-preparation slab, a sink, barbecue and firepit. Firewood and drinking water can be purchased from reception.
Pristine shower blocks – one per two pitches – have male and female toilets, showers and wash basins. Outside each one are sinks for washing any dusty clothes.
And if you fancy the chance to see the rare and elusive desert-adapted elephants of northern Namibia (and who wouldn’t), you can book three-hour four-wheel drive safaris when you check in to the campsite.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
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Non-electric gravel and sand pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch size: Min 6.0m width x 6.0m depth (19.7ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Gravel and sand
Each pitch has its own kitchen area with sink, food preparation slab and barbecue area.
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|Reviews in other languages appear below.|
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Charming place, great services (very clean) and staff super nice
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
As if an elephant safari is not exciting enough, the campsite is only 25 minutes’ drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein (/Ui-//aes), where a series of around 2,000 petroglyphs – believed to be up to 6,000 years old and representing rhinos, elephants, ostriches and giraffes – are carved into sandstone boulders.
Close by is the 80 million-year-old Verbrandeberg (Burnt Mountain), layered with red, black and purple stratas of volcanic rock. Head even further back in time to see the basalt columns of the Organ Pipes (20 minutes’ drive), dating approximately from 150 millions years ago and formed by wind erosion. Older still (280 millions years) are the gigantic fossilised tree trunks scattered across the rocky desert floor at the Petrified Forest (half an hour).
To understand more about indigenous cultures in Namibia, visit the Damara Living Museum (15 minutes), where you can tour a village typical of the hunter-gatherer Damara people and join in with songs, dance and traditional games.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable direct to Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
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- Does Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite? As if an elephant safari is not exciting enough, the campsite is only 25 minutes’ drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein (/Ui-//aes), where a series of around 2,000 petroglyphs … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Twyfelfontein Elephant Campsite? From £25.22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability